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NitiAyog launches Move Hack

New Delhi, Aug 2 (UNI) Federal think-tank NITI Aayog has launched Move Hack, a global mobility hackathon to crowdsource solutions aimed at the future of mobility in India.

Envisaged to be one of the largest hackathons globally, Move Hack is focused on 10 themes and structured over three legs: online, followed by Singapore leg, and the finals in New Delhi, an official statement said.

Move Hack aims to bring about innovative, dynamic and scalable solutions to problems pertaining to mobility. It is expected to unravel pioneering and ingenious solutions to pertinent mobility-related challenges and pave the way for developing integrated, interconnected and inventive global community.

It is open to individuals from all nationalities. Registrations are open at https://www.movehack.gov.in. The top 30 teams from the online submissions will travel to Singapore for two days on September 1 and 2 and will be mentored by a curated group of top experts advising the teams on a host of parameters including design improvement, business viability, technical solution and customer targeting and marketing.

The top 20 teams from Singapore leg will participate in the Final Round to be held in New Delhi on September 5-6 next month.

The winners will be announced during the Move Summit 2018, organized by NITI Aayog on September 7-8 here. Prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit.

Awards for the hackathon include recognizing top 10 winners, with total prize of more than Rs. 2 crores.

The hackathon is organized in partnership with Government of Singapore and is powered by Hacker Earth. PwC is the Knowledge Partner and NASSCOM is the Strategic Partner.

The evaluations will be done by jury comprising of subject matter experts, venture capitalists, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

Commenting on the launch, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said “Move Hack is the first platform in the world which has enmeshed public transport, private transport, road safety, multi-modal connectivity, and new age transport technologies such as zero emission vehicles and intra city aerial transport in a hackathon platform spearheaded by a Government.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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