Bescience

STEM Hackathon

Witness the next wave of STEM leaders tackling today’s industry challenges head-on

Trusted by top companies and universities

Inspiring students love for STEM

Our goal is to inspire a love for STEM subjects and encourage students to consider future careers in STEM. Partner with us and create STEM Heckatons programs for students age 14 to 21 to explore their creativity, problem-solving skills and teamwork to solve real-world STEM challenges.
Get involved with us:

Corporation

Collaborate for a brighter future for students in STEM industry

Education Institiution

Partner with us to attract future talent whistle build your brand credibility

Corporations

Partner with us..

Through Hackathons, your company can elevate its brand image and attract future talent. With our expertise and your organisations resources, we aim to ignite future leaders passion for STEM subjects, and inspiring them to explore future career in the field.

Inspire future innovators

Your organisation's involvement will showcase the applications of STEM concepts and introduce them to real-world challenges.

Community impact

Your organisation's involvement will showcase the applications of STEM concepts and introduce them to real-world challenges.

Networking opportunities

Connect with talented students, identifying potential future leaders and contributors to STEM.

How to get involved?

Your corporation can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of STEM education. Contributions made will directly support our school hackathon programs, ensuring that these transformative experiences remain accessible to all students free of charge. Apart from that, here are other ways your organization can get involved and make a difference:

Provide mentorship

Two representatives serve as mentors for the participants will play a crucial role in guiding and supporting students throughout the hackathon process.

Judges

Appoint a judge from your organization for the final presentations. Their valuable feedback and insights will contribute to the development of participants' projects.

Problem statements

Collaborate with BeScience to finalize real-world STEM problem statements and ensure that the challenges presented provide a relevant & impactful experience.

Creating impact..

BeScience hackaton events offer corporations a unique opportunity to engage with the community and make a tangible impact on the future workforce. By supporting our programs, corporations can:

Talent pipeline

Access a pool of talented and motivated students who have participated in our hands-on STEM events, providing a potential pipeline for future recruitment

Brand credibility

Enhance brand reputation by demonstrate CSR by investing in educational initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, and skill development

Innovation catalyst

Inspire creativity and innovation among employees by participating in hackathons and fostering a culture of continuous learning in your organization

Workforce diversity

Contribute to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by supporting STEM initiatives that reach students from various backgrounds and demographics

Impact created

Problem Statement: Participants were invited to solve an EV Charging Network Challenge; optimise an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, so it remains robust to demographic changes and meets customer demand.

Winners:  1st Prize – £2,000
      2nd Prize – £1,700
      3rd Prize – £1,500

No. of submissions: 3,900

Duration: 1 month

Level: National

Schools

Collaborate with us..

Together we organise free STEM hackathons in schools, designed for students to explore their creativity, problem-solving skills and teamwork to solve real-world STEM challenges. Our purpose is to inspire a love for STEM subjects and encourage students to consider future careers in STEM.

Inspire Future Innovators

Encourage students to apply STEM concepts and introduce them to 
real-world challenges.

Curriculum Alignment

Seamlessly align hackathons with academic curricula, enhancing educational value.

Community Impact

Provides students with hands-on learning of STEM concepts outside the traditional classroom setting.

Hands-on Learning

Providing equal oportunity for students of various backgrounds access to quality STEM education.

How to get involved?

Any educational institution is welcome to participate in the BeScience Hackathon program, which is free of charge thanks to our partnerships with company corporate sponsorships.
Here’s how your school can get involved:

Logistic

We would greatly appreciate being provided with a hall for the event, a break room for the BeScience Team and necessary tech equipment.

Team Pre-Allocation

Pre-allocate students into teams before the Hackathon starts, allowing them to dive into problem-solving from the 
get-go.

Photography permission

To capture memorable moments, we request students complete photography permission forms in advance. Will respect the privacy preferences of all students.

Creating impact..

Through BeScience Hackathon, we aim to empower students with essential skills, industry connections, and career exploration opportunities. Together we can partner up in shaping the future of STEM education

Skill Development

Students develop critical thinking, teamwork, creativity, effective communication & problem-solving skills.

Career Exploration

Expose and inspire students to potential pursue education and career paths within the STEM field

Industry Connection

Connect with industry experts, offering students insights into real-world applications.

Impact created

Hackathon theme: Carbon emission solutions

Problem Statement:
Innovative and novel solution for reducing carbon emissions generated by data usage.

Outcome: A team from York, UK designed an infrastructure ‘Offsetting Data-centre Carbon Impact Through Algal Sequestration’ proposed to utilise waste heat from data-centres to stimulate the growth of Chlorella algae and sequester the equivalent emissions of the equipment into a valuable product in a circular economy.

