RISE and MDEC launch Cross-Industry Virtual Hackathon, set to be largest in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia August 28, 2020
- Online hackathon backed by corporate partners including Celcom Axiata, Malaysia Airlines
- Up to US$14k prizes to be won, with aim to find solutions across multiple industries
Thai-based corporate innovation accelerator, RISE, and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has announced the Cross-Industry Virtual Hackathon, an event with an aim to “revitalise the Malaysian ecosystem” as we enter the New Normal in the Covid-19 pandemic.
RISE, in collaboration with MDEC, will be organising the 100% online hackathon with the aim of making it Malaysia’s largest of 2020. The event will be supported by some of Malaysia’s top corporations, including Celcom Axiata, Malaysia Airlines, Ecoworld, Cuocoland and Pos Malaysia.
Participants will be tasked with solving problem statements from real business cases, with challenges to be set across the telecommunications, tourism, logistics, real estate and retail industries. There will be prizes worth up to US$14,400 (RM60,000) to be won.
The soft-launch for the hackathon, also called the Pre-hack Day, will be held on 5 September 2020, where applications will open and the challenges will be announced to the public.
The Pre-Hack day is open for everyone to attend, though a registration is required here. During the Pre-hack Day, participants will be able to find out more about the corporates and partners involved in the hackathon, listen to keynote speakers on the subject of innovation, and build up your skills from the “Best-in-Class” Tech & Training companies.
Applications to the Cross-Industry Virtual Hackathon are open until 20 September. Those interested can sign up here.
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