Presidential Hackathon is an initiative designed for the Taiwanese government to demonstrate its emphasis on open-source data, data utilization, and practice innovation to address the needs of the country in social innovations. The event aims to facilitate exchanges among data owners, data scientists, and field experts to assemble the wisdom of crowds across government, industry, and private and public sectors. Ultimately, it strives to accelerate the optimization of public services and improve the effectiveness of government services. Looking forward, with the participation of government leaders, public officials, and citizens in joint proposals, hacking practices, and implementation, we can succeed in implementing government innovations and promoting the well-being of the people. During this event, the government will provide published, open-source information or useful information that is currently protected but can be accessed upon official requests and encourage the integration of information from a number of non-governmental sources to produce best practices, and/or innovative services that will benefit everyone in society.

Proposal and submission


No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Good Health & Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Clean Water & Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Decent Work & Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Sustainable Cities & Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.



Proposal Requirements/Unit(s)
Applicant(s) can submit the application form individually or on behalf of the government agency/department for which he/she works.
Applicant(s) not from any government agency/department must provide a detailed proposal with a related topic, form a team, and creat a contact window.
Proposal Restrictions
The proposal must be a plan that has not yet been implemented. If it is a phased plan, it must also be a part that has not yet been carried out.

    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.

Intellectual Property Statement
The proposal team should specify any intellectual property rights issues that may arise during the proposal implementation period and that may involve a government agency, department, proposal team, and the general public. After the event is completed, we will recommend the dedicated government agency/department contact its proposal team with regard to the use of intellectual property and applications accordingly.

FAQ Proposal Submission



Hacker Gathering (2018-2019 Semi-finalists).


Online Press conference_ Civic Wishing Pool Initiation.


Civic Wishing Pool Period


Press Conference and Proposal Submission Briefing.


Online Application Submission Period.


Public Question Submission Period.


Public Voting and Judge Rating.


Workshops and Training Sessions for Selected Teams.


Workshops and Second-round Selection. (Demo Given)


4-days Hackathon. (International Track)


Winner Demo and Award Ceremony.

2018 Top 5 Teams of Excellence

Domestic Violence Prevention and Management

The team aims to set up an early warning mechanism against domestic violence abuse to protect victims, especially children and teenagers. Introduce machine learning and artificial intelligence, and build a family risk early warning management system to help social workers allocate resources more accurately to reduce the recidivism rate of child violence and abuse at home. At present, the Taipei City and New Taipei City governments have jointly launched an initiative to promote “Data Quality.” For this reason, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare has joined a public initiative called “D4SG (Data for Social Good) Program” with reference to the government-public cooperative model between the Department of Social Welfare of both the Taipei City and New Taipei City governments to analyze national families with a high-risk of domestic violence and abuse for home visitors to accurately monitor abuse cases. At the same time, there will be a one-stop service model established for high-risk families. For instance, the Taoyuan City government has begun to enhance its social safety net with reference to the model adopted by the Taipei City and New Taipei City governments.

Legal Aid and Assistance

This team strives to optimize the allocation of resources for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. The effective provision of legal aid services can be done by combining data analysis, understanding resource coverage, proactively detecting resource allocation issues, finding the best integrated service base, and optimizing the resource allocation required by the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. At present, the Legal Aid Foundation has begun to review regional performance and identify gaps in order to seek resolutions. In cooperation with the New Taipei City Government, the Foundation also provides a patrolling service to best address most important issues facing citizens of these two cities.

One-stop Rescue Services

The team focuses on emergency care communication and resource integration. Taking Kaohsiung's gas explosion accident in 2014 as an example, there was a platform available to integrate and communicate all relevant units, including the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), the fire department, the health bureau, hospitals and ambulances. This enabled them to communicate and report to relevant units at the same time on the same platform to reduce repetitive procedures, allowing the ambulance, medical and health units to collaborate more efficiently. Thus far, the "One Stop" system prototype has been set up to integrate with data stored in Kaohsiung ambulance mobile tablet system.

Saving water resources

The team uses big data and machine learning to detect tap water leaks. Local water pipe clocks of the sensors will be connected to a big data platform through which data will be collected and analyzed using machine learning to quickly find out the leak location and/or predict the possibility of leaks. This will significantly shorten the check time from the original 2 months to 1 to 2 days. The team has also been recommended and invited to participate in the accelerometer program in New Zealand to help local water companies improve their management of leaks. For instance, Taiwan Water Corporation has begun to use data analysis methods to detect water leaks in outlying islands of Penhu and Keelung thus water leak detection efficiency has increasingly improved.

