|India to host 2nd edition of joint international hackathon ‘Singapore India Hackathon 2019’ at IIT Madras on 28-29 September 2019|
India to host 2nd edition of joint international hackathon ‘Singapore India Hackathon 2019’ at IIT Madras on 28-29 September 2019
India will hold the second edition of joint hackathon with Singapore, the ‘Singapore India Hackathon 2019’ at IIT Madras on Sep 28 and 29, 2019.
The aim of this joint international hackathon is to promote engagement and collaboration of student community in India with the rest of the world and to develop innovative and out- of -the- box solutions for some of the daunting problems faced by our societies.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), MHRD's Innovation Cell (MIC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) along with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and NTUitive Pte Ltd are co-organizing the 2nd edition of Singapore India Hackathon at IIT Madras, Chennai.
The 1st edition of the Singapore India Hackathon was held at NTU, Singapore in November, 2018, based on the theme 'Smart Campus'.
This year the hackathon is focused on three themes, 'Good Health and well-being', 'Quality Education' and 'Affordable and Clean Energy'.
Singapore India Hackathon 2019 has 20 teams and for the first time each participating team would comprise of 3 students from India and 3 students from Singapore, thereby paving the way for exchange of culture and ideas.
The Team with the most innovative solution will be presented with the prize money of $10,000, while the second, third and fourth winning teams will win $8,000, $6,000 and $4,000 respectively. There will also be the ‘Prize of Encouragement’ for 6 more teams with $2,000 per team who will come up with solutions which have high potential to take forward.
Highlights of Smart India Hackathon 2019:
- 20 teams with 6 team members each (3 members from India and 3 members from Singapore) to participate.
- Each team to have 2 mentors (1 from India and 1 from Singapore)
- The hackathon will be focused on 5 problem statements under 3 broad themes – Good health and well-being, Quality Education, Affordable and clean energy
- Top 4 teams will win prizes ($10,000, $8,000, $6,000 and $4,000 respectively) from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi, along with 6 more teams with Encouragement prizes ($2,000 per team)