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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.

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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Presidential Hackathon International Track will now be online. The Hackathon timeline is now as follows: 1.The application deadline remains until June 12Finalists will still be announced on June 30. 2.Finalist Events:The finalists will be invited to participate in an exclusive set of digital events during July 13-24;The finalists will submit their final pitch documentation (such as slides, videos, live demo, action plans) after these digital events. 3. Award CeremonyThe Award Ceremony remains on September 15th. The online introduction will be held on May/28 16:00-17:00 BST(https://reurl.cc/vDEp7A)For more details, please visit: https://presidential-hackathon.taiwan.gov.tw/en/international-track/##