Brasil EdTech Hackathon 2022

August 22-24, 2022
São Paulo


Do you want to be part of tech-solutions for and national challenges in the educational area?

Do you have a problem in education that could be solved with the support of technology?

What is the EdTech Hackathon?



The program

The Edtech Hackathon is an event to develop tech solutions to local and global challenges in education. The online phase is the moment where everyone can submit an idea of challenge here. The presencial phase, which will take place on the 22-24th of August at the Goethe Institut in São Paulo. It will be two exclusive days for participants to develop solutions supported by mentors and workshops and pizza.

What kind of problem we are aiming to solve?

The Challenges

Challenges related to education and technology can be submitted online and by everyone, some will be selected by jury and will be worked on by hackthon participants over two days. The solutions proposed during the Hackthon will be sent to the authors and published here.

Who can participate?


The participants from various regions of Brazil will be selected by the organizing committee. We will financially support applications from outside the expanded São Paulo area and from all over Brazil with a mobility grant.

The webinar will be conducted in English. Questions can be asked by the audience in the webinar

Signup for the event


If you missed the pre event you can watch the recording of the presentation on youtube:

The challenges


Music for everyone

Brazilian music education still seems to belong to an economic and social elite, and its presence in schools, especially public ones, is almost non-existent. Music is impregnated with affective memories, which remind us of important moments in our li


Urban Education

Many Brazilian citizens do not understand basic urban concepts and current legislation, which are fundamental for living well in urban and rural areas. And more and more people are connected on their smartphones. How to promote urban education, consi


More Challenges will be published soon. You want to hand in your own challenge? Go to the form below

Jury and Prizes

The best team will be awarded with a registration for one representative of the winning team to participate in the German-Brazilian Innovation and Sustainability Congress organized by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry São Paulo (AHK-SP), to be held on 29 and 30 September in São Paulo. The decision will be made by a high-ranking jury according to the following criteria:

  • Degree of innovation
  • Feasibility
  • Benefit for the educational sector
  • Quality of final pitch

The Jury

Prof. Dr. Kristina Reiss

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Professor Emerita of Didactics of Mathematics and Emerita of Excellence of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Rafael D. Deschka

Goethe-Institut São Paulo

Head of Language and Educational Programms South America,

Dr. Jörn Weingärtner

Director at g.a.s.t

Dr. Jochen Hellmann

DWIH São Paulo


  1. Start

    May 31st of 2022

    Submit a challenge and apply to join the Edtech Hackthon

  2. Webinar

    June 22nd of 2022 – 10AM (BRT) | 3PM (CEST)

    Get to know the state of the art of digitalization in Education with German Universities and Hackathon idea. More Information and Signup

  3. Deadline for registration and challenge submission

    August 7th of 2022

    Submit a challenge and apply to join the Edtech Hackthon

  1. Edtech Hackthon – Day 01

    August 22nd of 2022

        • 09:00- 10:00

      Registration, welcome

        • 10:00-13:00

      Pre-hack hands-on workshops on technologies from partners

      • 13:00


      • 14:00

    Welcome words DWIH & introduction & challenges

      • 14:30

    Thinking and tinkering

      • 15:00


      • 15:30

    Group forming

      • 16:00

    Kick-off / registration of groups with participants and project name

      • 19:00

    Pizza dinner

      • 21:00

    End Day 1

  2. Edtech Hackthon – Day 02

    August 23rd of 2022

      • 09:00

    Start Day 2 – Hacking

      • 13:00


      • 18:00

    Sundowner and Barbecue

      • 21:00

    End Day 2

  3. Edtech Hackthon – Day 03

    August 24th of 2022

      • 09:00

    Start Day 3 – Hacking, preparing presentations

      • 12:00


      • 13:00

    Final presentations to the jury

      • 15:00

    Announcement of winners & farewell

      • 16:00

    End of the Hackathon