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(Affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur)

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RACKATHON – 2K18

(RAISONI ACADEMY HACKATHON)

NATIONAL LEVEL INNOVATION AND DESIGN COMPETITION

(A PLATFORM TO SHOW INNOVATIVE IDEAS)

MARCH 16-17, 2018

About RACKATHON - 2K18

Rackathon is another name to the Hackathon event. It’s a design sprint-like event in which programmers and others provide the feasible solutions for the problems related to day to day life of general public. The solution can be provided in the form of software coding, hardware model or in the form of prototype of any model.

The participants have to provide the solutions only for any one of the problem mentioned in the problem statement section.

Who can participate?

  • All diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate students from approved institutes.
  • Each team should have maximum 4 members.

Rounds of Participation:Two Rounds

Round 1. Prequalification Round

This round requires the teams to submit conceptualized solution/ideas which address the chosen problem statement.

Teams have to send an executive summary of their solution at rackathon2k18@raisoni.net in the format available in Registration Form section.

Evaluation Criteria:
  • Quality and innovative nature of idea
  • Utility of the idea
  • Compelling use of technologies and tools

Selected Teams for grand finale will get an opportunity to get a mentor.

Round 2. Grand Finale

Participants shortlisted from pre-qualification stage will be invited to build and present working prototypes of their solutions at a Grand Finale on 16th March, 2018.

  • Grand Finale is a continuous 24 hours competition where teams have to build their prototype.
  • Each team should bring raw material and software required for the development of model.

Registration Fees:

  • No registration fees for Round 1.
  • Rs. 300/- per team for Round 2.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Participants need to disclose the details of complete team involved in innovation, with organization details.
  • The Jury constituted will be entitled to reject any application without citing any reason.
  • The decision of the Jury at all levels shall be final and binding. All participants have to abide by the decision of the Jury.
  • The organising team reserves the right to change number of prizes and cash benefit at any time during the competition.
  • No interim or later communication with regard to the decision or its veracity shall be entertained and shall be viewed seriously.
  • The organising team may take necessary action as per its discretion against the participant, in the event of violation of the terms and conditions.

Problem Statements

ID Area of Problem Statement Detailed Problem Statement
PS01

Use of technology to give farmers more accurate weather information so that farmers can optimize irrigation

Weather has an enormous impact on lives of farmers. Even a Smallest difference in weather patterns can have dramatic effect on farmers. If the monsoon comes early and farmers haven’t finished their harvest they are in real trouble. Similarly if a storm is coming and they don’t prepare their crops they will also be in trouble. In addition, excess supply or under supply of water can be detrimental to the crops. There is lots of information about the weather around the region. The Department of Meteorology & Hydrology has weather stations. How can we make usable information easily accessible to farmers so that they can plan ahead for crop season and also determine the amount of water needed for irrigation?

PS02

Digital Technologies /MIS for monitoring Easy Navigation System for Visually Impaired Persons

In the absence of any stringent GIS based navigation system to help blind persons to navigate in open & constrained areas, buildings, offices and specific locations. The system should have multi-lingual support and speech interface integrated with it.

PS03

Electronic Personal Safety System

A GIS based integrated solution for personal security where instant police assistance should be provided to a person in extreme distress or feeling high threat to safety. The system should cater to women and children when they need immediate help.

PS04

Automatic Cleaning of Air Pollution

Air pollution is a big challenge today. Due to it, citizens are facing many health problems. The system should be able to generate the clean air from the polluted one.

Important Dates

Date Description
05-03-18 Submission of executive summary of their ideas for problem statement
10-03-18 Announcement of Selected ideas
16/03/2018 Grand Finale
17/03/2018 Closing Ceremony

Registration Form

  • Please take the print out of registration form.
  • Fill the complete registration form in blue/black ink.
  • Send a scan copy of same in jpg or pdf format.

Accepted Ideas

Accepted Ideas will be declared on or before 10 March 2018.

Schedule

Schedule for Grand Finale will be displayed soon.

Accomodation

Accommodation will be provided to all selected teams of Grand Finale.

Prizes

First Prize : Rs. 15,000
Second Prize : Rs. 10,000
Third Prize : Rs. 5,000

  • In addition, finalists with exceptionally high-impact solutions also stand the chance to get their ideas Incubated and Rewarded
  • Participation Certificate will be awarded to all members in team.

Venue

Auditorium

G. H. Raisoni Academy of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur
(NAAC Accredited)

Shradha Park, 37-39/1,
Hingna Wadi Link Road, MIDC, Nagpur,
Maharashtra,
India - 440028

Contact Details

G. H. Raisoni Academy of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur
(NAAC Accredited)

Shradha Park, 37-39/1,
Hingna Wadi Link Road, MIDC, Nagpur,
Maharashtra,
India - 440028
Prof. Amit Pimpalkar:+91-9881713450
Dr. Dinesh Deshmukh: +91-7709171662
Email: rackathon2k18@raisoni.net

FAQs

QUESTION: Who can participate in the Rackathon-2K18?
ANSWER: Any student of diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate from approved institutes.

QUESTION: Are cross college teams allowed?
ANSWER: Yes, participants from different colleges/institutions may form a team. However, one participant may not be a part of another team for the same event.

QUESTION: What should we bring along on the day of the event?
ANSWER: Participating teams are required to carry their valid college ID cards, laptops and any necessary laptop accessories as well as all the components if required for making the model.

QUESTION: Will food be provided? Will the participants have to pay extra?
ANSWER: Yes, food will be provided. Participants will be given meals throughout the duration of the RACKATHON event without any extra payment. Tea and Coffee will be served at appropriate timings.

QUESTION: Will accommodation be provided?
ANSWER: Yes, accommodation may be provided one day before from the event start till the event over. However the food and other expenses need to borrow to them except on an event day.

QUESTION: Will internet connection be provided?
ANSWER: Yes, WiFi internet connection will be provided at the venue. Participants must bring their own laptops to the event along with dongles and networking devices.

QUESTION: Is on-spot registration available?
ANSWER: No, on-spot registration is not allowed. Participants are requested to register before the cutoff date.

QUESTION: Can one participant form a team?
ANSWER: Yes, individual participation will be allowed but it is advisable that at least two participants form a team. Maximum number of participants in a team will be 4.