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Building an Adaptable, Intelligent World

16-17, October

About the Hackathon

Encouraging Women to Get Involved in Tech!

Have you ever dreamed about building an application for the IoT? Now you can—and maybe even win a cash prize!  

Xilinx, in partnership with NTU, NUS, SUTD and the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) is giving small teams of female students at three local universities a chance to bring their designs to life with Xilinx technology.

Here’s your opportunity to change the world and compete for a top prize of 1,500 SGD and internship opportunity with Xilinx Singapore – all in a marathon three-day session! Sign up for Xilinx’s IoT Hackathon today -- because a better world can’t wait!



Nanyang Technological University Singapore
 Singapore University of Technology and Design
Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association


Advancing IoT Technology

Technology for Everyday Life

The Internet of Things (IoT) touches your life every day. From the connected home controlled by your smartphone, to automotive smart sensors that keep you safe on the road, the IoT represents the promise of a smarter tomorrow—one that makes life easier and more efficient.

In this hackathon, students will be asked to build an IoT design using a python based Pynq development board from Xilinx. It combines the power of Raspberry PI and Arduino with the fast, parallel, and customizable logic of Xilinx FPGAs.

Specific challenge details will be presented at the start of the competition, and students will have 48 hours to complete their task. Finalists will then be asked to present their project to a panel of judges.


Prizes & Rules

Three Teams Will Win Cash Prizes

First Prize: 1,500 SGD
+ internship opportunity


Second Prize: 1,000 SGD


Third Prize: 500 SGD

  1. This hackathon is open to all female students attending NTU, NUS, and SUTD. All team members should be from the same university.
  2. All team registrations must be received by 11:59 PM Singapore Standard Time on 31 July, 2021. Teams can register by completing the form on the registration tab of this website.
  3. Hackathon events will take place at each school on 19 October.
  4. The hackathon will begin with a mandatory training session over Zoom where hackathon participants will be introduced to the tools that will be used in building their projects. At this event, students will be provided specific details and guidelines regarding the types of IoT projects they will be asked to build. Students will also be given clear instructions on when their projects must be completed.
  5. At the end of the build period, three finalists will be selected from each school.
  6. All finalists will be asked to present their projects before a set of judges at Xilinx’s Singapore headquarters on 23 October.
  7. Three prizes shall be awarded at the end of the competition and split between winning team members: First place: 1,500 SGD + internship opportunity; Second place: 1,000 SGD; Third place: 500 SGD


4 Days of Hackathon Fun!

Date Details
October 16 (9:00am)
  • Hackathon kickoff and training
October 16 – 17
  • Hackathon
October 17  (~ midnight)
  • Teams to confirm and sign up for demo. 

October 19

  • Preliminary rounds at your school. 
  • Top teams to proceed to finals
October 23
  • Finalist teams will present their designs to judges at Xilinx Singapore.
  • Closing ceremony announcing results and prize presentation

For more information, please contact us.