New Normal Hackathon by NEC and Mitsubishi Corporation

1759 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
idea phase
Online
starts on:
Jul 08, 2021, 06:30 PM
ends on:
Aug 08, 2021, 06:29 PM
Hackathon phase
Online
starts on:
Aug 28, 2021, 03:30 AM
ends on:
Aug 29, 2021, 11:30 AM

Overview

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Since 2020, Covid-19 pandemic has been affecting many things such as lockdown, social distance, and changing many behaviors etc. It has also brought significant changes to our lives and society, and made us notice a variety of issues exists in this world.

The world is rapidly moving to the future that has been predicted from the past (such as digitalization, remote etc.) rather than a new trend occurring. It has already become difficult to return to the kind of society we had before, so we need to define a New Normal for the future.

In order to create a sustainable & better future for all of us, we need to define and create a new way of being in our society. Moreover, we need to create new businesses in the society where "technology utilization" is a prerequisite, and think what India can do for it.

In particular, in this “With Covid-19 era”, one of the important themes is the fusion of the "real world" and the "digital world" through the use of technology as well as the pursuit of convenience and safety. We call this fusion as “Phygital Reality” which is the concept of using technology to bridge seamlessly between the digital world and the physical world with the purpose of providing a unique interactive experience for the user.

Through this hackathon, we are looking forward to seeing ideas and solutions incorporating Phygital Reality, and provide more convenience and safety to the society.

In addition to above, SDG's and ESG perspectives are also being demanded in business recently, and the Indian market can be considered as one of the fastest growing potential business markets with many issues related to SDG’s and ESG. We are looking for ideas and solutions to solve these issues too.

Through this hackathon, we are looking for a wide range of solutions in various segments, and seek opportunities to provide a great impact on our future world. Let us make a big impact and support for a brighter future together!

Participation Criteria

Anyone who has a business &/or technology background can register & participate!

Regarding IP

The developer/developers of the solution will have all rights and own the background IPs, i.e. IPs which were developed by the teams prior to the hackathon. In case there is/are idea(s) which can move forward to the PoC with the organizer, the IP condition would need to be discussed with the team(s).

Themes

New Normal
Sub-Themes
New Normal

We are looking for a wide range of solutions in various segments (sub-theme). Let us think of ideas and solutions which can support a sustainable & better future.

What are the problems revealed by Covid-19? How can we solve these problems by integrating technology? How is people' lifestyle changing? Pick pain-points that you think are most critical and submit ideas and solutions with several points of views such as Phygital Reality, SDGs, ESG etc.

*Important point: This hackathon will not give you a specific problem statement. Based on the sub-themes, please pick up a theme and think “What is the revealed problem people are facing now?”, “What is the problem which most people do not notice but potentially exists?” etc. Each person has a different point of view, so your point of view will definitely find a problem statement and help you to create ideas which can help our future society.

Before you start thinking about your ideas and solutions, please read the submission guideline criteria.

The way of working, living, learning
Sub-Themes
The way of working, living, learning

E.g. Work-life balance, Lifestyle, Office space, Learning spaces, Commuting, Mobility, New shopping behavior, New way of learning, etc.

The way of recreation, entertainment & spending a leisure time
Sub-Themes
The way of recreation, entertainment & spending a leisure time

E.g. Effective utilization of time, New event style, etc.

Healthy, Safe, Secure society
Sub-Themes
Healthy, Safe, Secure society

E.g. Preventive healthcare, Healthy life expectancy, Smart healthcare, Mental health, Touchless society, etc.

Communication
Sub-Themes
Communication

E.g. Remote communication, People-to-people interaction, New marketing tools, etc.

Sustainable society
Sub-Themes
Sustainable society

E.g. Decarbonized lifestyle, Effective utilization of energy, Bioenergy (individual production and trade), CO2 emission management, Waste management, Reverse logistics, etc.

Others (Open Innovation)
Sub-Themes
Others (Open Innovation)

Not limited to those listed above, but those that propose issues for the "New Normal" and the future of society.

Prizes INR 1,80,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Position
INR 1,00,000
2nd Position
INR 50,000
3rd Position
INR 30,000
Special Prizes
PoC Opportunity

If the winner’ deliverable is feasible business for Mitsubishi Corporation India.

Participation Certificates

Participation Certificate will be provided to people who are selected for the hackathon round

starts on:
Jul 08, 2021, 06:30 PM
closes on:
Aug 08, 2021, 06:29 PM

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