The success of Smart India Hackathon initiative gained a new dimension when Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi announced for the first time ever Singapore – India Hackathon 2018 (a joint hackathon between India and Singapore).
On 12 – 14 November 2018, MHRD Innovation Cell (MIC) along with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) jointly organised first Singapore – India Hackathon, a fast-paced 36-hour competition to develop creative and innovative solutions focused on the theme “Smart Campus”. The hackathon had 20 teams of three university students each from India and Singapore. Teams with most innovative solutions presented with $10,000, while the second and third prize-winners won $6,000 and $4,000 each.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, has agreed** to be present at IIT Madras on 30th September 2019 for the Prize Distribution ceremony of Singapore-India Hackathon 2019. **Formal confirmation is awaited!