About the challenge

Ideate is a hybrid two-day design-thinking conference filled with awesome speakers, workshops, and a design challenge to explore how design and innovation interact. Ideate aims to observe how design thinking can be applied across fields and is open to design aficionados, curious newcomers, and everyone in between!

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Register for Ideate at our website: https://ideate.hackduke.org/

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,500 in prizes

Energy & Environment Track Prize

Education Track Prize

Health & Wellness Track Prize

Inequality Track Prize

Overall Winner Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Naomie Gao

Naomie Gao

Raymond Lin

Raymond Lin

Judging Criteria

  • Solution
    How much potential for social impact does the solution have? How well does the solution address the problem it seeks to solve? How well does the prototype serve as an effective proof of concept?
  • Customer
    Is the customer well-defined?
  • Actionability/Growth
    Ease of testing/Prototyping Ability to scale Effectiveness of future potential funds (be creative!)
  • Innovation
    Why now? Demonstrates how the idea is unique/different

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