Around 300 Malaysian students from over 20 public and private university/colleges in Malaysia are busy this weekend (1st-3rd March 2019) participating in the Aviatar 2019 hackathon.
Aviatar 2019 hackathon
The hackathon is an joint initiative to foster aerospace innovation and creative thinking. The three-day event, in partnership with the University of Nottingham Malaysia, brings together teams of students to explore and unlock digital-centric thinking around the future of aviation.
In teams of up to five, the students are required to present working proofs of concept to a panel of technology and aviation industry experts. The top five teams will compete at the Aviatar 2019 Grand Finale at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) on 27th March 2019. LIMA will be open to the Public between 29th and 30th March 2019 (Friday & Saturday) from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Check out more information about the competition at aviatarchallenge.com
What do the winners receive?
The grand finale’s winning team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to France, where they’ll visit a number of aerospace companies. The first and second runners-up will each win a trip to visit aerospace companies based in Japan and Malaysia, respectively.
Aviatar 2019 is co-organised by
- Ministry of Education (MoE)
- Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
- Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC)
- French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS)
in collaboration with
- University of Nottingham Malaysia,
- Invest Selangor
- Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi (JPT)
- National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO)