Rakathon 2023

3636 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
3636 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

Idea Phase
starts on:
Aug 02, 2023, 01:30 PM ()
ends on:
Aug 23, 2023, 06:29 PM ()
Grand Finale
starts on:
Sep 08, 2023, 05:30 AM ()
ends on:
Sep 09, 2023, 10:00 AM ()



Update : The shortlisted team have been notified. Please refer to the shortlisted teams tab to check out the list

Rakathon, a 24-hour coding competition by Rakuten India is here again to spark creative thinking and redefine the possibilities of business innovation. Rakathon – a portmanteau of Rakuten and hackathon – echoes Rakuten’s commitment to give back to the world by fostering innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Whether you are an experienced professional, a budding innovator, an aspiring engineer, or simply passionate about technology, Rakathon 2023 welcomes you to join us to reimagine the possibilities with Generative AI.


Business Innovation in Commerce and Fintech / through Rakuten Business

1. Personalised Customer Experiences :

  • How can we tailor the customer experience in e-commerce by generating personalised product recommendations or providing real-time, context-aware customer support interactions?

2. Personalised Marketing Content Generation:

  • How about creating gen AI systems that generate personalised marketing content, such as email campaigns, advertisements, and social media posts, tailored to individual customers ?

3. Visual Search and Product Discovery:

  • How can we develop generative AI system that enable visual search, allowing customers to find products by uploading images rather than using text-based queries ?

4. Financial Product and Service Innovation Challenge:

  • How can we drive the creation of new financial products and services, such as generating personalized investment strategies, automating insurance claim processing, or assisting in the design of innovative lending products for small businesses?
Security and Privacy

1. Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing Challenge:

  • How can we develop a framework that simultaneously facilitates secure data sharing among organizations, enabling valuable insights extraction, while preserving the privacy of the individuals involved?

2. Fraud Pattern Generation Challenge:

  • How can we create realistic, synthetic financial transaction data for the purpose of better understanding, detecting, and preventing fraud patterns and financial crimes in fintech?

3. Robust Adversarial Defense Challenge:

  • How can we construct robust defenses against adversarial attacks on AI systems, such as adversarial examples or data poisoning, to ensure the reliability, robustness, and privacy of AI models and sensitive data?

4. Differential Privacy Challenge:

  • How can we effectively incorporate differential privacy techniques into AI algorithms to protect individual privacy, while still maintaining the capacity to derive useful insights from large-scale datasets?
Innovation in Mobile and Telecom

1. Predictive Network Quality Analysis:

  • How about building AI models that predict potential network quality issues in specific areas based on historical data. Providing this information to potential customers can enhance transparency and attract those who prioritize network performance ?

2. Visual Storytelling for R.Mobile Brand Promotion:

  • How about creating AI systems that can generate compelling visual content, such as images or short videos, that tell a story about the brand or its products. This theme can improve brand awareness and attract potential customers through captivating visual narratives.

3. Personalized Onboarding Experiences:

  • How about developing AI-driven onboarding experiences for new customers, guiding them through the setup process and introducing them to key features in a personalized and engaging way

Prizes INR 12,25,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Prize
INR 5,00,000
2nd Prize
INR 3,00,000
3rd Prize
INR 2,00,000
Special Prizes
Special Prize (For 6 teams each) (6)
INR 25,000
SWAG for all shortlisted teams

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