Hacknovate - How It Works

Register now for Hacknovate 2013! Limited seats available. 


Individuals must be 18 years old and above. 
Students (e.g. university, college, polytechnic), professionals, and SMEs are strongly encouraged to participate. 
Teams selected for Competition Finals on 18 June 2013 must present their proposals in person. Overseas participants are required to make their own arrangements for the event, e.g. transport, accommodation.
Competition Requirements
1. Form a team
Form a team of 2 to 5 individuals (team advisors are allowed and not included in the count). These individuals should, ideally, be from different and relevant disciplines e.g. business and IT skills to bring to the table a more holistic, well thought out and more competitive entry.
The organizers may require verification of student status of teams who participate in the Competition.
2. Register your team
All teams are required to first register at the Registration page before submitting their Proposal via email. No changes to the team composition (replacements or additions) are allowed after registration.
3. Submit proposal
Select one of the Competition Challenge Areas
Conduct background research into the problem area, identifying challenges that your users may face, and propose a novel solution that is feasible for prototyping.
Submit your Round One proposal using the Submission template provided.
A maximum of 20 entries will be selected to progress into Round Two. Teams selected for Round Two will have an opportunity to work with clinician mentors to further refine their ideas for the Competition Finals on 18 June 2013.
Participants retain all proprietary rights to the innovation. Details of the plan will only be circulated for judging purposes, and any hard copies will be returned by the judges to the participants after the judging is completed.  
Submission Requirements
All submitted materials must be the original work of the participating team. Participants will have to ensure that they do not infringe any intellectual Property (IP) rights of external parties.
Round One – Email submission only (closing date: 30 April 10 May 2013, 5pm)
  • Your proposal must be submitted using the template provided. Word count must not exceed 1000 words
  • All submissions must be emailed to hacknovate@gmail.com in PDF format. The maximum file size is 3MB.
  • Submission deadline: 30 April 10 May 2013, 5pm.
  • Teams selected for Round Two will be notified by 15 May, and will be assigned a clinician mentor to work with for their Competition day on 18 June.
Round Two – Presentation: Healthcare Concept (event day, 18 June 2013)
  • Each team will be given 10 mins to present to a panel of judges, followed by a 5 min Q&A. 
  • Teams are to prepare a power point presentation, not exceeding 10 foils. Presentation guidelines will be provided.
  • A prototype demonstration is strongly encouraged (paper wireframes or simple mockups acceptable), but not mandatory. A prototype demo will be given extra credit as compared to an entry that has no prototype demo.
  • Selected teams will go through to the Final Round.
Final Round – Presentation: Complete Business plan emphasized (event day, 18 June 2013)
  • Each team will be given 15 minutes to present their complete business plans to the judges and audience, with 5 mins Q&A. 
  • In the absence of a technology demo, all participants will have to ensure that their business idea must be technology ready.
  • Scoring will be based on audience vote (20%) and judges’ evaluation (80%)
The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any teams who violate the rules, regulations or spirit of the competition. 
For enquiries, please e-mail us at hacknovate@gmail.com
The organizers reserves the rights to change the rules and times of the events when required. All registered participants will be notified via email should there be changes. 

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