A Proud moment for AKGEC as the 8 teams (BLOCKRIDGE, IDEAL-BITS, Alpha Geeks, Proxymorons, Blazes (Joint Winner), Supa-Solvers (Joint Winner) and Swasthya Vardhak (Joint Winner), 2B||!2B (1st Runnerup), comprising 48 students were announced as the winners of Smart India Hackathon-2022 (Software & Hardware Edition) at Guwahati, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Ranchi, Durg and Srivilliputtur. The winners of each problem statement were awarded prize amount of Rs 1 lakh.
For the SIH 2022 grand finale, 14 teams for both software and hardware edition were selected from AKGEC, i.e., a highest number of teams selected from any public or private university/Institute in UP and the top 10 institutes in India.
From AKGEC, Team Ideal Bits developed an application to facilitate IPR filing for the grassroots community and Team Blazes provided a solution to develop a platform to support the One District One Product (ODOP) initiative. These problem statements were given under Startup India Section by the department for the promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Team Swasthya vardhak developed a software application for interpreting doctor's notes using handwriting recognition and deep learning techniques; Dell Technologies, Bangalore, India, gave this problem. Team Supasolvers developed a system electronically for detecting occupancy of beds in Hospitals. This problem statement was given by the Government of Rajasthan. Team Blockridge developed an application for accessing visual information (written information) by persons with visual disabilities. This problem was given by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Team 2B||!2B developed an application for fitness & sports under MIC – Student Innovation category.
Team Alpha Geeks developed a drone under MIC – Student Innovation category. Team Proxymorons developed a blockchain application for tagging farm products. This problem was given by NIFTEM Thanjavur, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).
In SIH 2022, a total of 537 problem statements were published by AICTE from 53 government organizations. A total of 2,033 teams comprising more than 15,000 students participated at 75 nodal centers in the grand finale at the national level. The scope of the Smart India Hackathon has been widening with every passing year since its launch in 2017. The increased enthusiasm among participating students and problem statement providing organizations could be seen in their growing participation over the years. Every year, SIH is impacting lakhs of students and provides them with a national platform to test their educational learning for solving real-world challenges.