Tech.Future Hackathon

A program to discover, nurture, and accelerate
Deep & Emerging technology startups across India.

Co - Organiser

About | Tech.Future Hackathon

Tech.Future aims to support promising entrepreneurs to grow from the R&D phase to developing workable prototypes and Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) for Industry 5.0 use cases. Tech.Future hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide innovators with a platform to solve some of the most pressing problems. We expect the co-creators to benefit from the collaborative landscape at IIT Delhi.

We look to promote out-of-the-box thinking among young techpreneurs leveraging IoT, AI, Blockchain, Robotics, etc., in our focus areas.

The Tech.Future Hackathon is organised by Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT - IIT Delhi), supported by MeitY Startup Hub under MeitY's Tech.Future Hackathon scheme, and co-organiser in partnership with IIIT Delhi, Chitkara Innovation Foundation & Amity Innovation Incubator, Gurugram. Organised in collaboration with our community partner Azure Developer Community supported by Microsoft Azure.

Problem statements

  1. Challenge 1: Smart City
    • The Role of AI In Carbon Footprint Measurement & Reduction
    • Build Robust Cyber Security Solutions using AI & ML
  2. Challenge 2: Deep Tech
    • Alternative Networks: Internet for All - Toward Global Access
    • Data Analytics: Predictive and Prescriptive Solutions
    • AI in The Law Enforcement & Security: Facial recognition, risk assessments, and predictive policing.
  3. Challenge 3: Cyber Security
    • Fraud Management: Innovating against digital identity theft, business email compromise, and insider threat in a cloud-based world
  4. Challenge 4: Drone
    • In-flight Charging for Drones
    • Automate Security & Surveillance Operations Using Drones
  5. Challenge 5: Computer Vision
    • Computer vision-based techniques to detect cracks or swelling in industrial plants or equipment
    • Computer Vision: Image Quality Analysis

Why should you apply?

Top 20 shortlisted teams will receive the following benefits:

Opportunity to attend the hackathon on campus

Validation of Idea/Concept for fine tuning your MVP

Mentoring opportunity from industry & tech experts

Networking & Industry Connect to bring like minds together

Certificates & Goodies to each shortlisted team

2 to 5 top teams will receive the following benefits:

Grant pool of ₹ 70,00,000 /- for top 14 Teams

Mentorship by industry experts and researchers

Access to a network of potential strategic partners and investors

Window to gain from IIT Delhi's collaborative environment

Access to technology and infrastructure support

Who should apply?

  • Students
  • Entrepreneurs, working professionals, faculty or researchers based
  • Aspiring Indian startups at the ideation stage or at pre-MVP/ prototype stage

Key target outcomes

  • Development of workable MVP(s)/ prototypes
  • Identify Industry 5.0 use cases
  • Partnership/ customer connects
  • Investor introductions
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Leveraging of IoT, AI, Blockchain, Robotics by techpreneurs

Program timeline

Application Start Date
September 2, 2022, 9:00 AM (IST)
Application end date
November 15, 2022 11:59 PM (IST)
Review of applications
November 11, 2022 to November 15, 2022 11:59 PM (IST)
Announcement of top 20 shortlisted applicants
November 16, 2022 06:00 PM (IST)
Invites Sent
November 17, 2022 to November 18, 2022
November 29, 2022
Note: Dates/ timelines are subject to change. Kindly check this site regularly for the latest information.

Our Community Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tech.Future Hackathon is open for everyone including students, developers, working professionals and freelancers.

Participation in the hackathon is free!

The organizing team will approve and confirm your participation. Shortlisted teams will receive a confirmation email and it will reflect on user dashboard.

The entry should be functional for review by the judges.

About FITT

Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at IIT Delhi has been the vanguard of knowledge transfer activities from academia since its inception in 1992. This techno-commercial organization from academia is counted amongst the successful such organizations. FITT provides superior program management services and is steadily increasing its operational landscape. The varied roles of FITT can be seen in enabling innovations and technopreneurship, business partnerships, technology development, consultancy, collaborative R&D, technology commercialization, development programs, and corporate memberships among others. These roles are necessitated by the key agenda of the foundation to showcase the institute’s “intellectual ware” to the industry, thereby unlocking its knowledge base and inculcating industrial relevance in teaching and research at IIT Delhi.

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