We are currently witnessing the threats of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which affected businesses of many industries and individuals across the globe. Coronavirus is forcing many people around the world to rethink about their daily lives from work to school to entertainment. In response to limit the spread of the virus, travel bans, school closures, and recommendations to practice social distance between human beings are measures that have been taken. If “necessity is the mother of invention”, it is imperative for us to transform our workplace and education digitally to continue operating effectively. As a consequence, many people have approached digital tools to keep some resemblance of their normal daily routines.
Alibaba GET Global Challenge 2020 is organized with the aim of creating social impact during this pandemic situation. It is a digitally-focused competition for the international youth aged 18 – 30 from more than 14 countries taking part in the event. The youth is required to exhibit their creativeness and entrepreneurial talents in developing unique Digital Solutions for businesses, individuals, and institutions affected by the pandemic outbreak.
The National Competition is organized by ITS Management Sdn. Bhd. (authorised Alibaba GET Channel Partner), together with Alibaba Cloud as Official Strategic Partner, as well as the support from Stellavingze International Sdn. Bhd as Co-Organiser and Title Sponsor. Furthermore, this challenge garnered full support from government agencies such as Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Center (MaGIC), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM). There are a total of 28 higher educational institutes and 208 teams participating in the competition event.
After a series of training and selection rounds, the Top 12 teams that were elected among the 208 teams will be pitching about their unique Digital Solution, earning their way to the Top 5 to represent Malaysia in competing with the other teams from other countries in the Global Final of Alibaba GET Global Challenge 2020.