MoveHack 2018, NITI Aayog’s global mobility hackathon with total prize money of more than Rs. 2 crores has received more than 7,500 registrations for the 10 themes.
MoveHack aims to bring about innovative, dynamic and scalable solutions to problems pertaining to mobility and transportation and has a two-pronged approach: ‘Just Code It’ aimed at solutions through innovations in technology/product/software and data analysis and ‘Just Solve It’ aimed at innovative business ideas or sustainable solutions to transform mobility infrastructure through technology.
In addition to the attractive prize money, what sets this hackathon apart is that it provides a unique opportunity for end-to-end integration of solutions in smart cities, states and central ministries through commercial implementation. Problem themes include multimodal commuter mobility in cities, multimodal freight handling and transportation, road safety, future of mobility etc.
The reception to the hackathon since its launch has been phenomenal, with top minds from across the world tackling the challenges to build an entirely connected world for tomorrow:
Globally, more than 7,500 individuals and more than 3,000 teams have registered for the hackathon across the 10 themes of ‘Just Code It’ and ‘Just Solve It’. Millenials have dominated the registrations received so far, with most interest seen from age group 18 – 25. Among the global participants, USA, UK, Israel and Singapore have been leading the registration charts.
The top submissions for MoveHack will get an opportunity to sharpen their solutions at an exclusive and curated 2 days mentoring workshop and will get the opportunity to learn from the experiences of the thought leaders of the best performing smart cities globally.
Mentors and Jury for the hackathon include Nandan Nilekani, Co-Founder and Chairman of Infosys; Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO, MakeMyTrip.com; Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM; Dr. Dennis Ong, Distinguished Architect and Head of Architecture & Systems Engineering, Verizon, Mohandas Pai, former CFO and Board Member at Infosys; CP Gurnani, CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra and Ms. Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India.