Digital Innovation Hackathon

2333 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

The idea submission phase is over and participation is closed.

Idea Phase
Online
starts on:
Jul 07, 2021, 04:30 AM
ends on:
Aug 01, 2021, 06:25 PM
Prototype Phase
Online
starts on:
Aug 12, 2021, 12:30 PM
ends on:
Sep 05, 2021, 06:25 PM

Overview

The AWS Digital Innovation India program that focuses on innovation for the Public Sector is hosting a Hackathon. The objective of this hackathon is to crowdsource ideas from the citizens, for the citizens, to address societal challenges.

What is the AWS Digital Innovation program?

The AWS Digital Innovation program introduces business leaders to Amazon's peculiar, customer-centric approach to innovation. The program helps our customers learn and use Amazon’s innovation mechanisms to solve mission-critical problems. The program also enables our customers to imagine and build futuristic solutions and opportunities. It is structured to progress from ideation to a working solution/prototype in a matter of weeks. In this program we take customers rapidly through a multi-week engagement inspired by our internal Working Backwards process to conceive and build a digital product or service on AWS.

To know more about AWS in India Public Sector, click here.

Phase 1: Idea Phase
Participants must register for this hackathon and submit ideas. These submissions must contain solutions to the themes that are added in the themes section. This is an online phase.

Phase 2: Prototype Phase
Participants shortlisted in the idea phase will be invited to build a functioning prototype based on their shortlisted Idea. This is an online phase.

Note: For the prototype submission phase, please add a short 2 minute elevator pitch video link while submitting. There is an option provided to do so. This would help us with a summary of your project.

Please note that all IP rights to the submissions will remain with the participants.

Themes

Agriculture - Post Harvest Management

Overview : Agricultural supply chain in India is impacted by middlemen, mismanaged mandis and inconsistent pricing. The percentage losses in the post-harvest sector adversely affect the Indian economy and are estimated to be from 10-25% in durables, semi-perishables and products like milk, meat, fish and eggs, and 30-40% in fruits and vegetables. We are looking for innovative solutions that solve for post-harvest challenges and bring efficiencies in the agriculture supply chain.


Task : Propose a solution for any one the following tasks -

  • Ensure that the farmer gets fair value for their produce
  • Reduce the post-harvest losses to raise farmer income and improve food security and livelihoods for vulnerable people
  • Modernize the agricultural operations for large scale production and improve the quality of farm produce
  • Enable farmers to make better decisions about crop quality and the appropriate buyer
Healthcare - Enabling Frontline Workers

Overview : While frontline healthcare workers are at the core of Indian rural health services and valued for their efforts, adoption of digital technologies needs to improve to enable better efficiency and implementation of health programmes. These digital technologies will reduce inconsistencies in data collection and boost access to patients and their longitudinal health information at the right time. Technology can also empower scaling of health tech products and eventually better care for citizens. Hence, we aim to leverage technology for training, enabling and support these workers.

Task : Propose a solution for any one the following tasks -

  • Enable the frontline workers with productivity tools to save time and improve workload management
  • Provide low bandwidth tele-consultation in remote areas so frontline workers are able to connect the patients from anywhere in the world
  • Equip frontline workers with clinical decision support and management tools to offer the best healthcare decisions for remote patients
  • Enable frontline workers to collect data on non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis, high-risk pregnancies etc. so that health & wellness centres can treat patients more pro-actively and save lives
Smart infrastructure - Mobility in India

Overview : India is one of the fastest-growing economies of the world and is heavily investing in infrastructure and transport to transform its cities into world-class Smart Cities. A defining feature of a smart city is ‘Smart Mobility’ – a revolutionary approach to commuting which enables affordable, multi-modal transportation systems including rapid mass transit systems, on-demand mobility solutions, ride-sharing, vehicle-sharing, electric vehicles, biking, walking, and even more to citizens. Rapid urbanization and rising motorization are fuelling India’s demand for mobility and leading to inevitable mobility challenges such as congestion, air pollution, and increased time of travel.

Task : Propose a solution for any one the following tasks -

  • Reduce mobility challenges like long travel duration and improve traffic management so the citizens experience seamless transport services reducing unnecessary delays
  • Ensure safety in Indian public transport so citizens are able to travel without any safety concerns
  • Provide a way for citizens to communicate problem areas in their community to municipal corporations
  • Enable citizens to adopt greener options for commuting, thus positively impacting the environment

Prizes INR 1,50,000 in prizes

In addition to the main prizes below, here are two more opportunities for the winners of the hackathon:

  1. Winners of the Hackathon will get an opportunity to participate in opportunities with AWS public sector customers and key ministries at Center and State. These would be live customer workloads and opportunities to scale.

  2. Top 20 startups will be invited to be a part of Amazon Partner Network (APN) and aligned to our three national priorities namely: Agriculture, Healthcare and Smart Infrastructure. These startups will also be introduced to AWS startup programs and opportunities to build with public sector customers.

Main Prizes
Winner
INR 1,00,000
Runner Up
INR 50,000

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