The Grand Finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2019 – Hardware Edition was an initiative to make development a comprehensive mass movement and innovate on all fronts. MHRD, AICTE, i4c and Persistent Systems came together to organise Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2019 - a unique Open Innovation Model for identifying new and disruptive technology innovations to solve the challenges faced by our country.
In SIH 2019 hardware edition, a total of 198 problem statements sourced from nine Union Ministries & Departments and 40+ industries were posed. A total of 1,20,000 students from 2,235 institutions took the challenge, which resulted in 20,000 mini-submissions.
A team of experts from the industry and Ministry shortlisted 250 teams for the grand finale consisting of 1,500 students, who took part in this event. The Grand Finale was hosted in 18 nodal centres across the country, including IIT Bombay.
IIT Bombay saw participation of nine teams and 90+ students from various institutions, who worked on problem statements provided by Department of Atomic Energy, Flucon, Marico, Harman and Suguna Rural Foundation on themes such as healthcare and biomedical devices, clean water, agriculture and rural development.
Prof A.K. Suresh, Deputy Director, IIT Bombay had inaugurated the SIH on July 8. The nine teams who competed at IIT Bombay nodal center were ‘Satark’ (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai), ‘Technocrypts’ (Abes Institute of Technology, Uttar Pradesh), ‘Mechlads’ (R.M.D. Engineering College, Tamil Nadu), ‘Team Electro’ (Sir C R Reddy College Of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh), ‘Anvesht’ (Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering And Technology, Nanded, Maharashtra), ‘Shasun Girls’ (Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute Of Engineering And Technology), ‘Biomed’ (Indian Institute Of Technology, Bhubaneshwar), ‘Geeknovation’ (R.M.K. Engineering College, Tamil Nadu) & ‘Mechnovative’ (Poornima College of Engineering, Rajasthan). The infrastructure needed to accomplish the various tasks was made available by facilities at IIT Bombay such as Tinkerer’s Lab, Workshop and Machine Tools Lab.
Leadership talks were organized for the benefit of the participants by Mr. Chandrasekhar Inamdar, Prof. Sathish Agnihotri and Prof. Kannan Moudgalya. Also, daily yoga sessions and one special cultural performance by IIT Bombay students featured in the event.
The teams SATARK, AnveshT and Team Electro emerged as the winner in the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019 Hardware Edition at IIT Bombay.