In a move to foster the Deep Technology revolution in India, T-Hub, in partnership with NITI Aayog, has announced the launch of a multi-city deep-tech hackathon, ‘Hack2Innovate’. The idea behind this is to enable the development of ground breaking technology solutions that can impact people, policy and industry.
This hackathon is T-Hub’s prime initiative serving as a precursor to the much-awaited Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held at Hyderabad in the last week of November. Samsung is the title partner for the hackathon and NVIDIA and PwC are also partners for Hack2Innovate.
The hackathon will be conducted across seven major cities and will focus on areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cognitive and Neural Language processing and Computer Vision.
Hack2Innovate is ideal for coders, startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, designers, makers, and technologists who are enthusiastic about Deep-Tech to come together to nourish the innovation by working on the problem statements (challenges) provided by the partners during the Hackathon. These participants will have an opportunity to avail hands-on training from developers, data scientists and researchers. NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute would support the entire experience.
In addition to receiving a combined prize money worth up to Rs 10 lakh, winners will each be felicitated with GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA.
The privileges continue beyond the event, as winners will get a chance to work closely with Innovation team of Samsung and PwC.
“At Samsung we are enthused to see the growth and maturity of the Indian start-up community. We work cohesively with hundreds of start-ups in India through technology licensing and framework of partnerships. As a platinum sponsor of this T-Hub initiative, Samsung encourages such kind of deep technology hackathons,” said Dr. Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer of Samsung R&D Institute India (SRI-B).
Winner will also get access to all events and networking sessions led and organized by T-Hub, and avail credits of T-Hub’s select list of service providers.
"We at T-Hub are excited about conducting this Multi-City Hackathon across seven Indian cities. Our country has a significant talent pool of Deep-Tech enthusiasts and this will be a platform for them to demonstrate their exceptional skills. We aim to promote their innovativeness and provide them with opportunities to showcase their talent at our T-Day (T-Hub’s second Anniversary) celebrations," said Srinivas Kollipara, Founder and COO, T-Hub.
Applications for the hackathon are open
This article has been produced with inputs from T-Hub as a part of a partner program.