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2020 Presidential Hackathon is inviting “civic hacktivists”, governments, companies and other organizations around the world to use open data to solve global or regional development challenges

The Taiwan Presidential Hackathon, launched in 2018, is an initiative designed by the Taiwanese government to demonstrate its emphasis on open-source, open data, and related best practices to address the needs of the country through social innovations and economic development.

2020 Presidential Hackathon is inviting “civic hacktivists”, governments, companies and other organizations around the world to use open data to solve global or regional development challenges.

With the theme “Enabling Sustainable Infrastructure” this year, the initiative encourages designs that promotes and maintain social and environmental equity, inclusion and diversity.

Challenge Scope: 2020 Taiwan Presidential Hackathon is looking for proposals that: (1) Cover global or regional development issues (Asia context preferred); (2) Have the potential to deliver high social impact; (3) Includes cross-sector/cross-country collaboration; (4) Have short-term development potential (for post-hackathon regional collaboration); (5) Are data-driven (must have available data to create solutions); and (6) Are information technology enabled. And key criteria are Innovation, Social Impact, and Feasibility.

Call for Participation: This Challenge is open to teams (not individuals, maximum 5 people per team) that can offer prototypes of innovative solutions within the Challenge Scope. Proposal submission deadline is May 22, 2020, and acceptance announcement will be made on June 5, 2020.

For more details, please visit: https://presidential-hackathon.taiwan.gov.tw/en/international-track/##