Sustainability in Action Bali 2024:
Tackling Indonesia's Environmental Challenges
International Hackathon
August 29th - September 1st, 2024

Embark on a thrilling 4-day hackathon experience set amidst the stunning landscapes of Bali, Indonesia, this August.

Presenting Sustainability in Action Bali 2024, an international hackathon focused on solving the most pressing environmental challenges in Bali and Indonesia. 

What is a hackathon? It is an intensive event where participants come together to collaborate on developing innovative solutions to specific challenges within a limited timeframe. Sustainability in Action Hackathon is an extended 4-day event where teams will work tirelessly to address Indonesia’s most pressing environmental challenges for 48 hours and then present them to the panel of esteemed judges. The 3 best projects will receive awards and recognition as well as continuous support from our mentors and the chance to connect to potential funders. 

Our hackathon is open for Individuals and organisations* as long as the participants bring their passion, skills and experience and are ready to spend at least 2 full days solving major environmental challenges.  

Note, that free participation is guaranteed for non-profit organisations and small startups seeking funding, submission of challenges for middle-sized and big enterprises is available as a part of our sponsorship package.


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Sustainability is Action is a unique opportunity for passionate innovators, developers, sustainability professionals, and environmental enthusiasts to unite and tackle the significant environmental challenges confronting Indonesia. The hackathon also offers participating corporations the opportunity to explore potential solutions aligning with their ESG strategies. By facilitating connections with tech talent, innovators, and startups, these corporations can actively contribute to and become integral parts of innovative solutions. 

Our primary objective is to cultivate an efficient ecosystem for innovators to identify and craft practical, scalable solutions for the prominent environmental issues in Indonesia. Additionally, we aim to connect these teams with potential investors, corporate ESG initiatives, and top-notch tech and non-tech talent.

Sustainability in Action Bali 2024 represents a collaborative effort of Livit Hub and PT Why So Digital Consulting Asia with support from Sumati Group and CodeCo. This initiative is the first event in the series with the potential to be held in multiple locations across Indonesia in future. The event aims to harness diverse perspectives and expertise in addressing environmental challenges.

Our vision

Global Cooperation: Picture a planet where nations seamlessly collaborate to tackle waste-related challenges. Borders fade away as a united front forms against environmental degradation, emphasizing the need for global collaboration.

Technological Revolution: Embrace a future where cutting-edge technologies like AI, blockchain, and data analytics empower a revolution in waste management. Technological innovation becomes the driving force for sustainable solutions.

Empowered Communities: Imagine communities worldwide taking charge of their waste, playing a key role in enhancing local environments and overall well-being. 

Teams must be able to align their presentations with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for maximum impact.

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Why Bali and Indonesia: A Strategic Opportunity

The Problems and Solutions

Indonesia's Escalating Waste Management Challenge:

The challenges posed by rapid urbanization, tourism, and population growth contribute to a concerning increase in waste generation, demanding urgent attention and innovative solutions.

Growing Environmental Concerns and Regulatory Pressures:

Increasing environmental concerns and regulatory pressures highlight the need for improved waste management practices. Upskilling, education, and ecosystem partnerships become crucial components for sustainable solutions.

Landfills at Maximum Capacity:

Indonesia faces a pressing issue with landfills reaching maximum capacity and scheduled closures. This opens up opportunities and a pressing need for innovative solutions both short term and long term.

Regional Influence:

Indonesia's role as a regional leader positions it uniquely to have scalable impact across Southeast Asia, addressing shared challenges across the archipelago.

Main hackathon tracks:

Total waste management (upstream and downstream solutions, including logistics)

• Organic Waste
• Non-organic waste
• Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Drinking Water

Sustainable Island Infrastructure

Open Innovation

• Biodiversity,
• Social impact,
• Education,
• Other

Responsible AI

Event Highlights

Day 1

Challenge Pitching and Team Formation

  • Morning: Registration and Welcome Address
  • Afternoon: Introduction to Environmental Challenges in Indonesia. 
  • Evening: Challenge pitches from experts, team formation, and networking
  • Night: Meet and greet with mentors and judges, setting the stage for an inspiring collaboration

Day 2 & 3

Hacking Challenges and Mentorship

  • Full days dedicated to hands-on hacking, problem-solving, and innovation
  • Mentorship sessions with industry experts and environmental leaders
  • Continuous support from mentors to guide teams through technical challenges and project development
  • Networking opportunities and collaborative spaces to foster creativity and teamwork

Day 4

Projects Pitching, Demo Day Judges Panel, Feedback, and Awards

  • Morning: Final touches on projects
  • Afternoon: Teams present their solutions to our panel of judges
  • Demo Day Judges Panel: Q&A sessions with judges for each team
  • VC insights: opinion from potential investors and access to acceleration program
  • Evening: Closing ceremony and awards presentation
  • Night: Celebration dinner and networking

Additional Features:

Exclusive access to environmental data sets and resources
Workshops and lightning talks on cutting-edge technologies and sustainability practices
Networking events with like-minded individuals and industry professionals
Opportunities for collaboration and future project development post-hackathon
Exclusive tour around private startup, innovation and investment hub at “Kura Kura Island”


By the end of the hackathon the teams will present their project before the panel of judges and the audience 

Required results:

  • Demo
  • Pitch Deck
  • Live Pitch (10-min slot will be given for each team) 

Nice to haves:

  • Prototypes are welcomed

Next Steps:

Global Recognition: The top 3 winning teams will earn the exceptional opportunity to further develop and present their innovative ideas and projects to potential investors. 

Don’t miss the chance to make a lasting difference!


Indulge in the serene beauty of Bali while working on solutions that will make a positive impact on Indonesia’s environment. Our event venue Livit Hub in Sanur, a popular coworking space for locals, expats and travelers, provides the perfect atmosphere for creativity and collaboration.

Venue for the pitching, demo and awards:

UID Campus Bali

Your Investment:

  • Your participation in the hackathon requires investment of your time and energy!
  • Organizers will cover the participants’ expenses during the hackathon: 
    1. Coworking and meeting space 
    2. Meals and snacks, 
    3. Accommodation in our partner hotel in Sanur for the duration of the event. 
  • However, the organiser will not extend an invitation if a candidate cannot attend the full duration of the event.
  • Airfare and travel expenses are not covered by the organisers

Successful applicants will be notified by email.

Should you have any inquiries, please contact us at:

Dinara +62 813-3703-6194

Who Should Attend:

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Why Attend:

Our Judges

udge 1

Edward Ismawan Chamdani

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ideosource Venture Capital Fund, Jakarta

judge 2

Faye Wongso

Founder of Kumpul, Advisor for Coworking Indonesia

judge 3

Janur Yasa

Activist & Co-Founder of  Plastic Exchange

Alex Kotyck

Alex Kotyck

Board Advisor for Carbon Optimum Corporation
Founder and CEO of
PT Abundant Impact Ventures

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Benedict Wermter

Co-Founder of Veritas Edukasi Lingkungan, KOL, & Journalist



Tantowi Yahya

President of United in Diversity Foundation, artist, TV presenter, former Ambassador of Indonesia to New Zealand, Samoa,  and Tonga.


Lisen Ydse Christiansen

Founder, Chief Executive & Creative Officer of
The Sumati Group
Culture Curator, Writer, Speaker, Creative Developer

Noelle Anne Cubacub

Noelle Anne Cubacub

Mentor at Asian Environmental Youth Network, Project Coordinator and Research Associate at GEEC Environmental Services, Communications Manager at Smart Recycle Philippines

Joanna Buczkowska McCumber

Joanna (Malgorzata) Buczkowska-McCumber

Founder of Ideas For Impact

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a transformative event that combines innovation, technology, and environmental stewardship. Sustainability in Action/Hack for Earth: Bali 2024 is your opportunity to make a difference! 

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