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Upcoming Events

September 2021

HackZurich – Xylem sponsor of the Europe’s Biggest Hackathon

Xylem is a proud sponsor of HackZurich 2021!

Europe's BIGGEST hackathon is back & will be happening from 24-26 September 2021 ! The best thing is:

You can choose to either join from the comforts of your home around the world, or physically, or both ! What are you waiting for?

Only about 1000 participants, in teams of 2 to 4, will be chosen to represent their schools to develop innovative web-, mobile- and hardware-applications during the 40 hour hackathon. Hardware, technology, and tools will be provided - all for free !

Join us in pushing the edges of technology!

Register now

Past Events

July 2021

Xylem Ignite Awards Ceremony & Global Launch

Xylem Ignite is Xylem’s global youth program to develop a strong network of passionate, creative student leaders, and empower them to drive real changes in the water industry. The Xylem Ignite Awards Ceremony and Global Launch will introduce this new initiative and celebrate the winners and participants of our inaugural Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge.

Learn More About the Awards Ceremony & Global Launch

HackEscolar Silabuz 2021

On July 24th, 2021, Xylem partnered with Silabuz (, to sponsor Hack – Escolar, one of the largest school innovation contests in Latin America. Due to COVID-19 the event was 100% virtual and students from across Latin America were challenged to demonstrate their digital talent, creativity and apply their coding knowledge to water issues that are affecting the Latam region today. These problems include education, water scarcity and pollution. Xylem were involved as mentors and judges, and will hold 3 master classes and mentroships during the training for the contest for students to learn more. More than 250 registered for the event from across Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia.

Learn More About the HackEscolar Silabuz 2021

June 2021

Major League Hacking INIT 2022 Xylem Water Challenge

Xylem Ignite is a featured sponsor of Major League Hacking’s (MLH) INIT 2021 event - a celebration for the start of the 2021 Hackathon Season! This week-long event will provide challenges for students to complete, a platform for big upcoming announcements, and an engaged community for students to attend talks, make friends, and earn swag.

Learn More About the Major League Hacking INIT 2022 Xylem Water Challenge

April 2021

Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge

This spring, Xylem Ignite is hosting our first annual global water innovation challenge for high school and college students. You’ll have the chance to be mentored by Xylem employees, attend webinars with leaders in the water industry and gain valuable experience with real problem solving!

Learn More About the Xylem Global Student Innovation Challenge

April 2021

Xylem Ignite Water Masterclass

Xylem Ignite has teamed up with experts in the field from industry and academia to bring you a series of engaging video classes for you to learn about key topics within the water industry.

Learn More About the Water Masterclass Series

November 2020

Hack-Escolar - Xylem Water Challenge

On November 21st 2020, Xylem partnered with Silabuz to support Hack - Escolar with one of the largest innovation contests in Latin America. Students had the chance to compete to demonstrate their digital talent and creativity by creating technological solutions to problems in their community.

Learn More About the Hack-Escolar Xylem Water Challenge

September 2020

Xylem Reach 2020 High School Hackathon

On September 24, students, mentors and speakers gathered virtually to learn about water, Xylem, and the exciting challenges crafted for students to “hack on”.

Find out more about our inaugural Xylem Reach High School Hackathon to Solve Water

July 2020

Watermark for Youth Virtual Plogging

Plogging is a fitness trend that blends jogging (or walking) with picking up trash and debris that can often flow into waterways. Xylem Ignite and volunteer students took part in a virtual event.

Learn more on this great way to keep active

June 2020

High School Water Hack with Major League Hacking

Over 300 participants joined the virtual event and spent 24 hours hacking, creating innovative solutions to solve world's challenges.

Learn More About the Water Hack powered by Xylem