IIT-Madras Launches Hackathon to Solve Societal Issues Using IoT| Winner to Get Rs 3 Lakh
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation (IITM-PTF) launches a National hackathon called ‘SAMVEDAN 2021 – Sensing Solutions for Bharat’ to inspire citizens to solve India-specific problems of societal fascinate using IoT Sensor Board. The hackathon is launched in collaboration with Sony India Software Centre.
This Grand Challenge Competition is based on the Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation’s SPRESENSE™ Board, which participants can use for this challenge. Registration has already commenced for this challenge, which is open to all Indian nationals residing in India.
A team with a maximum of three members can register for the grand challenge. The challenge will be held in three stages quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals. A total of 75 ideas will be selected for the quarter-finals, and among them, 25 best ideas will be selected for the semi-finals.
There will be seven finalists with prizes for every finalist. Prizes worth Rs 3 Lakhs will be awarded to the best teams. Further, each quarterfinalist will be provided with a SPRESENSETM board free of cost by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation through IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation.