Global virtual Hackthon invites tech solutions from around the world to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic

3 April

SUP.VC, The Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Development Programe in partnership with AWS Active, Azerbaijan Tourism Board, PASHA Bank OJSC, Startup Grind Tbilisi, MeOut and Start-Ist are organizing a global virtual hackathon on 10-12 April 2020 to crowdsource tech solutions to help people cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

The hackathon is fully virtual – from the initial call for ideas to the selection and deployment of prototypes and solutions.

It invites all developers, innovators, companies, startup founders and any active community members to offer tech ideas and solutions to help improve people’s lives during this crisis.

These are some of the key challenges we would like applicants to help solve:

Supporting the most vulnerable and at-risk people: How can technology support the elderly and people with disabilities who are quarantined or self-isolating at home?

Tech and health: How can technology help doctors and nurses on the front line of this pandemic?

Support to SMEs: How can we support small business and informal sector employees stay afloat through the crisis?

New Social Behavior in Tourism: How to overcome the new social behaviour in servicing guests: future impact of social distancing in the light of new health awareness.

Domestic Tourism: New health and safety standards to be part of future travel experiences including the physical distance versus social distance in travel

Moreover, applicants can also propose a solution to a challenge that their communities or neighbourhoods are facing during the pandemic.

A total of three prizes will be awarded:

1st Place 5,000 USD

2nd Place 3,000 USD

3rd Place 2,000 USD

Deadline for applications: 9 April, 2020 (17:00 UTC)

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