PRESS RELEASE

9 Dec 2019, Panaji:

Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) calls for participation from application developers and students for a Masterclass and Hackathon to develop ‘Smart Solutions’ using open source implementation of oneM2M which will use data and information and innovative application of technology for the provision of better infrastructure and urban services for the improvement of the Quality of Life of citizens.

The event is a collaborative endeavor of IPSCDL with India EU ICT Standards Collaboration Project, BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa and The Institution of Engineers (India), Goa. The event will be held at the BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus on 9th and 10th January, 2020.

The themes of the hackathon include Water, Air quality and Pollution Monitoring, Transportation and Mobility, Climate Change and Disaster Management and Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings. The Masterclass will be conducted by a team of professors from the University of Toulouse, France enabling technology developers and students to build standards compliant applications for Internet of Things.

Several hundreds of teams from across the country have participated in the previous editions of the Hackathon held at Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune.

Benoit Sauveroche, first counsellor at the Delegation of the European Union in India stated: ” Internet of things represents a tremendous potential for generating powerful innovative solutions, addressing the environmental challenges that our cities are facing. In order to reap this potential, we need bright people and a conducive environment, avoiding fragmentation of the world of internet of things. This is why India and the European Union are joining forces to promote international standards such as OneM2M.   The hackathon gives young innovators the opportunity to materialise their concept within this  global standard for interoperability.”

Swayan Chaudhuri, Managing Director & CEO, Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited stated: “The Smart City Mission in Goa is excited to engage with young and brilliant minds. This is an opportunity to solve real life problems through critical, innovative and ‘out of the box’ thinking, to generate solutions that will positively impact the Quality of Life of citizens and to make powerful and impactful contribution in the development of this nation. The Smart City Mission is expecting some innovative, revolutionary ideas and replicable solutions to emerge from this version of the Hackathon.”

The winning team shall get a fully paid trip funded by EU to attend a leading startup event in Europe.

Link for Registration: http://www.indiaeu-ictstandards.in/smart-city-hackathon-goa-2020/

 

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