Hackmakers Inaugurates World Innovation Day Hackathon 2022
Updated: Apr 28
"It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date."
— Roger von Oech
With this being said it means that innovation and creativity continually change the world as we know it as time moves forward. We, as the innovators, have to keep up with this movement. What worked for us before may not work for us now.
On the 21st of April every year, World Innovation and Creativity Day is celebrated to raise the awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development. Since 2021, Hackmakers have been celebrating this event by organising various global Hackathons with reputed organisations across the globe.
Oracle have been a lead sponsor for various Hackathons of Hackmakers since 2020. They have also collaborated with Hackmakers for the World Innovation Day 2021.
To celebrate the 5th World Innovation Day this year, Hackmakers join hands with Oracle, Oracle for Startups on Campus, Google Cloud, Polygon and IPFS/Filecoin to host the Global hackathon. This hackathon is to encourage participants to use their skills around the following topics:
1. Tech for Good
2. Blockchain for good
3. NFT for good
Carrying out the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the activation and successful utilisation of a wide range of improvement assets. As such the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (the Global Partnership) gives a multi-partner stage to propel the viability of advancement endeavours by all entertainers, to convey results that are dependable and add to the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainable development is the overarching paradigm of the United Nations. It contains 3 main pillars of development; economic, environmental and social. These are referred to informally as the 3 P's: Planet, People and Profits. This is a key feature of the Global SDGs.
With the passing of each new year, technology is advancing, and with the recent development, Blockchains can play a vital role in unlocking the SDG’s. Blockchain technology, being a decentralised platform can enable a common view of information based on an agreed set of values, and can also allow for self-executing activities based on those values. It can create a highly stable and secure governance system.
Already generating global interest, the hackathon is being supported by panellists, speakers, judges and mentors including:
Gabriella Ramos - Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Victor Dominello MP- Minister for Customer Service & Digital Government, NSW Government
Rania Al-Mashat - Minister for International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
Tan Kiat How - Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development, Singapore
Stephen Ibaraki - Chairman REDDS Capital, Founder Chair Outreach, UN ITU AI for Good
Marta Arsovska Tomovska - Executive Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
Eva Maydell MEP - Member of European Parliament and President, European Movement International
Laetitia Cailleteau - Managing Director, Data & AI EMEA, Accenture
Marc Vidal - International speaker and Founder Board Member, AllRework
Leena Walavalkar - Chief Innovation Evangelist, TCS
Cherie Ryan - Vice President & Regional MD, Oracle
Tamer Taha - Advisor to the Minister of Innovation, Digitalization & Entrepreneurship at MoIC