Innovation by youth lab was founded in November 2020 with one goal in mind: to help youth transform their ideas into solutions that address social issues

Innovation by Youth Lab is a student-led organization that offers youth experiential learning opportunities that focus on tackling global social issues (as determined by the United Nation’s 17 sustainable development goals), by using technology and skills, and knowledge from other disciplines. We act as a bridge to encourage the next generations to make use of multidisciplinary collaboration between different fields in order to make an impact on the world. Innovation by Youth Lab encourages youth to reflect, innovate and take risks with their ideas. 

IBY Hacks+ 2021 is a week-long hackathon for high schoolers of all levels! We designed this hackathon with beginner hackers in mind. We decided to make this a week-long hackathon to allow hackers enough time to learn at a speed that is fast enough that will push everyone but long enough to truly learn new skills! 


Please refer to the participant handbook.

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$6,920 in prizes

First Place Winners

Second Place Winners

Third place

Best First Time Hackers

Best Qoom Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


IBY Team

IBY Team

Judging Criteria

  • IBY Hacks+ 2021 Judging Rubric
    Your project will be looked at by the IBY Lab Executive team according to the criteria. You will be marked based on a 60 point system outlined in the participant handbook.

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