Innovation Award at Smart India Hackathon 2017 for PES University team

By in PES University, Student Achievements on April 11, 2017

The team of Madhu G Nadig, Bhargav K N, D Naveen Reddy, Imran A Manzoor, Naveen Patil and Mansukh P bagged the “Innovation Award” for department of defense production in Smart India Hackathon – 2017. PM Modi addressed the participants in the Smart India hackathon.

The solution developed by the team was about Real-time intelligence gathering and analytics. It consisted of building an end to end Software-as-a-Service that collects data and gathers insights from online data in real time that enables defense analysts to make sense of big data generated by myriad of internet based sources. The focus was on real time threat detection, anomaly finding, sentiment analysis and effective summarization. The team successfully built and performed a demo of the project for the judges and analyzed many defense-sensitive issues using our platform. The highlight of the solution was the robustness and adaptability of the platform to handle any sort of data, interactive real time visualizations and a custom end to end encryption algorithm.

Smart India Hackathon 2017, world’s biggest hackathon, an HRD ministry initiative aims to promote innovation and out-of-the-box thinking in young minds, especially engineering students. Out of the 7531 idea submissions received for the 598 problems posted by 29 government departments, 1266 ideas were shortlisted for the ‘Grand Finale’ on April 1 & 2, 2017, during which these teams worked nonstop for 36 hours to build products based on their ideas across 26 locations in India. Evaluation criteria included 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.

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