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AirOThon

Towards a Greener City

Hackathon to find actionable solutions to improve air quality in east and northeast part of India.

Important Dates

Call Open: Nov 5 - Dec 31, 2021
Hackathon: Feb 2022

Who Can Apply

Students, faculties, entrepreneurs, technocrats, designers, engineers, and data experts, ages 18-45.

FROM

West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam, Manipur & Sikkim

Overview

The air pollution level in cities has been increasing at an alarming level and currently is stated as one of the highest contributions to environmental pollution. This has slowly started taking a toll on the health of the masses who are the passive bearers of the onslaught caused by this air pollution.

Airothon is a 2-day hackathon to find practical solutions for improving air quality. The hackathon will bring together (20) teams, (3) participants per team from the focused states to brainstorm for two days in Kolkata.

The hackathon will enable young minds to come with innovative indigenous ideas that will build a better tomorrow by taking proactive steps towards creating a carbon-negative environment.

Applications are invited from the focused states.

  1. The preliminary screening will be done virtually on the basis of pre-decided parameters.
  2. Virtual Idea presentation sessions for all complete applications would be conducted
  3. (20) teams, (3) participants per team would be shortlisted for the final hackathon in Kolkata.

Airothon: 2-day (48 hours) brainstorming event to find practical solutions for improving air quality.

The hackathon will be divided into three parts:

  • Knowledge dissemination Session: Session on climate change followed by annoucement of three key subthemes and Q/A session.
  • Solution development Session: Participant will get 48hrs along with access to the technical and business mentors to work on their projects.
  • Solution presentation session: Each team will be allowed 7 minutes to present their ideas.  Post the presentation the Jury panel will be given 7 minutes for asking questions

The solutions will be shared and implemented to the extent possible during a follow-on campaign with school communities and NGO partners.

Results of the implementation phase will be shared with the government and civil society partners. A survey to measure the impact of the intervention program will be conducted during the project. Teams with the best results from pre- to post-intervention will be documented and recognized in a final culminating event.

Partners

Program Takeaways

For the Top 20 Teams

For the Winners (Top 3 Teams)

How to Apply

Create a team of 3 members

Nominate a team leader

Register for the Hackathon

Timeline

November 5 - December 31, 2021
Launch & Call opens

Inviting applications for applicable solutions.

January 2022
Preliminary screening

Applications will go through a standard screening.

January 2022
Idea presentation sessions (Virtual)

Pre-hack pitching round. 20 Teams will be shortlisted for the finale at Kolkata.

February 2022
Hackathon (in-person)

2-day brainstorming event at Kolkata.

February 2022
Finale

Results of the Hackathon will be disclosed.

March 2022
Pilot Testing

Results will be shared and Ideas implemented.

August 2022
Final Report

Awardee's ideas are taken further for development. 

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Venue for the Finale

Kolkata, West Bengal.

Have Any Questions?

FAQ's

We have got your queries answered.

To register, you need to form a team of 3 members and fill the registration form. Registration is free.

Preliminary screening parameters would be defined by the core committee, based on which further shortlisting will take place.

No. You just need to have a practical solution aligned with the program.

For the Top 20

  1. Participation certificate
  2. Peer Learning and Networking
  3. Direct Interaction with Industry & domain Experts
  4. Patenting Support for Innovation
  5. Opportunity for Funding Assistance
  6. Opportunity for Incubation and Support for further development of the Prototype

For the winners

  1. Test Bed for Product/ Service Validation with Industry Partners
  2. Access to Technical Mentors for Refinement of product
  3. Access to Lab at KIIT-TBI & iLEAD for Complete product Development
  4. Access to Business Mentors for Commercial Validation
  5. Support from the US Consulate for exploring collaboration opportunities with US-based Voluntary Organizations

Reach us

Surekha Routray
[email protected]
+91 99372 91219

Soumya Mohapatra

[email protected]
+91 7678696272

Chaitanya Sahoo

[email protected]
+91 9717283759

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