Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow
Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), the technology business incubator of IIT Kanpur, is inviting applications for Hack & Reboot 2.0.
The event is a national Hackathon conducted annually with the aim of creating opportunities for young budding engineering students, innovators, startups to showcase their creative thinking and innovations for the betterment of society.
It provides a platform for students, innovators, startups to interact with innovators of SIIC and experts who have distinguished themselves with contributions in engineering R&D, industry and academia.
Hack & Reboot 2.0 is being organised under the TIDE 2.0 scheme by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched to support technology startups working in emerging technologies through financial and technical support.
According to the IIT Kanpur, a prototyping fund will be awarded to the selected solutions in the Healthcare and Clean Energy domains, under the TIDE 2.0.
The Hackathon offers avenues to find new-age sustainable solutions across domains. It is an intense competition with a time constraint where participants collaborate to develop prototypes to address a specific problem statement.
The Hackathon provides customised hand-holding and problem-resolving portfolio support, access to IIT Kanpur infra and mentorship, follow-up funding opportunities and industry connections and opportunity for physical incubation at SIIC.
Meanwhile, the participants can identify their own problem statements or choose one of the proposed problem statements listed on SIIC’s webpage.
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The application will be open till Dec 18, 2022. The Pitch presentation round will be hosted at IIT Kanpur’s Outreach Centre, Noida.