IIT Madras, Sony to collaborate on hackathon

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras and Sony India Software Centre have proposed to host a hackathon called Samvedan 2021.


  • Under the hackathon, contestants will be asked to develop solutions for societal problems in India.
  • Participants of IITM-PTF’s (IIT-Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation) ‘Sensing Solutions for Bharat’ will use Internet of Things sensor board.
  • Competition will be based on Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation’s presence board.
  • Registration for the competition commenced on July 1.
  • Registration is open to all Indian nationals.

Winners of competition

Winners of the competition will be eligible for entrepreneurial support from IITM-PTF. This competition is also open to industry personnel and academics.

About competition

Sony will use its leading-edge technology in solving India’s problems. Under the competition, each team will a maximum of three members. Challenge will be held in three stages. A total of 75 ideas would be selected for quarter-finals. 25 will make to semi-finals. Out of 25, seven finalists will be selected. Each finalist will receive prizes worth ₹3 lakh. Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation will provide a free spresence boar to each quarter-finalist.

Sony Group Corporation

Sony is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo. The company operates as world’s largest manufacturers of consumer and professional electronic products. it is also the largest video game publisher & a largest music companies. Sony is one of the most comprehensive media companies. It is the largest Japanese media conglomerate by size and has overtaken Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings which is a largest Japanese media conglomerate by revenue.




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