#CODE19INDIA

5891 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 10

Winners are announced.

Idea Submission
Online
starts on:
Apr 04, 2020, 11:00 AM
ends on:
Apr 10, 2020, 07:50 AM
Virtual Hackathon
Online
starts on:
Apr 10, 2020, 10:30 AM
ends on:
Apr 13, 2020, 11:30 AM

Winners

Overview

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India has over 7,447 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as on 11 April 2020. This number is deceptively low since India has not tested a large number of its population. The current criteria for testing patients in India for Coronavirus is very stringent and tests are conducted only in patients who present multiple symptoms.

All new crisis requires a new set of ideas and mitigation strategies. Hence it is our collective responsibility to put our brains together to come up with new ideas and solutions to fight the virus. This is a platform to bring such bright minds together.

What is #CODE19INDIA hackathon about?

The goal of a hackathon is to create functioning software or hardware by the end of the event. Hackathons may have a specific focus, which can include the programming language used, the operating system, an application, an API, or the subject and the demographic group of the programmers. However, in this case, there is no restriction on the type of software being created.

#CODE19INDIA is a 10-day online hackathon where a large number of people meet virtually to engage in collaborative computer programming. The purpose is to create solutions to address COVID19 challenges with a focus on India.

What’s in it for you?

The Hackathon offers an opportunity for innovators like you to create solutions for the greater good of the nation. The event shall have a pool of mentors, who can support various teams in ideation and creation. These professionals are from various industries, positions and motivated to help the community to share their knowledge and time. The event will have a few online sessions such as talks with business leaders and daily Yoga & Meditation sessions, to keep the participants inspired. Last but not least, there will be cash prizes worth INR 7,00,000 for top teams.

What are we looking for in the submissions?

We are looking for applications that are innovative and unique. The outcome can be qualitative prototypes, which are open-source based and can help to tackle a problem during or after the COVID19 crisis. The focus is on developing solutions quickly and applying them in everyday life.

Who should register?

There are no criteria, no age limit. Anyone with zestfulness, time, internet access and an idea can participate. You need to be committed and passionate. We are looking for programmers, designers, creative people, problem solvers and socially committed citizens. There are generally no requirements to participate. Use your interdisciplinarity skills and be committed until the end to your team

Themes

Open innovation for COVID-19

Can’t find a suitable theme for your innovative solution?

Open innovation theme accentuates your imagination with least restrictions. Build the ideas that you believe in! We invite all ideas across any domain relevant to the crisis. Put on your thinking caps and start submitting your innovative ideas. Go creative with ideas that can help one, help all- with your favourite tech stack- got your back.

Social life, welfare, and awareness

  • The entire world has gone remote right now and virtual availability is the need of the hour. What can bring people together virtually, keeping social distancing in mind? Come up with ideas that can help working from home be fun and interesting, while maintaining productivity.
  • The global economy has taken a hit, but is there a silver lining for traders here? Use your technical skills to analyze current market trends and guide traders on potential opportunities they must not lose out on. Can you help predict when the market will recover or help businesses build better strategies?
  • With COVID-19 taking grip all over the world, the outbreak has forced the cancellation of trips, nights outs, and large gatherings. Economic damage is mounting across the world and a lot of companies have been forced to let their employees work remotely. Can you help aid small scale businesses adapt to the circumstances better?
Education and awareness—Learning must not stop!

  • Propose and execute moonshot ideas to help learners of various universities and research institutes across the world to learn online.
  • Enhance virtual meeting tools in an innovative way for work-life balance.
  • Build a platform for virtual learning that can help inform people about current situations and suggest tips to follow on a real-time basis.
Healthcare and Medication

  • Build an IoT enabled digital assistant for surgeons, patients, and the likes throughout the patient journey. For instance, build dashboard and reporting tools for patient data monitoring or data backend decision-maker for surgeons with useful features like care plans, healing time estimation, patient feedback, or customized counseling for patients.
  • Build an application for the widespread testing of Coronavirus in India. Enable medication adherence and monitoring for people under quarantine with a customized medication pack that is integrative to a home device, and generates reports, tracks medication adherence and patient recovery, and analyzes drug efficacy in chronic disease conditions.
  • Build a custom AI chatbot or voice assistant bots for patient assistance, determine a line of therapy, and add some useful features to it.
Industry/Travel/Tourism

  • Analyze the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the tours and travel industry. Build a predictive analytics model or a product to help the aviation industry and/or customers on ways to handle the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Use your API adoption skills for this critical situation to build a travel dashboard that gives feedback/updates about travel safety, onboarding the safest route, nearest hospitals, prompt measures to be followed in emergency cases, and/or other infographics.
  • Recognizing the power of working together as an industry and bringing the talent and capabilities of our industries.

Can you suggest ideas to build a platform for connecting these organizations and help the target group ?

Research and development

  • While researchers identify and test the source and vaccine of COVID-19, can you build a platform to detect and diagnose coronavirus patients at the early stages? Use image processing, segmentation, and the likes to detect this lung Infection.
  • Think of cost-effective solutions for thermal scanning and large-scale area sanitization and sterilization or AI and IoT based solutions for contactless entry
  • Propose solutions that will help people have easy access to a COVID-19 diagnosis kit or provide people with low-cost masks.
  • Develop solutions to predict the next area to be infected by the virus. Analyze the data around COVID-19 events and predict potential COVID-19 cases around the world on an everyday basis.
  • Predict the propensity of flattening the curve by analyzing data trends across different countries. Derive insights to ascertain the true nature and impact of COVID-19 on the economy or human life.
  • How can you accelerate work on the development of vaccines? Partner / piggyback support entities like Gates foundation.

Prizes USD 34,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Prize Winner
USD 10,000
2nd Prize Winner
USD 5,000
3rd Prize Winner (3)
USD 3,000

Prize Categories 

  • Best Application of Technology 
  • Best Plug and Play Solution in the Social Sector
  • Best Plug and Play Solution in the Educational Development Sector
Special Prizes
Best Innovative Solutions (10)
USD 1000

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