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Sweden-India Mobility Hackathon

Student competitions are one of the most fascinating events considering how young talent can be mobilised and directed towards solving real-world challenges. It also exposes students to network with the people from industries and universities which more often opens up new possibilities. Sweden-India mobility hackathon is another such event organised by the Swedish Institute (SI).

Sweden and India have come together to develop solutions to the next generation of mobility challenges through the Sweden-India mobility hackathon. The hackathon focuses on utilizing the interests of students, entrepreneurs, developers who can work with mentors, partners such as Ericson, Volvo, Scania and jury member to further develop ideas that can be incubated through various incubation programs in Sweden.

Challenges

The hackathon focuses on developing solutions in the five categories:

 • Lethal accidents in traffic

• Safe and sustainable transports

• Air pollution / emissions from traffic sector

• Infrastructure for connected vehicles

• Sustainable logistics

Participants would work in teams during the hackathon in a sprint environment collaborating to develop functional solutions to the above challenges. All participants will get access to the network of partners which includes KTH. The winners of the event will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas and continue to work on them in collaboration with the partner organisations.

Anyone with any degree of expertise can be part of the event and it is free for all participants. The hackathon would be happening from 26 – 28 March 2021 and the registrations are in progress as of today. For more information about the event and the timeline check out their website here.

Vivek Anandbabu
Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.