2020 ADB-AIM Hackathon

Shape the new normal through joining #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 to address issues on health and well-being, education, economic development, and enhancing institutions

#DigitalAgainstCOVID-19: ADB's Digital Approach to Shaping the New Normal

This 2020 ADB-AIM Hackathon provides a platform where you can become part of shaping the new normal. Together, let’s find opportunities to utilize digital tools and technologies to tackle what life will be like in the new normal. We are crowdsourcing innovation from global problem solvers: startups, companies, universities, research organizations, and industry players.

Selected ideas and solutions will be provided with access to resources for further prototype development and pilot launch.



Are there ways digital technologies could help us address the long-term needs of these critical areas?
Ideas can be submitted at any stage, throughout the entire hackathon’s 9-month duration.
Economic Development


Health and Well-being




Enhancing Institutions



How might digital tools help us address our most critical problems and opportunities to address specific challenges?


Each round spans in a 3-month phase starting from articulating problems to identifying solutions. Participants will go through application, evaluation, mentoring, and pitching.


The most valuable solutions will be selected based on value. We will focus on feasibility on deployment. Selected solutions will get the opportunity to develop prototypes, funded by ADB for pilot testing, supported by our partners and specialized experts. We want to go beyond spotting solutions to putting together a comprehensive, systematic, and scalable program aimed at producing measurable, sustained outcomes.




> 5-7 Solutions per Round (one for each challenge)

USD 10,000 Grant

> ADB supports the selected team’s solution for further development to undergo pilot testing, incubation, and access to funding sources.


Show potential in creating a challenge that would demonstrate possible solutions.