1. If I am currently a postgraduate student and interested in this event, can I submit personal application?

2. Is this event only open to individuals who work in the government agencies? Are college professors, R&D units, and/or new startups qualified to submit proposals?
This contest will consist of two phases: Proposal submission and individual submission.

Proposal Qualifications:
This event welcomes both individuals who work in the government and public sectors. Please submit your proposal online before April 17, 2020.

Individual Application:
This event is open to the general public who are experts in data engineering, data analysis, presentation & communications, and/or other specific fields. Individuals can submit their application online from May 12 to May 24, 2020, and results will be announced on May 25, 2020.

For more information, please visit our website at
3. Is there any restriction to content submitted to the "Wishing Pool"? The general public can submit basically any content around 50 words to the "Wishing Pool" such as what question needed to be addressed in the society, how they feel about it, and why it is important. Any ideas are welcome.
4. Do I need to collaborate with another government agency to propose? Do you set the maximum number of teams that an organization can submit? If you do not work for any government agencies, you do not need to collaborate with any of them to propose. You only need to make sure your topic is relevant to five major topics that we specify on the website, form a team, and create a contact window.
Joint proposals across departments and domains are highly preferred. The department rank in the government and/or individual rank in the department will be disregarded. Collaborative proposals between the central and local governments with at least two topics covered are highly recommended.
This event does not set the maximum number of teams that an organization can submit.
5. What if I want to modify my proposal after submission? What should I do? You may modify your proposal online before the submission deadline: April 17, 2020.
6. How do I know if my proposal has been sent out successfully? When you submit your proposal and press "Send," our website will display "Sent" on the screen and will also send you notification email at the same time. You may also send an email to us at presidential-hackathon2020@tier.org.tw for confirmation of receipt.
7. When I propose, do I need to upload my documents (PowerPoint or video)? Please share any additional documents or materials that may be relevant to your work(video/slidedeck/etc)
8. Does my proposal have to address these subtopics of seventeen major topics that you specify on the website? Your proposal only needs to address one of the seventeen topics that we specify on the website and not subtopics.
9. If a prototype has been successfully developed during the event, how does your organization handle the intellectual property rights issues? Generally the proposal team should specify any intellectual property issues that may arise during the proposal implementation period and may include a government agency, department, proposal team, and the general public. After the event is completed, we will recommend the government agency/department involved in the proposal to contact the proposal team with regard to the use of intellectual property rights and applications accordingly.
10. If I still have questions, where can I get further assistance? Service Hotline : (02)6631-8503 or (02) 6631-8526
Service Email:presidential-hackathon2020@tier.org.tw