Hackathon is being jointly organized by India and Sweden to make transport safe and accident free. The digitally-swapped Sweden-India Mobility Hackathon ‘Changing the Way We Move’ will be held between February 26-28, in which anyone can register to participate by February 25. The duration of the hackathon will be 42 hours.
The Consulate General of Sweden and the Swedish Institute will participate in the Sweden Embassy in Mumbai. The main objective of the hackathon is to bring forth modern ideas about future transportation. Participants will partner with each other on digital innovation to address various challenges.
Some such challenges are – Prevention of fatal accidents during traffic, safe and sustainable transport, air pollution from the traffic area, basic facilities for connected vehicles and permanent logistics.
Students and entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, researchers, professionals, developers, designers, creatives and transport experts from India and Sweden can participate in the Hackathon. Explain that the Sweden India Transport Safety and Innovation Platform was launched in Stockholm in February 2020 in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Transport and Highways, Government of India, and Thomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastructure in the Government of Sweden.
Sweden’s Ambassador to India Klaas Molin said that sustainable transport and road safety are areas where our governments are extremely active. Air pollution, emissions, accidents and traffic problems have increased greatly in big cities of the world. The purpose of this hackathon is to develop solutions to these problems.
Prizes will also be announced for the winning contestants, along with a chance to engage with leading companies in Sweden and India.