National Level OpenHardware-IoT based Geospatial Hackathon

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National Level OpenHardware—IoT-based Geospatial Hackathon:

The “National Level OpenHardware—IoT based Geospatial Hackathon” is organized jointly by the IIT Bombay-FOSSEE-GIS team (funded through the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), Ministry of Education, Government of India) in partnership with IIT Tirupati's Technology Innovation Hub- the IIT Tirupati Navavishkar I-Hub Foundation (National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India). The Rural Data Research and Analysis (RuDRA) Lab - India’s first HPC-powered data center dedicated for Rural Development, established in the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (C-TARA), IIT Bombay is the technical partner.

The “National Level OpenHardware-IoT based Geospatial hackathon” is more than just a competition; it is a platform for Indian innovators, creators to come together and pioneer solutions for a brighter future for the mankind with unique IoT, and GIS techniques. This hackathon aims to harness the power of Free/Libre Open-Source Software, Open Source Hardware, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Geographic Information System (GIS) to address some of the world's most pressing challenges. This pan-India hackathon mandates the use of only Indian satellite data; alignment of the ‘problem statement(s)’, ‘theme’, and ‘study area’ based on the Indian context, and at least one SDG (Sustainable Development Goal - United Nations Development Program (UNDP)). Teams are also strongly advised to use/ adopt indigenous Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) technologies like NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation). The final output must comply with the Indian National Geospatial Policy 2022. The winner(s)/ winning team(s) of this coveted national level hackathon shall be eligible (decision made by the IIT Bombay-FOSSEE-GIS/IITTNiF shall be final)  to apply for IIT Bombay-FOSSEE-GIS’s Summer Fellowship/ Internship/ GIS Case Study/ Chanakya-FOSSEE National Geospatial Fellowship, etc., apart from the prize amount.

Skill Development corporations and Entrepreneurship/ Incubation facilities/centres established by the union and state governments across India can also collaborate with us as partners or send in their problem statements which will be given to the participants to evolve GIS-IoT based solutions.

To know more about the “National Level OpenHardware-IoT based Geospatial hackathon”, please visit

Important Dates:

  • Registration opens: November 15, 2023
  • Registration closes: December 31, 2023
  • Hackathon start date : January 01, 2024

Week 1: Kickoff and Orientation [January 01 to 07, 2024]

  • Working Day 1: Registration and Welcome Ceremony
  • Working Day 2: Opening Keynote and Theme Announcement
  • Working Day 3: Workshop 1 - Introduction to Open Hardware and IoT
  • Working Day 4: Workshop 2 - Geospatial Technology Fundamentals
  • Working Day 5: Team Formation and Ideation Session
  • Working Day 6-7: Self-Study and Project Brainstorming

Week 2: Deep Dive into IoT and GIS [January 08 to 14, 2024]

  • Working Day 8: Workshop 3 - IoT Sensors and Data Collection
  • Working Day 9: Workshop 4 - Advanced GIS Applications
  • Working Day 10: Hacking Session Begins
  • Working Day 11-14: Guided Hacking, Team Check-Ins, and Progress Reports

Week 3: Prototyping and Development [January 15 to 21, 2024]

  • Working Day 15: Workshop 5 - Data Visualization with GIS
  • Working Day 16: Workshop 6 - Open Source Hardware Prototyping
  • Working Day 17-21: Dedicated Hacking and Prototype Development

Week 4: Final Touches and Presentations [January 22 to February 04, 2024]

  • Working Day 22: Workshop 7 - IoT Data Analysis
  • Working Day 23-25: Final Project Development and Testing
  • Working Day 26: Project Submissions
  • Working Day 27-28: Team Rehearsals and Presentation Prep

Week 5: Grand Finale and Awards

Working Day 29: Presentations by Hackathon Teams

February 12, 2023 (tentative): Judging and Results Declaration

Date to be announced: Awards Ceremony and Celebration

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Phone: (022)-2576-4111

Venue: IIT Bombay (online mode)