MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan, in collaboration with Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Information Technology University (ITU), has launched the registration drive for Smart City: The Hackathon, a three-day competition that would take place at Information Technology University from 9th March to 11th March 2018.
Smart City: The Hackathon is Pakistan’s first large-scale hackathon which is being organized with an aim of creating and starting informed conversations around Smart City initiatives. Smart Cities involve the use of technology for increasing the operational efficiency, sustainability, economic outlook and quality of life for people living and working in a city.
Such initiatives have huge potential in developing countries like Pakistan. To this end, Smart City: The Hackathon provides an ideal opportunity for thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and developers to find implementable solutions for all city level problems. Moreover, this would help identify young talent that can contribute towards intelligent cities.
Throughout the course of three days, the participants would be required to study the defined problem areas and come up with solutions within the sectors of health, education, transportation, power, and environment.
While expressing her views, Program Manager CIE, Areej Mehdi said:
“Smart City: The Hackathon is more than a competition. We’ve curated these three days to include workshops, tech talks and networking opportunities amongst participants and mentors, in an effort to leverage the inherent smartness of cities.”
The last date to register for Smart City: The Hackathon is 26th February and interested participants can register online through the website. MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan is one of the 28 international chapters of MIT Enterprise Forum. Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a research facility housed at ITU that facilitates and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship through research, workshops, and training.