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【Background】

Have you noticed? From dawn to dusk, from products to services, from interpersonal interactions to time alone, our days are filled with ideas that were once considered far-fetched but are now taken for granted.

Thanks to innovators who conceive and actualize ideas, yesterday's science fiction is today's reality and what was once imagined is now existent. The world propels forward with daring dreams, with AI poised to surpass current cognitive limits. The Third Ideathon, hosted by the Ministry of Digital Affairs, invites you to boldly imagine the infinite possibilities of I & AI and imagination of extended intelligence in 2040. Share your idea, it may ignite the dawn of a new future.

【Submission Theme】

The theme for the 3rd Ideathon is WeWe Futures: 2040 Extended Intelligence.

It continues the tradition of "
WeWe Futures" of co-creating and imagining the future through innovative ideas from the general public. We invite you to activate your Future Vision and explore the potential for extended intelligence to foster positive values in life, community, the workplace, and various environments and settings
FRI.

03.29

MON.

07.15 17:00 (GMT+8)

Application Period

TUE.

07.16

THU.

07.25

First Round selection

FRI.

07.26

Second Round selection

WED.

07.31

First & Second Round result announcement (Idea Award & Good Idea Award)

WED.

08.07

Briefing for Final Round selection X Workshop vol.3

WED.

08.07

THU.

08.29

Mentorship

FRI.

08.30

SAT.

08.31

Final Round selection

SUN.

09.01

SUN.

09.15 (temp.)

Co-creation and visualization of works

TUE.

10.17

FRI.

10.27

Public Voting

SAT.

10.28

Final

MON.

09.16

FRI.

10.18 (one day during this period)

Final Round result announcement and Award Ceremony (Gold Idea Award)

〔 Application Eligibility 〕

Individuals or teams, irrespective of age or nationality. Maximum 3 submissions are allowed. (one can join more than one team; a team must not have over 5 members).

〔 Submission Content 〕

Humans’ imagination is a powerhouse for technological advancement. We invite you to imagine and depict life scenarios in 2040 in the form of third-person news reports. You may choose to use texts, pictures, or/and photos. Contents should include:
  1. Title (required): maximum 30 Chinese characters or 80 English letters.
  2.  Content (required): maximum 500 Chinese characters or 1,200 English letters.
  3. Attachments (optional): texts, images, audios, or videos. Only one file (PDF or JPG, 8MB maximum) or one YouTube link (3 minutes maximum) is allowed.
  4. Submitted content must not have been published or displayed. Please read Important Notices carefully.
  5. On Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 10:00 AM, the official website (ideathon.tw) will open for project submissions.
  • Submissions may be made in either English or Chinese. For bilingual cases, the word count will be determined based on Chinese characters.
  • After completing the submission, please fill out the questionnaire to help us understand the status of submissions received for this event.

〔 Notice 〕

  1. Participants under the age of 18 shall be accompanied by their legal representative or guardian when submitting entries, upon the completion of which it is presumed that the legal representative or guardian understands and accepts pertaining rights and responsibilities.
  2. The participant should ensure originality of submissions; the reproduction, revision, plagiarism, or counterfeiting of any existing works, and the infringement of any intellectual property or any rights of others is prohibited. Once such cases are reported and proved true, the reported participant will have their eligibility for awards revoked and be asked to return any cash awards and certificates received.
  3. The organizer and executive organizer reserve the right of final explanation regarding the number of awards given in each round. Please see the Ideathon website for the most updated information, besides which no further notices will be made.
  4. It is presumed that the participant understands and agrees to comply with all terms in the Guidelines; any omission shall be subjected to the regulations or explanations of the organizer and executive unit published on the Ideathon website.
  5. Personal data of the participant collected by the executive unit are used for contact and further research/analysis. The participant may request to inquire/read, copy, supplement/correct, stop the collecting/ processing of, or delete the data.
  6. Participants passing each round and granted awards must attend relevant important events, including the evaluation process, the guided co-creation stage, and the award ceremony; when unable to attend due to factors beyond one’s control, they should notify the organizer in advance, who will make appropriate arrangements.
  7. Cash awards are subjected to income tax as per tax regulations. When receiving a cash award that exceeds NT$20,001, Taiwanese should pay 10% for tax, and foreigners should pay 20% for tax, which will be deducted during the distribution of the prize. The allocation of the cash award shall be arranged among team members without the involvement of the executive unit.
  8. To receive awards, awardee should reply with relevant information within in 10 days after the award ceremony; failure to do so will be considered as renouncing their right. For awardees under is underage, their legal representative must sign relevant documents.
  9. Any controversies resulting from this event may be subjected to mediation or the regulations of civil or administrative litigation procedures. The court of first instance will be a court in Taipei, Taiwan.

Submission Guidelines

Download

Awards

1 Month

BW Plus

Idea Contribution

Participants who have completed registration, submitted their entries, and passed the eligibility review will receive a one-month online subscription to Business Weekly (BW Plus, valued at NT$329).

Certificate

/ Trophy

Idea Award / Good Idea Award / Gold Idea Award

Participants who have passed the first or second round selection and received the Idea Award or Good Idea Award will receive a certificate; who have passed the final round selection and are selected for the Golden Idea Award will further receive a trophy. Participants have the option to choose between a physical or digital certificate / trophy (certificate / trophy on blockchain).

USD$

312

Idea Award (100 recipients)

Participants who have passed the first round selection and received the Idea Award will receive NT$10,000 (USD$312) and a certificate, with the option to choose between a physical or digital certificate (certificate on blockchain).

USD$

1,248

Good Idea Award (30 recipients)

Participants who have passed the second round selection and received the Good Idea Award will additionally receive NT$30,000 (USD$936) and a certificate, with the option to choose between a physical or digital certificate (certificate on blockchain).

USD$

3,431

Golden Idea Award (10 recipients)

Participants who have passed the final round selection and are selected for the Golden Idea Award will further receive NT$70,000 (USD$2,183) and a trophy, with the option to choose between a physical or digital trophy (trophy on blockchain).

Evaluation Criteria

First & Second Round selection

40%
20%

Innovative Application

Using technology to achieve breakthrough.

20%

Breaking Boundaries

Integrating cross-domain supply and demand to create new paradigms.

60%
30%

Social Good

Foster positive values to create social good.

30%

Future Impact

Compliance with regulatory frameworks or has the potential for legal reform.

Final Round selection

30%
15%

Innovative Application

Using technology to achieve breakthrough.

15%

Breaking Boundaries

Integrating cross-domain supply and demand to create new paradigms.

70%
25%

Social Good

Foster positive values to create social good.

25%

Future Impact

Compliance with regulatory frameworks or has the potential for legal reform.

20%

Mentoring

Mentoring to deepen and refine the value of the idea.

Q&A

No, there is no entry fee. Participation is completely free.
You can send an email to [email protected], and a dedicated team will assist you in resolving any problems.
Yes, you can make modifications and adjustments to your submission within the submission deadline.
The team leader should inform the organizers in advance. If there are unforeseen circumstances, the organizing committee will consider and make adjustments accordingly.
Absolutely! We welcome students and professionals with imaginative and creative minds to participate. (In the meantime, we ask you to register an new account)