Pm Likely To Address Participants At Smart India Hackathon 2022 On Aug 25 | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The Smart India Hackathon (SIH) is a nationwide initiative by the ministry of education innovation cell to provide students a platform to solve the pressing problems of the government, ministries, departments, industries and other organizations.
SIH has been acclaimed as the world’s biggest open innovation model, which inculcates the culture of product innovation and problem-solving among students.
It is being conducted every year since 2017 in two formats–SIH Software and SIH Hardware editions for higher education students. This year, Smart India Hackathon -Junior has also been introduced for school students to build a culture of innovation and problem-solving attitude right from the school level.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has been selected as one of the nodal centres to facilitate the Smart India Hackathon software edition.
The scope of the SIH has been widening with each passing day since its launch in 2017. The increased enthusiasm among participating students and organizations could be seen in the growing number of participation over the years. Every year, SIH impacts lakhs of students by providing them a national platform to test their educational learnings in a real-world problem-solving environment. It also aligns their interest toward innovation and entrepreneurship.
SIH-2022 hardware grand finale is scheduled from August 25 to August 29 and the Smart India Hackathon- 2022 software grand finale is scheduled from August 25 to August 26.
Smart India Hackathon has witnessed huge participation from ministries, departments, PSUs, and private organizations in providing problem statements. SIH 2022 has offered 476 problem statements received from 62 organizations.
As many as 2033 winning teams of campus level hackathons organized under Smart India Hackathon 2022, comprising more than 15000 students will participate in this year’s SIH grand finale at the national level.
These teams will travel to the assigned nodal centres and work on the problem statements during the grand finale of SIH 2022.
As part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, ministry of education’s Innovation Cell and All India Council for Technical Education have identified 75 higher educational institutes/ incubators as SIH nodal centres to host the participants of SIH and facilitate an environment to conduct the Smart India Hackathon in its well-defined and established format.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been interacting with the student participants of the Smart India Hackathon every year since its inception and is expected to interact with the students this year again on the evening of August 25.
SIH 2022 is jointly organized by the ministry of education’s innovation cell, All India Council for Technical Education Persistent Systems, and i4c.
Each year, Smart India Hackathon is conducted at various nodal centres where selected student teams, industry representatives, design mentors, and evaluators travel to the assigned physical centres.
For the said purpose, IIT-Kanpur has been selected as one of the nodal centres to facilitate the Smart India Hackathon software edition. A total of 27 teams, having 150 participants, are competing against 27 problem statements from 23 organizations.
IIT-K is hosting problem statements given by the ministry of education, Government of India. Each problem statement has a winning amount of Rs 1 lakh. Under the student innovation category, three prizes of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75,000, and Rs. 50,000 will be provided to the winning teams.
The programme will be centrally inaugurated by the ministry of education at 9 am on August 25.

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