IIT Kanpur invites applications for hackathon with up to Rs 18 lakh at stake

SIIC at IIT Kanpur opens applications for 'Hack and Reboot 2.0'. Interested candidates can apply for the hackathon till December 18, 2022.

IIT Kanpur invites applications for hackathon with up to Rs 18 lakh at stake SIIC incubation centre at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K). (Picture: Official Website)
Ishita Ranganath | Dec 15, 2022 - 7:47 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Startup incubation and innovation centre (SIIC) at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has opened applications for 'Hack and Reboot 2.0'. The applications for the IITK hackathon will be open till December 18, 2022. The pitch presentations will be held at IIT Kanpur's outreach centre in Noida.

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The winners of the hackathon will win the 'MVP grant'- the first place will win Rs 7 lakh; second place to receive 6 lakh while third place will get Rs 5 lakh. The national level hackathon is conducted annually with the aim to create opportunities for young engineering students, innovators and start-ups to showcase their creativity and innovation.

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The event will provide a platform to the participants to interact with innovators of SIIC and experts who have contributions in the engineering resource and development industry and academia. The hackathon is supported by the ministry of eletronics and information technology (MeitY) under the technology incubation and development of entrepreneurs (TIDE) 2.0 scheme.

'Hack and Reboot 2.0' will support technology startups working in emerging technologies through financial and technical support. A prototyping fund will be awarded to the selected sides in the healthcare and clean energy domains, under the TIDE 2.0 programme.

The event will be offering customised hand-holding and problem-resolving portfolio support. the participants will have access to IIT Kanpur infrastructure and mentorship along with follow-up funding opportunities and industry connections and opportunity for physical incubation at SIIC, IIT-K.

"The Hackathon provides a platform to find new-age sustainable solutions across key domains. This has proven to be an intense competition with a time constraint where participants collaborate to develop prototypes to address a specific problem statement." read the IIT Kanpur official press release.

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