UAE Hackathon Objective
Based on the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025 and in response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, - may God protect him - for government entities to adopt the "Zero Government Bureaucracy" program, this year's UAE Hackathon aims to explore advanced solutions and innovative projects that are adaptable to eliminate bureaucracy. It also aims to explore the adaptable advanced solution and the innovative projects to face the rapid evolving change in the tools of emerging technologies, such as; Internet of Things, Big Data & Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Metaverse, Intelligent Chatbot, Augmented Reality, 3D/4D Printings, and other trending technologies. It also aims to employ open data that exist within and among government entities to develop solutions that contribute to further community development by the participation of all its segments.
Who can participate in the Hackathon?
The UAE Hackathon invites all UAE residents with valid Emirates IDs to participate, extending inclusivity to students, makers, employees, entrepreneurs, and creators. It caters to a diverse range, fostering collaboration across 4 Tracks: Rising Stars, Pioneers, Gov Innovators, and Entrepreneurs.
The UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025
The main objective of the UAE Digital Government Strategy 2025 is to create a broad cross-sectoral government commitment and buy-in for embedding the digital aspects into overall government strategies. It is drafted on the 8 dimensions of leaving no one behind (Inclusive by default), resilient, fit for the digital age, user-driven, digital by design, data-driven, open by default and proactiveness. The eight dimensions are: Leaving no one behind (Inclusive by default), Resilient, Fit for the digital age, User-driven, Digital by design, Data-driven, Open by default and Proactiveness.
Zero Government Bureaucracy Programme
The UAE launched a Zero Government Bureaucracy (ZGB) programme, an ambitious initiative aimed at overhauling the current government work structure to enhance service efficiency and quality. The ZGB programme seeks to eliminate redundant government procedures and requirements, significantly simplifying the administrative process. Ministries and government entities are tasked with the immediate implementation of the programme, which includes canceling a minimum of 2,000 government measures, halving the time required for procedures, and removing all unnecessary bureaucracy by the end of 2024. Aiming to bolster the effectiveness of government procedures from ministries and federal entities, the ZGB programme will strive to enhance the UAE’s leadership and its standing in global competitiveness rankings in terms of government efficiency and minimal bureaucracy.
The Latest In Hackathon 2023
New Types of Hackathons and Tracks
This year, we have two types of hackathons: the Ideation Hackathon, which will engage students across seven Emirates to present innovative ideas, and the Solution Hackathon, which invites government personnel, innovators, and entrepreneurs from across the UAE to develop functional software solutions, distinguishing it as the event's flagship. Additionally, we will introduce a new track, the "Gov Innovators Track," specifically for government employees to present their ideas for enhancing government services and applications, along with special prizes for the top three ideas.
There will be an event centralized on digital governance and innovation, broadening the horizons and influence of the hackathon, along with the final ceremony of announcing hackathon winners.
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