MAKE IT
CHALLENGE
2020

Not Your Regular Hackathon,
We make things work!

VIRTUAL
CHALLENGE

7 – 24 SEPT 2020

Registration deadline: 3 Sept 2020

MAKE IT
CHALLENGE
2020

Not Your Regular Hackathon,
We make things work!

VIRTUAL
CHALLENGE

7 – 24 SEPT 2020

Registration deadline: 3 Sept 2020

Make It Challenge (MIC)

is a collaborative challenge for uni
students to build solutions and tackle
problem statements
around United
Nations 17 Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs).

Make It Challenge (MIC)

is a collaborative challenge for uni
students to build solutions and tackle
problem statements
around United
Nations 17 Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs).

Make It Challenge Recap
2017 – 2019

3

SUCCESSFUL
EVENTS

80+

UNIVERSITIES/ COLLEGES INVOLVED

500+

STUDENTS
IMPACTED

100+

IDEAS
GENERATED

15+

COMPANIES & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

MIC 2019 Highlights

Make It Challenge Recap
2017 – 2019

3

SUCCESSFUL
EVENTS

80+

UNIVERSITIES/ COLLEGES INVOLVED

500+

100+

15+

COMPANIES & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

MIC 2019 Highlights

2020 Challenge Statements

Digital Health

Food & Agritech

Education Tech

73% of total deaths in Malaysia due to
NCDs in 2015

2 out of 3 Malaysians have at least
1 type of NCD

45% of Malaysians are either obese or overweight (one of the highest in the world)

DIGITAL
HEALTH

Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased in almost all countries across the world, mainly due to the quality of health services, rising living standard, better education, and access to better nutrition.

While we may be living longer, we are not necessarily living healthier as people who are living longer are still suffering from chronic diseases.

Needs

How can we help to educate young families on NCDs (hypertension, heart attack, diabetes) and to reduce the risk factors of these diseases by encouraging healthy living?

How can we empower patients with NCDs to monitor their health at home, with right follow-up from the healthcare providers?

B40 communities prefer to spend money other needs such as food, household items and children’s education. How can we create a funding model which makes health services accesible to the B40 community?

Food import bill has risen 6.5% annually
in Malaysia from RM 30b to RM50b in 8 years

RM 1b worth of imported fruits
and vegetables can be produced locally

Local grown food will result in less carbon footprint and more resillience
to external factors

FOOD &
AGRITECH

We are living in critical times. The world’s population is expected to increase and global food supply is expected to decline. The increase in economical instability, extreme climate changes and with the recent novel Covid-19 outbreak, food security has never been more under threat; causing panic buying across supermarkets and disruption in food supply chains.

Needs

The supply chain has so many layers from the producer to the seller. Most farmers are either earning less or have lots of surplus due to lack of distribution channels. Therefore, the ecosystem is disconnected from the start of the supply chain till the end where there’s a need for market access to be made available to them.

How can we automate farm management more to reduce reliance on hard labour and on-site work?

How can we help farmers identify, predict and directly communicate their crop supply to the market, being able to diversify their distribution channels in an agile manner so that excess crops can be sold directly to consumers, reducing wastage

Education institutions adopted online
learning methodologies but the
growth has been stagnant

Current online learning only acts as a complement to traditional
classroom methods

In Malaysia, 4.9 mil students have
been affected to use online learning
due to pandemic situation

EDUCATION
TECH

Current e-learning delivery is not optimised for the best outcome,
it is only being used as a tool and not as a weapon. Learning and development professionals must make a better use of the most
efficient pedagogical levers to optimise knowledge retention of their learners.

Needs

How can we integrate Immersive Learning experience and enable experimentation in online learning?

How can learning mechanisms be designed to transform education delivery by focusing on learners' attention and engagement?

How can we design education technology tools that can easily be adopted by educators, well-received by learners and easily accessible with or without internet?

