The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is organizing an online ‘Waste to Wealth Ideation Hackathon’ for undergraduate and postgraduate students on May 14th, 2023 (Sunday). The event, which is aligned with the principles of Mission LiFE and the circular economy goals, aims to offer a platform for college students across India to solve real-world waste management issues related to plastic waste, electronic waste, battery waste, and crop residue. The registration for the hackathon is currently open and can be accessed via https://cpcb.nic.in/w2w-hackathon-cpcb/.
Opportunity to Win Cash Prizes and Incubation Support
The Ideation Hackathon offers a unique opportunity for students to showcase their innovative ideas and win cash prizes worth up to Rs. 3.6 Lakhs across all waste streams. On the day of the hackathon, a problem statement for each of the four waste categories will be posted on the CPCB website at 09:00 am, and students will be required to email their original ideas by 05:00 pm in a given template. The best original ideas under each waste category will be awarded cash prizes of Rs. 50,000, Rs. 25,000, and Rs. 15,000. Additionally, selected ideas will receive incubation support, industry exposure, and mentoring from top scientists at the CPCB.
How to Participate : Waste to Wealth
Interested students can register for the hackathon by May 12, 2023 (Friday) and visit https://cpcb.nic.in/w2w-hackathon-cpcb/ for more information about eligibility, the problem scope, and the process. On the day of the event, students will receive a problem statement in each of the four waste categories, and they will have to come up with innovative ideas to solve the issues. The ideas will then be evaluated by the CPCB, and the best ones will receive cash prizes and incubation support.
The CPCB’s ‘Waste to Wealth’ Ideation Hackathon is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their skills and knowledge about waste management and offer innovative solutions to real-world challenges. With cash prizes worth up to Rs. 3.6 Lakhs across all waste streams and the opportunity to receive incubation support, industry exposure, and mentoring from top scientists at the CPCB, participating in the hackathon can be a great step towards building a successful career in the field of waste management. Don’t miss the chance to participate in this nationwide event and register now at https://cpcb.nic.in/w2w-hackathon-cpcb/.
The last date for registration is May 12, 2023 (Friday).
Dr. Prashant Gargava
Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board
Parivesh Bhawan, East Arjun Nagar, Delhi 110092, India
(+91) 011- 43102207, 22307078, 22303655