About The Program

The Future City Hackathon invites start-ups to collaborate with Jakarta Smart City in solving the challenges for a post-COVID-19 era. This is an opportunity for you to build solutions that drive a meaningful project and help your family, friends, neighbours, and all the people facing the crisis to stay resilient, safe and secure in the new normal.

This hackathon welcomes local and global innovators to enhance the livelihood of people in Jakarta through the lens of Smart City. As many aspects of our societies have been affected by this pandemic, you are encouraged to submit solutions that relate to Smart Governance, Smart People, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Smart Economy, Smart Environment and Smart Branding.

If you believe your solution can contribute to a better urban living, then please participate! Be a part of the change you want to see in the city and get recognized all across the Jakarta network, European Union and all international partner networks. One winner will be awarded with €1,500 contributed by the State Government of Berlin as the merit of the Berlin-Jakarta sister city partnership and a chance to collaborate with Jakarta Smart City.

Application is closed

Presented by Smart Change & Jakarta Smart City



Submissions and Judging criteria
Your solution must be submitted through the application form, and will be rated based on standardized criteria by an expert panel of mentors and judges with a focus on the following:

Alignment with the COVID-19 challenges
The solution provides a key answer to social-economic challenges in uncertain conditions post the quarantine period.

Scalable Product
Capability to be adapted across Jakarta.

Product Usability
The solution is ready to be implemented/ integrated with public service institutions.

Technical Capability
Technical viability based on documentation submitted.

Founding Team & Credibility
Founders' background as well as their readiness to execute the company's vision and mission, and the collaborative spirit to apply the solution with Jakarta Smart City.

Process & Timeline

Are you ready to participate in Future City - The Virtual Smart City Hackathon? Below are the important activities and schedule.


    - Registration, July 14 - August 4, 2020

    - Webinar for Public, July 27 – August 4, 2020


    - Top 10 Goes to Hackathon, August 6, 2020

    - Online Interview, August 7, 2020

    - Online Mentoring, August 10 – 19, 2020


    - Grand Final, August 26, 2020


    - Online Voting – Public’s Choice, August 22 – 27, 2020

    - Winner Announcement & Public’s Favourites Solution by Online Voting, August 28, 2020

Webinar Schedule

The webinar series provides insights, elaboration of the field challenges as well as the field data related to post-COVID-19 initiatives. The topics presented are designed to help the participants to elaborate their solution by understanding the possibilities and the hurdles on the field implementation.

You are welcome to build the solution with the technology of your choice in any area of Smart City. Here are the suggested seven themes to spark your ideas:

  1. Smart Governance: Governance online service, crisis management, patient treatment capacity, policy innovation, security and privacy
  2. Smart People: Community and government collaboration, public and professional education to stay resilient, neighbourhood support, inclusion of people with disabilities
  3. Smart Living: e-health, telemedicine, mobile treatment, protection for vulnerable population
  4. Smart Mobility: Contactless transport or delivery modes, relief of crowded area, guidelines and trainings for a safer transport, food supply and online delivery management
  5. Smart Economy: New working models, job opportunities, SMEs resilience, new business models, secure e-commerce transactions
  6. Smart Environment: Municipal waste management, recycling solutions, wastewater management, drinking water supply, hygiene management, renewable and decentralized energy solutions
  7. Smart Branding: Introducing creative message to form safe community, new model of exercise and leisure time in the park, alternative tourism, entertainment that can keep the performer and audiences safe and healthy

Webinar Schedule

75-minute interactive panel discussion



Smart Governance: Citizen Reporting Apps - JAKI

Monday, 27 July 2020
01:00 – 02:30 pm

Initiate more effective ways of delivering public services to Jakarta citizens in a timely manner, vice versa – for the citizen to receive reliable information relating to citizenship or reporting trouble/complaints.


Smart People: Increasing People Resilience in adapting to COVID-19 protocols compliance

Tuesday, 28 July 2020
01:00 – 02:30 pm

To initiate new concepts of social interaction amongst the citizens or providing creative solutions in informing / delivering COVID-19 protocols towards communities.


Smart Living: Hygiene Living and Clean Water Accessibility

Wednesday, 29 July 2020
01:00 – 02:30 pm

To initiate new ideas to develop smart and inclusive welfare services for individual living spaces and the whole urban society, including basic services such as water and sanitation.


Smart Environment: Air Quality Monitoring and Vulnerability to COVID-19 infectious spread

Thursday, 30 July 2020
01:00 – 02:30 pm

To initiate fresh ideas to track air quality in Jakarta and to significantly reducing air pollution, as scientists suggest that people living in high polluted city has 15% higher mortality risk from coronavirus*.

*Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health, April 2020


Smart Economy: The Rise of Digital Economy and potentials for new concepts such as Circular Economy and Social Solidarity Economy

Monday, 3 August 2020
01:00 – 02:30 pm

To discuss challenges and potentials of rising digital economy during pandemic with focus on strengthening SMEs as the most impacted sectors. The strive of SMEs are also need new innovative ideas and micro economy concepts to adapt with the new normal.


Smart Mobility: Safe Mobility based on Social/Physical Distancing Protocols

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
01:00 – 02:30 pm

To initiate new concepts of the service quality of urban transportation, the use and adoption of new mobility and logistics solutions as well as to secure efficient mobility management during and after COVID-19 scenario.


Top 10 curated start-ups will have the chance to consult with a line up of mentors, judges, experts who make themselves available to participants.

Gatot Hendra Prakoso
Mentor for Business
Suci Sutjipto
Mentor for Technology
Juan Intan Kanggrawan
Mentor for Smart City
Surya Darmadi
Mentor for Investment
Hamdi Sir
Mentor for Product Development
Can-Peter Meier
Expert for Artificial Intelligence
Tobias Martens
Expert for Artificial Intelligence
Nathan Greeff
Expert for Mobile Application Strategy
Shubho Sarkar
Expert for Smart Branding
Vilia Ingriany
Expert for Product Strategy & Design
Alex Lukmanto Suherman, D.Phil.
Expert for Sensor and Air Monitoring
Dr. Oktoviano Gandhi
Expert for Energy
Tracey Yani Harjatanaya
Expert for Smart People
Dr. Thanti Octavianti
Expert for Smart Environment
Dr. Dody Qori Utama
Expert for Healthcare System & Blockchain System
Dr. Muhammad Firmansyah Kasim
Expert for Deep Learning
Dewi Nur Aisyah
Expert for Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Informatics
dr. Nadhira Nuraini Afifa, MPH
Expert for Public Health
Dr. Yudhistira Nugraha, D.Phil.
Expert for Smart Governance : Security and Privacy
Asim Koldzo
Expert for Urban Water Management
Farania Rangkuti
Expert for Bioinformatics and Genomics

Advisory Board

A high-level advisory board composed of 7 experts from various backgrounds Government, NGO, Academic and Industry sectors are assisting the Start-ups with strategic advice to ensure the lasting impact of the Hackathon. These ambassadors, with their diverse and rich backgrounds, will support the developed solutions in the further implementation after the Hackathon ends. The members offering support and advise in their area of expertise. They will help to multiply the outcome and contribute in shaping the Future City Jakarta.

Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya
Rector, Telkom University
Italo Gani
Founder, Impactto
Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.M, M.Sc
Professor of Computer Engineering, Universitas Indonesia
Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, B.Sc
Director General at Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia
Shita Laksmi, MA
Executive Director, Tifa Foundation
Prof. Dr. Ir. Suhono Harso Supangkat  M.Eng.
Professor, Institut Teknologi Bandung


Need reference to enhance your solution further? Here you’ll find all the materials needed and used for the webinar. Don’t forget to re-check this tab as more videos will be added.

The Future City - The Virtual Smart City Hackathon is presented by Smart Change and Jakarta Smart City,
funded by the European Union.


About Smart Change

Smart Change “STRENGTHENING URBAN GOVERNANCE, PROSPERITY AND INNOVATION IN JAKARTA”, funded by the European Union, is implemented jointly by Jakarta Provincial Government and the State Government of Berlin. It aims to promote good governance and sustainable urban development in Jakarta following the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development through the sister city partnership between Jakarta and Berlin as well as supporting the triangular cooperation with Bangkok.

About Jakarta Smart City

Jakarta Smart City is a Regional Public Service Agency (BLUD) under the Jakarta Department of Communication, Informatics, and Statistics. This new status is expected to continue to increase the capacity and professionalism of Jakarta Smart City in improving public services and providing solutions to city problems through the optimization of information technology. The concept of Smart City in Jakarta is based on 7 indicators: Smart Governance, Smart People, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Smart Economy, Smart Environment, and Smart Branding. The objective is to increase citizens’ involvement, such as data creation, apps development, as well as giving suggestions or critiques. This concept should be able to create an informative and transparent environment as well as supporting collaborations through the use of technology for good public services while also encouraging further interaction between the government and its citizens. It aims at transforming and boosts the city’s evolution towards the government as a collaborator instead of as an administrator.