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The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon Guide!

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon Guide – Kuala Lumpur!

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon series is coming up! If you are a tech entrepreneur who wants to get some skin in the game, or just want to show the world how smart you are, this is your chance! It’s time to show the world what you can do at the Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons!

Updated @ 2018-09-17 : Added details of the KL hackathon and pictures of the Johor hackathon. Congratulations to the winners!

Updated @ 2018-08-27 : Added pictures of the Sarawak hackathon. Congratulations to the winners!

Updated @ 2018-07-22 : Added the Sarawak hackathon details! Updated the Johor hackathon details!

Updated @ 2018-07-14 : Added the travel expense bonus for the Johor hackathon!

Updated @ 2018-07-04 : Added pictures of the Penang hackathon, and details of the Johor hackathon.

Originally posted @ 2018-06-28

 

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathons

The Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathons is a series of four different hackathons, each with a different challenge. So you will have not one, but up to four chances to prove your worth!


  • The Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons are backed by MDEC and the Penang state government
  • Anyone can join the Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons, and registration is FREE!
  • Every hackathon will last 3 days, and have RM 15,000 worth of prizes!
  • A panel of judges from various backgrounds will select the winners based on their creativity, marketability, uniqueness and impact.

 

How To Join The Grand Challenge 2018

You can sign up for one, or ALL of the four Grand Challenge 2018 hackathons by :

Register online here!

Call +6016-482-3528

Email vel@itt.asia

Web www.thegrandchallenge.my

 

The Penang Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Outdoor Billboard Monitoring System

Location : @CAT Penang, Level 3, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 16, Gat Lebuh China, Georgetown, 10300 Penang

Date : 29th June to 1st July 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

 

The Sarawak Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Smart Logbook & Hiker Tracking

Location : Kuching, Sarawak

Date : 24th to 26th August 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

 

The Johor Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Smart Tourism

Location : IskandarSpace, Unit 02-02, Level 2, CIMB Leadership Academy, No. 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Date : 7th to 9th September 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

EVERY team that registers for The Grand Challenge 2018 Johor will receive RM 150 CASH for travel expenses!!!

 

The Kuala Lumpur Grand Challenge 2018

Theme : Occupancy Sensors For Parking Lots + Garage Lighting System

Location : KnowledgeCom, 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

Date : 21st to 23rd September 2018

Full Details : Click HERE!

 

The Grand Challenge 2018 Schedule

Are you up for the challenge? These hackathons are not for the faint of heart! Check out the schedule for all four hackathons :

Day 1ScheduleDay 2ScheduleDay 3Schedule
7:00 PMRegistration8:00 AMBreakfast8:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 PMDinner9:00 AMProject Management Basics9:00 AMPitching 101
9:00 PMIce Breaking & Briefing Session10:00 AMHackathon continues!10:00 AMJudging
10:00 PMUsing Technology to Address Problems of Today12:00 PMLunch11:00 AMTop 5 Teams Pitching
11:00 PM onwardsHackathon begins!1:00 PMCritical Thinking in Problem Solving12:00 PMPrize Giving and Lunch
2:00 PMHackathon continues!
7:00 PMDinner
8:00 PMHow to Attract Investors
9:00 PM onwardsHackathon continues!

Next Page > Penang + Sarawak Hackathon Details

 

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Penang Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Outdoor Billboard Monitoring System

Location : @CAT Penang, Level 3, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 16, Gat Lebuh China, Georgetown, 10300 Penang

Date : 29th June to 1st July 2018

Problem Statement : Outdoor billboards are one of the biggest advertisement platforms in Malaysia. Unfortunately, the tracking and monitoring process for the advertisements are really time consuming and hard with traditional method.

Outdoor billboard owners should get permit from city councils to own such billboards. They have to pay permit fee for each time they change advertisements on the billboards too.

For an example, let’s say ABC company owns a billboard in Georgetown. They place an advertisement for Pepsi for 3 months. They need to approach the city council and get permit for the advertisement and specify the duration of advertisement will be displayed. Assuming after the 3 months, they change to Colgate advertisement, they need to approach the city council again to obtain for new permit. The challenge here is, the billboard owners do not approach the city council to get new permits.

