The world’s first global sustainability hackcelerator, HyperHack, took place in Singapore in November 2019.
Supported by Temasek and StartupX, the stated aim of HyperHack 2019 was for global change-makers to ideate and build solutions for a better and more sustainable future.
The HyperHack also featured a Datathon segment, where participants accessed synthetic data and analytics toolkits to build innovative data-driven solutions focused on bettering health outcomes and financial well-being. This was a high-profile event supported by a number of partners, tapping on IMDA’s regulatory sandbox to explore trusted data sharing.
The Data Republic team on the ground at HyperHack 2019
Temasek chose Data Republic’s Senate platform and Datathon Support Services to confidently govern the HyperHack Datathon Stream.
Partnering with Temasek three months ahead of the Datathon, Data Republic provided strategic advisory services on Datathon event preparation, governance of Datathon licensing, dataset de-identification and loading, as well as participant preparation.
A Datathon Project capturing all licensing terms for combined datasets and participants was facilitated via the Senate Platform. At the launch of the HyperHack Datathon, Senate secure workspaces containing approved data and tooling were provisioned to Datathon teams. These allowed teams to securely access and analyse synthetic datasets and design innovative data-driven solutions.
With workspace access revoked for Datathon participants, a dedicated Data Republic support team were on the ground at the event to give expert advice and guidance.
Why did Temasek choose Data Republic to enable the Datathon Stream of HyperHack 2019?
“As a Datathon Judge, the calibre of submissions, in their ability to develop and make tangible complex data solutions for some of Singapore’s toughest problems, proved to me that governed data collaboration really can be a backbone of social good enterprises. The Data Republic platform and the datathon delivery team brought to life the idea that there doesn’t need to be a trade off between privacy preservation and the utility of the data for positive change.”
Consultant, Data Science and Exchange, Data Republic