About The Event
Chandigarh University would like to
invite your solutions for the first-ever national student hackathon “Solve the SDGs".
Objective of the Event: To provide a platform to programmers to solve real life problems recognized and adopted by United Nations as sustainable development goals. .
Thursday to Friday
Here are some of our team supporters
Here is our event schedule
To provide a platform to programmers to solve real life problems recognized and adopted by United Nations as sustainable development goals.
Registration shall close at 31 August midnight.
INDIVIDUAL SELECTED TEAMS ORIENTATION ON G-MEET
START OF HACKATHON
TEAMS CONNECTED WITH MENTORS
PROGRESS REVIEW AND MENTOR FEEDBACK
SIGN OFF FOR THE DAY
QUICK TEAM REVIEW
FINAL MENTOR GUIDANCE
Hope you had a great time with us!!
Challenges For The Team
Here are our problem statement
On September 25th, 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations officially adopted 17
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Sustainable Development Summit, aiming to
solve issues across the three dimensions of social, economic, and environmentally sustainable
development from 2015 to 2030 in an integrated way for the betterment of humankind.
Keeping this in focus Chandigarh University would like to
invite your solutions for the first-ever national student hackathon “Solve the SDGs.
1. Ensure healthy lives And promote well being for all at all ages
SDG 3, Target 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
Problem: Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other — COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe.
Challenge: Develop sustainable solution for achieving the target of Healthy lifestyle and well-being of an individual by designing an effective online health Module or Application.
2. Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Problem: There is a risk of a generational catastrophe regarding schooling. Women have faced increased domestic violence, child marriage is projected to rise after a decline in recent years, and unpaid and underpaid care work is increasingly and disproportionately falling on the shoulders of women and girls, impacting educational and income opportunities and health. Notwithstanding the global economic slowdown, concentrations of major greenhouse gases continue to increase. With the global average temperature reaching about 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels, the climate crisis has well and truly arrived, and its impacts are being felt across the world. The pandemic has also brought immense financial challenges, especially for developing countries – with a significant rise in debt distress and dramatic decreases in foreign direct investment and trade
Challenge: Are there spaces, places, materials, or systems in a city you know well that you might redesign, rethink, repair or repurpose in ways that add social, natural, or economic benefits? How can you incorporate your solution to help your community leap-forward into truly innovative spaces? How will your solution advance progress towards Sustainable Development Goals, in particular?
3. Economical and clean energy
SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Problem: Over the last decade, access to electricity has expanded, use of renewable energy in the electricity sector has increased, and energy efficiency has improved. Still, millions of people are without electricity, and one third of the global population lack clean cooking fuels and technologies. Progress in ensuring energy access has been uneven across regions, leaving the most vulnerable even further behind.
Challenge: To ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services. To increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. To double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency. To enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.
4. Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Problem: The pandemic has hit the manufacturing and transport industries hard, causing job losses and declining incomes for workers in those sectors. The crisis poses unprecedented challenges for global value chains by disrupting both the supply of and the demand for goods. Small-scale industries have been severely affected, and many continue to face existential challenges.
Challenge: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all. Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets
5. Waste Maanagement
SDG 11: Targets: 11.6: By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality, municipal and other waste management.
Problem: Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste. Of all these tonnes of noxious waste, a staggering 60-90 per cent of e-waste -worth nearly 19 billion dollars- is illegally traded or dumped, often with the involvement of transnational criminal gangs, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) research had warned. Old computers and mobile phones, electric cables, televisions, coffee machines, fridges, old analogue radios are piling up in landfills across the world, UNEP explains. According to the research, e-waste often contains hazardous materials, which pose risks to human health and the environment, especially in developing countries.
Challenge: Develop sustainable solutions for the E- waste recycling.
SDG 11 Target 11.2: by 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.
SDG 11 Target 11.6: By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality, municipal and other waste management
Problem: With more and more people moving into urban areas, cities are growing tremendously, with especially suburban areas are growing without proper management and control. Therefore, traffic congestion is becoming a growing pain for many parts of the world. An average driver nowadays spends 32hours a year in traffic jams and those costs billions of dollars globally in lost productivity time, health care expenditures and not to mention the strong environmental impact with dangerously high air pollution. With today’s advanced information technologies, a massive amount of transportation-related data is readily available that could be used for better smarter city planning, lowering congestion, and thus leading to better life quality in cities.
Challenge: How can cities lower their environmental impact by creating smarter mobility solutions , Develop sustainable solutions ?
Check out the rules and ensure proper conduct.
I. A team can submit only one entry for the hackathon. Participation at the hackathon is subjected on a “per-team” basis meaning you are not allowed to be on more than one team at the event.
II. To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code must be created only at the hackathon. You are permitted to use publicly developed and openly licensed API’s and SDKs for your project.
III. You will only be able to use a pre-public release of a product in developing your project if you bring at least one extra version that can be used by other teams in the Hackathon and provide any user support needed to teams using the device.
IV. Assets, SDKs, APIs or other tools or components available under a trial license may be used.
V. Any software development tools, game engine, IDE, and/or programming language can be used for the event. If a team member uses a purchased tool licensed to him or her and the license is not transferable to other members, the member’s team must choose one available to all developer teams.
VI. No development may start before the actual date and time of the event. Any teams that violate this rule will be automatically disqualified. The first line of code should be written on day of hackathon kick starts. However, we encourage you to brainstorm ideas and create groups for discussion on our platform.
Who can participate? Is any experience required for it?
Whether you are a novice, graphics designer, an intense coder, or any tech enthusiast, Hack4mind is for you! You just need curiosity and a problem solver’s thinking. The rest elements you will get to know from the mentors.
I want to participate in solo, Can I do that?
Teams can consist of at least two team members to a maximum of five members. Exceptions can be made for teams to have more than five members on a case-by-case basis. Contact the hackathon committee in case you need to have a team of more than five members.
When and Where is the hackathon being conducted?
The hacakthon will be conducted online from 2 to 3 september
Can I bring my previously built project to Hackathon?
No. You can bring your ideas that are previously formulated but your projects must be new i.e, built and executed in hack days. In case of any issues, experts are there to encourage and aid you.
How much does it cost?
Zero. Zip. Zap. Zoom. Nothing. Being a part of Hack4mind is completely free, thanks to our sponsors!
Didn’t find the question I have, What can I do?
Simply write to us on any of our social media platforms or our email to firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will get back to you at earliest.