Friday 29 April -  Tuesday 3 May

10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST

 

United Nations 
World Innovation Day Hack 2022

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Innovating across the globe

Every year on the 21st of April, the world is invited to celebrate the United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day. This day embraces the idea that innovation is essential for harnessing the economic potential of nations. Today, the world is facing unprecedented crises in health, education, economy and the future of work. 

 

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.

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Keynote Speakers
 
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Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

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Victor Dominello MP

Minister for Customer Service & Digital Government,
NSW Government

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Rania Al-Mashat

Minister for International Cooperation,
Arab Republic of Egypt

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Tan Kiat How

Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development, Singapore

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Stephen Ibaraki

Chairman REDDS Capital, Founder Chair Outreach, UN ITU AI for Good

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Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Executive Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

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Hon. Judith Collins MP

Member of Parliament, New Zealand

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Eva Maydell MEP

Member of European Parliament  and President,
European Movement International

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Sandeep Nailwal

Co-Founder, Polygon Technology

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Marc Vidal

International speaker and Founder Board Member, AllRework 

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Dr. Melissa Sassi

Chief Penguin, Entrepreneur & Student Experience, IBM

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Andrea Della Mattea

President Asia Pacific, Microsoft

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Leena Walavalkar

Chief Innovation Evangelist, TCS

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Laetitia Cailleteau

Managing Director, Data & AI EMEA, Accenture

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Steve Nouri

Founder and CEO, AI4Diversity

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Check out our Awards Ceremony on April 21 to find out exclusive details! Full details of the challenge statements will be released after the week of workshops at the start of the competition on the 29th of April. Click on the challenge cards for more details.

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Cherie Ryan

Vice-President & Regional MD, Oracle

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Dalip Tyagi

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Senior Vice President, Head of Developer Relations, Polygon Technology

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Katie Richman

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Partnerships Lead, New Product Experimentation, Meta

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Tamer Taha

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Advisor to the Minister - Innovation, Digitalization & Entrepreneurship at MoIC

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Muskan Kalra

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Lead Developer Relations, Polygon Technology

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Priyanka

Vergadia

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Lead Developer Advocate, Google

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Mahendra

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Manager, Data Science and Analytics, Australian Red Cross

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Ally Haire

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Developer Advocate, Filecoin Foundation

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Stela Solar

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Director, National Artificial Intelligence Centre, CSIRO

Lead Judges
 
 

Showcase your existing blockchain or NFT projects!

 
 

Have you made an existing project using blockchain or NFT's for a socially good cause? Share it with us to score exclusive prizes, in our Global Showcase competition until 21 May!

 

Beginners welcome

 
 

Thanks to our sponsors, we will also have two exclusive new prizes for two university teams who are competing in their first hackathon, or have an average member hackathon experience of less than one year!

Sponsors

 

Thank you to our lead sponsors for organising the challenges, contributing to the prize pool and making this awesome event a reality!

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Challenge Themes

Regional Partners

 
 

Thank you to our regional partners for their contribution to the Hackmakers innovation ecosystem within their communities!

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Regional Ambassadors

Thank you to our regional partners for representing the Hackmakers brand across the world, and joining our innovation community!

Community Partners

 

Thank you to our community partners for evangelising and contributing participants and mentors to join the Hackmakers innovation community!

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