Please note:

Registration of teams must be made by a designated staff member of the institute/college/organization only.

  • The registration process is pretty simple. All you need to do is…
  • Visit www.rajkotsmartcityhackathon.com
  • Create a team id for your institute/college/organization
  • Fill all the required fields
  • Don’t forget to click ‘Submit’

How should we form a team?

  • All team members should be from same institute/college/organization; no inter- institute/college/organization teams are allowed. However, members from different branches of the same college/ institute can form a team.
  • Each team would comprise of 6 members with at least 1 female member. An all-female team is perfect too!
  • Want to promote your team on social media? We permit an additional member per team to exclusively work on social media promotions.
  • All members MUST be well versed with programming skills.
  • Colleges must issue a letter on their letterhead stating the names of the team and team members.
  • The team leader’s name should be clearly specified in the letter.
  • Clearly communicate the email-ids and mobile numbers of all team members as well.
  • The letter should bear the seal of the institute/college/organization or along with signature of the principal.
  • A scanned copy of this letter in PDF form is to be mandatorily submitted during online application process.

How do we submit our idea?

  • Please note: Idea submission must be made by a designated staff member of the institute/college/organization only.
  • Submission dates should be strictly followed. No exceptions will be made.
  • Submission is required to be done on Rajkot Smart City Hackathon - 2017 Website in the prescribed format. The format is available on Downloads Section
  • After login, fill in all the required details for submission of the idea.
  • Entries to be sent only in the prescribed format; otherwise they are bound to get rejected.
  • Upload the PPT in the prescribed format, stating the idea and letter from the institute/college/organization (as stated above) to complete the application process.

What is a selection criteria?

  • Evaluation criteria will include novelty of the idea, complexity, clarity and details in the prescribed format, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, user experience and potential for future work progression
  • Preferences will be given to entries from Rajkot while selecting between two similar ideas.

When/where will the shortlisted ideas be announced?

  • Notification about selected teams will be sent to the registered team leader through email.
  • Keep a track of all announcements and updates on www.rajkotsmartcityhackathon.com

General information regarding the Grand Finale

  • If a team is selected for the final Hackathon, members will need to travel to the venue of event. Venue for the event is available on www.rajkotsmartcityhackathon.com
  • Selected teams will be allowed to have 2 seniors as mentors. Mentors can be professors/teachers/experienced professionals from industry. On selection, total team size will be (6+2) excluding the one who promotes your team on the social media.
  • Transportation facility will be provided from Rajkot by Darshan Institute of Engineering & Technology, Accommodation of the teams for the finale will be the Hackathon venue.
  • Each institute/college/organization will issue a stamped photo ID to each member of the teams selected.
  • College photo ID is mandatory for participating in the finale.

What are the prizes to be won?

Prizes for the top winners under different categories are

  • 1st prize - Rs.1,25,000/-
  • 1st runner up - Rs.1,00,000/-
  • 2nd runner up - Rs.50,000/-
  • 5 Consolidated prices each of Rs.25,000/-

Miscellaneous Information

  • Intellectual property (IP) of the idea would belong to the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC), Team members will make their product available for free for the RMC.
  • Selected ideas need to be further developed so that they can be productized before the RMC will be able to utilize it; more efforts beyond the finale are required from the selected teams thereafter.