This hackathon is organised with one of the coalitions managed by the High Lantern Group, namely the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA). It is a virtual Hackathon about “Ageing Better with ICTs”, which they are organizing as part of the World Summit on Information Society Forum 2021, a Forum co-organized by the UN agencies ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTA.
The hackathon will inspire innovation in four challenge areas:
- Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline
- Transportation and mobility
- Financial tools for longevity
A panel of expert judges comprised of leaders from the UN, the WHO, and the private sector will select one winning idea in each challenge area, awarding a cash prize of $1,000 (USD)—so $4,000 (USD) . The winning teams will also have access to six months of mentorship through GCOA and its member companies to develop their concept for release.
Registration link here. Registration closes March 15.
Link to the WSIS 2021 Forum Hackathon page here.
Link to the GCOA press release with all the details here.