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About MYHackathon

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!

The Themes

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.

Prihatin Rakyat

Prihatin Rakyat

DATE: 3rd October 2020
LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur


Rakyat Sihat Sejahtera

Rakyat Sihat Sejahtera

DATE: 5th October, 2020
LOCATION: Kuala Terengganu


Ilmu Pelita Hidup

Ilmu Pelita Hidup

LOCATION: Johor Bahru

Bina Negara

Bina Negara


Inovasi Asas Pembangunan

Inovasi Asas Pembangunan


Rakyat Produktif

Rakyat Produktif

LOCATION: Kota Kinabalu

MYHackathon Process

  1. Each Hackathon has 2 categories:
    Sprint Ideation Category
    b. Marathon Category

  2.  Registration will open SEVEN days BEFORE the Hackathon Launch Day. The Hackathon’s theme and problem statements will be shared on this website when registration opens.

  3. The Hackathon is primarily organised online (as a Covid-19 precautionary measure)

  4.  The entire process takes FIFTEEN (15) days.

  5. We encourage all teams to attend Day 1 of each Hackathon event but if you cannot attend it physically on-site, you can attend the same online. Days 2 to 7 of the Hackathon will be done online.

    6. All teams must submit their completed projects online by 11pm on Day 7.

    7. We shall shortlist the Top 10 participants from each category and inform all shortlisted teams on Day 10 via email and phone.

    8. All shortlisted teams are then required to physically attend on location for TWO days for Bootcamp (Day 14) and Final Pitch (Day 15).

    9. All winners will be judged & announced on the same Final Pitch Day, Day 15.

    10. There will be 3 winners for each category, which means each hackathon has 6 winners.

The Prizes

Each Hackathon has two Categories and each Category has three winners.

Sprint Category

Marathon Category

Who Should Participate


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.

  • Open to all Malaysian Citizens 18 years of age and above;
  • In Teams of 2 – 5 persons; and
  • Includes University Students, private sector workers, government employees, recently unemployed, etc


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.

  • Open to all Malaysian Citizens 
  • For Individuals
    • Must be 18 years of age and above;
    • In teams of 2 – 5 persons; and
    • Includes University Students, private sector workers, government employees, recently unemployed etc
  • For Start-ups
    • Company must be registered with SSM (either Sdn. Bhd., PLT or Enterprise);
    • Majority of shares (51% and above) must be owned by Malaysian shareholders;
    • Company has not been in operation for more than 5 Years (incorporated before 1 September 2015); and
    • Company cumulative revenue to date is less than RM 5 Million

Tips on Forming a Team

  1. Refer to “Who Should Participate?” to determine eligibility
  2. Select your team members based on their ability to commit to the hackathon schedules
  3. Select a “team leader” – someone who is readily available for the organizer to communicate with
  4. Have a “spare” or “backup” team member in case someone has an emergency that they cannot avoid
  5. Use the Hackathon Registration Form at the individual Hackathon page

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