About this Event

UCL Technology Society is proud to host the AI For The Common Good Hackathon sponsored by Microsoft, in partnership with UCL Computer Science, X5GON, United Nations ANCSSC, British Embassy Paris, and the UK Science and Innovation Network. Over the 2 days, you will be in teams of 3 and your team will be challenged to build an app or other implementation of an idea that creatively uses AI techniques and other technologies to tackle one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals. At this event you will have unprecedented access to major companies with recruiting interest (Microsoft, Cisco, NTT Data, IBM, and the NHS), the United Nations and charity organisations, and a chance to win a range of highly attractive prizes.

Grand Prize

The 3 teams with the best hacks will win a fully sponsored 2 day trip to Paris to present their hack to a wider audience including the UN and a range of major companies and charity organisations. This trip includes a banquet dinner with the British Embassy and a second exclusive hackathon in Paris with other top international universities to further develop the hack.

Secondary Prizes

Microsoft Xbox One's, Oculus and more!

Important Details

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  • There are only 200 spots for this hackathon, so make sure you get your FREE ticket now! We will be checking tickets at the event.
  • All hacks will be open-source. By attending this hackathon, you agree for your hack to be shared with X5GON, and the event's partner companies and organisations.


Event Day 1
09:00-11:00 Launch lecture, guest speakers, X5GON API, Introduction and Review of Current Designs

Lecture Theatre C03, 2 Bedford Way

09:00-17:00 Hack Meetups and Networking

UCL Main Building - Wilkins South Cloister

12:00‑13:00 Lunch
11:00‑12:30 Lab Hack 1 with industry and X5GON
12:30‑14:00 Afternoon snacks
Event Day 2
09:00-17:00 Hack Meetups and Networking

UCL Main Building - Wilkins South Cloister

09:00-11:00 Lab Hack 2 with industry and X5GON
13:00-14:00 Lunch
16:00-17:00 Closing prize-giving session and guest speakers

UCL LAWS - Denys Lecture Theatre, SB31 Bentham


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