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UNDP COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge 2020 – Apply

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THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES THE COVID-19 DETECT AND PROTECT CHALLENGE.

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2020 at 12:00AM PT

About the Award: As COVID-19 has shown, challenge and crisis cross borders – impacting everywhere on Earth. However, innovation and ingenuity are not constrained by geography. The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge is an opportunity to find and apply the best and brightest of humanity, wherever it may be found.

A panel of judges will review and select the top 10 open source solutions on a rolling basis through 2020. Winners will receive global recognition and variety of awards for their contribution to society and humankind. Using the UNDP’s vast global network and resources from all supporting partners, we’ll work with the winning creators on the best way to transfer the knowledge to those who need it most. 

This challenge has three priority actions:

  • Design replicable, low-cost tools to aid in coronavirus detection
  • Flatten the curve in communities with preventive solutions 
  • Reduce the disease’s impact on economies of these vulnerable areas

Type: Contest

Eligibility: You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at thetime of entry:

  • You are at least 13 years of age
    If you are 12 years or younger, you must receive a legal guardian’s permission and have them complete Hackster’s contest permission formprior to submitting an entry into this contest. Send any questions to [email protected].
  • You are not involved in the execution or administration of this contest.
  • You are not an immediate family member or household member of a Hackster employee.

Submission requirements

To be eligible for judging, you must meet ALL of the following requirements unless otherwise stated:

General Requirements

  • You must be registered as a participant for this contest.
  • Your entry must be your own original work. Learn more about copyright and open-source guidelines.
  • Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other Hackster contest.
  • Your team can be of any size.
  • Your project must be a/an easy-to-replicate, low-cost open-source solution to detect or protect Covid-19 in developing countries.

*By entering a submission to this contest on behalf of a team, you acknowledge that you are the designated representative authorized to act on behalf of your team. (See full rules below for details)

Project Documentation Requirements

  • Your project must include a project name, project description, cover image, bill of materials (BOM), full instructions, images, and relevant resource files (schematics, code, CAD).
  • Your project must be written in English.
  • Your project must be submitted by Jun 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM PT

Eligible Countries: All

Number of Awards: 10

Value of Award: Win up to $25,000 in prizes!

Winners will receive global recognition and variety of awards for their contribution to society and humankind. Using the UNDP’s vast global network and resources from all supporting partners, we’ll work with the winning creators on the best way to transfer the knowledge to those who need it most. 

How to Apply: JOIN THE CHALLENGE

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

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