Smart City Hackathon to Be Held in Karachi

Karachi​ ​Civic​ ​Innovation​ ​Lab​ ​(KCIL)​​ ​-​ ​a​ ​project​ ​of​ ​​Pakistan​ ​Innovation​ ​Foundation​,​ ​Karachi​ ​Youth​ ​Initiative, and​ ​Habib​ ​University​ ​-​ ​is​ ​organising​ ​a​ ​2-day​ ​​Smart​ ​City​ ​Hackathon​​ ​at​ ​​NED​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Engineering​ ​and Technology​ ​on​ ​Oct​ ​14-15th.

The​ ​SMART​ ​CITY​ ​Hackathon​ ​will​ ​bring​ ​together​ ​technologists,​ ​engineers,​ ​designers,​ ​entrepreneurs,​ ​and​ ​civic activists​ ​to​ ​create​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​data-driven​ ​solutions​ ​to​ ​Karachi’s​ ​major​ ​challenges.​

​The​ ​Hackathon​ ​shall primarily​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​4​ ​themes:

  • Law​ ​and​ ​Security
  • Transportation
  • Water​ ​and​ ​Waste​ ​Management
  • Energy

The​ ​Hackathon​ ​is​ ​bringing​ ​key​ ​stakeholders​ ​and​ ​public​ ​partners​ ​(‘problem​ ​owners’)​ ​from​ ​the​ ​city​ ​to​ ​help​ ​guide the​ ​solvers​ ​and​ ​become​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​beneficiaries​ ​of​ ​the​ ​creative​ ​energy.​ ​

The​ ​winners​ ​not​ ​only​ ​get​ ​a​ ​chance to​ ​deploy​ ​their​ ​solutions​ ​in​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Karachi​ ​Civic​ ​Innovation​ ​Lab,​ ​but​ ​there​ ​are​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​different incentives​ ​at​ ​stake:

  • Best​ ​Performing​ ​Student​​ ​(Individual​ ​or​ ​Team)​ ​shall​ ​receive​ ​a​ ​Prize​ ​worth​ ​PKR​ ​25,000/-
  • Best​ ​Graduate​​/​​Alum​ ​(Individual)​​ ​shall​ ​win​ ​a​ ​3-month​ ​paid​ ​KCIL​ ​Civic​ ​Innovation​ ​Fellowship*
  • Best​ ​Faculty-led​ ​Idea​​/​Venture​​ ​will​ ​earn​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​be​ ​Accelerated​ ​in​ ​VentureLab​ ​2018*

The​ ​last​ ​date​ ​to​ ​register​ ​is​ ​12​ ​noon​ ​on​ ​Oct​ ​13,​ ​2017​. You can register here.


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    • sajid junejo

      Law​ ​and​ ​Security
      Transportation
      Water​ ​and​ ​Waste​ ​Management
      Energy
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