VinUniversity Hackathon 2022

The annual VinUniversity Hackathon will be back this December. This is a non-stop 36-hour event organized as part of the Agile Innovation Course for all freshmen to apply things they learn into creatively solving real-world problems. 

The Hackathon, led by the Entrepreneurship Lab, is where students from different colleges work as teams, utilizing each’s own strengths and capabilities to come up with an interdisciplinary approach. Based on a real-world social problem students will conduct research, and from there, develop prototypes, with an aim to deliver a comprehensive and realistic solution. 

Judges will consist of forefront experts, leaders, entrepreneurs in various industries. VinUniversity Hackathon will be led by Reactor School Singapore, together with experts and lecturers of the Agile Innovation subject. 

Event details: 

  • Date:  
    • Hackathon: December 17th & 18th, 2022  
    • Presentation Day: December 23rd, 2022  
  • Venue: Sport Complex, VinUni Campus  
  • Organizers: VinUni Entrepreneurship Lab & Reactor School.
  • Participants: VinUni students Cohort of 2022 (~230 freshmen).
  • Contact: elab@vinuni.edu.vn 

(*) Hackathon is a common term in IT, referring to a method of assessment for software development. One of Hackathon’s typical characteristics is teams performing concentrated work in a short amount of time – continuously from 1 to 3 days to create software that solves a particular problem posed by the competition. 

By now, Hackathon has become a common form of assessment that attracts the attention of investors looking to identify talents and innovative solutions. Big tech companies such as Google and Facebook all organize internal Hackathons to galvanize ideas and encourage experts’ creativity. 

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