Welcome to Hackathon 2017


Hackathon 2017- Technology For A Developed India By 2022


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.


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

Previous Editions

India@75 Hackathon: 21 & 22 January 2016

CII and India@75 Foundation in collaboration with Playizzon, Jetline Group company organised a Hackathon on 21 & 22 January in Pune. Participants were required to use mobile and cloud technologies to develop ingenious solutions in areas such as Swach Bharat, Make in India, Agriculture, Food Security & Healthcare, Governance etc.

Cognizant Technology Solutions and NASSCOM Foundation partnered for the event as “Knowledge Partners”

120 participants from 38 teams participated in the India@75 Hackathon; After 12 hours coding and mentoring, 9 teams were short-listed by mentors and show-cased their ideas / Apps to the Jury

Many teams came from far off cities such as Coimbatore and Trivandrum to participate in the hackathon.

Mr Rajan Navani, Chair, CII Council on India@75 was the chief guest for the “Prize Distribution Ceremony”. During his address Mr Navani said, “India@75 aspires to leverage technology to achieve various vision elements and would continue to organize more Hackathons that is turning out to be a great platform for young technology enthusiasts to showcase their talent”

The winning team “Kode Krakers” showcased their app that aimed at making the best use of eWaste by either donating to Not for Profits or by recycling

The proposed solutions aims to solve the ever growing problem of e-waste caused due to regular upgrade of electronic devices much before their life cycle ends. This leads to massive accumulation of eWaste by early retirement and obsolescence. The app E-Yard provides a platform to agencies that have a requirement of e-waste or old electronics devices like laptops and computers and connects them to corporate’s that would like to phase out their old e-devices.

Second prize winners – The Famous Five, developed an app that would aggregate white goods service providers in a geography, ranks them on the basis of ratings given by customers and connects them to Skill Development centers where they could upgrade their competencies through skill training.

The second runners up “Team Quagnitia” were a team of professionals from a Pune based start-up. The app “City Cleaners” is a collaborative tool that would connect Citizens, Social Groups and Corporation’s with an objective of making the clean and green.

Citizens would be empowered with a mobile based reporting tool to report incidents (e.g. roadside garbage, potholes, ect) using pictures, videos, text. They would also be able to create short documentaries to report an garbage dumps or other civic issues

City Corporation would be notified of the issues. They would be able to relay out incidents to the various wards in the city. In addition to this they would also be able to send out instructions to social groups to carry out awareness programs in hugely affected areas.

Social groups would be able to register on this platform, look at effected areas and carry out awareness programs. They would also receive instructions from the city corporation to do such programs in affected areas.

A special jury award was given to a team of students of team “Bone Crushers” who proposed the use of image sensing algorithm to automate traffic signals. The team proposed a combination of tools that would measure traffic density and image sensing software to automate traffic signals across major cities

Some other concepts that enthused the jury included an app that would analyze investment habits of users and advise them on best suited investments for them on historical data.

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Rules for participation in

Hackathon 2017

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-2017 is free and open to any student, developer or firm.

Enrollment is not confirmed until the Hackathon-2017 team contacts the participant and assigns mentors, next steps, etc.

Enrollment may be terminated at any point by a representative of Hackathon-2017 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-2017  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-2017 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 2017 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 2017.
Electricity, Internet and Wifi will be provided free of charge. There will be presentation equipment should you need it during judging.

Hackathon Jan 2017 Winning Teams

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Winners -Team Toofani

Second prize winners – Team Robust

The second runners up – Team Veggie Van

All participants  received a “Participating Certificate”


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