Many congratulations to all the participants and the proud winners of the Inaugural Edition of the HACKcellence Fest. Your talent, passion and the hunger to be a game changer came through splendidly. Keep up the intensity and the desire to take moonshots. We wish you the very best and look forward to your ideas and hacks in the next edition of the HACKcellence Fest. Watch this space.
" The Toshiba Kioxia HACKcellence Fest is a committed, purpose filled initiative to establish a Davos for the student universe in M East, Levant, Indian Sub Continent & all of Africa, a virtual meeting of young, bright minds coming together to discover tangible solutions to solve real life problems"
Some of us can be much better than the one of us
Behind every innovation and disruption is an unresolved pain point as inspiration
Age is truly a number. 10 is the new 20; 20 is the new 40- The potential that resides within our student community is immense.
Touch and Tech can go hand in hand
Technology is a great enabler. Being human and humane more so
The 4Ps Principle: People, Purpose, Planet & Profits can integrate, inspire, influence
A freewheeling, democratisation of ideas, thoughts, concepts on a platform that encourages, facilitates diversity, inclusion and taking moonshots that help humanity
“ We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we create them.” – Albert Einstein
Creating a robust and enabling, facilitating platform for the student community in the region for innovation, entrepreneurship and disruption
Instil the core values of conscious capitalism amongst all stakeholders
Develop The Toshiba Kioxia HACKcellence Fest as an annual platform with a core, common cluster of partners with similar vision to unearth hacks and solutions that make life better for humanity
A synopsis of the proposed hack or idea to be shared with us
The synopsis can be put together on a one page A4 sheet
The synopsis should explain the idea and what problem it is trying to solve
Upload the synopsis of the hack/idea onto the EasyChair platform on or before 26th of August 2021. Pl access this link http://tiny.cc/hf21 or use the QR code below. You will receive confirmation by email of it being well received.
Alongwith the synopsis provide contact details(name, name of school/university, country, full address, email id & mobile numbers)
All entries get reviewed/distilled by a jury panel
Shortlisted participants get official intimation from organiser about dates, terms, dos and don'ts
For shortlisted entries, an NDA is signed with them to ensure confidentiality and proprietary rights
Students will get access to guides and mentors all through the Fest
The seminar/workshop schedules are listed below on this website and will cover the following:
Due Diligence & Whetting of the hack/idea
Drawing the Business Model Canvas
Using Innovation & Design Thinking to enhance the hack/idea
Following are indicative reference only. Students are encouraged to think beyond and come up with their own hacks that are meant to solve real life problems.
Storage Solutions: Preparing for the demand to store 165 Zettabytes of data by 2025.
SMART data storage solutions for Digital Humanism/Digital Therapeutics.
Edge Computing (used in IoT devices and how this can help in Digital Humanism to take care of the Baby Boomers). Possible hack is a camera monitoring the daily walking habits of the elderly, using AI and IoT to detect any abnormalities and connect with their Doctors in real time.
Cloud Computing and the Future of Data Centres.
Health tracking & Communication
Smart driving experiences
Inter connectivity between vehicles
Interactive/adaptive traffic control
Infrastructure and Sustainability
Smart Travel and Tourism
Smart Farming(including remote sensing and harvesting)
Industrial Automation( Remote manipulators, automated manufacturing techniques)E Waste: solutions to reduce, minimise
Food Waste: solutions to reduce, minimise
Water: The New Oil: addressing scarcity, distribution, wastage
Climate Change: going beyond lip service and making it actionable, accountable, achievable
Path planning/autonomous movement algorithms
Artificial Intelligence within robots (voice/face recognition, deep learning, neural networks)
Tele-embodied humanoid Robots
Your full name, gender & age
The name and place of your Educational Institution
Your contact details including Email, Phone Number & address
* The entire synopsis should be outlined within one A4 page Word/PDF document
Submission of hacks/ideas by School students and Submission of hacks/ideas by students from Colleges/Universities will have 2 separate classifications and judging.
The judging and shortlisting criteria will be based on the below:-
Clear identification and understanding of a real world problem
Acuteness of the actual problem or pain point/s
Whether it is a completely new opportunity or the hack/idea is creating room for enhancement/incremental betterment to an existing solution
Market potential of the idea/hack
How practical is the hack and the ability to bring it to market asap
Scalability of the hack & its potential to be launched in as many territories
Investor motivation/Return on Investment potential
Academia & Education
Technology & Knowledge Industry
Banking/Finance/Venture Capital/Angel Funds
Healthcare & Wellness Providers
Chambers of Commerce/SME Chapters
Travel & Hospitality
*Topics for each session will be outlined and put up by the mid of July 2021.
* All sessions to commence at 12 noon, UAE time.
* Scholarship details to be provided upon request. Write into email@example.com to know more.
** For those outside UAE, this will be guided, virtual sessions
Understanding and Sensitivity to a real world problem
Acuteness of the pain point/s experienced at the end user level
Whether it is a Blue Ocean opportunity(completely fresh opportunity) or the hack/idea is suggesting room for enhancement/improvement of an existing solution
Market potential of the hack/idea
The applicability of the hack/idea and how quickly can they be brought to the market
The scalability of the idea and the potential to migrate it to multiple markets
How much can the idea/hack motivate a potential investor to fund it?
If you have any other question or clarification that you need addressed, we encourage you to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive a response addressing your query within a maximum of 24 hours