New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is set to organise a hackathon named ‘Clean-a-thon’ to find a solution to the environmental issues. The issues include water, air and noise pollution and increasing use of non-biodegradable materials.
Registrations are carried out on its website www.iith.ac.in till 6 pm on Sunday, April 4.
Participants are required to find solutions for existing issues in the environment like pollution, single-use plastic, waste disposal etc. It is aimed at generating awareness about the alternatives to plastic, upcycling, recycling and building a circular economy.
Candidates will have to submit a presentation for their probable solutions, reported NDTV.
The top three will be entitled to cash prizes worth Rs 20,000. This will also allow them a lateral entry to grant schemes providing up to Rs 10 Lakh for their implementing ideas.
The winners will be mentored by a IIT Hyderabad-based incubator named i-TIC Foundation.
Participants can approach the officials at email@example.com or at 9398323668.