The team won a trip to London for ‘Young Professionals Summit’ & £2,000 prize money

Case studies

Industry type:
Oil & Gas

Level:
National – open to public above 18 years old

Theme
Digitising staff management in an oil and gas conglomerate

Problem-statement:
The number of applicants per vacancy can be overwhelming for recruiters nowadays. Participants are invited to design an AI-driven Recruitment System.

500+ 
number of
submission
16days
hackaton
duration
£1,650
prize
money
500+ 
number of submission
16days
hackaton duration
£1,650
prize money

“The Hackathon mentors were helpful when it came to resolving issues that may jeopardize the planning of the solution if left unchecked. They helped ensure that our team is still on track in solving the problem statement that we chose.”


— Hackathon winner

Industry type:
Education sector

Level:
Open to the public above 18 years old

Theme
Encouraging reading among school students

Problem-statement:
Creating an app that gamifies reading among school students
700+ 
number of submission
16days
hackaton duration
£40k
prize money

700+ 
number of
submission

16days
hackaton
duration

£40k
prize
money

“We feel incredibly honoured that our solution was chosen as the winning Hackathon solution. The journey to get here has been arduous and we are grateful to our family, team, and ecosystem partners, without whom we would not be where we are today.” 

— Hackathon winner
Industry type:
Sustainability

Level:
Worldwide

Theme
Sustainable and Affordable Energy

Problem-statement:
Participants were invited to solve an EV Charging Network Challenge. The task was to optimise an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, so it remains robust to demographic changes and meets customer demand

3.9k 
number of submission

1month
hackaton duration

£5.2k
prize money

3.9k 
number of
submission

1month
hackaton
duration

£5.2k
prize
money

Industry type:
Young professionals
Level:
Worldwide
Theme:
Environment
Problem-statement:
We challenged teams with a minimum of three participants aged 18 – 35 to come up with an innovative and novel solution for reducing carbon emissions generated by data usage.

20 
number of
submission

24hours
hackaton
duration

£2k
prize money &
trip to London

20
no. of submission

24 hours
hackaton duration

£2k
prize money &
trip to London

One winning team, from Australia, won with their software focused entry, The Green Bytes app, plans to reduce carbon emissions by raising awareness on an individual scale, by suggesting more eco-friendly data usage habits to users. The other winning team, from York, United Kingdom, are the infrastructure winners, their submission ‘Offsetting Data-centre Carbon Impact Through Algal Sequestration’ proposed to utilise waste heat from data-centres to stimulate the growth of Chlorella algae and sequester the equivalent emissions of the equipment into a valuable product in a circular economy.

Industry type:
Sixth Form
Level:
College
Theme:
Solving the problem of e-waste

9 teamw
participated

7 days
hackaton duration

5
winners

“At our school, our real-industry projects – like our Hackathon – supplement our academic curriculum with meaningful industry engagement offering our students extensive experience of the reality of working in the digital sector and solving real-world problems. These help to develop our company’s values of curiosity, collaboration, creativity, rigour, and resilience, and equip students with vital skills like teamwork and communication and help students to begin to build professional networks in the digital sector.”

— Participant school principal

FAQ

A great crowd-sourcing approach to bring together student teams with the common goal of quickly solving real-industry problems. This also give students the opportunity to apply STEM knowledge to real-industry projects with the guidance of STEM industry mentors.

A concise description of the problem that needs to be solved. This is typically finalised in the pre-Hackathon Problem Statement Workshop with our BeScience STEM Hackathon Partner.

Led by BeScience, this pre-planned workshop invites our STEM Hackathon Partner to identify and refine real-industry problems into the desired number of problem statements for students to problem-solve. A Problem Statement Design Framework

BeScience STEM Hackathons will be 1 day (approximatly 6 hours) and  typically held physically in a spacious setting such as a school hall.

For information on being a BeScience STEM Hackathon Partner, kindly book a call with us and our dedicated team will be more than happy to answer all your questions regarding the BeScience STEM Hackathon.

We offer various BeScience STEM Hackathon Partnership Packages to suit your needs. For information on being a BeScience STEM Hackathon Partner, kindly book a call with us and our dedicated team will be more than happy to answer all your questions regarding the STEM Hackathon.

We thank you for your kind interest. For more information, you can email us at programs@bescience.org.uk, and our dedicated team will be more than happy to assist you.

We thank you for your kind interest. For more information, you can email us at programs@bescience.org.uk, and our dedicated team will be more than happy to answer all your questions regarding the STEM Hackathon.

Join the STEM Revolution

Schedule a meeting with us to take part in BeScience Hackathon Programs and witness the transformative power of STEM in action. Let’s inspire a new generation of STEM enthusiasts together and unlock the potential within every student!

Join the STEM Revolution

Schedule a meeting with us to take part in BeScience Hackathon Programs and witness the transformative power of STEM in action. Let’s inspire a new generation of STEM enthusiasts together and unlock the potential within every student!

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