Tech Mahindra has announced its collaboration with NITI Aayog and Pune Smart City Development Corporation to launch the first ‘Smart City Hackathon’ at the Pune University campus for developers and startups across India.
Pune Idea Factory Foundation (PIFF), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pune Smart City Develop Corporation Limited (PSCDCL), has been set up as a non-profit organisation dedicated to boost the start-up ecosystem in Pune. To drive its innovation agenda, PIFF has drawn a detailed roadmap encompassing multiple initiatives.
The aim of this hackathon is to innovate, crowdsource and develop solutions for issues like urban mobility, solid waste management, water supply, citizen safety and security. The hackathon will comprise of developers including working professionals, start-ups and students, who can participate as individuals or in teams of maximum five people.
The Hackathon participants will be encouraged to put on the technology hats and provide sustainable solutions for the city. The solution can either be an up-and-running product or an innovative idea with a working prototype.