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NASSCOM-ERNET CoE for IoT is conducting a Hackathon, during 3-4 November, on the theme - Smart Cities / Smart Villages at the prestigious ICANN meeting in Hyderabad.
There is probably no better time than now and better country than India to launch a Hackathon! - that aligns with government’s three flagship initiatives of Make in India, Digital India and Skill India. There is all round push for hardware innovation and startups and the Young Turks seem to have taken up the challenge.
From smartwatches and fitness bands, humanoids to electric scooters, Indian hardware startups are on a roll like never before.
Hackathons, due to their community and participatory nature, open up exciting possibilities for co-creation. Having a peer group of tinkerers gives makers an atmosphere of fun, support and creative confidence.
For hardware entrepreneurs, it’s easy access to tools, technology and talent so they can prototype their ideas.
For problem solvers, it’s a space to exchange ideas with other like and unlike-minded folks who share your passion.
For hobbyists, it’s a place to explore, tinker and learn.
Hackathons can also provide richer educational experiences and extra-curricular support to students.
What are you waiting for? Its Hackathon time!

Hackthon Theme

The Hackathon has the following sub-themes

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness solutions for citizens


Traffic,Public transport, Travel & Tourism solutions

Environment & Disaster

Pollution, Waste management&disposal, Disaster management

Government - Citizen Interface

Monitoring, Reporting and Optimization of citizen services, Common Utilities, Civic Challengess, Pulic Distribution System


Intelligent Security&Surveillance solutions

Smart Homes

Smart devices, Lifestyle, Entertainment

⁠⁠⁠Rural Development

Rural Development and Social Empowerment and Social Upliftment

Smart Villages and Smart Agriculture

Smart farming, Cattle management, solutions for Rural citizens

Events Schedule

Important Dates Of Hackthon

Online Application

Register Now

Start Date : 08-10-2016

End Date : Registrations are now open


Shortlisting of ideas begins on: 27-10-2016


Date : 27-10-2016


Start Date : 3-11-2016 11.00 AM

End Date : 4-11-2016 8.00 PM


Sound Your Ideas, Get Validated !


A Bonanza of Awards await you


Winning teams to be felicitated at ICANN Public meeting

Cash prize

Cash Prize of Rs.1,00,000 to Winning team, Rs.75,000 to First Runners-up and Rs.50,000 to Second-Runners-up


Incubation of top three teams with full access to NASSCOM Warehouse resources for six months


Dedicated Mentor assigned to all three winning teams from NASSCOM CoE for six months


Free participation in suitable NASSCOM events for six months


Industry Leaders Speak

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan

Secretary, Information Technology (IT); Government of Telangana

Mr. Vijay Bawra

Leading NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Initiative in Andhra & Telangana Region

Mr. Srikanth Srinivasan

Regional Director - Telangana & Andhra Pradesh at NASSCOM


Choose a question

There is no fee for participation in hack2build. Participation is free and open to all.

The theme of the hackathon is Smart City/ Smart Village and is further divided into sub themes and are clearly listed above

Yes, all participants are expected to submit their ideas during registration and a panel of experts will curate and shortlist ideas. Once the ideas are shortlisted, the applicants will be intimated

The maximum team size for the event is 5 members.

You have to develop the prototype and show it to the Jury.

You will be provided with Power sockets and internet. If you can get your own source of internet, that is preferred

There are no restrictions on language, technology stack, or libraries.

Entries will be judged on the prototype/ PoC (Proof of Concept). Entries will be evaluated on various parameters, including originality of the idea, design considerations, use case relevance and code maturity.

There will certainly be mentors around to listen to your ideas, validate and share their feedback. However, do not expect any hands-on training. As it is competitive event, you have to build the solution on your own.

A team can be of maximum 3 people, where you have to identify a leader and only the leader will be responsible for all communication

Prize money in a team will be split based on the decision of the team leader. NASSCOM and Idealabs will not define any guidelines. The prize money is subject to applicable taxation.

Decision on change of location will be considered on a case to case basis

All IP's reside with the creators, and NASSCOM & will use the entries for judging purposes only.

Decision on changing/ subYes you can submit the idea multiple times, the last idea will be considered as the final idea submission.stituting team members will be considered on a case to case basis. HackerEarth will need to be provided with prior intimation via the team leader

Yes you can submit the idea multiple times, the last idea will be considered as the final idea submission.

No, you can only select only 1 location.


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