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UNDP X Hackster.io: The COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge

DFRobot May 08 2020 382


The United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) recently collaborated with the largest hardware developer community in the world, Hackster. Io, to hold the COVID-19 detect and protect challenge. As a sponsor of this contest, DFRobot works with UNDP and hackster.io to advance the search for excellent open source hardware solutions.

This challenge committed to help those people in developing countries who are in their hardest time against the pandemic. By devoting your innovation and ingenuity to ‘detect’ and ‘prevent’ the virus, you could help seek and promote technology solution incubation, also assist developing countries to overcome difficulties. Meanwhile, you’ll be able to get varies of resources from official partners through the process, as well as win valuable prizes after being judged by professionals.



COVID-19 has now caused challenges and crisis universally, therefore the COIVD-19 Detect and Protect Challenge will be an opportunity to find and apply the best and brightest of humanity, based on following priorities.

1.Design replicable, low-cost tools and resources to aid viral detection.

2.Flatten the curve in communities with preventive solutions.

3.Reduce the disease's impact on the economies of these vulnerable areas.

To achieve these priorities, the challenge could be divided into 2 parts.


Harness your skills to aid citizens and healthcare providers with everyday tools that support the diagnosis of the coronavirus and future outbreaks. 


Imagine and invent apparatuses that help slow down the spread of the disease.

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Hardware and software developers, product designers, scientists, hackers, makers, and innovators worldwide are all welcomed for a response to this extraordinary global situation, all kinds of open source solutions are expected.

Details of this challenge could be found here: