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Road Safety Idea Hack 2017

March 13 @ 8:00 AM - March 18 @ 7:00 PM

Up to PhP 180,000 worth of prizes at stake!

On Road Safety

Road traffic injuries pose a major public health problem and a leading cause of death, injury and disability globally. Roughly 1.2 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes with 90% deaths occur in developing countries (WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety, 2015).

Hence, the government realized the need for a quality data collection on road crash investigation mechanism. With the support from the World Bank, a web-based platform has been developed for geographical spatial recording and road crashes analysis –Data for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (DRIVER) system. To date, the platform is used by MMDA, Cebu City, Dipolog City, and BGC which have recorded over 4000 incidents since 2016.

In response to this, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) organizes the IDEA HACK which challenges participants to create and develop solutions related to the improvement of quality of road crash data collection and reporting in the country. This Competition is a complement to the UN Decade of Action goal of reducing 50% of global road fatalities by 2020.

About the event

The IDEA HACK Competition encourages creative use of ICT, digital media , and road data in addressing one of the problem statements in road safety. These solutions can be apps, platforms, websites, visualizations, advocacy campaigns, paper prototypes, maps etc. The challenge aims to use the DRIVER platform in creating solutions to improve road safety in the country such as, but not limited to the following:

  • Create visualizations/guides on how to use the DRIVER platform;
  • Create an app that will show real-time road safety statistics;
  • Create a platform which allows citizen reporting for road crashes and combines data from DRIVER;
  • Create visualizations to help the public understand and respond to crash data;
  • Improve emergency medical response services for road crash victims; and
  • Develop an advocacy campaign which emphasizes the need for data to make evidence-based decisions on road safety.

Important Dates

March 13: Launch at Crowne Plaza Ballroom B, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Avenue

  • Morning (8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.): Intro to the Hack-a-thon Datasets and Rules, Hacking!
  • Plated Lunch: Limited space — register early to secure a seat!
  • Afternoon (1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.): Free Workshops (!) – Coding, mapping, road safety!

March 13-17: IDEA HACK!

Submission Deadline: March 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

March 18: Award Dinner at Crowne Plaza Ruby AB

  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Finalist presentations, judging and voting, next steps
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Networking awards dinner (Limited space – register early to secure a space!)

Criteria for judging

The entries will be judged by the committee with following criteria:

  • Innovation and Uniqueness (35 %). Does it communicate efficiently and effectively? Is it different from other apps currently available?
  • Potential social value and market (35 %). Does it bring value to drivers, pedestrians, and residents? What are you contributing to the improvement of society?
  • Usability – UI and Quality Experience (30 %). Is the app easy to navigate? Is the idea properly executed? Is the interface clear and simple? Does the app work in a way the user would expect?


Applications will be selected and awarded for the following categories:

  • Grand Prize: Php 90,000 and other prizes
  • Second Place: Php 60,000 and other prizes
  • Third Place: Php 30,000 and other prizes

Complete mechanics, problem statements, and other Road Safety Idea Hack FAQs can be found here.

Event FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an email to ideahack2017@gmail.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please present a printed ticket or a ticket saved in your phone. Only those with tickets will be allowed inside event venue.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can!

Do I have to attend the workshop to participate in the contest?

Not necessarily, but at least one team member must be present during the launch on March 13.

Can you join the contest if you can’t make the award ceremony?

ALL team members must be present in the awarding on March 18.

Register Here



March 13 @ 8:00 AM
March 18 @ 7:00 PM
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Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
1100 Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Ugong Norte
Quezon City, Metro Manila 1100 Philippines
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