Online Hackathon To Deal With CoronaVirus

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FICCI FLO Pune Chapter Organized in association with Ministry of Electronics and IT


Pune: FICCI FLO Pune Chapter has organized a hackathon to tackle with the global crisis of CoronaVirus. This hackathon is supported by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, MEITY Startup Hub (MSH, Govt of India), Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSIS) & Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship, Garage 48, Accelerate Estonia, Science and Technology Park, Pune and APJ Abdul Kalam Centre, Robotex International (India Initiative).

The objective behind this Hackathon is to look for ideas that will help to deal with the COVID-19 crisis in a Non Medical solutions to contain COVID-19 virus and to deal with its aftermath by organizing an online Hackathon. Participants have to register their names at www.hackacause.in/ www.garage48.org. Participants can take part as a team as well as an individual. Participants are encouraged to think about how one can better deal with the non medical issues caused by CoronaVirus.

Idea submission link will be active till  24th March 23.59 Hrs. Out of this 300 teams will be mentored by an expert Indian and EU Panel at every step ONLINE over 48 Hours of Hackathon from 27th-29th March. Science and Technology Park, India and Startup as well as Accelerate Estonia will incubate winner models as working prototypes implemented as an effective solution for helping combat the epidemic. The thought behind this is to ‘Create while you isolate’ online in quarantine times during the COVID-19 crisis.  It is important that people of the country work towards developing non-medical solutions to deal with special focus on containment of COVID-19.

Ritu Chhabria, Chairperson, FLO Pune Chapter and the brain behind this innovative competition said, “Citizens should contribute to this online mission by taking part in this competition. A timely challenge where creative minds can surely help take a step forward as a community in the fight against this global epidemic.  I’m grateful to Payal Rajpal, South Asia head Robotex, Pune Flo member for leading this and glad to have the support of Harjinder Kaur, Preident Ficci flo.A sincere reach out to all responsible citizens, let us awake our ideating spirit, promote and be innovative and use our time effectively. Let’s create history together to help solve the crisis the world is facing today and be the change makers of tomorrow.”