Junction is a global tech community with the mission to empower people to create with technology. This is done through organising hackathons and other events for those interested. In 2015, Junction was organised in Finland for the first time but has since expanded all over the globe with its JunctionX concept.

JunctionX KAUST is organised for the second time in 2019 with over double the number of participants. The hackers will have the opportunity to envision, develop and showcase their solutions for life in the cities of the future on the topics of energy, water and food.




Day 1: Meet, Pitch, Team Up

13.30 – Mentor briefing

14.00 – Meet and greet with lunch

15.00 – KAUST welcome

15.15 – Junction journey intro

15.30 – Technical keynotes

16.30 – Challenge pitches and intros

17.00 – Teaming up

18.00 – Hacking begins

18.30 – Light dinner



Day 2: Learn, Work  

08.00 – Work starts

09.00 – Team check-in 

12.00 – Lunch

17.00 – Team leader check-in

18.00 – Light dinner



Day 3: Showcase, Celebrate

12.00 – project submission and Project demo

14:00 - Finalists judgeing 

15.00 – Award ceremony

      – KAUST remarks
      – NEOM remarks
    – Winner announcements: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place



Team size: 3 - 5 with diverse roles

Teams are formed around top ideas. See Rules tab for instructions.


project must be submitted here on Devpost to be eligible for any prizes. Concentrate on maximizing your learning while also helping others learn.

For the main prizes, we're looking for hacks that amaze us in their utilization of different technologies, have exceptional design and user experience, while also being viable in the real world. A panel of judges will choose the final winner at the Demo Fair.

No code outside of open source libraries is written before the event. You're free to ideate your project beforehand, but to be eligible for prizes, all code must be written at the event. 

Remember to include your table number in the format: [Table Number] Project Name


Challenges of JunctionX KAUST 2019:

Challenges in the event are divided into three separate tracks, each a different aspect of the city of the future: water, energy and food. Each track has three challenges.

Access the detailed descriptions of the challenges, resources offered, prizes to be won and more through the link below.





Drip drip down the drain it goes

Managing water consumption in the home

Hurry!! There is a leak

Pin-pointing water leaks in a distribution network

Smarter irrigation

Helping farmers conserve water 



Solar power meets energy

Predicting solar power generation during changing weather

The show must go on

Helping farmers conserve water

To consume or not to consume

Smart energy consumption 



How to engage the food journey

Where did this come from?

How trustworthy are those data

Help us trust our food

Hundred miles lookout

Helping farmers better understand their farms

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,200 in prizes

Golden Tickets and Flights to Junction 2019

The winners of JunctionX KAUST will have a unique opportunity to participate at Junction 2019, flights covered!

Take part in Junction 2019, Europe's largest hackathon, organised in November (15th to 17th). During this time, Helsinki area, Finland, welcomes more than 1500 enthusiastic participants to hack on over 40 challenges brought by our partner companies.

More info at https://2019.hackjunction.com

Udacity NanoDegrees & Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

2nd hackathon winners will be awarded a NanoDegree of their choice, provided by Udacity

Sony Noise Canceling Headphones

3rd Winners will be awarded a pair of noise canceling headphones for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Does the solution fit the problem? Did they address all of the stakeholder’s concern? (1-5)
  • How innovative has the group been in developing their solution? (1-5)
  • Does the code work? can the group demonstrate the minimum viable product? (1-5)
  • How easy is it to use the demo? is the UX/UI appealing? (1-5)
  • How well did the team pitch their project? (1-5)

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