Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) will be organizing the 1st Northeast Hackathon on September 3 and 4 at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati. The event will be organized under the TEQIP- III program of Ministry of HRD, Government of India in association with Startup Assam.

The Northeast Hackathon-2019 competition is organized for all students across Northeast India in the focus sectors pertinent to the region like Textile and Handloom, Tourism, Water Management, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Food Technology. The students need to submit a presentation in the form of Business plan of the idea or project in different emerging technology for a sustainable product or service.

The concept of the Northeast Hackathon is to develop the startup environment, its up-gradation, and incubation of the student across different colleges of Northeast India, which will create sustainable development across the various sectors.

Hackathon is a sporting activity with the game being played with a brainstorm, it’s a thought process to encourage innovation amongst the students of different institutes in the form of convention. The concept of the Northeast Hackathon is to develop the startup environment, it’s up-gradation and incubation of the student across different colleges of Northeast India, which will create sustainable development across the various sectors.

The two-day grand event will also consist of Workshops, Competitions, Brainstorming & Expert training sessions, etc. to develop the problem-solving approach through designing, thinking & understanding the startup culture with newer insights and emerging technological innovations.

On the occasion of prelaunch of the mega competition event Northeast Hackathon-2019, The Honorable Vice-Chancellor of Assam Science and Technology University Prof. (Dr.) Dhiraj Bora said, “We are glad that after the success of Hackathon last year with our affiliated colleges, we are again coming up with more innovative ideas this year for the students across Northeast India. The mission of organizing the Hackathon is to develop the problem-solving approach &encourage the startup ecosystem amongst students by identifying the best latent talents across different colleges of Northeast India where two or three startups can originate from the campuses in their respective fields”.

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With the overwhelming excitement & response amongst the student fraternity across Northeast India, it is expected that there would be around 100 teams and over 500 students participating from different colleges and institutes for the Hackathon competition.

The competition will be judged by a panel of eminent experts from different focus sectors who would be scrutinizing the participants with respect to the approach of the problem statements, elevator pitch round & final presentation. The top three participants will be rewarded in the form of prize money Rs.1, 50,000, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50, 000. Further winners of the competition will be incubated at the Assam Science and Technology University Start-up cell for further progress and guidance.

Participants can submit the business plan presentation as per the timeline to [email protected] on or before August 30.

The registration link is: https://tinyurl.com/y5e6w3vu

Candidates can also visit www.astu.ac.in  for more information about Northeast Hackathon- 2019.