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Hackmakers Celebrates the World Creativity and Innovation Day with World Innovation Day Hackathon

SYDNEY, 15th May, 2021


On 6th February 2021, UNESCO, UNEP, Oracle and Hackmakers collaborated to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day as part of the United Nations initiative.


The first World Innovation Day Hackathon was organized by Hackmakers in order to encourage people to creatively use their skills in generating new ideas and solutions for health & wellbeing, economic growth, decent work and quality education.


The four-day hackathon was open to innovators, creators, students, faculty, and professionals from across the world who were interested in building amazing solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN General Assembly.


The hackathon revolved around following challenge statements, all of which focused on three major sustainable development goals:


  1. SDG #3: Good Health and Wellbeing - Ensure healthy lives and promote well being at all ages

  2. SDG #4: Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  3. SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


The hackathon’s participation was overwhelming, with people interested from more than 100 countries across the globe. More than 4100 participants and over 280 mentors came united to form over 200 teams for the event. Together, they submitted over 150 solutions for the development of the world, with the goal of reaching the SDGs set by the UN by 2030.



The Award Ceremony for the World Innovation Day Hack 2021 was hosted Live on Thursday, 13th May, followed by a lineup of amazing speakers that gave words of motivation to all the participants:

  • Tim Watts, Shadow Assistant Minister, Cybersecurity and Communications, Australian Parliament House

  • Guillermo Ruiz, Global Head of Developer Relations, Oracle

  • Anand Rao, Global Artificial Intelligence Lead, PwC

  • Liz Forsyth, Global Infrastructure Lead: Infra, Government and Healthcare, KPMG

  • Vanessa C Mazzei, National President - Young Professionals, UNAA

  • Steve Nouri, Founder & CEO, AI4Diversity

Among the amazing and innovative solutions submitted by the teams, our judges were able to find out some of the top solutions presented by the teams to facilitate them as winners of the competition.


6th Place

Team Medicall

Members: Chalvina Izumi Amalia, Irma Ayu Noviani, Rica Marito Siregar

Mentored by: Agus Trihandoyo


Challenge: Health and Well-Being Challenge - Sustainable Development Goal 3


Solution: The team created an application, Medicall, which uses artificial intelligence and can be used anywhere at any time.

Check out their submission here: https://youtu.be/wVO6GJCslUw


5th Place

Team PlatoLearn

Members: David Chen, Julian Vu, Oliver Pang, Avery Chan, Priyanshi Patel

Mentored by: Aurelien de Chazournes, Amir Ashrafzadeh, Stuart Coggins, Jason Lowe, Jyotirmaya Patro


Challenge: Quality Education - Sustainable Development Goal 4


Solution: The team created a learning application, Education Pals, that helps users learn, progress and achieve new things together.

Check out their submission here: https://youtu.be/xFv6zD0QTlk


4th Place

Team Edu-Fx

Members: Yamini Harikrishnan, Anshuman Yashodhar Rangaraj, Chitrak Banerjee, Durga Prasad, Deepika Nanduri, Radika Kumar, Razali Samsudin, Sweety Seela, Yashad Samant

Mentored by: Arijit Hajra, Jason Lowe, Christopher Yang, Saikat Dey, Sunil Kumar, Jack Shi


Challenge: Quality Education - Sustainable Development Goal 4


Solution: The team created Eco-Action, a site where we can find actionable solutions to environmental problems with its inbuilt search bar

Check out their submission here: https://youtu.be/m9ohO3QRLrg


3rd Place

Team Swasthya

Members: Pushkar Mungikar, Negin Valizadegan, Kimberly Wright, Esha Sadia, Poonam Ahuja, Ria Shah, Suneetha Koda, Abdul Hannan, Van Tuan Andy Nguyen

Mentored by: Kuan Yi Lim, Puneet Dutta, Weel Al Masri, Amanda Bennet


Challenge: Health and Well-Being Challenge - Sustainable Development Goal 3


Solution: The team created a human-to-human, community building, volunteer based application as a source for mental and physical health issues, confronting the SDG#3, Good Health and Well-being

Check out their submission here: https://youtu.be/oUSvY1FdXxI


2nd Place

Team Sign Hand

Members: Joaquin Osvaldo Alonso Cuevas, Alma Nallely Gordillo-Ramirez


Challenge: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Sustainable Development Goal 8


Solution: The team created an interactive application solution for access to education for people with hearing disabilities.

Check out their submission here: https://youtu.be/lgJB4Wv9DqY


1st Place

Team Berkeley Data Science

Members: Kevin Hartman, Shaji K Kunjumohamed, Kevin Hanna, Vaishnavi Rajagopal, Christina Chen, Padma Sridhar, Qian (Cathy) Deng


Challenge: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Sustainable Development Goal 8


Solution: The team created an application called Carby to address the UN Sustainability Goal 8. Carby is an easy-to-use tool which can augment decision making processes by working seamlessly with consumer behaviour and life integration.

Check out their submission here: https://youtu.be/K9LSkTk1ZZ8



Last, but not least, a huge thanks to all the participants, mentors, ambassadors, sponsors and partners for being a crucial part of this hackathon and making this event a reality!

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