National Level Smart School IoT Hackathon 2020

Our world can be a better place with great innovations – We believe that digital awareness should be nurtured since young so that we can create young digital talents. Thus, we decided to extend our awareness journey to Form 2 to Form 6 school students.

Smart School IoT Hackathon is a Training Development Program & Competition. The core focus of the program is to train students in Entrepreneurship & Internet of Things (IoT). Smart School IoT Hackathon is an IR4.0 National Flagship Program & Culturalization Science where student” meets “IR40 & STEM” to conceptualize ideas.

Target Group

  • Secondary Schools within Malaysia. (both Public and Private).

  • Students within Form 2 to Form 6 only.

  • Each team consist of 2 to 4 students. (Must).

  • Each School allowed to submit 4 teams.

  • Added Advantage : If students know how Arduino Hardware works.

  • Each team should have a teacher adviser. (Priority to Reka Bentuk & Teknologi (RBT) teachers).

Competition Themes

  • Smart CityInnovations that enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, utilities and etc.

  • Smart AgricultureFocused on innovations that do tracking, monitoring, automating and analyzing operations in agriculture industry.

  • Smart TourismIoT Solutions that focus on improving tourism industry by incorporating cloud computing, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and etc.

Target Group

  • Secondary Schools within Malaysia. (both Public and Private).

  • Students within Form 2 to Form 6 only.

  • Each team consist of 2 to 4 students. (Must).

  • Each School allowed to submit 4 teams.

  • Added Advantage : If students know how Arduino Hardware works.

  • Each team should have a teacher adviser. (Priority to Reka Bentuk & Teknologi (RBT) teachers).

Competition Themes

  • Smart CityInnovations that enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, utilities and etc.

  • Smart AgricultureFocused on innovations that do tracking, monitoring, automating and analyzing operations in agriculture industry.

  • Smart TourismIoT Solutions that focus on improving tourism industry by incorporating cloud computing, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and etc.

Objectives

Our mission is to educate about digital and internet technology. We believe that this program will provide good platform for students to learn about Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), communication skills, technical skills and analytical skills.

Knowledge Intensive

All the students will attend online booth camp to learn more about IR4.0 technical skills and how to use hardware to build effective solution.

Promotes Collaboration

This competition provides a platform for students to unleash their creativity and collaboration skills, two vital skills for future learning and career development.

Creates High Skilled Talents

By joining this competition, students can develop their observing and analytical skills. They can identify problems around them and they will be able to develop efficient IoT Solutions.

Competition Process

National Smart School IoT Hackathon is organized to teach students and guide students to develop their own IoT Solution. Thus, the competition has 4 level as follows:

LEVEL 1

IDEA SUBMISSION

idea submission

Teams need to submit their idea before 30th September 2020. Top 15teams in each zone will be selected for the next round.

LEVEL 2

BOOTHCAMP

BOOTHCAMP

Teams will attend online boothcamp (3rd to 4th week of Oct) on Internet of Things(IoT) and Entreprenurship

LEVEL 3

ZONE LEVEL JUDGING

Zone judging

Teams will pitch their idea and demo solution online. Top 3 teams in each zone will be selected for final competition.

LEVEL 4

FINAL COMPETITION

FINAL COMPETITION

Teams present their final solution online (live telecast from Malaysian Global Innovation&Creativity Centre (MaGIC)

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before 30th September 2020.

Prizes

2nd Place

RM 1000

1st Place

RM 2000

3rd Place

RM 500

Zone Level

RM 250

Prizes

1st Place

RM 2000

2nd Place

RM 1000

3rd Place

RM 500

Zone Level

RM 250

Prizes

All the selected teams will receive

T-shirt

Hardware

Gold Medal

IoT Training

Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Any questions? Please refer here

1. Can Form 2 students join in the competition?

Yes. They are only allowed to join the competition if majority(60%) of team consist of Form 2 to Form 6 students. For example, a team of 5 students can consist of one or two Form 2 students and rest of them Form 3 to Form 6 students.

2. What hardware is provided in the competition?

Arduino.

3. Can we use different hardware in our project?

Team must use given Arduino hardware in their project. They can use other hardware together with Arduino. However other hardware will not be supported by organiser.

4. How many teams a school can send?

A school can send four teams.

5. Can we send multiple ideas?

Yes, Teams are allowed to send up to 4 ideas.

6. What we need to send in the first level submission(Idea Submission)?

In the first level submission, your team need to send your idea, brief description of idea, selected theme, team member’s details and teacher advisor detail.

7. Can we change student during competition?

No. Once submitted, teams are not allowed to change members. If it’s an emergency situation, please contact the organiser.

8. Do we need to send our proposals?

Teams need to send proposal once they are selected for Phase 2 of the competition.

9. How to know whether our team is selected or not?

We will send official email to schools of selected teams. We will also announce in our social media platforms and website.

1. What is the attire for students?

Students need to wear school uniform provided by the organiser.

2. When can we collect hardware?

Hardware will be posted to school during/after the booth camp.

3. When t-shirt will be given?

We will distribute t-shirt to teams who have made it to Level 4.

4. Is booth camp conducted online?

Yes, booth camp will be conducted online.

5. How long is the booth camp?

The booth camp will be conducted for two days during school hours.

6. What we need to prepare for the booth camp?

Teams only need to prepare computers/laptop with an internet connection.

7. Do teacher in charge need to join booth camp?

It will be great if the teacher can join the students’ training session as it will easier to guide the students.

8. It is compulsory for students to attend the booth camp for both days?

Yes, it is compulsory.

9. Do teachers have different training session (online)?

We may organize a training session for teachers. If yes, we will notify the teachers one week prior to training.

1. Can teachers help students?

Teachers can guide them but they cannot help students to do their demo or presentation slides.

2. How to do a proposal?

During booth camp, students will have briefing on proposal. They will be provided with template to guide them to write proposal.

3. Do we need to submit presentation slides?

Yes. Teams selected for final competition need to submit their slides earlier. We will provide submission link later.

4. Can we project video in screen during showcase?

Yes.

5. Do we need to create demo for our solution?

It would be great if your team can do their demo solution – more points will be given.

6. How many judges will be there in the competition?

We will have around 8 to 10 judges.

7. If my team is not selected as the top team in the final competition. Do I still need to join on the second day?

Yes.

1. During application I registered as a teacher advisor. However, I won’t be able to come for the competition. Can I send another teacher as a substitute?

Yes. You can send another teacher as substitute. Please inform the committee earlier by giving information about the substitute teacher for security purpose.

2. Do teachers get T-shirt?

To be advisable.

3. Do teachers need to be with students?

Yes. Teacher need to accompany the students to the venue. However, they are not allowed to be with the students during presentation.

4. Do school will receive invitation regarding briefing day?

Yes.

5. What we need to do if we need to pull out from the competition?

if your team decided to pull out from the competition, your school will not be invited to participate in the next competition and the team should also need to pay for all expenses organisers paid for them(T-shirt, hardware and meals). They also need to submit an official letter stating the reason to pull out from competition.

6. Will teachers receive certificate?

Yes.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The organiser’s decision regarding any aspect of the Smart School IoTHackathon is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

THE ORGANISER MAY TERMINATE OR SUSPEND THE COMPETITION AT ANYTIME AT ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION. SUCH TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION WILL NOT GIVE RISE TO ANY CLAIM BY THE APPLICANT. THE ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZE(S) IF IN ITS OPINION NONE OF SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED IS OF SUFFICIENT MERIT.