Bhopal Smart City Hackathon 2.0

4662 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
4662 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

This campaign is over.

idea phase
starts on:
Aug 30, 2019, 05:00 PM ()
ends on:
Oct 21, 2019, 12:29 AM ()
starts on:
Nov 16, 2019, 06:30 AM ()
ends on:
Nov 24, 2019, 06:25 PM ()


ANNOUNCEMENT: The shortlisted teams are here.

About Hackathon

Come up with technology solutions to make our cities smarter, and participate in our 48-hour hackathon that will be held in Bhopal, one of the first few smart cities in India. This hackathon is being organised by the Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited, in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited, a company incorporated by the Government of MP with a sole objective of planning and implementing the “Smart city project” in Bhopal has come up with an Incubation Center - B-Nest Foundation, that provides a platform to support and promote start-ups so that their ideas, prototypes, and research can be further developed and scaled up. B-Nest Foundation is a vibrant state of the art facility with all the modern amenities such as 24x7 co-working space, high-speed internet, cloud credits, prototyping lab, and an entire ecosystem of partners, mentors, investors, and subject matter experts.Your hack, if selected, will be incubated in this center for a minimum period of 6 months after the hackathon.

Important Instructions

  1. Click on Register Now!
  2. Fill out all the fields in the registration form.
  3. Teams will be shortlisted based on their entries and idea synopsis submitted in the registration form and will be invited to an offline event that will happen in Bhopal, on 16th November and 17th November. You will have to build your hack there.
  4. No travel or accommodation reimbursements will be given for this hackathon.
  5. If a non-shortlisted team submits a project, it will not be evaluated

Objectives of the Incubation Programme

  • To identify & support potential cutting edge information technology entrepreneurs with a viable business plan
  • To provide technical assistance in the development of processes, technologies and products along with managed work space
  • To connect researchers and entrepreneurs to commercialize innovations
  • To increase economic and social growth of the region as well as the country

Click here to learn more from the official website of Bhopal Smart City.

Click here to apply for the Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited's incubation centre.

Here is a glimpse of the enriching journey and experience of developers at Bhopal Smart Hackathon 2018.

B-Nest Foundation

B-Nest Foundation is a not for profit organization under Section 8 of The Companies Act 2013 and works as a subsidiary of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (BSCDCL). It was created with a vision to promote an entrepreneurial spirit amongst the youth, researchers, engineers, and society at large by promoting start-ups in diversified sectors like Agro-tech, IT, Healthcare, Citizen Surveillance, Smart City Solutions, etc. which will lead to the economic and social development of Madhya Pradesh. B-Nest is constantly striving to give startups from central India a platform that they can leverage to take the next big step in their entrepreneurial journey.

B-Nest ensures to provide its incubates the best of the services such as Idea Validation and Business Modelling guidance Legal, Financial and Marketing Services IoT, Cloud Platforms & Connectivity Mentorship sessions with Industry stalwarts Events such as Hackathons, Boot Camps, Start-up Conclaves, Mentorship sessions, etc.

During the last one year, many startups incubated at B-Nest have moved from the ideation/early traction stage to the growth stage and have received growth capital from investors based out of India, Singapore, and Indonesia. Some have filed for patents and are in the process of commercialization of their innovations. A lot have created enormous socio-economic impact by way of generating employment opportunities and increasing revenues year on year. B-Nest Foundation is looking to continue this successful journey going forward.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise India is one of the leading MNC organizations in India. HPE has broad business interests in India spanning Product R&D, Product Planning, Marketing, Sales, Services, Customer Support among others.

HPE India deals with technology footprint that spans across vast array of products and technologies like Compute, Storage, Networking, Converged, Composable Infrastructure, intelligent edge, cloud system etc. This organization has more than 10000 engineers working on products/solution/services in these domains with many of them playing roles of global influence and defining strategy and roadmap for future HPE products. There has been a lot of intellectual property that has been generated from this organization and participants get opportunities to work directly with HPE’s Enterprise customers in India and Worldwide.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Cloud-based Integrated Command & Control Center

The ICCC is India's first cloud-based system that enables monitoring and administration of multiple city civic utilities and citizen services in multiple cities through a central cloud. The end-to-end solution combines HPE Universal IoT platform, Trinity, industry-leading servers, Edge compute systems and HPE Pointnext services.



The IoT revolution will also have a great impact in the healthcare industry. Use technology to create smart healthcare solutions for people residing in urban centres. A unified healthcare system, with collecting and sharing of data along with analysis and research practices, is what will determine the future of urban healthcare.


A city cannot be truly smart without smart water infrastructure. Develop technology solutions for more efficient plant operations, optimization of pumping, asset management, power usage optimization, leak detection, detection of contaminants, and consumer access to individual usage.


Sustainable food production is an urgent task, considering climate change and pressure on natural resources. How can technology contribute to food production in an urban environment?


How can you improve mobility and decrease traffic congestion in today's cities?


Come up with innovative ways to make urban waste management more automated and efficient.


Energy is going to be one of the biggest game-changing industries in the near future. Redefine urban energy by creating solutions that provide cleaner and leaner energy in tomorrow's cities.

Industrial IoT

Industrial Internet of Things is a rapidly progressing sector accounting for the maximum share in the global IoT spending. Your solution should enable digital factory automation, connected facility management, more efficient monitoring of production flow and inventory, and an overall boost to tomorrow's industrial quality and optimisation.

Citizen Services

With mass urbanization, people face an ever-increasing demand for better services and quality of life. Create solutions to offer citizens the on-demand, multi-channel access to public information and services they expect.

City Surveillance

When we think of smart cities, we forget the importance of smart surveillance. Come up with a robust infrastructure to ensure 24/7 safety and security of civilians.


Connect the overlay between smart cities and the financial world by innovating the Fintech industry.

Prizes INR 2,50,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
Incubation by B-NEST Foundation

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Selected projects will be incubated by B-NEST Foundation and will get a managed office space, business modelling advice, financial advice services, advertising and marketing services, and other training.

1st Prize
INR 1,25,000

Gift vouchers worth INR 1,25,000.

2nd Prize
INR 75,000

Gift vouchers worth INR 75,000


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