Visionary thinking tech startups, professional developer agencies, and motivated innovators are invited to join us online for a 1.5-month Inkathon to build next-level ink apps for digital pen-enabled devices utilizing Wacom's WILL™ SDK.

The virtual Inkathon will result in a selection of apps that have the potential to revolutionize the EdTech community. These top teams (5 to 10) will be invited to attend the physical demo day in Tokyo, Japan on November 4, 2019. They will have the opportunity to demonstrate and pitch their idea and applications to a jury formed by thought leaders and key industry influencers.

Top 5 to 10 teams will each be awarded a Finalist package including:

- Travel compensation to Tokyo

- Pass for the EDVS summit

- Showcase top Apps on the main stage at EDVS

- Business opportunities

- 1 year of WILL™ SDK license 

1st
PLACE

12K $ 

3rd

PLACE

5K $

8K $

2nd
PLACE

BIC partnership special prize: $5,000


Challenge:

A stroke allows us to gather drawings, hand-writing, annotations, and more, which all are performed with a stylus. 

What digital solutions you can imagine that could enhance a stylus’ stroke? 

Wacom’s Ink Layer Language (WILL™) connects hardware, software and applications to give applications this ability and is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows:

  • Convert natural writing to digital ink data allowing for exchange and collaboration
  • Edit ink across apps, software and services
  • Enhance meaning through metadata
  • Create 3D inking applications in augmented and virtual reality environments

Your challenge is to leverage Wacom's Ink Layer Language (WILL™) in an existing app (or new app) and unlock the potential of Digital Ink in Education Technology.

Handwriting promotes creativity, deeper understanding, and better information recall. It also contributes to the formative learning processes of reading, writing and spelling, the comprehension of meaning, memory, problem-solving and the use of imagination in artistic or creative tasks. Utilizing Wacom’s WILL™ technology allows you to develop applications for educational environments that combine the best features and benefits of both analog and digital practices in completely new ways. Digital Ink has the ability to empower both teachers and students to collaborate, share and elevate the learning process.

What can Digital Ink bring to the EdTech industry?

What can you do 

with WILL™ SDK?

The top 5-10 apps will be selected by Wacom and invited to attend the physical demo day in Japan. 

18th

Top Apps Selection

OCTOBER

Register for the Inkathon to be invited to join the BeMyApp online platform, where you will spend 1.5 months developing your project.

Online Inkathon

15th

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OCTOBER

The selected 5-10 teams will be invited to attend the physical hackathon at the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioi Conference to pitch their projects.

Final Presentations

4th

NOVEMBER

IN ORDER TO REGISTER, IT IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A TEAM OF 2-6 PEOPLE

Startups and Professional

Developer Agencies 

Companies

Students, Freelancers, groups of motived innovators

Individuals

China

Japan

Singapore

South Korea

Brunei

Cambodia

Indonesia

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Thailand

Laos

Vietnam

Taiwan

The final presentations will take place in the exclusive Inkathon presentation slot at Edvation x Summit 2019 on Nov 4th, 

one of the largest EdTech event and community in Japan and Asia Pacific.

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