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KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 (Bernama) -- Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) has identified five problem statements closely related to the rakyat's issues for digital solutions through MYHackathon 2022.
MOSTI said in a statement today that the problem statements include a solution to solve the problem of misuse of the subsidised cooking oil and a digital solution to monitor the production and marketing of agricultural products.
Other than that, the participants also need to find solutions for more effective palm oil harvesting activities, the use of robots for early reconnaissance Search and Rescue (SAR) activities and ‘drone intrusion control’ solution for the purpose of smuggling or unauthorised surveillance of restricted access areas.
“The participants will collaborate with selected ministries and agencies to highlight solutions for problem statements covering various needs and challenges faced by the government,” it added.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the 2022 edition of MYHackathon will focus on finding solutions to the country's economic recovery process.
"MYHackathon 2022 is the best platform that provides an opportunity for startup companies, local enterprises and individuals to offer technological solutions in improving the quality of government delivery, further highlighting their respective ideas and innovations for commercialisation.
“The programme is also indirectly closely related to the food security crisis which has received special attention from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to ensure that this crisis can be dealt with immediately,” he said.
Adham said efforts to deal with this food security crisis become more meaningful if the rakyat join hands and work together in coming up with technology-based solutions.
With the theme ‘Hackathon Nasional Untuk Malaysia Yang Inklusif', the programme which commenced in July 2022, is targeting 600 entries through two cohorts where the winner will receive a startup grant of up to RM250,000 and one-to-one guidance to carry out pilot project development for a period of 12 months.
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