Reimagine <Future> Hackathon

35893 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
Idea Phase
starts on:
Jul 30, 2021, 05:30 AM
ends on:
Sep 26, 2021, 06:25 PM
Prototype Phase
starts on:
Oct 20, 2021, 12:30 PM
ends on:
Nov 10, 2021, 06:25 PM



We are currently evaluating all idea submissions and will come back with the results soon!

We are in the era of technology disruption. As the tech industry evolves at a rapid pace, technology innovations are beginning to shape our future. Digital transformation is changing the way we work, redefining business models, industry trends and consumer behaviors. The onset of the COVID pandemic has accelerated this transformation, bringing changes at an unprecedented scale and velocity and in the process providing us a glimpse into the future of business, society and the world. 

Developers will be at the heart of this transformation and technology will be the core enabler of this tectonic change. 

We are calling all creative minds, problem solvers, the geeks and coders at heart - to re-imagine the future with us. Think and build innovative solutions that will transform Healthcare, Education, Workplace and Customer Experience in the next few years. 

If you have a bright idea, coding is your passion and solving problems that matter is your calling - we have the platform for you. 

IBM brings to you Reimagine <Future> an exciting Hackathon - that will bring together bright minds to develop technology solutions for the future.

Note: To build a prototype for this hackathon, it is mandatory to use IBM cloud services. Please visit the Resource Centre tab to get started.

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Watch IBM and leaders from Narayana Health, upGrad, Slang Labs talk about how technology can transform the future of Healthcare, Education, Workplace, and Customer Experience. Learn tips and tricks from experts and get to know everything about your participation.




COVID has accelerated the adoption of digital healthcare Services. Access to digital information and communication technologies are resulting in increased demand for services in remote health care management. The range of services would include remote health monitoring and diagnostics, virtual doctor appointments, access to medical specialists, personal health apps and patient education. Use of technologies like wearable devices, fitness trackers, mobile apps and real-time audio/video communication will play a pivotal role. These digital solutions have the potential to lower costs, ease pressure on a stretched medical system and make health care accessible to remote areas. A post COVID world will also see the health care professionals embrace remote technology solutions to provide online therapy services and see a surge in the demand for remote digital solutions in the space of eldercare.

You are expected to come up with innovative solutions built using IBM Cloud for process and digital transformation for the healthcare industry.


Education in the post COVID world would see the technology enabled redesigning of the experience for educators and students. Schools and universities will see adoption of blended learning methodologies with an increased focus on online learning content and remote learning methodologies. Technology enabled solutions will revamp Learning Management Systems and simplify tasks like attendance tracking, designing question papers and grading/assessments. There is a need for creative ways to bridge the digital divide and make education accessible for students in rural areas too.

Propose innovative strategies such as smart ed-tech solutions powered by AI to create personalised learning experiences with focus on student engagement through immersive experiences using Virtual Reality and Gamification using IBM Cloud.

Future of Work

The Future of Work is Hybrid and will present opportunities to bring in new ideas and technology innovations in the workplace. There will be an emergence of productivity tools to automate administrative tasks, improve collaboration, teleconferencing and optimise workflows. We’ll see automation of software engineering and business processes powered by an infusion of AI. Submit creative solutions that use smart technology powered by sensors, data analytics and digitalization.

Leverage the power of IBM Cloud to accelerate your ideas that will help us reimagine the workplaces to drive cost savings through energy management, space optimisation and a touchless office. 

Customer Experience

Businesses will focus on leveraging technology and innovation to elevate customer experience in the “Next Normal.” Digital adoption will accelerate across consumer businesses - from banking, travel to retail.There will be an enhanced in store experience with deployment of frictionless “scan and go” solutions augmented by AI store assistants to answer customer questions. Hyper-personalisation of marketing campaigns based on data analytics and new age communication channels, AI powered Conversational Chatbots and adoption of AR/VR will create deeper engagement with customers.

We are looking for innovative solutions that can help deliver an elevated omnichannel customer experience. Innovation is only a "thought" away. Here is a huge runway to take-off your ideas with IBM Cloud.

Prizes INR 7,75,000 in prizes

Note: A team can win max one prize. No cash will be awarded in any situation.

Main Prizes
INR 3,00,000

One winning team will receive prizes worth INR 3,00,000.

Winning team story in a leading digital publication.
Joint story coverage of top 4 winning teams in an IBM blog.

Runner Up
INR 1,50,000

One runner up team will receive prizes worth INR 1,50,000.

Joint story of top 4 winning teams in an IBM blog.

Second Runner Up (2)
INR 50,000

Two second runner up teams will receive prizes worth INR 50,000 each.

Joint story of top 4 winning teams in an IBM blog.

starts on:
Jul 30, 2021, 05:30 AM
closes on:
Sep 26, 2021, 06:25 PM

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