Humanity has come far, but there remain many issues and injustices in society. We believe that, leveraging technology, we can solve many of these issues and use it for social good. We want to provide a place for creative ideas which will make our planet a better place to live for everyone.

For 22 hours of hacking, we will bring students from Berlin, Brandenburg and the rest of the world together in the HPI School of Design Thinking, located on our campus. By providing world class sponsors including workshops and access to their data and APIs, a great location and plenty of caffeine to fuel your brain we will create a space for creativity, inspiring ideas and a passion for trying out new things.


All team members must be mentioned in the submission. Please make one submission per team.

Hackathon Sponsors


2,400 in prizes




SAP Challenge Prize

Brot für die Welt Labour Rights

Brot für die Welt / Capgemini Biological Food in Cameroon

IBM Fake News

IBM Cross-Border Effects

mTomady / Deloitte Challenge

Capgemini Doing Good

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich

Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich
Digital Health - Connected Healthcare / HPI

Dr. Roland Stühmer

Dr. Roland Stühmer

Thomas Kowark

Thomas Kowark
SAP Innovation Center Network

Babajide Owoyele

Babajide Owoyele
HPI School of Desing Thinking

Nica Huestegge

Nica Huestegge

Judging Criteria

  • Concept
    - Innovation potential of the idea - Adherence to the topic of social good - Use of supplied data / hardware - Impact on the users
  • Design
    - Usability (interaction, visual and emotional design) - Functional scope (design completion)
  • Development
    - Quality and Completeness of the prototype
  • Presentation
    - Quality of the presentation - Clarity, Effectiveness, Completeness - Interest raised in the audience

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