OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

‘Hack A Cause’, India’s online hackathon to find solutions to COVID-19

Innovative response

A group of Indian organisations led by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organised a hackathon, in line with the Hackathons being organised by Accelerate Estonia and Garage48.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Hackathons allow agile teams of people with different skill-sets to create solutions for India that would otherwise not have happened.

The solutions include: A mechanicla ventilator; an Autonomous UV disinfectant robot; 'Falcon', a virus tracking and surveillance system; an AI powered digital hospital and laboratory; and, a a breathing shortness analyser.

Organisations/institutions involved

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry; FICCI Ladies Organization Pune Chapter, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY) Startup Hub (MSH), Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSIS) and Ministry of SKill and Entrepreneurship, Garage48, Accelerate Estonia, Science and Technology Park, PUne and APJ Abdul Kalam Centre, Robotex International.

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Issues being addressed:

  • Crowdsourcing solutions