Program the Future is an annual competition that challenges university students to create innovative technology solutions that can improve the way we were work and live.
Now on its fifth year, Program the Future encourages its participants to work with the latest technologies and discover ways on how to use Tech for Good.
Discover your power to innovate.
Learn how you can develop groundbreaking ideas through insights from our industry experts and mentors.
Bring impactful ideas to life.
Build technology solutions from the ground up and see how they change the way we live and work.
Break barriers through technology.
Use Tech for Good to empower people and bring positive social impact to your community.
Know more about Program the Future by watching the highlights of last year’s competition.
In today’s fast-paced world, technology touches the lives of people. Most of us are impacted by technology in one or several ways. What will make a difference is the way technology is applied to help improve the way we work and live, and create value for our society.
Following are some of the areas where Technology can play a GOOD role through Innovation: Healthcare, Safety & Security, Citizens Identity, Financial Services, Education & Employment, Smart Living, Transportation & Infrastructure, Lifestyle, Sustainability and Governance.
Ideas must be submitted by a group of 3rd and 4th year college students. A group must consist of five (5) members, regardless of technology courses or alignment but should be enrolled in one school/college/university.
Each student must be 18 years old and above on or before the deadline of submission and may join only one (1) group.
Submitted ideas should leverage the latest technology trends such as, but not limited to:
Each idea should aim to solve or address issues and challenges surrounding any of these areas:
Go to the Program the Future Page to submit your ideas.
Deadline of submission of ideas is on May 25, 2018.
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING:
Social Impact – 30%
Use of emerging technology – 30%
Uniqueness of idea – 20%
Usability – 20%
All submitted ideas will be validated by Program the Future’s core team based on the following:
Validated submissions will be sent to the school’s Department Head, with additional input or comments from the sponsors of the Program the Future to help school representatives in reviewing the entries.
The school representatives will evaluate and grade the entries according to PTF criteria. The Top 3 teams will advance to the Semifinal round.
The top 3 teams of each school will attend the PTF’s kick-off event on June 9 (Cebu) and June 16 (Manila). Note: Dates may be subject to change.
Two mentors from Accenture Advanced Technology Centers in the Philippines will be assigned to each school to mentor the students and guide them in their PTF journey.
The mentors will be introduced to the schools at the kick-off event.
Mentors may schedule regular meetings with the students to guide them as they build their prototypes to be presented at the semifinals. The schedule must be agreed upon by the mentors, students and their coach professor (if applicable).
The top 3 teams of each school will each receive Php 5,000 cash.
Semifinalists will be given six (6) weeks to:
Each team will present their working prototype to the Accenture Advanced Technology Centers in the Philippines’ judges on July 28, 2018. An external judge may be invited as well.
Each team will showcase their working prototypes in a science fair format. They will be given 5 minutes to present to the judges.
Participants from Cebu will have their own semifinals event. The Top 5 teams from Cebu will join the Top 5 teams from Manila to form the Top 10 teams in the Final Round of Program the Future 2018.
Cebu finalists will be flown to Manila to compete in the Final Round. The PTF core team will arrange the transportation and accommodation of the teams.
The top 10 teams will receive Php 20,000 cash.
The top 10 teams will have another two (2) weeks to enhance their presentation and prototypes, and present to the PTF judges on August 11, 2018.
Each group will be given a total of fifteen (15) minutes to present: Five (5) minutes to showcase the prototype and ten (10) minutes to answer questions from the judges.
Winners will be announced on the same day.
The decision of the judges will be final and irrevocable.
PHP5,000 per team
Top 3 teams per school (semifinalist)
Top 10 finalist
Tech Vision 2018 Awardee
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