KSUM to Hold Rural-AgriTech Hackathon in Kasaragod

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:
Seeking to promote innovative technical solutions that will contribute to the growth of the agriculture in the country, Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is conducting a hackathon on the sidelines of the Rural India Business Conclave 2.0 (RIBC 2.0) that commences in Kasaragod on June 9.

Titled ‘Rural-AgriTech Hackathon’, KSUM is organising the five-day RIBC 2.0 in association with the Kasaragod-based Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI). The hackathon will be held at Wintouch Palm Meadows, Kasaragod while CPCRI will be the venue for RIBC 2.0.

The hackathon aims to derive technical solutions for agriculture sector and to develop technologies that are beneficial for tapping tourism possibilities of rural India. Students from technology sector, researchers, startups, and professionals can participate in the hackathon for which there is no registration fee.

The best technical solution emerging from the contest, along with the prototype based on that will be awarded Rs 50,000 cash prize. Besides, the winner will get an opportunity to directly pitch the idea to secure KSUM’s innovation grant of Rs 12 lakh.

Moreover, participants with the best solutions relating to agriculture, including food production, will get an opportunity to take forward their research in association with CPCRI and eventually convert the ideas into commercially viable products.

For more details, contact: 9847344692/7736495689.

For registration, visit: https://startupmission.in/rural_business_conclave/.

Last date of registration is May 26.

KSUM is the nodal agency of the Kerala Government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.

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