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5G Hackathon Department of Telecommunications (DoT)

5G Hackathon Department of Telecommunications (DoT)

5G Hackathon Department of Telecommunications (DoT)


About 5G Hackathon Department of Telecommunications (DoT)


In its endeavor to identify and promote applications relevant to India in the 5G realm, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched ‘5G Hackathon’ in association with a number of governments, academia & industry stakeholders. Aimed at shortlisting India focused cutting edge ideas that can be converted into workable 5G products and solutions, the Hackathon will be spread across three phases beginning from February 21, 2020 and culminate in a grand felicitation ceremony at India Mobile Congress on October 16, 2020. Winners of the various phases will share a total prize pool of INR 2.5 Crores, and a unique opportunity to scale and implement their 5G applications to make them market ready with the support of DoT, MeitY and a number of leading industry, academia, Telcos/OEMs.


5G technology provides quantum leap over 4G in terms of speed, peak data rate, latency, spectrum efficiency and connection density. Most distinct feature is applications in different economic verticals. 5G Hackathon will convert innovating ideas in to products and solutions in different verticals and develop India specific Use cases around 5G.

Various phases of the Hackathon broadly include preliminary submission of ideas, selection of 100 best ideas, mentorship and support from the Hackathon partners, development of solutions/products, selection and testing of 30 best solutions/ products on 5G trial network followed by felicitation of the 3 best ideas during India Mobile Congress (IMC), 2020.


Objective: To identify & promote applications, relevant to India, in the 5G realm, that will be developed into workable products and services.


Total prize money- INR 2.5 crore spread across three phases


Entry Categories Demonstrating the use of 5G Technology:

• Healthcare, Education & Governance
• AgriTech & Livestock
• Environment, Public Safety & Disaster Management
• Enterprise Transformation, Industry 4.0
• Smart Cities & Infrastructure
• Cyber Security
• Banking, Finance & Insurance
• Logistics & Transportation
• Multimedia & Broadcast
• Others – Hardware, Computing, etc




The event is open to all the Stakeholders who may participate as individuals, teams, companies, etc. and may work individually or as a team on ideas/concepts/solutions and present use cases for the 5G network.


• Participants may be students, startups, academic institutions & registered companies in India & NRIs.


• Employees of the DOT, IMC and sponsoring companies are not eligible.


• Only 5G use cases applicable in the Indian context are acceptable. The product/solution should be demonstrable by the third phase of the challenge.


Last date of submission of Ideas- 31st March 2020


The details of Hackathon can be seen on the website www.5ghackathon.in


Brochure for 5G Hackathon – Click here


Click here to apply now.


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