Become the nation’s aspiration.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is constantly looking at new and innovative ideas, solutions, platforms and scientific discovery that will benefit Malaysians. One of the key pillars it focuses on is the use of technology and digitalisation as a means to improve the delivery of key public services to the Rakyat.
This year, MOSTI is taking the bold step of calling on all innovators, software engineers, subject matter experts, as well as concerned Malaysians, to come together to co-create digital solutions that will help improve how those services are delivered and thereby improve the well-being of the Rakyat.
MOSTI is organising a nationwide series of hackathons called “MYHackathon” with each hackathon driven by a specific “theme” and matching set of problem statements to ensure the widest variety and number of problem statements for maximum value.
The MYHackathon team will be going nationwide so if you have the vision, courage and determination to make a difference – PLEASE JOIN US!
There are six hackathons planned for 2020 – starting in October. Each hackathon will have a different theme and will be held at different locations around Malaysia.
6. All teams must submit their completed projects online by 11.00 pm on Day 7.
7. We shall shortlist the Top 10 participants from each category and inform all shortlisted teams on Day 12, 10.00 am via email and phone.
8. All shortlisted teams are then required to attend a TWO days Bootcamp (Day 14) and Final Pitch (Day 15), also done FULLY ONLINE.
9. All winners will be announced at 3.00 pm Final Pitch Day, Day 15.
10. There will be 3 winners for each category, which means each hackathon has 6 winners.
Each Hackathon has two Categories and each Category has three winners.
Essentially “concerned Malaysians” who answer the call to action of the PENJANA hackathon. Interested to participate for the challenge it represents, as a means to showcase their talents and expertise, to learn new things and relish the opportunity to connect with other like-minded Malaysians.
If your team wins, you are NOT GOING TO COMMIT the next 12 months of your team’s time to continue building your solutions until the pilot deployment stage. Your team’s journey ends at the hackathon pitch day.
Joins the Hackathon for the commercial opportunity it presents – the chance to develop and deploy actual solutions that will help improve the lives of Malaysians. It is expected that capable local tech start-ups, experts and industry professionals leverage this golden opportunity.
If your team wins, your team WILL COMMIT the next 12 months of your time to continue building your solutions until the pilot deployment stage.