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72 hour global hackathon

This initiative is presented by the University of Oxford’s X-Reality Hub (OXR). It aims to spark multidisciplinary collaborations on a global scale and develop solutions which leverage immersive technologies. The event, which is modeled upon programming hackathons, tasks participants with devising solutions to challenges which were created or amplified by the pandemic in the areas of cultural heritage, medicine, education and environmental sustainability.

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The 4 Themed Challenges

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Cultural Heritage

How can technology facilitate inclusivity and access in the cultural heritage sector?


How can we redesign medical training, foster global collaboration, and improve patient care to save lives?


How can we create more engaging learning experiences and foster academic success especially in distance-learning environments?

Environmental Sustainability

How can we emerge out of the pandemic and create more sustainable environmental practices?

  • 8th August

    Application Deadline

    Make sure to fill in the form above before Auguest 8th.

  • 16th August

    Announcement of Acceptance

    We will reach out to you to confirm your application was successful. If you applied individually we will then start the process of putting you into a team.

  • 6th September

    Final Announcements of Project Teams and Submissions

    At this stage everyone will know what Team they are in and know what project they are working on.

  • 27th September (Monday)

    Hackathon Starts

    This is when the teams will start building their projects.

  • 1st October (Friday)

    Hackathon Winners Announced

    Work will stop and judges will review the projects.


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with the support of our partners

All participants

During the Hackathon
  • AWS credit to build your project on the cloud
  • Mentoring by experts
  • Networking
  • Certificate
  • Email listing
  • more to be announced…

Theme Winners

  • Post mentoring to develop project beyond
  • Post OXR Hub mentoring
  • Certificate
  • more to be announced…

Winning Team

  • $10,000 AWS credit
  • Business mentoring from AWS in-house experts
  • Post OXR Hub mentoring
  • Certificate
  • more to be announced…

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