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Clean Energy Hackathon for Excelling Youth in Science

Sustainergy 8 2025

Eilat-Eilot founded the International Youth Hackathon with the goal of encouraging and strengthening the younger generation to lead the clean-tech industry into the future. The youth of today are the most valuable resource we have for future research and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The event therefore fits within the wider educational framework of the area which promotes change and development.

SUSTAINERGY is an internationally acclaimed competition, where youths from Israel and around the world showcase their solutions and research into environmental issues. The competition reflects the promotion and expansion of scientific education as a means for future development in renewable energy, both in Israel and abroad.

The event includes a competition between international teams of participants whom focus on proposing original ideas for research, projects and models in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Topics are laid out in accordance to criteria determined in advance by a professional steering team. The hackathon is supervised by a panel of judges who also judge the proposals.

Target population

Students who are in the 12th & 13th grades in the current school year and high school graduates. Participants must be majoring in the fields of social studies, economics, science and technology, and be interested in the field of renewable energy and creative thinking. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Event Stages


Registration for the next SUSTAINERGY is not opened. Registration is made via an online form. 

Selecting a subject:

The 2025 main subject: Not yet determined.

Approximately two months before the final stage of the hackathon participants will be divided into teams.

Teams will need to cooperate to find creative and innovative solutions. 


50 outstanding young people from around the world will gather in the southern Arava for a 4 days incredible hackathon experience, including tours of the Arava and other activities. 

2025 final dates: Not yet determined. 

The event will be held entirely in English.


The cost of participation in SUSTAINERGY (transport, room and board) will be entirely funded by the SUSTAINERGY organizers.

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Steering Committee / Advisors

The SUSTAINERGY Experience