A case competition for problem solvers, innovators, designers and developers in the building construction, structural engineering and architecture sectors.
Join us September 14 – 15, 2019 to test your talent and compete for cash prizes of up to $3,000 USD.
Oxford Properties is a global real estate owner, investor, developer and property management company. As a group passionate about innovation in construction, architecture and building design, they are inviting 500 of the best minds to gather in 4 cities around the world to develop solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the sector today.
The global construction industry is projected to exceed $15.5 trillion by 2030. With that massive scale comes a massive opportunity to innovate, and Oxford Properties challenges you to help transform the way we plan, design and construct buildings.
How can you challenge the status quo, innovate and optimize the design, documentation, or construction phases of the building development process?
Registration & Breakfast
Opening Remarks & Challenge Kickoff
Venue Open & Breakfast
Top 5 Pitches
Awards & Celebrations
$20,000 in prizes to be won!
There are two judging phases to ensure the best solutions rise to the top. In both phases, participants will have five (5) minutes to pitch and a three-minute Q&A with judges. Both phases will be evaluated using the same judging criteria.
The expo is the first round of judging for the teams. The expo will mimic a science fair where teams present their solutions simultaneously to a number of judges. All teams will have five minutes to pitch their solution and three minutes for Q&A with the judges. Three different judges will see each team and evaluate their pitch using a set judging criteria.
The top five teams from the expo will move on to a Dragon’s Den-style finale. The top five teams will be called up from the crowd live, to present on stage to a roundtable of judges who will decide on first, second, and third place. The winning teams will be awarded prizes of $3,000 USD, $1,500 USD and $500 USD respectively.
- Desirability – How impactful will the solution be to end-users? What proof points are available to demonstrate that the solution is meaningful for users?
- Feasibility – How feasible is the solution in the context of the built environment, considering existing and future infrastructure and processes?
- Viability – To what extent is the solution a viable option for the challenge?
- Pitch – How well does the team articulate the challenge and solution they are proposing? Is the innovation clearly described and easy to understand?
Frequently Asked Questions
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Who can participate in the Oxford Global Hackathon?
Oxford Global Hackathon is for problem solvers, innovators, designers and developers in the building construction, structural engineering and architecture sectors. You must be the legal age of majority in your country and region of residence.
How do I apply to participate in the Oxford Global Hackathon?
Choose your city here and follow the intructions to join.
How are teams formed?
You can join as a team or use the matchmaking tool on Hackworks.com (once you've joined your desired location). You'll also be sent an invite to the official Oxford Global Hackathon Slack where you can find team members.
What if I don’t have a team?
Don’t worry! We’ve set aside some time on the morning of Day 1 to allow participants to find team members.
What is the best team size?
Teams should have between two and six participants.
What do I need to bring?
Bring any devices that you’ll need for brainstorming and building your solution such as sticky notes, a notebook, markers and your laptop. We’ll provide wifi, electrical connection and delicious food and drinks to keep you powered throughout the event!
Is the venue open overnight?
No, the venue will close at 12:00am on Day 1, but don’t worry! You can still continue to work on your hackathon proposal at your team’s discretion.
What are the prizes?
Teams will compete against all other teams in their city for a prize package totaling $5,000 USD.
- 1st place $3,000 USD
- 2nd place $1,500 USD
- 3rd place $500 USD
Who owns the IP?
All IP is owned by you - the participants.
I’ve never done a hackathon before, can I still participate?
Yes! Hackathons are a great opportunity to have fun, network and apply your skills in a new way.