SDG Open Hack Bangkok

Digital Solutions for the Wellness of Elders and People with Disabilities

Date: 1 – 3 July 2022

Venue: Hybrid event @ AIT (Online and AIT Entrepreneurship Center)

SDG Open Hack Bangkok

Digital Solutions for the Wellness of Elders and People with Disabilities​

Goal 3 “Good Health and Well-being” of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize the need for enabling healthy aging, well-being, and access to health and care services for all ages, especially for the aging population. Similarly, Goal 10 “Reduce Inequalities” strives to reduce inequality within and among countries by empowering and promoting the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, including persons with disabilities. Equally important, SGD 17 “Partnerships for the Goals” focuses on the need for strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development.

As the world is gearing toward an aging society, elders and disabled people find it hard to live fairly in the modern society that is increasingly equipped with digital technologies. The wellness of these people is at risk if no urgent action is undertaken. There is a critical need for solutions to address the problems facing the elders and disabled people such as healthy food, healthcare, daily exercises, daily communications, and transportation. Digital technology advancements and huge data availability along with the adoption of the UN SDGs provide many opportunities to use a combination of knowledge, skills, technologies, data availability, business, and enabling policies to address these problems. This SDGs Wellness Hacking event is timely organized to bring your talents in any or all of the above fields to provide digital solutions for addressing the needs of the aging and disabled society. Five hacking topics are organized for this event. However, participants can propose a topic for hacking as long as the topic is fallen within the scope of this event:

Learning Objectives

Rules for Hacking


Each team must have at least 5-8 members.


Each team is required to use available technologies, possibly opensource tech,  and publicly available data to address the above problems. Coding skills are not required but preferred


Pitch deck must relate to at least three goals of the SDGs and include digital solutions, sustainability, and impact investment as part of the solutions. Pitch time is ~5 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q & A + documentation on e.g. Github (readme + code + hardware designs + github page)

Criteria for Judging

The following criteria will be used for judging all the hacking teams. Top teams will be decided basing on the overall scores.

Sustainability Innovation: 20%

Digital Solutions: 20%

Social Impacts: 20%

Product design: 20%

Team pitching: 20%


Programme and Activities

1 - 3 July 2022

Day 1:


Day 2:

Hack for solutions

Day 3:

Pitch your solutions

20 November



Ms. Lareesha Sai Beeraka and Dr. Manjunatha Venkatappa

16:00 - 17:00

Safety Check, Registration, T-Shirt Collection

17:00 - 17:20

Sustainability Tech Talks

Ms. Yaowalak Thammanitichock

Mr. Krittithee Sitayoung

Ms. Analiza Diaz (Zoom) 

Commentator: Manju

17:20 - 17:25

Welcome Remark

Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal, SERD Dean

17:25 - 17:35

Your Ideas, Your Way to AIT-EC

Prof. Dieter Trau, SET Dean and Director of AIT-EC

17:35 - 17:45

Transferring Your Ideas through AIT Enterprises Alliance

Dr. Naveed Anwar, Vice President for Knowledge Transfer, AIT

17:45 - 18:00

Launching Remarks and Hacking Topics

by Dr. Eden Y. Woon, AIT President

18:00 - 18:30

Team Introduction

Dr. Manjunatha Venkatappa

18:30 - 18:50

Hacking Rules, Pitching, Prizes, Sponsors

Prof. Nophea Sasaki, Organizer

18:50 - 19:00


Dr. Manjunatha Venkatappa


Hacking begins

by Individual Teams and Mentors

21 November



Ms. Lareesha Sai Beeraka and Dr. Manjunatha Venkatappa

8:00 - 8:20

Logistics and Announcement

Dr. Manjunatha Venkatappa

8:20 - 8:40

Sustainability and Impact Investment

Ms. Ladaporn Khunikakorn, Regional Director, South Pole (Zoom)

8:40 - 12:00

Hacking resumes

by Individual teams and mentors (online teamworks)



Cultural Show

Traditional Costumes and Songs

Ms. Qinbin Yu (Chinese), NRM Student

Ms. Yadanar Myint (Burmese), NRM Student


Hacking resumes

by Individual Teams and Mentors


Pitch Deck Submission and Arrival of Juries

16:00 - 16:10

Tech Talk: Product and Pitching


Commentator: Ms. Ms. Lareesha Sai Beeraka

16:10 - 18:00

Pitching Competition

18:00 - 18:30

Judging Time

18:30 - 18:50

Winners Announcement and Prizes!

18:50 - 19:00

Closing Remarks

Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe, Head of the Department and Course Instructor

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Organized by Department of Development and Sustainability, AIT

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Organizing Committee

Professor Nophea Sasaki
Professor Dieter Trau
Dr. Gopi Krishna
Mr. Chaiwat Bootchai (Producer and Technical Manager)


Pia Montoya,  SERD, Philippines
Panchanok Prakobsuk, SERD, Thai
Kyawt Kay Paing, SET, Myanmar
Akkarapon Chaiyana, SET, Thai
Li Wang, SOM, Chinese
Panupong Sriudom, SERD, Thai
Rungrot Tatiyawongwiwat, SERD, Thai
Akraradet Sinsamersuk, SET, Thai