How to join this hackathon?

Click the "Join Hackathon" button above. Then, follow the link in the to-do list marked "Register By Clicking Here". This will bring you to our official sign-up form. If you have already signed up using the sign-up form, please do press the "Join Hackathon" button above as we will be using DevPost to collect your project submissions.


Welcome to IDEATE 2021!

NUS Innovation and Design Programme Students' Club's annual ideathon, now held online!

IDEATE 2021 implores students to think outside the confines of societal norms. In our current climate, as COVID-19 ravages across the world, we are being constantly pushed to change how we live, work, and even play. Students are encouraged to implement technology in innovative ways to adapt to the perpetually changing environment of the world. By solving real-world problems, students are given the impetus to consider the implications of their proposed solutions. Furthermore, IDEATE 2021 serves as a platform for creative experiential learning and an opportunity for students to learn to collaborate under less than ideal conditions.

Through IDEATE 2021, we seek to foster a culture of innovation amongst students in Singapore. We hope to engender the drive to innovate and the design thinking skills to see that passion through.

This time around, we are going to have:

  • More prizes
  • 3 real-world problem statements for you to choose from
  • The opportunity to attend workshops and be mentored by professors and industry professionals

Our timeline

Day 1:

The opening statement and problem statement release will begin at 8 PM. Please stay around for the Q & A session if you have any questions regarding the problem statements or event in general. However, if you don't have any questions you are free to start working on your ideas as soon as the problem statements are released. Do take note that we will be releasing workshop footage created by professors and industry professionals for your reference at 10 AM on Day 1, so do look forward to that! 

Day 2:

On Day 2, you will be required to choose the problem statement you are going to be tackling by 8 AM. Afterwards, you will be given free reign to work on your projects as you see fit. To assist you, we will be allocating mentors (professors and industry professionals) to your team from 2 PM to 6 PM who will help you to develop your idea and guide you through the ideation process.

Day 3:

On Day 3, you should submit your projects by 8 AM. Judges will deliberate from 8 AM to 12 PM. Use this time to practice your pitches, in case you get selected. By 12PM, we will publish the top 15 teams - 5 for each problem statement. At 3:45 PM, we will begin our final presentations from the top team for each problem statement. Everyone is invited to attend and watch the cream of the crop put their projects to the test! Afterwards, we will begin the closing ceremony and prize presentation, wrapping up the entire event by 6 PM. 



Further Details

Any types of projects are welcome for this ideathon! A solution prototype/video is not required, but it will definitely be noticed by our judges. If you have any concerns about submission, do check with us and we'll find a way to help you out.

We will be collecting all submissions through DevPost, so do click the "Join Hackathon" button above to create your account and get ready!

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,000 in prizes

Overall Champion

Problem Statement Winner (3)

Problem Statement Runner Up (3)

Problem Statement Second Runner Up (3)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


To be confirmed

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Judging Criteria

  • Details will be provided closer to the date of the event

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