Crypto.com has launched its inaugural APAC Hackathon focused on Web3.0 and AI-powered solutions to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The agenda, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a blueprint to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030.
Open to only APAC participants, the hackathon is supported by academic partners Singapore Management University (SMU) and Melbourne Business School.
Participants are specifically encouraged to focus submissions on these three goals – Quality Education (Goal 4), Decent Work and Economic Growth (Goal 8) or Climate Action (Goal 13).
Following the proposal submission period, 12 participants will be selected for the four-week incubation programme.
They will be assigned a Crypto.com mentor and participate in technical masterclasses across a range of Web3.0 and AI topics to support the design and development of their concept.
The hackathon will culminate on 14 November during the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2023, with all finalists receiving complimentary tickets to the event.
The top 3 winners will receive US$ 20,000, US$ 10,000, and US$ 5,000 respectively, while the remaining finalists will each receive US$ 1,000.
Registrations are now open until 29 September.
“We are tremendously excited to launch our APAC Hackathon programme, and to do so in partnership with such esteemed institutions of higher learning in Singapore Management University and Melbourne Business School.
We look forward to reviewing submissions from across the APAC region and helping advance conceptual ideas to an exciting reality.”
said Prash Pandit, Senior Vice President, Product and Innovation at Crypto.com.
“The convergence of AI and Web3.0 is a precursor to a new technology era. Therefore, it’s crucial to prepare the next generation of young talents to harness the power of these disruptive technologies, and mould their mindset to utilise them for the benefit all of humanity.
This hackathon is a significant way for students, youths, and enthusiasts to learn about these emerging technologies, how they can be used to make a positive impact on the world, and be part of the next generation of changemakers.”
said Hau Koh Foo, Director of SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
This post originally appeared on TechToday.