Hacklab 2018 is scheduled to take place at the College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi from the 6th April to 8th April. This year’s event promises a unique and unforgettable experience with 12 participating tertiary institutions and over 250 participants.


The Hacklab 2018 Theme: Building Fourth Industrial Cities; Are you ready?

 The Hackathon Challenge

This year’s hackathon challenge will task teams to identify a local problem in the transport system, energy supply, use and conservation, healthcare delivery, education, agriculture or financial service sector in Ghana, design a scalable and commercial solution to address this problem leveraging on modern technologies like IoT, Blockchain, artificial intelligence, web 3.0, etc.


Eligibility Criteria

Registration & Teaming
  • All participants must fill out the Participant Registration Form to be eligible for participation.
  • Development of the idea and research for the hackathon project entry may start prior to the event, but progress and improvement of the final deliverable must be shown by the team over the period of the event. Teams not following this rule will receive a zero score for any applicable categories of judging related to the deliverable developed ahead of event kickoff.
  • Teams must be between 2-4 team members. Teams have to be formed in advance of the event.
  • Third party frameworks and libraries may be used, but must be declared in the technical prototype demonstration. A score penalty may be incurred for failure to declare as stated in Judging section.

For more information on eligibility, judging criteria and the hackathon rules, visit: http://hacklabgh.org/hackathon-rules/


Registration Deadline

Participants have until 23:00 GMT on Friday, March 30th, 2018 to register and join a team.


Event Calendar

Day One  
Opening Ceremony  
Panel Discussion: Hacklab Forum  
Workshop: Exploring Internet of Things Technologies  
Workshop: Designing for User Experience  
Hackathon Briefing  
Hackathon Challenge  
Day Two  
Team Business Coaching  
Day Three  
Product Pitch & Judging  
Award Ceremony  

Cash Prizes


Category Cash Prize
Winner 3000.00
1st Runner-up 2000.00
2nd Runner-up 1000.00
Most Promising Male Developer 800.00
Most Promising Female Developer 800.00
Best Business Pitch 500.00
Best Product Idea 500.00


This year’s event is made possible, thanks to the support from our motivated sponsors; Stanbic Bank Ghana as Platinum Partner, Vodafone Ghana as a Gold Partner, Certified Ghana as a Bronze Partner.


Also supporting this year’s event are DreamOval Foundation, Slydepay, Invent Electronics, Global Shapers Community Kumasi Hub, Internships Ghana Ltd, Ninety3Studios, Developers In Vogue and VOME.


Media partners are TechToday, Kumasi FM, Adehye FM, Watsuptek, Dartey Media and Urban Avenue.


How to Register

Follow this link to apply: http://hacklabgh.org/register-for-event/


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