Knowledge Society Entrepreneurship Bounty

Supported By: 
Knowledge Society

The most entrepreneurial hack.
Winner: $500

Synergising Synergies for Sitizens

Dashboard Analysis
Team Name: 
Sitizens Synergising Synergies

 

Our idea was to answer a simple question for Synergy, how can we work out which suburbs are best-placed for rooftop solar investment? Or, looked at another way, which suburbs will generate enough solar to power themselves and generate a net positive for the grid?

We can answer this question by looking at two aspects:

  • Total Suburb Generation Potential

minus

  • Total suburb consumption

This will give us our Total Suburb Contribution.

 

To work out our Total Suburb generation potential, we had to work out:

Bus About

Bus About
Team Name: 
Bus About

Bus About is a animated visualisation of all the public bus activity that occurs within an 80km radius of Perth each morning. This experiment uses Transperth Spatial Data (stop locations and bus arrival times) combine with HTML5, jquery and a little bit of D3. The purpose of the experiment is to raise awareness of the amount of energy and activity that goes into delivering a public transport system each day. 

datagum

pink gum stuck to the bottom of a sneaker
Team Name: 
datagum

If you/ve ever spent a long time researching a subject only to stumble across something relevant far too late, this is the solution for you.

Datagum allows you to accidentally find relationships between full documents without knowing what you'll find before you get there.

datagum: Revolutionising Research

Code available here:

https://github.com/smspillaz/datagum

https://github.com/ankur-sharda/3sheet

Forage

Team Name: 
Index ALL The Things!

ValYou

ValYou
Team Name: 
ValYou

“Letting you set the values that you value”

Definition of the problem.

When investment or development decisions are being made, decision makers will often focus on the dollar value of the solution being proposed. While this is a valid measure to use, it can often lead us to overlook the many other values that people hold with respect to the development area proposed. Cultural concerns, ecological impacts and access to people and resources.

 

Owl

Team Name: 
The Owls

Owl opens up political government data making it more approachable to Australian citizens.

Owl's primary function is to analyse government transcripts extracting information relevant to key topics and transmitting this information visually on a platform as well as through contextual twitter feeds.

Map All The Things

map all the things logo
Team Name: 
Boba

Map All The Things is a interactive map that aims to provide members of the public with a convenient and user friendly method to access official data published by WA Government Departments. This was achieved by visualising geospatial information through data links and other data formats.

Subscribe to RSS - Knowledge Society Entrepreneurship Bounty