Singapore India Hackathon, one of the largest Hackathons ever conducted in Singapore, with the support from India Government. This year, India is hosting the Grand Finale of Singapore India Hackathon, to be held at IIT Madras from September 28th to 30th. The 36-hours long hackathon will be flagged off by Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for Human Resource Development.

The Idea of Singapore India Hackathon was initiated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Singapore visit last year, in the model of Smart India Hackathon. The Smart India Hackathon was one of its first kid and gained international popularity with the number of participants from institutions across the nation. In a similar model, India has joined hands with Singapore for a ’cross-country’ Hackathon for the first time last year, and it was a huge success. The first edition of Singapore India Hackathon was held in Singapore.

The Hackathon is jointly organized by NTUitive Pte Ltd, the innovation and enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University, and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), with the support from Ministry of Human Resource Development and MHRD’s Innovation Cell.

The Hackathon will have 20 teams from India and Singapore, consisting of three university students each. The fast-paced 36-hours long Hackathon will commence to find out the most brilliant team with the most innovative solutions. Following the hackathon, the prize money will be distributed in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi on 30th September, Monday.

The WInning team is offered with the prize money of USD 10,000, which approximately translates to 7 Lakhs INR. The teams which manage to acquire the rest of the positions will win USD 8,000, USD 6,000, and USD 4,000 as prizes. ‘Prize of encouragement’ will also be given to six teams, with USD 2,000 Cash Prize each.

The first edition of Singapore India Hackathon was focused on one single topic “Smart Campus.” However, the NTUitive and AICTE have decided to come up with three major themes this year:

  • Good health and well-being

  • Quality education

  • Affordable and clean energy

For a better impact in the social causes, Indian and Singapore will collaboratively participate selected students in developing brainstorming solutions for the most challenging issues faced by the societies.

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