Each year the Hackaday Prize challenges the engineering community to create something incredible. The return of the 2020 Hackaday Prize has just been announce! With the generous support of our sponsors: Supplyframe, Digikey, Microchip, and ARM, the Hackaday Prize returns for its seventh year to focus on conservation, disaster relief, renewable resources, and assistive devices.
Engineers, designers, makers, and entrepreneurs come together each year to harness the power of technology and utilize it for the good of humanity. This year Hackaday is partnering with CalEarth, FieldReady, Conservation X Labs, and United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles to give away over $200,000 for winning entries in each category.
The top winner of this year’s Hackaday prize will receive $50,000 and have their solution designed for manufacturing at the Supplyframe DesignLab and produced in a limited run. Each of the Hackaday Prize nonprofit partners will receive a $10,000 donation as well as an open-source solution to their challenge.
This year’s Dream Team challenges also give entrants the opportunity to participate in a two-month engineering sprint, from June through July, that offers twelve $3,000 stipends each month. Entrants may choose to apply as a team or as an individual in this challenge.
Each category will be judged by a panel of twenty diverse and esteemed judges. These judges are experts in their fields, from organizations such as Amazon, AT&T, Google, Lyft, Microsoft, NASA, the UC Berkeley Art Center, and more. In addition to the prizes already mentioned, $10,000 and $3,000 prizes will be awarded to the top two entries solving problems in each of the four non-profit challenge categories.
We are excited to see what amazing things come from the 2020 Hackaday Prize and all of its participants!