Hack For Sport

4192 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

Winners are announced.

Idea Submission Phase
Online
starts on:
Mar 30, 2022, 01:30 PM
ends on:
May 06, 2022, 06:29 PM
Prototype Submission Phase
Online
starts on:
May 07, 2022, 12:30 PM
ends on:
May 22, 2022, 06:29 PM

Winners

Overview

Born of more than twenty years of expertise in the sports industry, Sporjo is a one-stop destination for building a successful off-pitch career in sports. An online assessment, education, training & employment-oriented online company in the field of sports. Based on the tenet of transforming passion into a profession in sports, the company aims to create an ecosystem of half a million skilled professionals to support the Indian sports industry by 2030.

Sporjo’s core reason for existence is Sports education, employment and Ecosystem development. Sporjo not only bridges the gap between passionate individuals who want to make a career and prospective employers in the sports industry but also works towards creating a culture of empowerment – be it parents, children, young or even experienced professionals. The Sporjo process has been carefully designed to increase the individual’s chances of securing their dream job, by preparing them for the rigors of the sports industry and providing a meritocratic path to candidates. Additionally, Sporjo education modules are designed to increase awareness about potential careers in the sports industry as well as empower individuals by offering in-depth modules across various verticals, and mentorship by industry leaders.

Hack For Sport will be the FIRST EVER Sports Ecosystem & Gaming Hackathon in India. The 3 month event will bring together students and young professionals in sport, gaming, creative, technology, marketing, product development and entrepreneurship to build solutions to problems unique to the Indian Sports Ecosystem. The event will be hybrid in nature with the first 2 rounds conducted virtually, culminating into a high powered physical finale.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn through workshops, webinars and activities around the hackathon.

 Developing India’s Sports Ecosystem through innovative solutions

 Rewarding innovative thinking

 Reaching incubation programs

 Developing potential startups

 Exploring new technologies 

 Connecting partners to the brightest minds in the ecosystem

 Branding & Networking opportunities for partners

 Students

 Freelancers (Participants who have graduated, are self-employed, and are not committed to a particular employer for a permanent job. These participants are not confined to any particular industry)

 Working Professionals

 Techies, Geeks, Marketing Wizards, Idea Gurus - OR ANYONE WITH A REALLY GREAT IDEA!!!

 Early-stage startups

 All participants must be 18+ of age, and Indian nationals at the time of registration. Anyone having a passion for sports, regardless of educational background, experience or expertise can participate.

 This event is open for Indian citizens, residing in India.

Themes

The problem statements can be solved from technical perspective or non-technical perspective.

Grassroots

Build a solution that can further enhance the grassroots parameters such as prevention of age fraud, enhancing player performance, talent scouting for all sports nationally, etc.

Overview

Grassroot sports are extremely important to any developing sporting nation. It is a foundation for sport for life and for high performance sport but, more importantly, when delivered well it creates immense value and develops more talents for the country in the years to come. One must recognize that in order to achieve its strategic outcomes, more emphasis must be given on the delivery of innovative sports program at the junior levels. Grassroots sports in India, however, is plagued with a lot of challenges. How to enhance player performance at junior levels, prevent age fraud, undertaking impactful talent scouting in a country this large etc. to name a few.  

Create a solution that not only identifies a problem area for Grassroots sports development in India but also lays out a methodology to overcome the same. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • Information on selected problem area 
    • Solution to the problem and how it will impact grassroots sports development at a national level 
    • How it can be used
    • How it can be implemented
    • Future scope 

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Fan engagement

Create a solution related to fan engagement in the sports & gaming industry such as what can be done to make offline and online interventions more engaging and valuable for fans as well as sponsors. 

Overview

Fan engagement is more than just a way to get fans to attend various sporting events and games. Today, it’s an intentional process of getting fans to actively participate in all things that are related to a specific team or league, whether directly or indirectly, online or offline, on a continuous daily cycle. The more the team or league is part of their every day, the higher the value of the team’s brand in the fan’s mind.

Build an idea that supports fan engagement in the sports industry which can bring more engagement and help in building helpful communities. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves: 
    • Offline and online interventions
    • How they will impact the club/league from a revenue, engagement, and community perspective?
    • How is it better than current solutions ?
    • Usage & implementation

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

How to increase revenue/ Revenue generation for Non Cricket Sports Indigenous Sports (Kabbadi, Kho-kho etc)

Create a solution that can help in generating and increasing revenue and also generating revenue for the following:.  

