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OVERVIEW

Blockchain is here to stay. On the flip-side, Blockchain Technology is being termed as a “solution looking for a problem”. There is a wide gap between what Blockchain Developers/ Start-ups are working on, and what Corporates are looking for. The NIPP Blockchain Hackathon, supported by 10,000 Startups, aims to bridge this gap between Start-ups/ Developers and Large Corporates.

The event will also pave the way towards building a comprehensive blockchain forum for enterprises, start-ups, developers, experts, and enthusiasts to come together and explore new opportunities for ideation and collaboration.

What we are aiming for:
  • To showcase applications & generate ideas of Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies.
  • Drive developer and start-ups adoption of Blockchain protocols and apps.
  • Foster collaboration between Large Corporate and Blockchain Start-ups in India.
  • Opportunities for co-creating innovative solutions, proof of concepts, blockchain security concern mapping.
About NIPP:

The NASSCOM Industry Partnership Program (NIPP) seeks to foster sustained engagement between large corporations and innovative technology ventures in India. This nationwide initiative is industry agnostic and focusses on fostering a culture of open innovation through strategically aligned, curated connects.

The program operates on a collaborative model of participation, and includes mentorships, workshops and design reviews by experts, in addition to long-term commitments, events and annual meetings. All this, along with our association with Fortune 500 companies & global innovation leaders provides an ecosystem for innovation, like no other!

Why participate
The event is open to startups, developers, professionals & students, with an interest in blockchain technology, looking to explore new opportunities for ideation and collaboration.
Participants will get an oppurtunity to earn cash reward, Chance to collaborate with NASSCOM’s industry partners & Get access to a range of knowledge & information tools in blockchain
IBM Workshop Attendees - 6 months complete access to IBM cloud services - Includes starter plan for Blockchain service hosted on IBM cloud 'Sponsored by IBM - Technology Partner'
Overall
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First Prize
INR 1,00,000
(Per Team)

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Second Prize
INR 50,000
(Per Team)

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Third Prize
INR 25,000
(Per Team)

Fintech (Sponsored by FMR)
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First Prize
INR 1,00,000
(Per Team)

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Second Prize
INR 50,000
(Per Team)

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Third Prize
INR 25,000
(Per Team)

Banking ( Sponsored by ICICI Bank)
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First Prize
INR 1,00,000
(Per Team)

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Second Prize
INR 50,000
(Per Team)

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Third Prize
INR 25,000
(Per Team)

THEMES (Click to see the use-cases)
FINTECH
  • Cross Border Payments
  • Financial Regulatory Reporting & Compliance
  • Disrupt P2P Lending (Open Ended Problem)


SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • Digitized Supply Chains - Global Logistics & Transportation




INSURANCE
  • Underwriting & Claims Management – Insurance




GOVERNMENT & SERVICES
  • Access to Public Benefits, Schemes & Utilities




HEALTHCARE
  • Healthcare Information Exchange System




TELECOM
  • Reimagining Telecommunications with Blockchain (Open Ended Problem)




IOT
  • Combining IoT & Blockchain towards New Levels of Trust (Open Ended Problem)




BANKING
  • Shared KYC / AML
  • Syndication of Loans/ Consortium Lending
  • Trade Finance
  • Asset registry & asset re-hypothecation

OPEN ENDED PROBLEMS
  • Reimagining Telecommunications with Blockchain
  • Combining IoT & Blockchain towards New Levels of Trust
  • Disrupt P2P Lending


TIMELINE
NIPP Blockchain Challenge will be conducted in 3 phases

Phase 1 - Solution Ideation

Pick any one theme and build your idea around a potential solution and submit your solution overview along with the supporting documents.

Phase 2 - Pre-Hackathon Meetup

Shortlisted participants from 6 cities will get guidance from dedicated mentors through a workshop

Phase 3 - Solution Showcase

Finalists will be invited to build & showcase their minimum viable solution to an eminent Jury.Top 3 teams will be felicitated.

