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.
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
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.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & CHALLENGE JUDGES
Chief Scientist & Chief Science Advisor, Natural Resources Canada
President, GHD Digital
Global Head of Developer Relations, Oracle
Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government
Program Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO
Managing Director | DATA & AI Europe Lead Accenture
Chief Information Officer,
Non-executive Director, Center for Asia Pacific Strategy
CSIRO, Tyro and XERO
Global Infrastructure Lead: Infra, Government and Healthcare, KPMG
Coordinator, UNEP Digital Transformation Task Force
Head of Data Science & AI, Australian Computer Society
Chief Data Officer,
Vanessa C Mazzei
National President - Young Professionals at UNAA
Vice-President, Worldwide AI Initiatives, NVIDIA Corporation
Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency
Penny R. Collins
President & CEO, Women in Technology (WIT)
Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications Australian Parliament House
Chief Information Officer, BUPA Australia & New Zealand
Founder & CEO, Women in Tech
Chief Executive Officer,
Vice President & Managing Director, Oracle Australia New Zealand
Christopher G. Chelliah
Senior Vice-President, Oracle JAPAC
Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Accounts, Telstra
CEO, Minderoo Wildfire and Disaster Resilience
Chief Technology Officer,
Chief Marketing Officer,