Rural Drinking Water Technology Hackathon 2019 @ IIT Kharagpur [Prizes Worth Rs. 60K, May 13-14]: Submit by April 12

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Rural water HackathonIIT Kharagpur is organizing a Rural Drinking Water Technology Hackathon 2019 during May 13-14. Submit proposals by April 12.

About the Hackathon:

The aim of this Rural Drinking Water Technology Hackathon is to explore cost-effective and innovative solutions to address the challenges related to drinking water problems in rural India. The cost-effective solutions will be useful to address rural drinking water-related issues with respect to purification, distribution and uses.

Objectives:
  • The Hackathon will explore new ideas on drinking water purification techniques and possibilities at the micro level.
  • The selected technologies will be discussed during the workshop on Rural Water Quality and Management (RWQM – 2019) to be organized during 14 – 16 May 2019 at the IIT KGP in association with the University of Edinburgh for better ideation and design of the future technologies.
  • New research collaboration and networking opportunities may be explored for young researchers.
Who can participate?

Any UG/PG/Ph.D. students from different universities and research institutions across the country.

Sub-Themes:
  • Water Resource Management.
  • Social Well-Being.
  • Sustainable Technology Adoption.
Prizes:
  • Winner team: INR 30,000.
  • First runner up: INR 20,000.
  • Second runner up: INR 10,000.

Further, the top three innovations/models may be funded by the Design Innovation Centre to carry out the project in association with IIT Kharagpur.

Important Dates:
  • Deadline to submit the proposal with the solution: April 12, 2019.
  • Shortlisting and release of final list: April 19, 2019.
  • Final Event: May 13-14, 2019.
How to Apply?

Fill the application form and submit it to somnath[at]iitkgp.ac.in

Contact:

Dr. Somnath Ghosal
Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Email: somnath@iitkgp.ac.in
Phone: 03222 283894

For the application format and other information, click here.

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