Smart India Hackathon - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Monday, 17 December 2018

Smart India Hackathon

Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the peak in India. In order to make development a comprehensive mass movement and innovate on all fronts, MHRD, AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems have come together to organise Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2019 - a unique Open Innovation Model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced in our country. It's a non-stop product development competition, where problem statements are posed to technology students for innovative solutions. It can help to:

Harness creativity & expertise of students
Spark institute-level hackathons
Build funnel for 'Startup India' campaign
Crowdsource solutions for improving governance and quality of life
Provide opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to India's daunting problems

What is SIH2019?
An initiative by Ministry of HRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems, i4c and Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
Involves 1 Lakh+ technical students, 3000+ technical institutions, 200+ organizations from across India
World's biggest Software and Hardware hackathon
3rd edition of highly successful Smart India Hackathon initiative
Technology Students across India compete to creatively solve problems and offer technical solutions
Harness expertise of students from IISc, IITs, NITs and AICTE/UGC approved institutions

Why join SIH 2019?
Get innovative solutions to your problems in cost effective ways
Opportunity to brand your organization nationally
Recognition and visibility for your organization across all technical institutions in India
Young techies from all over the country offer out-of-the-box solutions to your problems
Be part of World's biggest Open Innovation Movement
Opportunity to work with some of the best talent in the country

SIH 2019 - Themes
Smart Communication
Designing devices which would help in easing communication chennels between various communication devices and points.

Healthcare & Biomedical devices
Designing devices that would help in managing healthcare better.

Agriculture & Rural Development
Designing devices keeping in mind the need to enhance the primary sector of India - Agriculture and the lives of our Rural Population.

Smart Vehicles
Creating intelligent devices to improve commutation facilities, quality of travel experience and overall travel safety features hardware.

Food Technology
Creating state of art solutions to manage and process our agriculture produce.

Robotics and Drones
There is a need design drones and robots that can solve some of the pressing challenges of India such as handling medical emergencies, search and rescue operations, etc.

Waste management
Solutions could be in the form of waste segregation, disposal, and improved transportation system.

Clean water
Creating state-of-the-art devices to improve distribution, management and purification of water.

Renewable Energy
Innovative ideas that help manage and generate renewable sources more efficiently.

Security & Surveillance
Creating state-of-the-art safety and security technologies for India.

Technology ideas in tertiary sectors like Hospitality, Financial Services, Entertainment, Tourism and Retail.

Registrations for College SPOCS and Student teams; Idea Submissions are open. Deadline to submit ideas – 20th January 2019!

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