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Deadline-11th December 2022


Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur is delighted to announce the hosting of the event Hack & Reboot 2.0, a national level Hackathon conducted each year with the sole aim of creating opportunities for young budding engineering students, Innovators, Startups to showcase their creative thinking and innovations for the betterment of the society. The purpose of the Hackathon is to provide a platform for the country’s youth to express themselves and demonstrate their ability to innovate toward finding solutions that impact our collective future and sustainability. In addition, participating in this event will provide an excellent platform for students, innovators, startups to interact with innovators of SIIC and experts who have distinguished themselves with contributions in Engineering R&D, Industry and Academia.

Applications are now open for the Hack & Reboot 2.0 under the TIDE 2.0 scheme supported by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) aiming to support technology startups working in emerging technologies through financial and technical support. A hackathon is an intense competition with a time constraint where participants collaborate to develop prototypes and minimum viable products to address a specific issue. In this competition, a group of participants wrestles with a given problem statement to come up with a solution and demonstrate it in a form of prototypes.

The Hack & Reboot 2.0 will support solutions generating a creative force leading to sustainable and reliable smart technology/tools/products in the healthcare and clean energy domain. Please check ‘Focus Domains’ section to know more about the sectors.

Application Closed

Focus Domains

The Healthcare domain is in a revolutionary phase in the healthcare industry combining Industry 4.0 tools with conventional methods of healthcare creating concepts such as telehealth, telemedicine, etc. for smart and connected health services. We are inviting applications for the following areas:

    Innovations in Digital Health- Device and Technologies

    Ways to enhance mental health.

    Diagnostics kit for home-testing to avoid visiting the hospital

    Prosthetics: Non-invasive aid for amputees

    Ways to improve operational challenges of telemedicine in rural India

    Solutions to the key challenges regarding the acceptance of telemedicine in India?

The ‘Clean Energy’ domain solutions are associated with renewable energy, zero-emissions sources, and methods of implementing energy efficiency. The aim of innovations in the Clean Energy domain is to adopt sustainable energy methods. We are inviting applications for the following areas:

    Creation of Smart Solar energy devices

    Developing solution for pollution monitoring and prevention

    Establishing the infrastructure for Green Mobility

    Methods of Carbon capture use and storage

    Green materials as an alternative to conventional materials

    Increasing Energy Efficiency/ Energy Analytics in utilities

    Solutions for circular solutions and waste management

    Devising alternative material for single-use plastic

    Methods for adopting Green Hydrogen

Who can apply?

  • Student (Final Year)
  • Individual innovator
  • Startup


    Customised hand-holding and problem resolving portfolio support.

    Access to industry experts and professionals for guidance to build your product better and build networks.

    Specific functional and domain knowledge sessions to build better.

    Opportunity to pitch for follow-on funding under TIDE 2.0 and other programs in SIIC.

Awards: (TIDE MVP Grant*)

First -7L
Second- 6L
Third- 5L

Hack & Reboot 2.0

Stages of Hackathon

    Registration of participants which will include webinar series

    Round 1: POC and Pitch submission

    Round 2: Pitch Presentation at IIT Kanpur

    Round 3: Winner Announcement at IIT Kanpur

Frequently Asked Questions

A student (final year), a start-up, or an entrepreneur can participate.

You can participate with team size of 2 to 4 persons.

Regular updates will be posted on our webpage.

Registration for webinars and Hackathon is free of charge.

Yes, the mandate of this Hackathon is to support solutions in either ‘Healthcare’ or ‘Clean Energy’. You can select one of the listed problem statements in ‘Focus Domains’ or apply with your own identified problem statements.

Yes, final-year college students can participate in teams.

The top three winners will get funding support, mentorship from industry and domain experts, and technical support for prototype development. Please refer to the event flyer on the web page for details of awards.

The participant should submit a solution/idea relevant to either of the focus domains, ‘Healthcare’ or ‘Clean Energy’.

If a software-only solution is impactful, it can be supported.

The accommodation and meals of participants will be arranged for two members of the team for one/two days of the event (Rounds 2 and 3). Since we have a limited number of rooms booked, it is first come, first served for accommodation. Travel support will not be provided by IIT Kanpur, participants have to make their own travel arrangements.