Welcome to Hackathon 2016


Hackathon 2016– Technology For A Developed India By 2022


CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has around 8000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.


India@75 an initiative of the Confederation of Indian industry (CII) has its genesis in the vision of Late Prof C K Prahalad, who in 2007 presented it to the Indian diaspora at New York and shared the concept of India@75 as a means of realizing the dream of an inclusive, sustainable and developed India by the year 2022, when it completes 75 years of Independence.


Hackathon 2016

India@75, as part of India@75 Week from 8 – 14 August 2016, is happy to announce India@75  Hackathon with a sole objective of building applications for “Not for profits”. If you have IT application development requirements please contact  Aditya Kaushik at aditya.kaushik@cii.in . The deadline for submitting these projects by the NGOs is  30 July 2016

Venue & Date

Venue: To be updated soon,

Day1- 9 August

Inauguration Ceremony


Test + set-up time & booth demos, Hackahon Starts



Rules for participation in

Hackathon 2016

Who can participate?

Participant: An individual, a team or an organization

Project: An idea or proof-of-concept of an application that addresses a problem. Projects are likely to be prototypical, untested and unrefined,

App: An evolved and refined project that has reached a level of sophistication and usability appropriate for deployment and impact.

Finalists: Finalists are nominated based on the Hackathon judging scores. Finalists receive recognition and represent a shortlist of
participants’ apps that are eligible for the grand prize.

Winners: Winners are selected from the finalists to receive the grand prize

Participation and enrollment

Participation in the Hackathon-2015 is free and open to any student, developer or firm.

Enrollment is not confirmed until the Hackathon-2015 team contacts the participant and assigns mentors, next steps, etc.

Enrollment may be terminated at any point by a representative of Hackathon-2015 if a participant violates any rules.

General competition rules

Participants can work on more than one project and app.

Participants must indicated how their projects and apps address specific India@75 challenges by linking them to Problems on the website. Enrollment may be terminated if a project or app does not sufficiently address an India@75 challenge.

Participants may only submit projects or apps for which they have the legal rights and intellectual property.

Participants’ projects are only eligible for mentorship if they have been properly posted – with sufficient details as determined by the Hackathon-2015 team during the validation phase.

Dates and deadlines are subject to change with prior notice.

These rules may be changed during the competition; every attempt to fairly notice participants of such changes will be made.

Project and apps validation

After deadlines for submitting projects and apps have passed, the Hackathon-2016 team will manage a process of validation. Validation may include: excluding irrelevant, inappropriate or illegal projects or apps; working with participants to refine/update project or app listings to provide more detail; or other quality assurance mechanisms.

Only projects or apps which pass the validation phase may proceed to the next phase.

Projects and apps will not be validated if they are:
Primarily political, sectarian or religious in nature, Discriminatory to any group.


Subject to any third-party agreements participants may make:
Participants own any applicable intellectual property rights of their apps

By submitting an app for Hackathon – 2016, participants grant the India@75 a royalty-free license

Post on India@75 and associated websites information about the application including, but not limited to, details about the storyline, characters, screenshots, etc., and a link to the downloadable application in the online store of the applicable software platform (e.g. Android Play Store, Apple Store) or, if not sold through such platform, to your website.

Publicize the names of Competition participants (including the individual members of a team) and winners, and their Applications through media and events of the organizer’s choosing.

Deploy or otherwise utilize the application.


If I am a developer but don't have an idea, should I apply?

Yes! You can think of your idea and design it before the competition. The only thing you cannot do is code.
Coding before the event will result in immediate disqualification.

What’s the application process like?

We’re looking for creative and innovative people with a set of skills that can contribute to a project—mobile, web  design and cloud computing.

Do I have to pay to join the Hackathon?

No! Hackathon 2015 is free to apply and attend.

How can I team up with others?

You can register for the Hackathon by filling the necessary details here :-http://hackathon.indiaat75.in/#registration You will be able to pick team members and mentors there.

If I am non-technical, should I apply?

Yes! Please be aware however that Hackathons are designed for people with coding talent.

If I have a team and already have a product, should I apply with the product that already exist?

Yes! As long as you haven’t begun coding. If you have, please consider a new product

How big is the team?

Teams can be anywhere between 1 to 4 people. In our experience, 5 people is too many. 1 person teams are not recommended but if you believe you can do it, apply!

If I am not Indian, should I apply?

Everybody is welcome to apply. There is no requirement to be Indian.

Can I go home or go out of the Hackathon place when the Hackathon is still continue?

Yes! But please acknowledge that you’ll be missing valuable time as all Hackathon coding must occur at the event location .

Can I come prepared & what can I prepare for the competition?

You can prepare wireframes, designs and visuals before the competition but all coding must occur during the event.

What are you providing?

There will be a seamless infrastructure to support your participation in Hackathon 2016.
Electricity, Internet and Wifi will be provided free of charge. There will be presentation equipment should you need it during judging.

Hackathon Jan 2015 Winning Teams

Winners – “Sapphire Team” from Madurai, Tamil Nadu

1st Runner – Up “Dream Girls” from Madurai, Tamil Nadu

2nd Runner – Up “Hackomaniacs” from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

All participants  received a “Participating Certificate”


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