- 【Event】NYCU Glocal Digital Service & Innovation Competition (Deadline: 30th May)

2021.04.14

NYCU Glocal Digital Service & Innovation Competition


Introduction

The NYCU Global Design & Innovation Competition is a 3-day event aimed to inspire innovations in a post-pandemic world, with a focus on creating innovative digital and touchless services for promoting our health and well-being. Participants will be provided with tutorials, technical support, and mentors during the event.


Program Overview



About the Competition

The NYCU Glocal Design & Innovation Competition is aimed to create an opportunity for participants to generate innovative ideas and solutions to health-related tasks. During the 32-hr hackathon, teams must incorporate Line Developer Tools offered by LINE Corporation to build their work. Mentors from LINE will provide on-site technical support. Each team will demonstrate and present their work in the closing ceremony.


Eligibility

  1. Current students from the University System of Taiwan (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Central University, National Chengchi University, National Tsing Hua University) and the National Taiwan University System (National Taiwan University, National Taiwan Normal University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology).
  2. Application should be on a team basis; each team consists of 4-5 students; each team must have at least 1 overseas student*. The total number of admitted teams will be 10.

  *Overseas students include international, Mainland China and overseas Chinese students.

  1. The competition is for everyone. Prior technology experience or programming prerequisites are not required for participating in the hackathon. However, at least one member having programming experiences is strongly recommended. We suggest each team include members who have diverse backgrounds and skills such as design, marketing, management, or even storytelling capabilities.


Important Deadline*

  1. Application Deadline: 23:59, May 30, 2021 (GMT+8)
  2. Notification of Acceptance: June 14, 2021 (GMT+8)

*Schedule is subject to change.


Fees

  1. Registration is free. Lunch, dinner and late night snacks during the competition will be offered by the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University to admitted applicants.
  2. Students are responsible for their own transportation, travel insurance, accommodation and personal expenses. (Shuttle service will be provided between Taipei and Hsinchu Guangfu Campus. Please see below for more information.)


Program Schedule*

Date

Time

Content

 July 1

(Thursday)

8:30-9:20

Registration

9:30-9:40

Welcome Address

9:40-10:20

Keynote Speech

10:30-12:30

Workshop I- Deep Q

12:30-13:20

Brown Bag Lunch Talk

13:30-17:30

Workshop II- LINE

17:30-18:30

Dinner

18:30-19:30

Hackathon-Orientation & Introduction

  July 2

(Friday)

9:00-

Hackathon (32 hrs.)

   July 3

(Saturday)

Until 17:00

Hackathon

17:00-18:00

Presentation Preparation

18:00-21:00

Closing Ceremony (project demonstration and presentation)

Dinner Buffet

21:00-

Farewell

*Program schedule may be subject to change.


How to Apply

Each team should register through the online application form (https://reurl.cc/8y8A6g) before 23:59 May 30, 2021.


Prize

  1. Certificates will be awarded to all team members.
  2. 1st Prize: NTD 10,000 / 2nd Prize: NTD 6,000 / 3rd Prize: NTD 4,000
  3. Priority interview opportunity to LINE TECH FRESH internship program.


Transportation Service

Shuttle bus will be provided between Taipei (MRT Guting Station, Exit4) and Hsinchu (Microinfo Research Center, Hsinchu Guangfu Campus, NYCU) on the following time and date:

Date

Departure time

Meeting Point

Destination

1st July

8:00 am

MRT Guting Station, Exit4

NYCU

19:30

NYCU

MRT Guting Station, Exit4

2nd July

7:00 am

MRT Guting Station, Exit4

NYCU

3rd July

21:00

NYCU

MRT Guting Station, Exit4

*Transportation schedules may be subject to change.


Housing Information

Participants should arrange their own accommodation. Several options on and near NYCU Guangfu campus are listed below. In case you need help, please contact Ms. Katie Lai jhlaic@nycu.edu.tw. Availability is limited; please make reservation as soon as possible after admission.

  1. NYCU Guest House II

Address: Hsinchu Guangfu Campus, NYCU (It is located on the 2nd floor of the Female Student Dormitory 2)
Tel: +886-3- 5712121 ext. 59060/59063
Check In: 14:00-22:30
Check Out: 11:00

Room Type

Price (per day)

Notes

Single suite

NTD 1,000 / 1 person

No breakfast

Single suite

NTD 1,200 / 2 person

No breakfast

  1. Landis Inn Chuhu

Address: No.16, University Road, Hsinchu 30080, Taiwan
Tel: +886-3- 5713633 Email: rsvn@chuhulandis.com.tw
Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 11:00

Room Type

Price (per day)

Notes

Standard Single

(1 bed)

NTD 2,000 / 1 person

No breakfast

Standard Room

(1 bed)

NTD 2,200/ 2 person

No breakfast

Standard Twin

(2 bed)

NTD 2,200/ 2 person

No breakfast

Quad Room

(2 bed)

NTD 2,800/ 4 person

No breakfast

Reservation Form (Landis Inn Chuhu)


Deposit

  1. Deposit: NTD 2,000/team. A deposit of NTD 2,000 is required upon admission. The deposit will be fully refunded to each team after completion of the event.
  2. In case of no show, the deposit is non-refundable, except under unforeseen circumstances, such as COVID-19 outbreak, cancellation of the activity or natural disasters.


FAQ
Q1. Can I join the competition without prior programming experience?
A. The competition is for everyone. Prior technology experience or programming prerequisites are not required for participating in the hackathon. However, at least one member in the team with programming experiences is strongly recommended. We suggest each team include members who have diverse backgrounds and skills such as programming, design, marketing, management, or even storytelling capabilities.

Q2. How can I find my team members?
A. Current students from NYCU, NCU, NCCY, NTHU and NTU, NTNU and NUTST are welcome to join the competition. Each team must have at least 1 overseas student (including international, Mainland Chinese and Overseas Chinese students).


Q3. Would I be offered an internship opportunity if I win 1st-3rd place?
A. Students will be given priority to be interviewed for LINE TECH FRESH internship program.


Q4. Can I get extra benefits once I join the competition?
A. In addition to cash prize and internship opportunities, participants will be considered favorably when they apply for OIA’s outbound student mobility programs and scholarships. 


Q5. When will you provide the topic of the competition?
A. The topic has already been announced on our official website: “How to use Open Data combined with LINE Bot to improve medical and health care.” Students can elaborate on this topic freely without further limitation.


Q6. Who is the judge of the competition?
A. The judges will be experts from LINE Corp. and DeepQ (an AI healthcare project under HTC Corp.).

Q7. The total number of admitted teams will only be 10 teams. Is the selection of teams on a first-come-first-served basis?

A. Due to the space limitation of the competition venue, we are only able to accommodate up to 10 teams. However, if more than 10 teams registered for the competition, the judges will then review the proposal and select only 10 teams based on the motivation and diversity of the team members.


Q8. Shall we present the completed application software or website at the closing ceremony? Do we need to add extra functions on the LINE App? Can the result be a concept only?
A. Each team will demonstrate and present their work in the closing ceremony without limitation in format.


Q9. Shall we use LINE Chatbot only? Or can we use other kinds of tools?
A. LINE Corp. will provide the official training for the chatbot and provide API. However, you may combine other elements, but we hope LINE Chatbot can be included into the final result.


Contact Information

Katie Lai (Ms.)

Office of International Affairs, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (Chiaotung Campus)

Phone: (03)5712121#50665

Email: jhlaic@nycu.edu.tw