Dept of IT & BT, Govt of Karnataka is conducting a virtual Global Hackathon in collaboration with Global Innovation Alliance Partners and Startup Innovation Hubs from across the globe to create solutions that addresses local or global societal needs.
This year's theme is 'Innovation & Impact 2.0'. This event has always been a strategic platform for industries, technologies, and use cases worldwide to understand and to leverage the latest technical innovations.
The mission of BTS Global Hackathon is to create technology solutions and initiatives, that will contribute to the social good and address the needs and challenges facing humanity.
Biotechnology [BioPharma, AgriTechnology, BioServices, BioIndustrial, BioInformatics, Bio Energy BioFuels]
Use technology to create smart healthcare solutions for people residing in urban centers. A unified healthcare system, with collecting and sharing of data along with analysis and research practices, is what will determine the future of urban healthcare.
A city cannot be truly smart without smart water infrastructure. Develop technology solutions for more efficient plant operations, optimization of pumping, asset management, power usage optimization, leak detection, detection of contaminants, and consumer access to individual usage.
Sustainable food production is an urgent task, considering climate change and pressure on natural resources. How can technology contribute to food production in an urban environment.
Cities all across the world are growing a at a rapid rate. The transportation services should scale with the growing needs. Great infrastructure and transport is required for rapid expansions in every aspect. Develop smart transport solutions for growing needs of economy.
As our cities are getting bigger, we are piling up heaps of waste all around us. Come up with innovative ways to make urban waste management more automated and efficient.
Stereo Imagery products are designed for advanced image processing capabilities and photogrammetry, which are ideal for digital elevation model generation and 3D visualization of the terrain. The advantage of stereo imagery is the ability to extract vector features and geographic features in 3D such as buildings, roads, manmade structures, and other terrain features. The sample dataset of Cartosat 1 stereo pair with RPC corrected files (4 adjacent pairs) will be provided or participants can also use their own data set from any other satellite programs.
For many years, farmers in India have had little freedom in choosing markets and buyers for their produce. Farmers are selling their produce through state-owned mandis, retail markets where intermediaries squeeze farmers to increase margins.
In such a situation, can GIS technology-enabled solutions help Indian farmers to sell their produce directly to customers?
It is desired to have a platform wherein the farmers and consumers can interact directly.The platform should enable the farmers to directly record the availability of produce (type, variety, qty and cost) which can be consolidated and made available to consumers (traders, business houses and retail consumers). The participants can use the online available dataset or proxy data.
In today's globalized and highly democratized and decentralized geospatial data environment, there are multiple data owners and multiple parties claim different levels of authority on the data. In such an environment, a complete, correct and consistent data could only be created and maintained by collaborative management and mutually reconciled workflows where a new data sharing, decentralized data approving, quality assurance and data delivery model and mechanism needed.
Eventually, geospatial data owned by multiple institutes and even individuals force the conventional ownership and definitions of property rights to be adapted according to the new environment. The participants are to develop an application using blockchain technology in GIS-based land transaction. The participants can use the online available dataset or proxy data.
Estimation and assessment of surface runoff is an important and relevant issue of hydrological, as well as geographical research and it directly influences the water management related issues. The components involved in Runoff estimation are soil texture, slope, curve number, and climatic factors. These datasets are available in many open source platform Indian Meteorological Department, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre etc.,
Big data analytics is the often-complex process of examining large and varied data sets to uncover information including hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends and customer preferences. The water budget analysis include volume, velocity and variety of data set related to rainfall, humidity, temperature, evapotranspiration, crop yield, soil texture, lithology and geomorphology.
These data sets for sample area will be exposed to participants. The participants can use the online available dataset or proxy data.
AI is accomplished by studying how human brain thinks and how humans learn, decide, and work while trying to solve a problem, and then using the outcomes of this study as a basis of developing intelligent software and systems.
The malnutrition problem is indirectly proportional to climate variability, which is still un-tackled by health experts with available technology. The participants can use the online available dataset or proxy data.
The traditional method of acquiring the object's information from the satellite image is through visual interpretation. The method needs the interpreter has the abundant geoscience knowledge and visual interpreting experience & the interpreter takes a lot of time to interpret it. Its labor intensity is high.
The quality of interpretation is affected by the interpreter's experience and the familiarity of the region etc. This kind of problems can be overcome by machine learning for object recognition for land use classification and change detection.
The biggest challenge faced by Bangalore traffic police is managing ever-increasing traffic on roads. Bangalore has witnessed not only the exponential growth of population but also phenomenal growth in vehicles. As cities expand, the travel demand also increases leading to a high volume of traffic. Increase in volume of traffic without corresponding increase in road infrastructure has resulted in traffic congestion, perennial traffic jams, pollution and an increase in road accidents. Some of the significant problems leading to traffic congestion are;