Ideate 2020 implores students to think outside the confines of societal norms. Students are encouraged to implement technology in innovative ways to adapt to the perpetually changing environment of the world. By solving a real-world problem, students are stimulated to consider the implications of their proposed solutions. Furthermore, Ideate 2020 serves as a platform for creative experiential learning and an opportunity for students to learn to collaborate under less than ideal conditions.

Through Ideate 2020, we seek to contribute to a culture of innovation and adaptability. We hope that participants will be inspired to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

Note: Ideate 2020 is for NUS students only, please refer to the eligibility section below for detailed rules before joining.


Submit a slide deck illustrating how your idea improves the remote collaboration experience, and stand a chance to be selected for the final pitching where you could win attractive tech gadgets!

Devpost will be used for slide deck submissions. Register on our separate platform here to qualify for the prizes.


  1. A participant must be a current NUS undergrad, regardless of discipline.
  2. A team must have 3 members each regardless of year.
  3. Participants of any skill level are welcome. This is a competition focused on innovation and design.


  1. Ideate2020 deadlines for submissions:
    • Preliminary Slide Deck Submission: 12 August 2020 1145PM (SGT)
    • Final Pitching: 16 August 2020 - Selected teams will be called down for live video conference pitching (all participants are invited to watch!)
  2. All teams competing for a prize must submit their project by the stipulated deadlines.
  3. Decisions made by judges are final.

Hackathon Sponsors


$958 in prizes

First Place

3 x Creative Outlier Air (Black)

Second Place

3 x Google Nest Mini

Third Place

3 x Samsung Galaxy Fit e

4th Consolation Prizes

3 x Challenger e-Gift Card ($38)

5th Consolation Prizes

3 x Challenger e-Gift Card ($38)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Tessa Zhang
Outreach Head iDP Student's Club

Khairul Iman
Outreach Head iDP Student's Club

Aaron Sim
Outreach Member iDP Student's Club

Dr Tang Kok Zuea
NUS IDP Department

Judging Criteria

  • Novel
    The proposed idea must be innovative amidst the current existing solutions

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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