FICCI FLO to organize online Hackathon to find non-medical solutions for Covid-19

NEW DELHI: Do you have a non-medical solution to contain the spread of Covid 19? If yes, the Pune chapter of FICCI FLO is giving you the opportunity to register on their online hackathon. The idea behind the concept “Create while you isolate’’ is to try and seek non medical solutions to contain COVID-19.

FICC FLO Pune chapter said it conceived this idea and that the hackathon has now garnered support from the Ministry of Electronics and IT, MEITY Startup Hub (MSH) (Govt of India), Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSIS) & Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship, Garage48, Accelerate Estonia, Science and Technology Park, Pune (Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India initiative) and APJ Abdul Kalam Centre, Robotex International (India Initiative)

Interested candidates need to think of all the problems caused by COVID-19 that they would like to solve, put together a team or play solo.

Participation is open to all Indians staying in India or overseas and one can participate solo or form a team. The idea submission link is active for 72 hours up to Wednesday 25th March, 2020.

The top 300 teams will be mentored by an expert Indian and an EU panel at every step online over a 48-hour Hackathon from 27th – 29th March. The top 3 ideas will get a cash prize up to Rs one lakh and the top 15 finalists will represent India at the global ‘Hack the Crisis – World’.

The Science and Technology Park, India & Startup + Accelerate Estonia will incubate winner models as working prototype implemented globally as an effective solution for helping combat this pandemic.

“A sincere reach out to all responsible citizens, let us awake our ideating spirit, promote and be innovative and use our time effectively,” said

Ritu Chhabria, chairperson, FLO Pune chapter and the person behind the hackathon.

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