European Union is organising tech events and a hackathon challenge to make new apps for smart cities

The European Union Delegation is organising a series of tech events across four cities, including a hackathon challenge in Bengaluru, which aims to imagine new applications that a smart city could offer to its citizens.

Representational image. Reuters.

Representational image. Reuters.

The hackathon will be hosted at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on 16 February, the EU Delegation in New Delhi said in a statement.

"This initiative is just one example of how we are implementing the decision taken at the India-EU Summit held on 6 October 2017 to broaden EU-India's cooperation on ICT standardisation," Ambassador of the European Union to India Tomasz Kozlowski was quoted as saying in the statement.

The winning team of the hackathon will be awarded a trip to Estonia, supported jointly by the European Union and Estonia, to attend the Estonian flagship startup and technology event, Latitude59, it said.

Four tutorials (Delhi- 12 February; Hyderabad- 14 February; Bengaluru- 15 February, and Chandigarh- 19 February) are also being organised.

The hackathon will familiarise Indian developers, especially from startups and academia, with emerging global standards for machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

These events are being organised in cooperation with Indian and European partners under an EU-funded project supporting cooperation between India and the EU on ICT standardisation.

According to the statement, "This hackathon aims to imagine new applications that a smart city could offer to its citizens, its elected officials or its technical and administrative services in a multi-domain vision based on the oneM2M standard."

Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 11:21 AM