The Ideathon provided an avenue where new ideas meet with the industry and its practical applications. The Ideathon 2019 was held at the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines. This event was a follow-up of the successful Ideathon organized by team UNIMAS and UCTS in Malaysia.
The pre-Ideathon activities involved the promotion of the event and the technical workshop for OneM2M usage. This was followed by the Ideathon 2019, which saw the participation of 16 teams and the entries were judged based on the following criteria: Problem, Solution, Impact, and Interoperability.
A new criteria was introduced for Round 2. The seven shortlisted teams were given one week to come up with a business model for their proposed ideas. The scores for Round 1 were carried over to Round 2 plus the business model scores.