The third edition of World’s Biggest Open Innovation Model known by name Smart India Hackathon 2019 was launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development 9HRD), Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on August 29, 2018. MHRD, AICTE, Persistent Systems and i4c have joined hands to make a hat trick with their highly popular and innovative Smart India Hackathon (SIH) initiative.
SIH-2019 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. For the 1st time, Private industry/ organizations and NGOs can also send their problem statements to students under SIH-2019.
In this new edition of SIH-2019 over 1 Lakh+ students from around 3000 institutions will have the opportunity to work on challenges faced by the Public Sector Organizations and the Union Ministries. And for the 1st time, it will also include problem statements from industry as well as NGOs.
While students would get a chance to create world class solutions for some of the top organizations in the world, it would also be a chance for organizations to meet the brightest young minds and brand themselves from hiring perspective. The students from IISc, IITs, NITs and AICTE/UGC approved institutions will also compete to creatively solve problems and offer technical solutions.
Smart India Hackathon- 2019 will have 2 sub-editions – Software edition (a 36-hour software product development competition) and Hardware edition (a 5 days long hardware product development competition).