Malaysian Ecosystem in Cross-Industry Virtual Hackathon

RISE and MDEC with the support with the private sector to revitalize the through its Cross-Industry Hackathon. Application will be open at the upcoming pre-hack day (soft-launch) on September, 5th 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll not just on the Malaysians but also on the economy. Key industries such as tourism, retail, property, manufacturing and many more were severely affected by the pandemic. Amid the crisis, the pandemic also evolved the way business and transaction interacts and hastened the digital transformation of many large Corporations and SMEs alike. New innovations in business models and technologies have been developed and implemented in a short time as we step into the “New Normal” era.

RISE, a regional corporate innovation powerhouse that aims to lift 1% of GDP in the region, together in the collaboration with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will be organizing Malaysia's largest (100% online) hackathon with the aim to be Malaysian's largest hackathon of 2020. Some of Malaysia's top corporations such as Celcom Axiata, Malaysia Airlines, Ecoworld, Guocoland and Pos Malaysia will be supporting this agenda as well.

Armed with problem statements from real business cases, RISE and its partners will share these challenges from Telecommunications, Tourism, Logistics, Real Estate and Retail Industries in order to seek support from innovators across Malaysia to solve them.

There are also prizes worth up to RM60,000 to be won.

Excited to learn more about the hackathon? The soft launch of this hackathon or Pre-hack Day will be held on September, 5th 2020 where the challenges of the corporations will be announced to the public.

The pre-hack day is open for everyone to attend. Those who are interested, please register for the pre-hack day on September, 5th 2020 at You can expect to:

  • Find out about the corporates and partners involved in the hackathon
  • Explore the problem statements and challenges issued from top-notch organizations
  • Listen to a world-class keynote speaker on Innovation
  • Build up skills from the “Best-In-Class” Tech & Training companies to improve your chances during the hackathon

Applications for the program are being accepted from September, 5th – 20th 2020. Interested startups and potential corporate partners can visit for program details and application submission.

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