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Step into the world of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). For entertainment or for business, these pioneering technologies continue to blur the lines between physical and virtual spaces. More than ever, AR/VR will play a vital role in how people interact with the Metaverse.

The AR/VR Hack is a space to build your first, or one of many, cutting-edge solutions. We invite all developers, designers, engineers, artists, coders, storytellers, and imaginative AR/VR enthusiasts to embark on this immersive experience. This is your chance at foraying into the Metaverse, with a winning technology of your own.

We are proud to present to you — the AR/VR Hack, powered by SAP.

Challenge Statement

What can you build?

We want you to build your very own AR/VR technology for the market. With SAP’s technology at the core of your project, let your imagination run wild. Build, create, and be inspired to forge new frontiers.


We've got a total of about USD$20,000 worth of prizes + SWAG up for grabs.

Challenge Winners


1st Runner Up

2nd Runner Up

Most Impactful Project

Most Innovative Project

USD $5000

USD $3000

USD $2000

USD $500

USD $500

Engagement Awards

Top Influencer Award

Awarded to the most influential hacker with the most promotional efforts across all social media platforms.

Top Referrer x2

Awarded to the top hacker who attains the most number of qualified referrals (referrals must be registered for the hackathon and submit a project).

USD $200

Awarded to the most influential hacker with the most

USD $150 each

Learning Pathways

Top 20 qualifying projects/month

USD $50/participant

Awarded to each participant who successfully completes the learning pathway and submits a project.

Hackathon Schedule

Pre-Hackathon Workshop #1
May 20, 2022


Pre-Hackathon Workshop #2
May 26, 2022


Pre-Hackathon Workshop #3
June 3, 2022


Opening Ceremony
June 6, 2022


Team Formation & Idea Pitching Session
June 10, 2022


Design Thinking Workshop + Mentor Office Hours
June 17, 2022


Pitch Workshop + Mentor Office Hours
June 24, 2022


Submission Deadline
June 27, 2022

11:59 AM ET/ 3:59 PM GMT

Judging Criteria

Each criterion will be scored on a range of 0 to 5, and the maximum score that a project can get is 20.

Our judges will grade submissions across 4 equally-weighted categories:


How well was the project executed and explained? Does it justify the hackathon time frame?


How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?


Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact? Would there be a commercial possibility (and interest) to develop the idea further?

User Experience

How practical and usable is this idea? How does the UI looks and feel? How would the user interact with your VR app? Is there potential for a sustainable business model?


This event is open to all the Global Citizens above 18, with the exception of any individuals located, organized, or resident in the following countries and locations: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Crimea region of Ukraine, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (“DNR”), and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (“LNR”).

Please refer to the Participation Agreement for more details .

  1. Go through Hacker’s Checklist
  2. Familiarize yourself with the technology by taking a look through the resources
  3. Attend the community sessions during the pre-hackathon and hacking period
  4. Start forming your hack teams!
    1. If you are not with a team yet, head into the Free Agents’ Portal, update your profile and start teaming up with other Free Agents by looking them up in the Free Agents’ Directory
    2. If you are forming or joining a team, or have decided to hack solo, register your team via your Free Agents profile and update your team’s profile over at the Teams’ Portal

Yes! We want anyone with ideas or the passion to innovate to participate. Teams will however need at least one individual who can build/code a prototype as a code artefact is required for project submission.

The minimum participants in a team is 1, while the maximum number is 4.

Teams are recommended to be formed within your own locations & time zones to avoid time zone fatigue but this is not mandatory. You can choose to join a team located in another time zone as well.

Yes! Only registered individuals are eligible to participate and collect the prizes. Please ensure that all members of your team have registered their teams accordingly as well.