Dr Jitendra Singh launches “Geospatial Hackathon”

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh on 14th January launched “Geospatial Hackathon” to promote Innovation and Start-Ups in India’s Geospatial ecosystem.

An overview of the news

  • The hackathon will promote innovation and startups in the geospatial ecosystem of India.

  • The objective of this hackathon is not only to foster partnerships between the public and private geospatial sectors, but also to strengthen the geospatial start-up ecosystem of our country.

  • The "Geospatial Hackathon" will end on March 10, 2023 and will have two sets of challenges - Research Challenge and Startup Challenge.

  • There will be 4 winners to be found for the best solution to the geospatial select problem statements.

  • The minister invited the youth of the country to participate and contribute in building the country's geospatial economy.

  • Half of India's population is below 40 years of age and very ambitious.

  • The Indian start-up economy has crossed a major milestone as India's 100th start-up joins the unicorn club in 2022.

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