2020 Challenge Statements

Digital Health

73% of total deaths in Malaysia due to
NCDs in 2015

2 out of 3 Malaysians have at least
1 type of NCD

45% of Malaysians are either obese or overweight (one of the highest in the world)

DIGITAL
HEALTH

Over the last few decades, life
expectancy has increased in almost all
countries across the world, mainly due to the quality of health services, rising living
standard, better education, and access to better nutrition.
While we may be living longer, we are not necessarily living healthier as people who are living longer are still suffering from chronic diseases

Needs

How can we help to educate young families on NCDs (hypertension, heart attack, diabetes) and to reduce the risk factors of these diseases by encouraging healthy living?

How can we empower patients with NCDs to monitor their health at home, with right follow-up from the healthcare providers?

B40 communities prefer to spend money other needs such as food, household items and children’s education. How can we create a funding model which makes health services accesible to the B40 community?

Food & Agritech

Food import bill has risen 6.5% annually
in Malaysia from RM 30b to RM50b in 8 years

RM 1b worth of imported fruits
and vegetables can be produced locally

Local grown food will result in less carbon footprint and more resillience
to external factors

FOOD &
AGRITECH

We are living in critical times. The world’s population is expected to increase and global food supply is expected to decline. The increase in economical instability, extreme climate changes and with the recent novel Covid-19 outbreak, food security has never been more under threat; causing panic buying across supermarkets and disruption in food supply chains.

Needs

The supply chain has so many layers from the producer to the seller. Most farmers are either earning less or have lots of surplus due to lack of distribution channels. Therefore, the ecosystem is disconnected from the start of the supply chain till the end where there’s a need for market access to be made available to them.

How can we automate farm management more to reduce reliance on hard labour and on-site work?

How can we help farmers identify, predict and directly communicate their crop supply to the market, being able to diversify their distribution channels in an agile manner so that excess crops can be sold directly to consumers, reducing wastage

Education Tech

Education institutions adopted online
learning methodologies but the
growth has been stagnant

Current online learning only acts as a complement to traditional
classroom methods

In Malaysia, 4.9 mil students have
been affected to use online learning
due to pandemic situation

EDUCATION
TECH

Current e-learning delivery is not optimised for the best outcome,
it is only being used as a tool and not as a weapon. Learning and development professionals must make a better use of the most
efficient pedagogical levers to optimise knowledge retention of their learners.

Needs

How can we integrate Immersive Learning experience and enable experimentation in online learning?

How can learning mechanisms be designed to transform education delivery by focusing on learners' attention and engagement?

How can we design education technology tools that can easily be adopted by educators, well-received by learners and easily accessible with or without internet?

Prizes

Champion

1st and 2nd
Runner-up

Programme Outline

Applications
Open

Jumpstart
Week

Research
Week

Prototyping &
Pitch Preparation

Competition
Day

Prizes

Champion

1st and 2nd
Runner-up

Programme Outline

Applications
Open

Jumpstart
Week

Research
Week

Prototyping &
Pitch Preparation

Competition
Day

JUMPSTART
WEEK
Week 1 • 7-11 Sept

ENGAGEMENT
WEEK
Week 2 • 14-18 Sept

PROTOTYPING
AND PITCH
PREPARATION
WEEKWEEK
Week 3 • 21-23 Sept

Challenge brief
Speaker Series
Design Thinking & Business Canvas Model Workshop
Brainstorming
Problem Statement Confirmation


Market Research & Validation

Mentorship with Industry Partners/Players

Online Panel Sessions with Industry Partners


Building Prototypes

Story Telling Workshop: Introduction to NABC

Pitch Deck Preparation

Mentorship with Industry Partners

Competition day: MIC 2020 online pitching competition
24 Sept

Eligibility


Students from public universities

& private universities are welcomed
to join this challenge

Application

Upon registration, students will receive a Make it Challenge 2020 e-Handbook by email

 

Students will be registered  in an  online room in Microsoft Teams.

 

Programme updates and announcement  will be communicated via Microsoft Teams and email.

Eligibility


Students from public universities

& private universities are welcomed
to join this challenge

Application

Upon registration, students will receive a Make it Challenge 2020 e-Handbook by email

 

Students will be registered  in an  online room in Microsoft Teams.

 

Programme updates and announcement  will be communicated via Microsoft Teams and email.

Programme Organisers

Ecosystem Partners