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Empowering Change: Highlighting the Winning Teams of the Social Innovation Hackathon

Final Pitch
12 teams were selected for the final pitch!

We're excited to announce the winners of the annual Social Innovation Hackathon, a collaborative initiative between Makes the Change and Ngee Ann Polytechnic!

This year's hackathon brought students from diverse backgrounds to tackle pressing social issues through innovative solutions. Let's take a moment to celebrate the winning teams for their remarkable achievements and groundbreaking ideas.

Let's take a look at the creative innovations from the winning teams!

Students from Temasek Sec
Students from Temasek Secondary, Team S'Okay

Innovation: Team S'Okay came up with a mobile app, SYNCRO, that helps people support elderly parents through technology. Featuring two accounts - a master account for caregivers and a non-master account’s screen. This enables a real-time assistance and guidance, ensuring seniors stay connected and engaged in today's digital world without any barriers.

With its user-friendly interface, it offers a seamless solution for families, enhances connectivity worldwide, making technology accessible for all.


Students from MGS
Students from Methodist Girls' School, Team 51SEATS

Innovation: Team 51SEATS's solution was to reshape the grocery shopping experience for underprivileged visually impaired individuals by introducing existing technologies in retail environments. Their approach includes familiar technologies, such as braille labels and maps, integrated into the store's shelves.

By prioritizing inclusivity, they are empowering the visually impaired to confidently navigate public spaces, fostering independence in day-to-day tasks.


Students from Fu Hua Sec
Students from Fu Hua Secondary, Team Coalition

Innovation: Team Coalition designed an app, Dialectify, that focuses on bridging the gap between dialect and written language speakers. The app offers innovative features for a more convenient lifestyle, preserving Singapore’s unique dialects. With a focus on inclusivity, Dialectify helps users feel comfortable with their dialects and confidently use mobile devices independently.


We are truly inspired by these young change makers and their unwavering drive to make a difference in the world. Their innovative solutions demonstrate the power of collaboration, creativity, and passion in addressing social challenges. As we celebrate their achievements, we're reminded of the incredible potential within each of us to drive positive change.

By highlighting the winning teams and their innovations, we celebrate their contributions to social change and inspire others to take action. Here's to another successful year of innovation and collaboration at the Social Innovation Hackathon!


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