  • Non-cricket sports 
  • Indigenous sports

Today, sports has become a multi- billion dollar industry throughout the world. Reputed leagues & teams across the world  generate revenue through various sources, such as sponsorship, broadcasting, gate revenue, merchandizing etc. In India, the lion's share of revenue is enjoyed by Cricketing bodies. There is a need to build up other sports from a revenue generation perspective to help other sports grow as well.

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

Create a solution that involves:

  • Non-cricket sports 
    • Identifying the sport and its current revenue generation model
    • Innovative strategies to increase revenue
    • Impact of these strategies 
    • Future scope
  • Indigenous sports (e.g. - Panja, Mallakhamb, Kalarripayattu, Kho kho etc.)
  • Identifying the sport and its current revenue generation model
  • Innovative strategies to increase revenue
  • Impact of these strategies 
  • Future scope

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Sports Tech

Build an idea related to sports tech such as goal line technology which determines instantly whether the whole ball has crossed the goal line. 

Overview

Sports tech is the intersection of sports and technology. When technology is used to create a solution in the realm of sports, it falls under the umbrella of sports tech. Sports tech combines the excellence of engineering science, analysis, and measurement.

Create a solution related to any sport tech which helps in determining the exact results for the problem. For example, goal line technology ensures immediate response for whether the ball has crossed the line or not. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • Selected sports tech
      • Information regarding the technology selected.
      • How it can be used
      • How it can be implemented
    • Idea of new technology
      • Particular sport or game that it supports
      • Implementation
      • Usage
      • Future scope

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

In Stadia experience

Create a solution that works on improving or enhancing the experience of fans in the Stadium. Involve features such as entry, exit, snack areas etc. 

Overview

Nothing can beat a great stadium experience. The energy, the passion, and the overall camaraderie all adds up to the ultimate sporting experience. While globally the fan experience at stadiums has evolved very rapidly, the same has not held true for stadiums in India. 

Build an idea that can support improving the in-stadium experience of fans in India. Give solutions that can involve features like entry, egress, concession areas, increasing fan interaction touch points etc.

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves features like:
    • Entry, egress experience 
    • Concession area experience
    • Fan touch points for a more interactive experience and higher revenue
    • Usage & implementation

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Sports Infrastructure

Build a solution related to sports infrastructure which helps in improving factors such as enhancing existing infrastructure, building usage through the year, etc.

Overview

Sports infrastructure plays an important role in achieving excellence in the global arena of sports. It also helps in encouraging the young population of a country to participate in sports activities with the aim of creating a culture of sportsmanship. 

In India, the standard of sports infrastructure leaves much to be desired for, due to a number of reasons such as dedicated land bank, lack of consistent investment, various commercial aspects etc. There is a dearth of good-quality sporting infrastructure available across the country. The government has developed some good stadiums in urban regions, but the situation is very poor in rural regions. 

Create a solution that can help in improving the sports infrastructure that allows for the same to have year round usability 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • Improving existing problems of sports infrastructure
    • Usage through the year
    • Supporting and implementation of real world problems related to games

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Gaming

Create a solution to:

  • Play and earn games using blockchain technology
  • Sports & Gaming utility in metaverse
  • Creating DAOs around sports and gaming ecosystem

Overview

Gaming has been a prime candidate for virtual reality. Even early immersive games in 2D like Minecraft and Second Life incorporated elements of the now-WIP metaverse – such as 3D avatars, world-building, and observation as gameplay.

Use blockchain technology, metaverse build games, sports and gaming utilities and create DAOs around the sports and gaming and ecosystem to create an innovative solution that supports the industry and helps in advancement of technology in sports & gaming.

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution which involves:
    • Options for new games
    • Reward-and-earn games
    • Creating of DAOs for the sports ecosystem

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Brand growth through Sports

Create a solution to showcase to Brands the power of Sports in growing their business and brand. 

Overview

For years Sports have presented brands with a great opportunity to reach out to a highly engaged audience. It not only allows sponsors/brands to get their brands noticed but is also a very effective marketing tool since it lets them to tap into the passion of the fans.  How then, can Sports entities showcase these benefits to sponsors? While there exist many tools that showcase sales figures, media evaluations, social media impact etc. there needs to be a solution that is able to showcase to sponsors/brands the potential to grow their business through sports partnerships. 

Build an innovative idea which can showcase to sponsors/brands the benefits of investing in the sports industry. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • Showing the big picture to sponsors/brands
    • Showing areas within the partnership that brands can leverage to create a business impact for themselves 
    • Metrics to support those areas
    • Generate ideas for brands to leverage these areas 
    • Impact measurement 
    • Future scope 

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Increasing women’s participation in Sport

Build an idea to increase women’s participation in sports. For example, more events related to only women participation, providing high quality playing opportunities, financial support, safe facilities, more access to infrastructure etc. 

