IIITM-K students win NITI Aayog prize

Students of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) won the NITI Aayog prize at the inaugural edition of the Proffer Hackathon held at IIT,

Published: 22nd November 2017 11:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2017 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

The IIITM-K team which won the NITI Aayog prize

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Students of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) won the NITI Aayog prize at the inaugural edition of the Proffer Hackathon held at IIT, New Delhi.The IIITM-K team, comprising of Nikhil V Chandran, Adarsh S and Anoop V S of the Data Engineering Lab mentored by D Asharaf S, emerged as the winners in the India Chain category. Their award-winning entry was AgroChain, a blockchain-based transparent marketplace where farmers and consumers can implement a co-operative farming method.

The international blockchain hackathon was jointly organised by NITI Aayog, the policy think tank of central government and Harvard-based blockchain startup Proffer from November 10 to 13.
The objective of the hackathon was to look beyond currency use cases to see how blockchain technology can make a difference to governments, economies, businesses and individuals.​

A panel of judges from Coinbase, IBM, Microsoft, Harvard, BoostVC, and Government of India assessed the projects.More than 1,900 students and young professionals from 28 countries signed up to participate in-person and remotely in the event.About 93 participants from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, IITs and top engineering institutions around the world submitted projects.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp