Hillytech Starter brings a unique Online Hackathon, under the aegis of Startup India and MSME. HillyTech Hackathon provides an opportunity to come up with innovative solutions for the societal problems faced by hilly areas and industries, under different themes on Science, Technology and Electronics to Pandemic, Networking and Business. A total of 120 teams from across India participated in the hackathon.
Team ‘BugSmashers’ who represented NU, secured first position in the hackathon. The team worked on ‘Outdoor Plant Monitoring and Tracking System’ and proposed a solution in both software and hardware category.
NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020 was organized by NASA in collaboration with Hacker's Tribe Foundation. Over 26,000 people participated from nearly 150 countries. The team ‘The Bug Slayers’ who represented NU received the Global Award Nominee in the Phase 1 Universal Event.
The team proposed a specialized algorithm that suggests sleeping slots and the number of sleeping cycles for the user to work at maximum efficiency. This will help the user’s body to rest properly and will help them balance their busy schedules. Also, depending on the user’s entered activity status and program, the daily calorie requirement and customized carbohydrate, protein and fat were shown.
The Hult Prize Foundation is a global learning platform that enables the new generation to deliver social change through education and entrepreneurship. The Hult Prize is presented by Hult International Business School and is a partnership between Hult International Business School and the United Nations Foundation.
Hult Prize OnCampus is a global program by the Hult Prize, which provides an excellent opportunity for students to deliver social change and make a global impact with their start-up ideas. The event was organized in the Aug-Dec 2020 semester by a team of NUtons lead by Aman Gupta (BTech CSE). A total of ten teams involving around 40 students participated in the OnCampus round. NU’s Team BioPure was the Winner of this round. The winning team will represent NU in the Regional Round which is held in various destinations across the globe.
Biopure is new-gen packaging startup that aims at revolutionizing packaging of grains for Indian farmers.
A massive amount of food is wasted each year due to moisture, rodents and fragility of packaging. Biopure produces nanotechnology-based biopolymer for affordable, reusable and durable packaging. This ensures effective storing and packaging of food, thus reducing overall wastage. At Biopure, all packaging is sourced responsibly, designed to be effective and safe throughout the life cycle, thus making it a valuable resource for subsequent generations.
The Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center (i4C) & Smart India Hackathon (SIH) provide a platform to showcase technical writing talents – i4C Blogathon. The technical blog-writing competition involved writing a technical blog article on any one of the following three topics:
According to i4C, 350+ entries received from participants from all over the country. The competition was open to UG/PG/PhD students.
Anushree's article was based on the theme – Renewable Energy & Healthcare Automation. Please read her winning article at https://blog.i4c.in/2020/06/i4c-blogathon-first-runner-up-winning.html
More about the blogathon at https://i4c.in/site/i4cBlogathon2020
Congratulations Anushree! You have made us proud! Keep writing!
Sumili Dey (Final Year B.Tech Biotech) has received the Certificate of Honour for the Best Paper Presenter for her paper titled 'Identification of novel dysregulated genes in ovarian cancer using NGS Data Analysis' in the 7th International Conference on Research in Life-Sciences & Healthcare (ICRLSH) held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2019.
She and Riddhi Modi, carried out the research work as part of the R&D project course at NIIT University under Dr. Utkarsh Raj, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Area.
Given below are the links to the conference details as well as the paper abstract.
Riddhi Modi, a final year B.Tech Biotechnology student published a paper at the 7th ICRLSH 2019, Kuala Lumpur. Her research was in the highly critical area of malaria control. She worked under the guidance of Dr. Utkarsh Raj from the Biotechnology & Bioinformatics area.
The abstract of her paper titled 'Targeting Aminopeptidases of PFA-M1 for Finding Novel Malaria Inhibitors' can be found at https://hbsra.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/HBSRA-International-Conference-Kuala-Lumpur-June-2019.pdf
Read more about the conference at:
The team, SpaghettiCoders working on 'Enhancing the online shopping experience by supporting it with augmented reality', a problem posed by Pepperfry in the Smart India Hackathon 2019 secured first runner up position.
The team consisted of:
NUtons – Uddalak Bhaduri, Sarthak Tripathi and Shreyas Sanghvi won the second prize at Europe's largest hackathon "Junction 2018" held at Aalto University, Finland. The event saw attendance of 740 students from 105 nationalities. The team received €1000 Euros and a six-month funding of their idea at Finland, if they decide to continue. They also worked at Espoo City Challenge under the Office of Mayor, Espoo City, Finland.
Hitesh Mittal, (B.Tech CSE) with ECE Faculty - Dr. Nitin Bhatia submitted their paper titled 'Broadcasting a laser using Bragg grating for free-space optical communication' to PHOTONICS 2018.
It was accepted for Poster Presentation at the conference. The venue of PHOTONICS 2018 - The International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics - is Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India. Conference dates: 12th to 15th December 2018. In their paper, the authors demonstrate a technique for broadcasting a laser source in free-space using a Bragg grating. The multiple diffraction orders are used as multiple receiving points. They also show that cascaded gratings would increase the number of receiver points. This method is easy to implement, low-cost and scalable to a large number of receiver points.
Other NUtons who performed really well in their respective competitions are:
Shreyas and Sarthak secured the first place in the Best Hardware Hack Using a Qualcomm device. The prizes were awarded by MLH (Major League Hacking).
Rishi Pisipati, now pursuing his masters at CMU, participated in a Hackathon at his university. His team Thirsty Scholars won the top prize of $5,000 from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. You can read about it at https://hcii.cmu.edu/news/2018/hacking-kids-upmc-hcii-students-1st-and-4th-place-teams . The HACK THIS. HELP KIDS. Hackathon was sponsored by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.