About the Hackathon

Research > Identify research conducted by faculty at Northeastern University and use generative Al to build a commercializable product prototype.

Impact > Do it with style while making a big impact. We envision this Hackathon as a springboard for students to showcase their skills, apply their academic knowledge, and ultimately attract career opportunities in the ever-evolving Al landscape.

MathWorks > We are proud to partner with Mathworks who believe in making change happen and a bonus prize for creative uses of Matlab in an entry.

The challenge

We are excited to announce the hackathon is now open to submissions for product prototypes developed from research conducted by both students and faculty at Northeastern University. Signup as a Team of up to 4 people or individually and we will match you with a Team. Special recognition is given for teams whose members come from multiple home colleges. The more diverse the disciplines of the members the better. There is no reason your prototype can't win multiple prizes.

To allow for increased interest, the registration deadline for the “Papers2Products' hackathon has been extended to Friday February 2nd. Later phases of the hackathon have been accordingly updated to reflect this extension and final winners will be announced Wednesday March 7. You can of course get started early.

Prize pool: $7,500

Dates & deadlines

  • Feb. 2 – Applications due
  • Feb. 6 – Teams released
  • Feb. 19 – First online submissions due
  • Feb. 23 – Second round teams announced
  • Mar 2 & 3 – On-ground sessions
  • Mar 5 – Second round submissions due
  • Mar 7 – Winners announced in-person

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