The Innovation Challenge is a challenge where YOU will Innovate, Impact, and Build products with teammates from all over the world! The theme for this year is The Magic of Innovation.

During this 48-hour event, teams of builders, programmers, creators, project managers and engineers (all types welcome) along with technologists will meet virtually and create new product or service solutions to tackle emerging global challenges. This is a great opportunity to showcase your technical skills, collaboratively work with a team in a virtual setting and get hands on experience to talk to recruiters. Are you up for the challenge?

Join us on November 2nd for our Opening Ceremony where you will receive all the details for you and your team to start innovating. Our Innovation Challenge will empower YOU to use your STEM backgrounds to create new and innovative products and or services to help some of the world’s challenging problems.


Register w/ Devpost.

Register and/or submit github depository.(optional)

Hackathon Sponsors


$15,000 in prizes


$15,000 total in cash and prizes

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Andrea Escobar

Andrea Escobar

Dishaun Phillips

Dishaun Phillips

Judging Criteria

  • Judging - Qualifying Round
    After your team submits the deliverables in Devpost, a group of judges will evaluate your presentation and only the top 5 teams will continue onto the next stage.
  • Judging - Qualifying Round
    Round 1 Judges will only judge based on what you submit in the content you incorporate in your Devpost and the Video submission.
  • Judging - Qualifying Round
    If you are selected as one of the top teams, you will be contacted by the Innovation Challenge Team with additional information on Final Round Presentations times.
  • Judging - Final Round
    The final judging round will consist of the top 5 finalists from the Qualifying Judging Round, you and your team will need to present your presentation in front of our Final Judging panel on Friday, November 6th at 7:00PM EST.
  • Judging - Final Round
    For the Final round, teams will be asked to join a Zoom call where you and your team will present to a group of judges.
  • Judging - Final Round
    Each round will be approx. 6 mins (3 min presentation & 3 min Q&A) where judges will have time to ask you questions about your application and the process and provide feedback.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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