In 2022, the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) launched the world first World Engineering Day Hackathon.
WFEO invited undergraduate university students from around the world to come together to produce engineering solutions to some of the greatest issues of this generation.
Inviting partners and sponsors from the global community, WFEO hosted a successful event that saw hundreds of students volunteer their time and energy.
Three great challenges, developed with the support of Engineerings Without Borders (EWB-I), International Engineering Alliance, IFEES, as well as the WFEO Executive Board
We received more than 1000 pre-event registrations of which 465 students entered
Confirmed INTEL as a PLATINUM Hackathon Sponsor
The competition had 40 judges for Preliminary Round and 6 judges from our partners in Finalist Round.
The 6 ‘Finalist’ judges were senior people from WFEO partners: UNESCO, EWB, IFEES, INWES, GEDC & IEA.
The judging criteria: was based on the IEA GAPC. This was a highly strategic move. In future years WFEO hopes this will encourage more IEA signatories to support the universities in their jurisdictions to participate.
All members of the winning teams were engineering students
The finalists consisted of 14 females and 16 males
Winning teams were selected out of 9 Finalist entries
From 6 countries; Australia, Canada, China, India, Philippines & Kenya