NITI Aayog has launched global mobility hackathon Move Hack to crowdsource solutions aimed at future of mobility in India. It is envisaged as one of largest hackathons globally. It is first platform in the world that has enmeshed public transport, private transport, road safety, multimodal connectivity and new age transport technologies such as zero emission vehicles and intra city aerial transport spearheaded by Government.
MoveHack aims to bring about innovative, dynamic and scalable solutions to problems pertaining to mobility. It is organized in partnership with Government of Singapore and is powered by Hacker Earth. PwC is knowledge partner and NASSCOM is strategic partner.
The hackathon is focused on 10 themes and structured over three legs: Online leg, followed by Singapore leg, and finals in New Delhi. It has two-pronged campaign approach. They are “Just Code It” aimed at solutions through innovations in technology, product, software and data analysis, and “Just Solve It” aimed at innovative business ideas or sustainable solutions to transform mobility infrastructure through technology.
Move Hack is open to individuals from all nationalities. It is expected to unravel pioneering and ingenious solutions to pertinent mobility-related challenges and pave way for developing integrated, interconnected and inventive global community.
The top 30 teams from online submissions will travel to Singapore in September 2018 and will be mentored by curated group of top experts advising teams on host of parameters including design improvement, business viability, technical solution and customer targeting and marketing.
Top 20 teams from Singapore leg will participate in Final Round to be held in New Delhi later in September 2018. The winners will be announced during Move Summit 2018 organized by NITI Aayog on 7 and 8 September 2018 in New. The awards of hackathon include recognizing top 10 winners with total prize of more than Rs. 2 crores. The evaluations will be done by jury comprising of subject matter experts, venture capitalists, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs.
Transportation and mobility are emerging sector and as potential drivers of innovation and economic growth of 21st century. Rapidly evolving technologies and business models for delivering mobility services have played dramatic potential role to transform global transportation sector. Mobility ranging from pedestrian and personal transport to public transit and freight movement is extremely critical and impacts rural and urban daily lives.