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APIS join hands with DCF Ventures and Axis Innovation for two-nation Sunrise Open Challenge Hackathon (SOCH)

APIS join hands with DCF Ventures and Axis Innovation for two-nation Sunrise Open Challenge Hackathon (SOCH)
SOCH (India-Israel Hackathon) organised by Innovation Valley to solve problems faced by municipalities and state government.

Vijayawada, 9th January 2019: Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS), the innovation wing of Sunrise State, Andhra Pradesh, is organising a two-nation Sunrise Open Challenge Hackathon (SOCH) in association with DCF Ventures (an AP Globale subsidiary) and Axis Innovation to invite enterprises, start-ups and individuals to solve real-world use-cases from the industry, government departments and society.

APIS has rebranded all its Hackathons under SOCH. The Israel leg will be conducted on January 27-28 in Tel Aviv, whereas the Indian leg will be conducted on February 2-3 in Visakhapatnam. SOCH is distinguished in the format and on completion these Hackathons, Innovation Valley will extend support to the winners to implement their solutions and create ventures around them. 

The two-nation Hackathon has been conceived to find solutions to the real-world problems that the municipalities and State Government face across multiple departments in Andhra Pradesh. Problems from Water Supply, Agriculture and Cyber Crime departments will be kept open for the challenge through this edition. 

There will be two phases to the challenge. During Phase I, the identified problem statements will be published across both nations, and online applications will be called from companies, start-ups and students for registrations. After profile sorting, screening of applications and evaluation, winners will be announced, and a set of selected incumbents will be invited for the Hackathon day. Phase II is the offline Hackathon day, where the chosen start-ups will come up with a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) and use the 30 hours to work with mentors from these departments to customise the solution to fit their need. The total prize money for SOCH: India-Israel Hackathon is USD 130,000, i.e. USD 65,000 each for winners from India and Israel respectively.

Out of the USD 65,000 for winners from Israel, USD 12,500 will be awarded as cash prizes for five promising entries from students; remaining USD 52,500 will be split in 3:2 ratio between top-two start-ups and will be used for implementation support. Likewise, of USD 65,000 (about INR 50 Lakhs) for winners from India, INR 600,000 will be awarded as cash prizes for four promising entries; remaining INR 4,400,000 will be split in 5:3:2 ratio between top-three start-ups and will be used for implementation support.

More information on AP Innovation Society can be found at www.apinnovationsociety.com and Sunrise Open Challenge Hackathon (SOCH) can be found at www.soch.live

Suvajit Mustafi
Email: suvajit@apglobale.com
Mobile: +91 9820932916

List of Problem Statements for SOCH: India-Israel Hackathon
Problem Statements collected in India

1. Agriculture Department: 

1.1) Digital transformation of seed distribution process and using of this data for input subsidy and crop insurance settlements, without manual intervention: To digitise the seed distribution process between the farmer and the source and hence reduce the manual intervention to promote transparency, optimisation, and ease of business in the system. Also, the data mined with the help of the above system should be able to facilitate input subsidy and crop insurance settlements.

2)   Drinking Water Corporation:

2.1) In some areas people are suffering from Kidney diseases. To overcome this problem, is there any preventive measure to adopt before supplying water to the consumer? To find the steps that could be taken which could help prevent people from suffering through the kidney and other diseases due to the irregular supply of water to the consumers in many parts of India.

3)   Cybersecurity:

3.1) Establishing coordination among all law enforcement agencies in India exclusively dealing with Cyber Crime for sharing information including the latest innovations, MO’s of fraudsters etc.: To build such an exclusive platform for law enforcement agencies in India dealing with Cyber Crime which would help them coordinate among themselves and let them easily share information including latest innovations, MOs (Modus operandi) of fraudsters etc. 
3.2) Training by the cyber-crime analysts from Israel on cybercrime: To build a platform which would help facilitate train law enforcement agencies in India dealing with Cyber Crime by the analysts and experts from Israel dealing in the same.

Problem Statements collected in Israel

1.Agriculture Department:

1.1) Plant Technology in the Seeds: Digitize the agricultural sector to improve efficiency and simplify the management and monitoring of crops and supply chain: Digital transformation of seed distribution process and usage of data for subsidy and crop insurance settlements, without manual intervention.

2. Drinking Water Corporation:

2.1) Clean the Waste Water Economically: Treat wastewater in small villages in a cost-effective manner.
2.2) Surf the Smart Pipes: Build an online system monitoring water quality, leaks, contaminations, and managing pipeline network.

3. Cybercrime:

3.1) Protect Cyberspace Together: Establish coordination between all law-enforcement agencies in India dealing with Cybersecurity; Provide information channels about the most recent cyber threats, frauds, and most recent innovations in cybersecurity.
3.2) Shield all types of online activity such as transactions and corporate data, from hackers, cybercriminals, and malware attacks.