Overview

There has been a steady increase in women’s participation in sports. The growth has been great, however the gap between men and women’s participation still remains significant. There are many factors that can be changed to narrow the gap. 

Create a solution that can increase women’s participation in sports. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves
    • Current challenges and their solutions 
    • Implementation of these solutions in urban as well as rural areas
    • Implementation of these solutions at all levels from grassroots to elite levels
    • Data of Women’s participation and how the above solution is likely to impact that data 
    • Future scope 

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Exisiting Sports

Create a solution that could make existing sports more appealing to Gen Z, so as to turn them into sports fans  For example - halves to rolling quarters, rolling substitutes, Cricket – Test to T20. 

Overview

How can we make sports that have been around for generations, with rules that have remained unchanged, attractive for a generation that has grown up surrounded by screens, that has easy access to the greatest entertainment offer one could ever imagine, and, according to different research studies, doesn’t pay attention for more than eight seconds to anything that does not excite them in that short time period?

Build an idea that can make existing sports more appealing to Gen Z, enough to make them sports fans. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that showcase:
    • Existing sports 
    • Important information regarding the sports
    • Identifying New criteria to make the sport more appealing
    • How it will impact Gen Z’s viewing pattern and make them take notice
    • Future scope

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Creating a new sport

Create a solution that showcases a new sport. 

Overview

Invent a sport that is all yours and also tell people about it. Find out the things you like in existing sports and adopt some features and try building a new one. 

Build an innovative idea about a playing field, creating new rules, identifying equipment that is required, and maintaining relevant data. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • Creating a new sport
    • Maintaining the rule book, list of equipment
    • Revenue model 
    • Taking it national
    • Fan engagement & continued appeal to current generation of fans 
    • Future scope

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Sports Equipment

Build an idea around sports equipment evolution that can further help a sport evolve. 

Overview

Sporting equipment plays a major role in any particular sport. It enhances the playing experience and strategies. (Example - the evolution of the cricket bat to retain less moisture and become lighter, the evolution of the football from leather in the early 1900s to micro textured casing making it lighter, more accurate and easy to control leading to better quality of play). 

Create a solution that examines existing sports equipment and how it can evolve to benefit the sport. 

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • Information regarding the sports equipment selected.
    • How it can evolve, usage
    • How it will benefit the game
    • How it will be implemented

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Fitness Solutions

Build an idea related to fitness solutions like applications, websites, wearables that can improve the experience of the user while also addressing current chal such as privacy, security concerns etc. 

Overview

Mobile devices, apps and wearable technology have disrupted and transformed healthcare and fitness over the past few years. The industry has become increasingly popular, and people are interested in learning more about their own health and fitness levels. The prevalence of health and fitness apps stems from a combination of the growth of the wearable tech industry and the evolution of the wellness movement. As a result, consumers are increasingly relying on digital solutions to help them manage their health and fitness.

Create a solution that can help in creating a superior more personalised user experience while addressing existing challenges that exist with digital fitness solutions.  

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • A better hardware experience
    • A better software architecture that is effective across all touchpoints
    • Tracking more health details than are currently available 
    • Integrating multiple technologies for a holistic experience 
    • A user experience free of security and privacy issue

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Esports

Create a solution for Esports that showcase player development, esports education, grassroots programs, integration with music/merch, etc.

Overview

Esports is one of the interesting sports categories that showcases the new world of gaming industry. Therefore, build an innovative idea that can help in enhancing the player development, esports education, grassroots programs, integration with music/merch etc.

Tech stack

  • Open to all

Task 

  • Create a solution that involves:
    • Player development
    • Esports education
    • Grassroots programs
    • Integration with music and merch etc.

Submission format 

  • Idea submission
    • Idea title
    • Idea description
    • Problem statement or selected theme
  • Prototype submission
    • Project title (Mandatory)
    • Project description (Mandatory)
    • Presentation (Mandatory)
    • Demo Link (Mandatory for technical prototypes)
    • Snapshots
    • Video link
    • Repository link
    • Source code - file upload
    • Instructions to run code

Resources

Prizes INR 10,00,000 in prizes

In addition, top 3 winners will get 

  • POC OPPORTUNITIES WITH INCUBATORS
  • HIRING OPPORTUNITIES WITH PARTNERS
  • MERCHANDISE FROM PARTNER COMPANIES
Main Prizes
1st Position
INR 5,00,000
2nd Position
INR 3,00,000
3rd Position
INR 2,00,000
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