Tech start-up incubator T-Hub with NITI Aayog announced on Wednesday the launch of Hack2Innovate, a deep-tech hackathon.
A precursor to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) scheduled in Hyderabad during the last week of November, the hackathon is to be conducted across seven major cities Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur and Guwahati. Hack2Innovate will focus on advanced fields such as AI, machine learning, deep learning, cognitive and neural language processing and computer vision.
Coders, start-ups, entrepreneurs, researchers, designers, makers and technologists enthusiastic about deep-tech are slated to come together to nourish the deep-tech innovation by working on the challenges provided by the partners during the hackathon. The participants will have a unique opportunity to avail hands-on training from developers, data scientists and researchers. NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, Samsung and PwC are associated with the T-Hub initiative.
Besides the combined prize money of up to 10 lakh, the winners would be felicitated with GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA. They also would get to work closely with the innovation team of Samsung & PwC, get access to all events and networking sessions led and organised by the T-Hub, and avail credits of T-Hub's select list of service providers. Participants may apply at t-hub.co/hack2innovate.
Founder and COO of T-Hub Srinivas Kollipara said the event aimed to promote the innovativeness of deep-tech enthusiasts and provide them with opportunities to showcase their talent at T-Day (T-Hub's 2nd anniversary).
Source: The Hindu