This is causing loss in revenue for city councils. Besides city councils can’t review the content of these advertisements to make sure they can be displayed in public places.

Specifications : Proposed idea must utilize Internet of Things (IoT) based solution.

  • Track the location of the billboards
  • Track the duration of the advertisements
  • Create alerts in case of advertisement changes and due dates
  • Create reports for City councils
  • Alert on defaulters

Justification : Creating IoT based solutions for Outdoor billboards will monitor the content of the advertisement to make sure they are appropriate for public display.

Such monitoring system will force the billboard owners to apply for appropriate permits which will generate income for city councils.

Potential Stakeholders : City councils

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Sarawak Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Smart Logbook & Hiker Tracking

Location : Kuching, Sarawak

Date : 24th to 26th August 2018

Problem Statement : Every year hundreds of thousands of hikers enter our forests and return without any problems but a small amount of them on the other hand encounter into problems such as:

  • Injury in forest
  • Go off the track
  • Missing
  • Unable to contact the hiking station in case of emergency
  • Report a crime while in jungle
  • Receive information/ update from forestry etc.

Challenge : The Grand Challenge Kuching participants should develop solutions to :

  • Help the hikers to navigate through the jungle
  • Enable the hikers to communicate with their base station
  • Report crime or send a distress signal with coordinates
  • Receive updates or information from the Forestry Department

The following data sets will be prepared and provided by the organisers :

  • Forest map (sample)
  • Terrain details (sample)
  • Trekking routes
  • Forestry contact information
  • Other relevant data

Participants that require additional data sets should make their requests by 10 August 2018.

Specifications : The solution should be cost-effective, and easy to implement, with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT), with solutions based on Bluetooth, LoRA, WiFi, Zigbee, LoRAWAN technologies, etc.

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. Organizers will not provide any hardware, so if any are required, participants should prepare and bring their own hardware.

Potential Stakeholders : The Malaysian Forestry Department, National Parks, Regional Forestry Departments.

Next Page > Johor + Kuala Lumpur Hackathon Details

 

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Johor Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Smart Tourism

Location : IskandarSpace, Unit 02-02, Level 2, CIMB Leadership Academy, No. 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Date : 7th to 9th September 2018

Challenge : Develop solutions to promote Iskandar Puteri attractions, enhance visitor experience, provide information about local attractions, encourage visitors to explore them, promote local businesses and events. Participants should focus their MVP to the Iskandar Puteri area.

The data set will be prepared and provided by Iskandar Investment Berhad, which would include :

  • Location map
  • Local attractions
  • Promotions
  • Other relevant data

Participants that require additional data sets should make their requests by 10 August 2018.

Specifications : Solutions developed must make use of one of these technologies :

  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. They must stay in Iskandar Space during the hackathon but are allowed to explore the area to gather details, pictures or other necessary information.

Stakeholders : Iskandar Investment Berhad and Iskandar Puteri

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Register online here!

Call +6016-482-3528

Email vel@itt.asia

Web www.thegrandchallenge.my

 

Kuala Lumpur Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Occupancy Sensors For Parking Lots + Garage Lighting System

Location : KnowledgeCom, 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

Date : 21st to 23rd September 2018

Problem Statement : First Solar is a photovoltaic manufacturer of ridge thin film modules (solar panels), and a provider of utility-scale PV power plants and supporting services.

The scope for this hackathon is narrowed down to office parking lots where all lights need to be dimmed whenever there is no car or movement. However, the lights need to automatically brighten when movement is observed, and an alert notification sent out.

Specifications : In addition to the automatic dimming and brightening of the lights, the system needs to generate two specific reports :

  • Report on each detected movement, which sends a distress signal with vehicle geo-location, speed, and photo with registration number, etc.
  • Report on monthly energy usage and the amount of energy saved.

Participants must develop a solution that is cost effective and easy to implement. Organisers will not provide any hardware, so participants should prepare and bring their own hardware.

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. They must stay in KnowledgeCom during the hackathon.

Data Set : The data set will be prepared and provided by the organisers, and include :

  • Energy consumption calculator (kWh sample)
  • First Solar contact information
  • Other relevant data

Potential Stakeholders : First Solar Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Up for the challenge? REGISTER NOW!

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