ASU/Devex Hackathon

Arizona State University and Devex are hosting a global hackathon. Open to universities from anywhere in the world and based on the model from the PLuS Alliance and Devils Invent, the hackathon calls on students to create solutions to 5 real-world development challenges aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). One winning team in each challenge category will showcase its solution at Devex World and receive opportunities to further develop their idea

Any accredited university may register to host a hackathon and recruit students to participate. Universities are allowed to submit one video describing their solution for each of the 5 challenge questions. Expert judges will select a winning team for each challenge based on impact, innovation, and scalability. This is an opportunity for university students around the globe to develop sustainable solutions to the world’s challenges through collaboration, innovation and interdisciplinary creativity.

Registration deadline - October 31


Problem Statements

Challenge solutions may be technical fixes, policy ideas or concepts for social programs. Keep in mind the context of where your solution will be carried out, the world we live in now, and the future we are headed toward.


October 31

Deadline for registration

November 20

Video submissions due

December 10

Winners announced at Devex World

Participating Organizations

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