Timelines: 2 to 3 months
Hackathon theme identification – Primarily by collaborating with our Principal / partners / collaborators
Identify Collaborators for the hackathon- they could come from diverse backgrounds -Businesses, Incubators, Investment Firms, Research and Academic Institutions also Individuals working on the selected theme. Nija team would work on bringing Collaborators from all over India.
Identify Mentors and subject matter experts (SME), Practitioners, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Designers, Architects, Technicians, Software Specialists, and Lab Supports all based on the theme.
Prepare a calendar of events, and announce at least 30 to 45 days before. After the hackathon challenge, there would be venture building followed by incubation.
PR and Marketing directly through Traditional Media, PR, and Social Media, also through direct collaboration with organisations and institutions (Colleges & Universities).
Zero in on the Hackathon efforts, Venue (if physical), immersion, and other interventions. It’s good to have local partners as venue partners though we will have much of the Hackathon happening online.
Registration of participants – Engineering/Medical Students, Professionals, Design students, Entrepreneurs, and General Enthusiasts from the Hackathon.
Registrant verification at venue / online
Entering the participant details and the providing them with the materials for the hackathon
Taking the participants through the program schedule and the details of the program.
Several workshops on design thinking, ideation, productisation, IP management, business modelling, and monetisation.
This is essentially about providing first-hand exposure to participants, and understanding the problem statements in the native ecosystem either in person or through videos or other available resources.
Encouraging participants to pick from the problem statements from the available list or asking them to submit their own pick along with providing a justification for the same.
Creating the Team
Encouraging participants to finalise a team that would like to work along with the applicants.
Interaction between the mentors and SMEs to fine-tune their understanding and approach.
The interaction between the participants and mentors begins.
Submit the final deliverables concept note.
Present the outcome as a Pitch
Evaluation – Award Ceremony
Here the Jury would be selected by the jury from the collaborators, sponsors and mentors would evaluate the pitches, and winners will be selected and rewarded.
Participating in the Game
Every team and all the participants would be encouraged to participate in the 30 to 45 days challenge.
All teams could submit their ideas.
Inducting New Members
The team can submit new members also.
New Idea Execution
There would be proposals to help with executing the ideas where the finance experts, lab researchers, hardware or software, or even the CloudNet and software people or the mentors could contribute towards ideation.
Team finalisation and support are offered on each case.
Team participation is mandatory even when no monetary support is extended.
Tracking the progress and support according to milestones.
On the Pitch day, the jury would include investors and industry participants who can fund or facilitate the adoption of the pitches made on that day.
Evaluating the participants on the basis of participation and performance.
Rewards and Recognition
Rewards and recognition to the winning teams.
After the event is accomplished the team would coordinate with the incubation facilities and allied industries in creating the entire engagement for further events.
Coordinate with Incubation facilities, investors, and allied industries in stitching the engagement.