Smart India Hackathon at MIT ADT University, Pune from today
Pune: Twenty-three teams from across India will compete in the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon — Hardware Edition for the western region, hosted by the MIT Art, Design and Technology University (MIT ADT University)-Pune, from 25 to 29 August at the Vishwaraj Studio here.
The competing teams hail from various Indian states, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, a release said here on Wednesday.
The 23 competing teams, comprising of 160 participants, will put in their creative ideas to find solutions to real-life pressing social problems.
The teams will work round-the-clock for five days and four nights, working on problem statements pertaining to domains of Fitness and Sports, Heritage and Culture, MedTech / BioTech / HealthTech, Agriculture, FoodTech and Rural Development and Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
The problem statements have been sponsored by AICTE- Ministry of Education Innovation Council (MIC) under the Students’ Innovation Category.
Each category will be given three awards with cash prizes of Rs one lakh for winner, Rs 75,000 for first runners-up and Rs 50,000 for second runners-up.
The local inaugural function will be graced by chief guest, Manish Mehta, executive vice-president, CapGemini, and guest of honour Brig Dr K Venkatanarayan, Officer on Special Duty, Niti Aayog, Government of India, in the presence of Dr Mangesh Karad, executive president and vice-chancellor, MIT ADT University. (UNI)