Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter and Deputy Lord Mayor Megan Hender today attended a drone delivery demonstration held as part of the Adelaide to Zero Design Week.

Innovative ideas and inventions to help Adelaide become the world’s first carbon neutral city are on show all week, as part of Open State.

The week culminates with the announcement of the winner of South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize, with eleven finalists from SA, Australia and the USA in Adelaide as they vie for a share of the $150,000 prize pool as part of the Entrepreneur’s Prize in the A-Z Carbon Neutral Adelaide Challenge.

Background

Open State is a series of more than 60 events across Adelaide over 10 days, aimed at encouraging collaboration and innovation on the transition to a low carbon future and other topics.

Design Week is being held across two locations – The Open State Hub on the Museum Lawns and at UniSA’s Innovation and Collaboration Centre. Emissions from the construction, lighting, audio visual and technical equipment inside The Hub to be offset with certified National Carbon Offset Standard compliant carbon credits.

The Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge Demo Day is held today from 11am–2pm at the Open State Hub where finalist teams will display and discuss their projects, including commuter electric vehicles, carbon-neutral trigeneration, carpooling app for schools, solar thermoelectric technology for buildings, third generation biodiesel from waste, and more.

Design Week will culminate on Friday 21 October, with the eleven finalists pitching in front of a live audience to the judging panel who will decide and announce the winner/s of the $150,000 South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize. Registrations for this event are now open.

More at openstate.com.au/event/adelaide-to-zero-carbon-challenge-design-week

Quotes attributable to Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter

We are excited to see the ideas of the finalists in our carbon neutral challenge – ideas that will help us reduce Adelaide’s carbon emissions.

As South Australia looks to lead the world addressing the complex challenge of climate change, we must foster innovation to create solutions that can help us transition to a low carbon economy.

Quotes attributable to Lord Mayor Martin Haese

Creating a low carbon future requires leaders who can ignite ideas and inspire change, and events such as these are the perfect environment to expand this community.

For the next ten days, Adelaide will be overflowing with expertise and knowledge that we can tap into to help us find new ways of reducing emissions and reaching our goal of a Carbon Neutral Adelaide.