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Smart Hackathon for scouting talent

Govt creates conducive environment

Smart India Hackathon 2018 is proving to be an important vehicle for scouting new ideas and help convert them into products and businesses, said Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.

He made the observations at the inauguration of 5-day Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Hardware edition through Video conferencing in New Delhi on 18 June 2018.

“It is our priority to create a conducive environment for innovation and research as prosperity and development of any country is incomplete without it,” he stressed.

“The Government is encouraging opportunities for successful innovation experiments as these are important for economic growth and welfare.

“It is a chance for the students to convert their innovative ideas into various products and eventually help them in their Startup initiatives,” the minister said.

Javadekar assured participants of Hardware Hackathon that this endeavor will be carried forward to a logical end.

Hardware edition is the first of its kind innovative initiative by HRD Ministry to provide national platform to young technical minds of India to showcase their disruptive innovations and creative products which can bring out revolutionary changes in crucial sectors like agriculture, health, clean water, waste management, automotive, smart communication, and education.

The Hardware edition is the sub-edition of Smart India Hackathon 2018.

The Grand Finale of the Hardware Hackathon is taking place simultaneously at 10 prestigious institutions (Nodal centers) across India – IIT Kanpur (Drones theme), IIT Kharagpur (Agriculture theme), IIT Guwahati (Rural Technology theme), CEERI Pilani (Smart Communication theme), CSIO Chandigarh (Healthcare theme), IISc Bengaluru (Smart Vehicles theme), IIT Roorkee (Clean water theme), NIT Trichy (Waste Management theme), COEP Pune (Security theme), and Forge Coimbatore (Import Substitution theme). fii-news.com

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