Government Zero

The team works on air referrals and medical care refinement. Through the electronic consultation platform, electronic form automation, electronic signature signing, medical record data sharing and multi-party instant video consulting services, the team has succeeded in improving the medical care mechanism of air referrals from outlying islands. All relevant regulations and work processes have been resolved and the establishment of information systems has also been outsourced. The systems are projected to go online at the beginning of 2019. It is scheduled to pilot run in Taiwan's Orchid Island and Green Island before extending to other rural areas of Taiwan.

2019 Top 5 Teams of Excellence

Rounding Team

The team focuses on local and household (hospice) health care improvement by establish Home Health Care Information Service platform, to integrate existing health care resources including professional service provider, home care knowledge and related information initiative platform to activate Nursing Data Base with multi- stakeholders interaction mechanism in order to optimize public and private health care resources with comprehensive-friendly literacy, and prepare for the aging society. Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Angels of the Aged

The Team works on ameliorating the elderlies living circumstances by concatenate data bases across public sectors including household statistics, building and land, and construction to compile the Elderly Settlement Index, therefore, a settlement need short list of elderlies can be reckoned and become visible. This list can be shared by relevant authorities to further provide in-time assistance, dwelling demand for instance.

Judicial Helper

The team strive to find a solution for people to easily read and understand the sentencing in real-time references, so that the legal terms in the court's judgment can be instantly translated into common phrases, helping the public to understand the contents of the court's judgment. On the other hand, the judicial authority can use the help of artificial learning to automatically distill factors for determining sentences on drunk-driving incidents.

Loan Alert

The team aims to develop a fraudulent loans and short selling detection system to reduce such crime occurrence. Public information revealed by listed company and over-the-counter company is the main body of the detection system apply, which machine learning will conduct in accordance with updated macroeconomics data. The detection system can be helpful to reduce fraud cases by reduce period of investigation.

Gov Data Opener

The team works on an interactive platform to handle data requests by analysing applications and government responses, which response to difficulties when citizens and public servants encounter accessing government data by collecting and following those data request cases. The team then develop a useful tool to identify key reason(s) of rejection cases. This platform aims to provide to the National Development Council for further application.


(1) Level of innovation in cross-domain cooperation
(2) Level of scalability in innovative services and technologies

(1) Control over internal or external data of the organization
(2) Regulations permit or the likelihood of adoption in practice
(3) Ability to introduce proposal into public services

(1) Social needs fulfillment & Citizen Participation
(2) High replicability

◆ First-round Selection:Innovation, Feasibility, and Social Influence & Citizen Participation score points are weighed in the ratio of 30%: 40%: 30%. (Score points of judges and citizens are weighed in the ratio of 70% and 30%, respectively),

1)Joint proposals across agencies/departments and domains up to 10% bonus points.
2)Proposals responding to sustainable development issues from Civic Wishing Pool up to 10% bonus points.

◆ Second-and Final-round Selections:Innovation, Feasibility, and Social Influence & Citizen Participation score points are weighed in the ratio of 30%: 40%: 30%. (Judges only)

Citizens Express Preference via Quadratic Voting

Each citizen participant has 99 points.
Citizen participants can change and/or correct their scoring anytime during the voting period.
Citizens' voting deadline is April 30, 2020.


  A participation award sticker label with Presidential Hackathon logo will be given to every team.
  A limited edition Presidential Hackathon T-shirt printed with the team logo will be given to every member of 20 teams selected in the first round.
  A limited edition Presidential Hackathon Exquisite gift will be given to every member of 10 teams selected in the second round.
  5 teams selected in the final round will be personally awarded by the President with a trophy designed by local artists and will be able to have dinner with celebrities from the government sector.


Presidential Office


Executive Yuan


Ministry of Economic Affairs
National Development Council
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
American Institute in Taiwan


Board of Science and Technology, Executive Yuan
Open Contracting Partnership


National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

Institute for Information Industry

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research


Legislative Yuan
Executive Yuan
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Ministry of Science and Technology
National Palace Museum
Ministry of Education
Council of Agriculture
Environmental Protection Administration