Code Solutions for Sustainability, Stakeholder Happiness and Technology

DEWA Student Hackathon by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) powered by SquareCircle Tech, is an innovation challenge for UAE University students, an arena for software developers and hardware makers, a platform to present your big idea and create solutions around Sustainability, Stakeholder Happiness, Digital and 10X Disruption. We invite students from UAE Universities who will create innovative and impactful solutions around the 4 themes over a 24-hour period.

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Eligibility

DEWA Student Hackathon Track Participation Criteria:

The event is free to attend and is sponsored by DEWA. Intellectual Property of the ideas will be owned by the students

  • Students aged less than 25 years, currently pursuing graduate or undergraduate programmes in any UAE University,
  • Students can register as Individuals or as Teams, preference will be given to teams and individuals will be matched with teams during the event.
  • Required skills to create a web or mobile app or any hardware solution of your own at the event,
  • A valid university ID card or Emirates ID or Passport will need to be presented at the day of the event.

Requirements

Focus on Building Prototypes. Adhere to one or multiple of all challenge statements

How to enter

DEWA Student Hackathon Track Participation Criteria:

The event is free to attend and is sponsored by DEWA. Intellectual Property of the ideas will be owned by the students

  • Students aged less than 25 years, currently pursuing graduate or undergraduate programmes in any UAE University,
  • Students can register as Individuals or as Teams, preference will be given to teams and individuals will be matched with teams during the event.
  • Required skills to create a web or mobile app or any hardware solution of your own at the event,
  • A valid university ID card or Emirates ID or Passport will need to be presented at the day of the event.

Judges

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Matar Suhail Salem Al Mehairi
VP DIST - Asset Management / DEWA

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Ahmad Atiq Salem Belarti
Acting VP, Chief Future Officer / DEWA

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Saeed Ghubash Humaid AlMarri
Sr. Manager - Investment Management, New Business Development / DEWA

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Dr. Ammar Matar Rashed Almazrouei
Acting CIMO / DEWA

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Liju Mathews
DEWA

Judging Criteria

  • Business Value (30%)
    The concept must be relevant to the chosen challenge statement and must respond to a significant business need for DEWA in terms of revenue, cost savings and brand. The idea must be compliant to UAE’s regulatory and cultural values
  • Degree of Innovation (30%)
    The concept must be original or something entirely novel, or take a fresh perspective to an old problem or it must resolve a problem stated in a challenge statement or theme in an innovative manner.
  • User Experience (20%)
    The solution must deliver a great user experience with relevant features of chosen challenge statement complimented by an intuitive user journey, easy navigation and a fresh look and feel.
  • Completion and Readiness for Demo (20%)
    The team must deliver a simple, complete user interface without any bugs and must demonstrate a working solution that supports a functional prototype with key functionalities (Windows, iOS or Android or any other web technologies)