Sharda University School of Engineering and Technology organized the second edition of “Greater Noida’s Technovation Hackathon 2” in association with the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) to encourage young bright minds to innovate smartest projects.
Aimed at offering a platform to the students to showcase their creativity, the event garnered a vast crowd and won accolades from the industry experts. Narendra Bhooshan, IAS, CEO, GNIDA extensively supported this event and appreciated the overwhelming participation from the entire country, said a press release.
On the occasion of the 29th Foundation Day of GNIDA, the non-stop 24-hour campaign starting from 25 January 2020 was launched to inspire young students to build innovative projects and solutions backed by technology which could create a strong impact within the society.
Hackathon 2020 witnessed participation from premier institutions and universities across India. More than 200 teams comprising of over 650 students who came together with an aim to ideate and create innovative solutions for some of the critical issues faced by the people living in the Greater Noida region.
The themes included Smart Citizen and Governance, Smart Transportation, Smart Security, Smart Safety and Surveillance, Smart Waste Management and Smart Energy Systems.
The projects were evaluated by an Eminent Jury of 30 members from distinct industries and a prize distribution ceremony was conducted on 26 January 2020 at the Sharda University campus. Prize worth Rs 4 lakh, with a top prize of Rs 1 lakh, was awarded to the winners.