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About Event

β€‹πŸŒŽ build solutions to the most pressing global challenges.

​Introducing ImpactHack, a policy, engineering, and software competition that enables students to revolutionize urban solutions!

​No technical background is necessary.

​ImpactHack will take place from November 10-12 virtually, and in-person at the Instructional Center at Georgia Tech.

​participant solutions seek to address the Sustainable Development Goals curated by the United Nations as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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​Registration deadlines

​spots are limited for in-person participation. apply asap!

​priority deadline = sunday, oct. 29

​regular deadline (in-person) = fri, nov. 3

​virtual deadline = wed, nov. 8

​Weekend breakdown:

​friday: opening ceremony

​saturday: 2PM-6PM optional programming

​sunday: morning closing

​Submission types:

​Teams will be made up of 1-4 members and each track will have 3 accepted submission types:

  1. ​Technology: A 1-2 minute video submission demoing their prototype, whether it be computer science or engineering, that creates a solution aligned with the SDGs.

  2. ​Policy: A 3-5 page policy paper outlining the current state of policy and recommendations, instruments, and tools to solve the problem space.

  3. ​Interdisciplinary: A 1-2 minute video submission of your technology solution plus a 1-2 page policy paper outlining the policy surrounding your problem space and solution

​in partnership with Georgia Tech School of Public Policy and Georgia Tech Sustainable X,Β ImpactHackΒ is hosted by Startup Exchange.

​Submission Tracks:

​Track 1: Equitable Communities Challenge:

​Develop solutions to build inclusive, just, and peaceful communities that provide economic security and equal opportunity for all.

​SDG Goals: SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).


​Track 2: Healthy People and Planet Challenge:

​Design innovative approaches to protect the environment, address climate change, and provide sustainable solutions for clean water, food security, healthcare, and human well-being.

​SDG Goals: SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and SDG 15 (Life on Land).


​Track 3: Quality Education and Economic Growth Challenge:Β 

​Develop strategies to expand access to quality education and promote decent work, economic growth, and industrial innovation.

​SDG Goals: SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).