ABOUT THE COMPETITION

UNESCO, UNEP, and Hackmakers are proud to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day as part of the United Nations initiative. This hackathon is dedicated to collaborating with, and encouraging people to creatively use their skills in generating new ideas and solutions for health & wellbeing, economic growth, decent work and quality education.

Check out details of the relevant UN Development Goals below.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Winner : Team Berkeley Data Science

Finalist : Team Sign Hand

Finalist : Team Swasthya

Honourable Mention : Team Edu-FX

Honourable Mention : Team PlatoLearn

Honourable Mention : Team Medicall

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CHALLENGE CATEGORIES

  PREPARE TO DEVELOP YOUR SOLUTION  

The challenge statements for each category will be released in the Opening Ceremony: held at 17:00 IST/ 19:30 SGT / 21:30 AEST, Friday 16 April!  Submissions will need to be in video format with accompanying codebase and optional documentation. Solutions will be judged along the criteria of consistency, originality, social value, quality/design and commercialisation opportunity

We have left some challenge clues for a headstart! Hover over each card to view the challenge category background.

UN Development Goal #3: Health & Wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages.The targets  cover and focus on various aspects of healthy life and healthy lifestyle. It aims to achieve universal health coverage, that seeks equitable access of healthcare services to all men and women. Solutions may include health apps, dashboards and monitoring technologies.

UN Development Goal #4: Quality Education

To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This goal aims to provide children and young people with quality and easily accessible education plus other learning opportunities, with one of the targets is to achieve universal literacy and numeracy.

UN Development Goal #8: Decent Work & Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. This goal aims at ensuring the economic sector of every country provides the necessary need for its citizen to have a good life irrespective of their background, race, culture or other extraneous circumstances.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT FOR THE  GLOBAL SHOWCASE

Not available during the #WID weekend, or already have a working solution or previous hackathon project? No worries! We will be accepting completed and previous hackathon projects into the World Innovation Day Global Showcase Competition, from March 15 to June 15.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & CHALLENGE JUDGES

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Vik Pant

Chief Scientist & Chief Science Advisor, Natural Resources Canada

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Kumar Parakala

President, GHD Digital

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Guillermo Ruiz

Global Head of Developer Relations, Oracle

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Ian Oppermann

Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government

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Sasha Rubel

Program Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

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Laetitia Cailleteau

Managing Director | DATA & AI Europe Lead Accenture

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Jason Blackman

Chief Information Officer,

Carsales

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Philip Dalidakis

Non-executive Director, Center for Asia Pacific Strategy

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David Thodey

Chairperson,
CSIRO, Tyro and XERO

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Liz Forsyth

Global Infrastructure Lead: Infra, Government and Healthcare, KPMG

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David Jensen

Coordinator, UNEP Digital Transformation Task Force

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Steve Nouri

Head of Data Science & AI, Australian Computer Society

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Pascal Bornet

Chief Data Officer,
Aera Technology

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Ashok Pamidi

CEO,

NASSCOM Foundation

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Vanessa C Mazzei

National President - Young Professionals at UNAA

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Keith Strier

Vice-President, Worldwide AI Initiatives, NVIDIA Corporation

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Anand Rao

Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency 

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Penny R. Collins

President & CEO, Women in Technology (WIT)

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Tim Watts

Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications Australian Parliament House

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Sami Yalavac

Chief Information Officer, BUPA Australia & New Zealand

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Ayumi Aoki

Founder & CEO, Women in Tech

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Richard McLain

Chief Executive Officer,

INE

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Cherie Ryan

Vice President & Managing Director, Oracle Australia New Zealand

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Christopher G. Chelliah

Senior Vice-President, Oracle JAPAC

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Saeed Tasbihsazan

Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Accounts, Telstra

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Adrian Turner

CEO, Minderoo Wildfire and Disaster Resilience

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Carlos Pignataro

Chief Technology Officer,
CX, CISCO

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Rasha Hasaneen

Vice President,

Trane Technologies 

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Scott Cederbaum

Chief Marketing Officer,

INE

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ITINERARY AND WORKSHOPS

We have an exciting lineup of workshops scheduled for this event. Sessions are being updated as we get closer to the Opening Ceremony, so stay tuned!

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