Smart India Hackathon 2020 | UPSC
Smart India Hackathon 2020 to kickstart tomorrow
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SMART INDIA HACKATHON 2020
- Smart India Hackathon (SIH), the world’s biggest open platform for innovators and entrepreneurs start of tomorrow start on August 1, 2020.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SIH Software Edition is being conducted in fully ONLINE mode.
- The event which is being managed centrally by MHRD’s Innovation Cell & All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
- The institute will facilitate the 5-day operations of the SIH software edition and provide support to participants.
WHAT IS SIH 2020
- World’s Biggest Hackathon and Open Innovation model, an initiative by Ministry of HRD of India
- This is the 4th edition of highly successful Smart India Hackathon initiative.
- Students across India compete creatively to solve problems of Ministries, Departments and Industries to give solutions
- Harness expertise of students from AICTE/UGC approved institutions, IITs, NITs and IISc.
- INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS : Companies will get innovative solutions to the problems in cost effective ways Opportunity to be a part of Nation Building Opportunity to brand your company.
- RECOGNITION AND VISIBILITY : Nationally Recognition and visibility for the companies across all premier institutions in India.
- OUT-OF-THE-BOX SOLUTIONS : Talented youngsters from all over the country offer out-of-the-box solutions to global problems .
- INNOVATION MOVEMENT OPPORTUNITY : It will be World’s biggest Open Innovation Movement Opportunity to work with some of the best talents in the country.
No problem is too big. No idea is too small.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
- Each problem statement has a prize amount of One Lakh Rupees.
- This year SIH team and experts from participating ministries/ companies/ organizations will centrally monitor the performance of each student innovator during hackathon.
- SIH is a nationwide initiative that is being is conducted every year since 2017.
- Thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.
- There are two formats for the Hackathon – SIH Software and SIH Hardware Editions.
This event will also decide on funding their Innovation and on offering them an opportunity of internship or job at their organization.