BHUBANESWAR, FEB 10, 2021
Electropreneur Park-Bhubaneswar (EP-Bhubaneswar) in association with Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd. (BSCL), has launched Smart City Challenge & Outcome for Urban Tans formation (SCOUT-2021), a pan India idea contest/hackathons for smart city solutions.
SCOUT 2021 was launched by Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI, Manoj Mishra, Secretary, Electronics & IT, Govt. of Odisha, Prem Chandra Chaudhary, CEO, Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd, Pradeep Gupta, CMD, Cyber Media & Chief Mentor, Manas Panda, Director, STPI-Bhubaneswar, Subodh Sachan, Director, STPI, New Delhi, Stanley Chan, Senior Vice-President Excelpoint Systems, Sameer Garde-President, CISCO India & SAARC, and Dinesh Tiwari, Director-Business Development Singapore IoT Consortium.
The objective of the contest is to invite solutions from Innovators/entrepreneurs/startups/ enthusiasts/students/research communities to come up with alternative ways of fulfilling the specific needs and products or service in making the city life better and bringing transformation through disruptive technologies.
The 100-day contest shall be followed by creation of POC for the successful solutions.
The Smart City Hackathon SCOUT 2021 shall encourage the Innovators to come up with path breaking solutions in smart city applications and achieving the desired goals for ensuring better quality of life for the citizens, and promote startups and entrepreneurship in this field.
The winner of SCOUT 2021 will be awarded cash prize worth Rs 3 lakh, while the first and second runners-up will get cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh, respectively.
Virtual mentoring by Industry professionals, academicians etc, knowledge dissemination sessions by experts from areas of interest and networking with Govt. authorities/civil society/ potential consumers as well as Incubation will also be offered to the winners.