Hack stuff, save the planet, win prizes.
In conjunction with the IET 150 anniversary celebration.

Join our Grand Finale

Lucky draws! Networking session! Technical talks! Sign up now and attend for free!

The Format

Stage 1

Online idea submission

To get in, you will first need to submit a proposal online. If you are selected, we will send a challenge kit over to you to be used for the development of your project. 

Submission Deadline:
7th July 2021

Notification of Semi-finalist:
15th July 2021

Stage 2

Build proof of concept

The top 20 teams will be selected from the online submission to proceed. For this round, you will be required to build a proof-of-concept using the challenge kit, and present your project in a short 5 minutes video.

Submission Opens:
15th August 2021

Submission Deadline:
30th August 2021

Stage 3


The top performing teams will be invited to fun Virtual Finale on 18th September 2021! At the end of the event, you will be invited to showcase your products to a panel of experts from the industry! 

** Subject to the COVID-19 situation, government regulations and venue availability.

Competition Themes


War against extinction

Wildlife Conservation

Approximately 80 percent of the decline in global biological diversity is caused by habitat destruction. Join the battle against extinction by creating electronic, data-driven solutions to combat poaching and habitat destruction.

Sustainability focused

Green Planet

Each year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food products ends up rotting in the bins of  due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. This is just the tip of the iceberg for human related wastage. Combat against excessive consumption by proposing a data-driven approach to drive sustainability.

Save our ocean

Cleaner Seas

The water pollution is a serious global problem faced by a big part of the human population and the animal kingdom. Help us make our seas cleaner using innovative solutions!


Competition Guide

Stage 1

To enter the competition, first, you will need to sign up for stage 1 before 7th July 2021

Register Now:

Stage 2

If you are selected, you will be contacted by the organizing committee for Stage 2

You will be given a FREE electronics starter pack. You will then be required to submit a 5 minutes video showing us your proof-of-concept.


The top 10 teams will be invited to our FINALS in September

They will build their winning idea and the top 3 teams will win prizes up to RM3000 in total!

About Us


The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The IET is a world leading professional organisation. We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering and technology community to engineer a better world

The IET Hack//Planet Malaysia is organized as part of the IET’s 150 Anniversary Celebration. The event is managed fully by IET Volunteers from the IET Young Professionals Malaysia.

Join us as part of the IET 150 Celebration. 

For more information about IET 150:

Making a difference for 150 years

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