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UniHack 2023: Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (University Students & Recent Graduates only)

What is Unihack?
This year's UniHack has a focus on the sustainability development goals set out by the UN. Each one of our tracks will target one of the possible 17 goals set out. This track is all about Life Below Water! The goal focuses on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development. 

What you need to do 
For this phase of UniHack, you must come up with one idea following the outlined problem statements (revealed at the opening session). Your idea should aim to provide a creative and novel project or business plan to address the selected problem statement. 

What you need to submit
For Phase One, you must create an A3, PDF poster to outline your idea or project. This poster should include the following information: 

  • What is the problem statement
  • What the idea is
  • How does it solve the problem outlined in the problem statement?
  • How scalable is it?
  • What resources and timeline do you need for your idea?
  • How is your idea different from other solutions?

You can read more information about this topic by visiting the UNSDG's page linked here:


To be eligible for this hackathon you must: 

  • Be in a team of one to four participants
  • Be a current university student or a recent graduate (6 months max)
  • read and accept the terms and conditions of this hackathon

If you are found to have broken these terms and conditions, you will be forfeited from this event, and will not be eligible for any awards given. 


Phase one poster

Short Video - Optional

Judging Criteria

  • 1 . Creativity
  • 2 . Impact of the project
  • 3 . Feasibility
  • 4 . Presentation and quality of poster


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  1. What is UniHack 2023?

UniHack is a Hackathon based on provide solutions to socio-economy issues that the world is facing. This year, we are focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals!


  1. Is UniHack a global hackathon?

Yes, UniHack 2023 is a global hackathon bringing together participants from various countries to collaborate and develop impactful ideas. 


  1. What are the dates for UniHack?

The hackathon will be held between Friday 3rd – Friday 17th of November 2023.


  1. Is UniHack conducted online?

Yes. The competition will be completely virtual giving you an opportunity to take part in a global competition on an international platform all from the comfort of your own home.


  1. What are the prizes for the winners?

The eligible participants will be getting a certificate. Further prizes will be listed in the ‘Prizes’ tab of the project details page.


  1. Is it free to participate? What do I need?

Yes - participation is entirely free. All you will need is a computer/laptop and a half-decent internet connection.


  1. How do I join a team, or form a new one?

When registering to your chosen track, you will have 3 options:

  • Create a team: The platform will form a new team with you as the first member and prompt you to enter a team name. When you enter your new team’s ProjectStudio, you can enter the email IDs of other members you would like to invite to your team (you can invite any eligible person from any school). Alternatively, you may opt to open your team for other people to join in using the ‘Private/Public’ toggle. 

  • Join a team: Join other students in an existing team (rather than forming your team) if you so prefer. This is a great way to meet new people!

  • Wait to be randomly assigned: Not ready to create or join a team? Select this option to join the project, and then you can either create or join a team at a later date, or wait to be assigned into a team by us when the hackathon begins!


  1. How many people can I have in my team?  

You can either participate individually or form a team with up to 4 members. 


  1. Will we get help? What happens if we get stuck? 

Of course. ProjectSet team members will be able to assist you throughout the hackathon process. If you get stuck, drop us an email at We will also be hosting a drop-in help session during the hackathon to assist you with anything you need!


  1. Can I resubmit my project after submitting once? 

Yes. You can resubmit your project anytime and as many times until the submission deadline. Your output will not be reviewed or evaluated by judges until the deadline has passed.


  1. What if I have more questions?

Please ask away! You can send questions at any time to - if you make the subject title of your email ‘Unihack Student Quiery’ then we can get back to you even sooner.

Terms and Conditions


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  • Unihack
  • Climate change
  • Hackathon
  • Competition
  • life below water