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Got a brilliant idea to make the world more accessible to anyone with disabilities?
All you need to do in order to win great prizes is sign up and tell us about it in a short video and a one-pager by the 8th of October!
October 10 (Su)
18:00 Japan Time / 12:00 Israel Time
September 5 〜 October 10, 2021
September 5, 2021
9:00 〜 10:00 Israel time | 15:00〜16:00 Japan time
The Embassy of Israel in Japan and The Nippon Foundation are hosting the I’M-POSSIBLE DisABILITY Hackathon aiming to create assistive technologies and service solutions that can empower people with disabilities to become I’M-POSSIBLE and overcome their everyday challenges!
The I'M-POSSIBLE Hackathon connects Japan and Israel online, and like-minded people who want to support people with disabilities will gather and form teams. Each team chooses 1 challenge from 7 tracks and starts up a project. Team members will share ideas and build a solution, create a 3-min presentation video, then submit it by the deadline. During the one-month teamwork, experts and professionals in relevant fields will support your team in creating solutions as mentors. Furthermore, you can watch and input from lecture videos of related information and technologies made available on the exclusive YouTube channel. The completed project will be judged and outstanding projects await awards that excellent talents deserve!
Regardless of having disabilities, profession, or skills, anyone who wants to contribute to assist people with disabilities can participate. We want to hear a solution you envision for the challenges in the Hackathon’s tracks.
So, why not join us in the I’M-POSSIBLE Hackathon?
I'M-POSSIBLE Hackathon Registration
Click HERE to register
Sept 5 (Su)
Kickoff Event & Orientation
Click HERE to register
● Kickoff Event (Program)
Speakers include Pascale Bercovitch, Israeli Athlete for 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020
● Participants Orientation
※Language support is provided:
・Japanese-English Simultaneous Interpretation
・Sign language interpretation
Sept 1 - Oct 8
・Design your team’s project
・Produce a 3-min presentation video
(Online mentoring and lectures are provided to help teams develop project ideas.)
Oct 8 (F)
Project Submission Deadline
・Presentation Video (3-min)
Oct 9 (Sa)
Oct 10 (Su)
・Award Announcement & Closing Event (Program & Registration from HERE)
TRACKS 〜 7 Challenges to Compete 〜
1. Sports and Fitness |2. Staying Informed | 3. Daily Life | 4. Travel & Mobility
5. Connecting the World | 6. Youth and Kids | 7. Employment
〜 Top 3 awards & more 〜
Total prizes equivalent to $5,800!
$5,000 to develop your service even further!
+ The opportunity to present the project at a leading conference
$500 Amazon Gift cards
$300 Amazon Gift cards
＊Click HERE for more information.
＊Accessibility: Language support
・Kickoff and Award Events: Japanese-English simultaneous interpretations, Japanese & English closed captions, Japanese & Hebrew sign languages
・Hackathon teamwork: Language support provided to minimize communication concerns. Please contact us for more details.
＊Admission Free (Hackathon & Events)
Embassy of Israel in Japan
Organizers Embassy of Israel in Japan・The Nippon Foundation
Co-organizers Tikkun Olam Makers・i-Collaboration Kobe・Lowenstein Rehabilitation Medical Center
Access Israel・hy[x]・Moris Inc・Shekulo Tov Group・Hackautism
Supporters Zero Project・8200 IMPACT・CLALIT Health Services・Sign Now・ELOR・Sicuy Shaveh
Holon Institute of Technology・Corundum Innovation Co., Ltd.
Economic Department of the Embassy of Israel in Japan