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Hackathon 6.0

About The Hackathon:

Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Solutions

In a disruptive world and the rapid evolving changes of the emerging technologies, we launch the 6th edition of the UAE Hackathon as a hybrid version to enable innovators from all sectors across the UAE to take part in creating technological solutions to various challenges that face all UAE’s sectors, aiming to design a sustainable digital future to contribute in realizing the UAE Centennial 2071.

UAE Hackathon, at a glance

Viewed as the largest competitive event for innovation at the national level, the UAE Hackathon reflects the efforts of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) to disseminate the culture of digital transformation in the country. This project provides an opportunity to different sections of the community including university and high school students, entrepreneurs, employed people and IT experts to use open data as a tool for coming up with solutions based on specific themes and challenges listed for the hackathon.

Grounds for starting out hackathons

The UAE is pursuing an active role in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It is widely known that data has become one of the most important features of the digital era, and the focus on data in terms of understanding, analysis and employment has become one of the most important highlights in the transformation towards a digital economy.
In view of this, the wise leadership of the UAE launched the 4th Industrial Revolution Strategy, the National Innovation Strategy, and other national plans that form part of the mechanisms of making the future.
The UAE Hackathon is an integral part of these national trends, and it aims to draw attention to the high value of data and the solutions inherent within it when dealing with daily challenges with regard to the economic, social, environmental and scientific aspects of life.

UAE Hackathon Organizer

UAE Hackathon is part of the innovative initiatives launched by Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), which launched this hackathon as part of its role towards the community and its responsibility to push forward the digital transformation at the federal level.
Several government entities are participating in the UAE Hackathon. This includes the local eGovernments of the UAE, a number of federal government entities and the private sector. A detailed list of the participating parties will be announced on the webpage of the UAE Hackathon.

UAE Hackathon Organizer

  1. Internet of Things
  2. Big Data & Data Analysis
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  4. Blockchain
  5. Intelligent Chatbot
  6. Augmented Reality
  7. 3D/4D Printings
  8. Other Trending Technologies

Hackathon’s Themes

This year we are focusing on the 5 Government Priorities to present the challenges of the governmental institutions in order to develop innovative solutions to the UAE’s vital files:

  1. We the UAE 2031
  2. Establishing and consolidating the national identity
  3. Environment and sustainability
  4. Developing the educational system, vision, indicators and outputs
  5. Accelerating Emiratisation
  6. Expanding the UAE’s international economic partnerships