SAMVEDAN 2021: IIT Madras and Sony India team up to host national level hackathon

Source: PIB

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IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation(IITM-PTF) in collaboration with Sony India has organized a national-level hackathon named ‘SAMVEDAN 2021 – Sensing Solutions for Bharat’.

About SAMVEDAN 2021:
  • SAMVEDAN 2021 aims to inspire citizens to use the Internet of Things(IoT) Sensor Board in order to solve India-specific problems of societal interest.
  • The grand challenge competition is open to all the Indian nationals.
About IIM-PTF:
  • IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation(IITM-PTF) is a Technology Innovation Hub(TIH).
  • It is supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-CPS).
About NM-ICPS:
  • NM-ICPS was launched in 2018 by the Department of Science & Technology for a period of five years.
  • Aim: To create a seamless ecosystem for CPS by coordinating and integrating nationwide efforts encompassing knowledge generation, human resource development, research, technology, innovation, and commercialization.
  • Under this, Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), Application Innovation Hubs(AIH) and Technology Translation Research Parks(TTRP) have been established.
  • These hubs connect the Academics, Industry, Central Ministries, and State Government in developing solutions at reputed academic, R&D and other organizations across the country in a hub and spoke model.
About Cyber-Physical Systems(CPS):
  • Cyber-Physical Systems(CPS) are a new class of engineered systems that integrate computation and physical processes in a dynamic environment.
  • It encompasses technology areas of Cybernetics, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others.
  • The potential applications are a) Driverless cars that communicate securely with each other on smart roads, b) Sensors in the home to detect changing health conditions among others.
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