Smart India Hackathon 2018 – India’s digital innovation revolution

Bangalore June 2018: Persistent Systems in association with MHRD, AICTE, IIT Kharagpur,i4C and Rambhau Prabhodini Mhalgi is co-organizing Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Hardware edition. The 5-dayhackathonwas inaugurated by Shri.Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Chief Patron - Smart India Hackathon 2018.

In its second year, the Smart India Hackathon has added a new dimension to challenge thousands of technology students in India to craft practical hardware-backed solutions for challenging problems statements as identified by 14Union Ministries and 10State Governments. The final rounds of the5-day Hardware Edition are set to take place across 10 nodal centers in India.

Quotes:

Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman and MD, Persistent Systems, Co-chairman, Smart India Hackathon 2018

“Smart India Hackathon is an opportunity for students to go beyond their prescribed curriculum by being innovative and enterprisingwhile solving problems of national interest. We hope this platform will help them boost their confidence and motivate them to take on entrepreneurship and other challenges in life.”

Dr. Abhay Jere, Secretary, Organizing Committee, Smart India Hackathon 2018

“It is a proud moment for us as we not only conceptualized but also executed the Smart India Hackathon to establish the world’s biggest innovation model – an endeavor which other countries may want to further replicate. We have received a phenomenal response for the Hardware edition of SIH 2018 and some of the solutions have great potential for success and provebeneficial for India’s progress. We believe that more than 25 start-ups will take root from this initiative and we look forward to the outcome of the grand finale with a lot of enthusiasm.”


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