Mangaluru, Apr 24: St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) in partnership with EG India Private Limited is hosting HackToFuture, a 24-hour long Hackathon - the first of its kind - in Mangalore. Aspiring young students in the STEM field collaborate to develop innovative solutions in the field of energy and sustainability, social innovation, healthcare, and finance. HackToFuture provides a platform for development as well as competition. The overnight event runs from the morning of April 25 to the afternoon of April 26, within the SJEC campus.
The Hackathon witnessed registrations of over 600 teams from 90+ colleges across India. An hour-long proctored online preliminary round was held from April 10 to 12 to shortlist Top 50 teams. This includes representation from prominent colleges like NITK - Surathkal, NMAMIT - Nitte, MIT - Manipal, Reva University Bangalore, CMRCET Hyderabad, SKCET Coimbatore and more.
The final round of the Hackathon on April 25 & 26 will feature over 150 students working on realizing their ideas in the spur of excitement and creativity. The teams have an opportunity to interact with Mikkel Bardram, CEO - EG, Tina Bodin, Global Head of HR - EG and Allan Bech, CTO - EG, along with Søren Tranberg Hansen, Consul - deputy head of Mission - Science and Technology, Consulate General of Denmark, Bangalore on the evening of April 25. The Hackathon would conclude with a valedictory programme scheduled for 11:30 AM on the second day featuring the leadership team from EG, along with delegates from SJEC, Mangaluru.
EG: A market leading vendor of Nordic Vertical Software
EG is a software product development company headquartered in Denmark, with additional offices in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Poland, Spain, and India. The company is a market leading vendor of Nordic vertical software for private and public customers. EG focuses on developing and delivering innovative software solutions and services that help businesses optimize their operations and achieve their goals. EG opened their first Indian office in Kapikad - Mangalore in late 2022.
SJEC: Leading Innovation
SJEC, established in 2002, is a premier educational institution and a hub for Creativity and Innovations in Engineering. It is an autonomous institution accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, and affiliated with Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. The institution recently received an A+ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, has also granted accreditation to the institution’s programs in CSE, ME, ECE, EEE, Civil engineering, and MBA.
HackToFuture, fueled by the industry and led by academia, intends to bring young innovators and industry experts, at a common platform to complement, collaborate, and empower tomorrow’s world.