A shout out to all computer programmers, UI specialists, graphic designers, software developers, entrepreneurs and industry experts, here’s a chance to make a change or solve a persisting problem for the future of mobility in India. NITI Aayog has initiated Move Hack 2018, a global mobility hackathon aimed to find different methods to provide solutions to alternative energy, electric ecosystems and urban aerial mobility. Interested individuals and teams of five members can register online at www.movehack.gov.in.
Here’s what you need to know to participate:
- Individuals or teams can participate in either ‘Just Code It,’ where they can present unique solutions to global problems, or ‘Just Solve It’ where they can translate their ideas into products. Interested ones can also partake in both the events.
- Registration for both the events starts today, August 2, 2018.
- For the ‘Just Code It’ event, teams should submit a write-up to describe the overview of the solution and a brief presentation (up to 5 slides) on the idea by August 15. And the final submission for ‘Just Code It’ should be submitted by August 21. For details, click here.
- For the ‘Just Solve It’ event, individuals or teams should submit required presentations and documents by August 17. For details, click here.
- The Move Hack 2018 will be conducted in three stages – online submission, Singapore event and finals in New Delhi.
- Thirty qualified participants out of the total who applied online will proceed to next stage – Singapore event. These participants will then mentored by a curated group of top experts, advising the teams on a host of parameters, including design improvement, business viability, technical solution and customer targeting/marketing on September 1 and 2.
- After the second stage of the event, on September 5 and 6, twenty participants will enter the final stage – New Delhi.
- Ten winners (teams and individuals) will be announced during the MOVE: Global Mobility Summit 2018 on September 7 and 8.
- Awards for the hackathon include with a total prize of more than Rs 2 crores.
Transportation and mobility are emerging as potential drivers of innovation and economic growth of the 21st century. Rapidly evolving technologies and business models for delivering mobility services have dramatic potential to transform the global transportation sector. That is why Move Hack aims to bring about innovative, dynamic and scalable solutions to problems pertaining to mobility.