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Frequently Asked Questions


How many initiatives will be selected for the Reboot Camp?

Up to 18 initiatives will be selected for the Reboot Camp.

Is there an age limit for the applilcants?

Applicants need to be at least 18 years old, but there's no maximum age limit.

I'm a citizen of Malaysia/Philippines/Thailand/Indonesia/Vietnam, but I'm currently based outside the region. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can, but your initiatives should be based and make an impact in any of the five countries. If you are selected to attend the H20 Summit, we will only shoulder costs of flights from the five countries.

Does my initiative have to be legally registered?

No, it does not have to be legally registered.

Can we apply even if we're not affiliated to an organization?

Yes, individuals, pairs, or groups can apply even without being affiliated to an organization.

There's no marine scientist in our group. Is that okay?

Yes, it's okay! We will provide mentorship and virtual workshops to build your techincal knowledge.

If I get accepted, do I need to pay for anything?

No. The application process, workshops, and mentorship program are all free. If you are selected to join the H20 Summit, we will shoulder your costs for airfare and local transportation, lodging, meals, and health and accident insurance. However, all participants must arrive at the main international airports in their respective regions.

What if I'm accepted but I can't attend the activities?

We ask that you do not apply to this program unless you are certain you are able to attend the required sessions. There must be at least one representative from your initiative who can attend the workshops and mentorship sessions.

We understand that these are uncertain times and that situations change quickly, so in case there are factors out of our control, we can discuss this privately. In the case of an emergency or unforeseeable circumstances that preclude your participation, please notify us as soon as possible.

I have a question that isn't listed here. Who can I ask?

Please email other questions to Bryan Madera, Project Manager, at haquathon[at]gmail.[dot]com.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where a group of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming. Hackathons are usually competitions where several teams create prototypes that innovate on a theme or improve upon an existing project. For the Haquathon, we'll focus on ocean-related issues. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Haquathon will be a virtual experience for 2021.