17 April 2020
As humanity struggles to extinguish the spreading fire of the deadly COVID 19, Idea Innovation Cell, VSSUT, Burla organised an online hackathon HACK FOR COVID 19, an instrument of innovation to pierce through the darkness veiling mankind. A first of its kind,it provided an online platform for all the ingenious minds to come together in this fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through their innovative solutions and build effective and feasible products.The event unfolded in three tiers : abstract submission,an idea pitching round infront of an esteemed panel of judges and finally a detailed presentation submission .The participants hailed from various engineering and other colleges from across the country. After rigorous scrutiny and careful consideration in each round ,the top 10 finalists were chosen from the pool of 47 registrations.
To test their mettle in the finale we had the honour of having few of the finest and experienced intellectuals with concerned conscience for the nation: Shri. Bimal Krushna Mishra (President of VSSUT Alumni Association) , Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Pati (Dean of Faculty & Planning, VSSUT Burla), Dr. Debadutta Mishra (Head of Innovation centre, VSSUT Burla), Dr. Sudhanshu Sekhar Dash (Dean of Students' Welfare, VSSUT Burla) , Er. Ashesh Padhy (Odisha head of JSW Energy), Dr-Harish Kumar Sahoo (Vice President of Technical Society, VSSUT Burla). The Finale has successfully took place in 2 slots on 16th and 17th of April, 2020.
The technical presentations have been heard and the scores have been locked. All the ideas would be provided incubation support, mentorship and the teams will be provided guidance in converting them into workable prototypes for various use cases. The top three most influential and realizable ideas will be announced shortly. Stay tuned !