KAUST Hackathon [Solve NEOM challenges in food, water & energy]

Think you have what it takes to solve challenges in food, water & energy? Apply to JUNCTIONxKAUST with NEOM, (From Aug 22th to Sep) to join a 48-hour hackathon that is unlike any other.


Day 1 (2019-09-12): Meet, Pitch, Team Up

  • 13.30 – Mentor briefing
  • 14.00 – Meet and greet with lunch
  • 15.00 – KAUST welcome
  • 15.15 – Junction journey intro
  • 15.30 – Technical keynotes
  • 16.30 – Challenge pitches and intros
  • 17.00 – Teaming up
  • 18.00 – Hacking begins
  • 18.30 – Light dinner

Day 2 (2019-09-13): Learn, Work

  • 08.00 – Work starts
  • 09.00 – Team check-in
  • 12.00 – Lunch
  • 17.00 – Team leader check-in
  • 18.00 – Light dinner

Day 3 (2019-09-14): Showcase, Celebrate

  • 12.00 – Lunch and project submission deadline
  • 13.00 – Project demo
  • 15.00 – Award ceremony




– From Aug 22th to Sep 3rd 23:59 (GMT+3).
– Applications are reviewed based on individual merits and diversity in experience and skill set for the event.
– The target number of participants: 200
– Accepting hackers from Saudi, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain & Oman.

Team Formation

– Participants will have the opportunity to apply as teams in the registration form
– Single applicants will form a team on-site in a “Startup Weekend” format (rapid pitch, top ideas, and diverse team).


– Accommodation and meals for participants on-site will be provided by the venue partner.
– Flights and visas will NOT be provided.
– Scheduled transportation will be provided from King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) and Jeddah city to the event campus.
– No personal vehicles will be allowed on campus.
– No family members will be accommodated.


– All official communication, teamwork and pitching will be in English.
– User-facing content of the projects can be in any language suitable for the target user segment.


– Please note that this event is being photographed and recorded for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made will be shared on different public and private channels and platforms and by attending the event you agree to your footage being utilized without prior request or notice.

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  1. Ramzi El Zein

    Dear All ,

    Bearing in mind that I would like to participate in the above mentioned Hackathon, is there anybody I could talk to get more info.

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