Registration Begins
20 May
 
 
23 - 2 JUN
IBM workshops
Registration & Stage 1 Submission Deadline
24 Jun
 
 
18 - 27 Jun
Evaluation Stage
Announcement of 1st Shortlist
25 - 27 Jun
 
 
5 - 7 Jul
Pre-Hackathon Meetup
Stage 2 Submission Deadline
10 JUL
 
 
15 Jul
Announcement of 2nd Shortlist
Final Hackathon
28 - 29 Jul
 
30 Jul
Demo Day & Awards
Judging Criteria
Solutions will be judged on a combination of the following critera
Evaluation Round Deliverables Evaluation Criteria
(0-10 for each metric)
  • STAGE 1
  • Ideation Phase
  • Submission Deadline: 10th June
Solution Doc: How does you solution tackle the challenge you chose to solve.
  • Creativity (innovative approach, solution architecture etc.)
  • Viability (is the approach to solve the problem the right one)
  • STAGE 2
  • Minimum Viable Product Phase
  • Submission Deadline: 8th July
  • Refined and Updated Solution Doc
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with 50% of the functionality developed (w.r.t the scope of solution)
  • Value (Challenges & Business Requirements the solution is solving)
  • Feasibility (Is the solution workable i.e. can be implemented and scaled up)
  • Final Stage
  • Finale: 30th July
  • Refined and Updated Solution Doc
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with 90% of the functionality developed (w.r.t the scope of solution)
  • Value (Challenges & Business Requirements the solution is solving)
  • Feasibility (Is the solution workable i.e. can be implemented and scaled up)
Each Participant will make a Solution Document which they will keep updating as they move along the various phases, which would specify the overall details about the solution (scope of solution, solution architecture, functionality completed, code deliverables etc.)
KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS
STRATEGIC PARTNERS
ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS
MENTORS

Mani Madhukar
Architect & Developer Advocate
IBM India Pvt Ltd.

Damodar Sahu
Industry Advisor
Wipro

Rajesh Dhuddu
Blockchain Function Head
Tech Mahindra

Mridul Mishra
Senior Director
Fidelity Investments

Rutul Joshi
Director
Fidelity Investments

Rajneesh Kumar Chadha
Sr. Vice President at Intellect
Design Arena Ltd

Lekha Satish
Private
Consortium Blockchain Solutions

Gokul Alex
Co-Founder
EPIC

Malla Reddy C
Co-Founder
CTO of ChitMonks

Abhishek Kishore Gupta
Partner KPMG India
Nasscom Blockchain SIG

Vijayalakshmi Gopalakrishna
Associate Development
Architect at SAP Labs

Chirag Popat
CFA® Level 3 Candidate
FRM® (Charter pending)

Abhijeet
Senior Technology
Consultant

Sanjay Kumar
Global Delivery Head
@ Amdocs

Shashank Jain
Team lead in
Amdocs India

Shitiz Puchnanda
Solution Architect
Mobile Financial Solutions

Alok Rao
Software Engineer
Fidelity Investments

Prasanna Lohar
Head Technology
Innovation & Architecture

Subramaniam Vaithiyalingam
Senior Manager
Fidelity Investments

Ravi Jagannathan
Managing Director
KrypC Tech

AGENDA
Day 1: Hackathon
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registrations & Breakfast
9:00 am to 9:30 am
Inauguration Speech by NASSCOM Representative
9:30 am to 10:00 am
Teams take Stations + Preparation time
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hackathon Begins
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hackathon Continues
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Coffee/Tea Break
5:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Hackathon Continues
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dinner
9:00 pm onwards
Hackathon Continues
Day 2: Hackathon
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Reporting Time + Breakfast
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hackathon Continues
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hackathon Continues
5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Tea/Coffee Break
5:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Hackathon Continues
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dinner
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hackathon Continues
10:00 pm
Hackathon Concludes
Day 3: Demo Day & Awards
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Guests’ Welcome + Refreshments
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Welcome Address
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Assessment by Jury/Entertainment for Participants & Partners (Parallel sessions)
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Tea/Coffee Break
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Demos by Shortlisted Teams (15 mins/team max)
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Final Jury Evaluation
6:30 pm to 7: 00 pm
Prize Distribution
7:00 pm onwards
Cocktail Dinner
FAQ
  • 1. How should I register for the challenge?
    Register as a new user, by clicking the "Register" button in the portal. Registration is mandatory for participating in the program.
  • 2. What is the eligibility for participation in NIPP Blockchain Challenge?
    NIPP Blockchain Challenge is open for students, Startups, Developers & Domain Experts.
  • 3. What should be the team size?
    Each team can have a minimum of 2 & maximum of 4 members.
  • 4. Can there be individual participation?
    No, you can't register as an individual.
  • 5. Can we submit our solutions for more than one theme?
    No, you cannot submit solutions for more than one theme
  • 6. Can we submit multiple solutions for one theme?
    No. You are allowed to submit only one idea per theme.
  • 7. Who will own the IP generated as part of the NIPP Blockchain Challenge?
    IP will be owned by the participants. The respective Use case sponsors will have the prerogative to initiate discussions on purchasing the IP.
  • 8. Where will the Finale day event be conducted?
    The final event will be held on 28th and 29th July at: NASSCOM Start-up Warehouse Corporate Tower, Central Atrium, Lower Ground Floor, DD3 No. 150, Diamond District, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore PIN : 560008.
  • 9. When and where will the winners be declared?
    Winners will be announced on 30th July 2018 in Bangalore.
  • 10. Will the organisers take care of travel & accommodation for the final offline event?
    No
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