Home Collaboration & Exchanges Mathademia 2024: T-Hub’s hackathon in Hyderabad sees over 8716 participants, signs MoU with 50+ HEIs

Mathademia 2024: T-Hub’s hackathon in Hyderabad sees over 8716 participants, signs MoU with 50+ HEIs

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MATH, an initiative led by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and situated within the T-Hub, stands as a pioneering force in the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) concluded Mathademia 2024, its first ever hackathon.  The event witnessed overwhelming participation, with 8716 participants engaging in various activities, including the hackathon, quiz, workshops, and startup showcase.

The event brought together top educational institutions, corporations, government bodies, and startups to fuel innovation through the exchange of ideas. A keynote address by Aakrit Vaish, CEO of Haptik, provided insights into the future of AI and its impact on industries.

Mathademia 2024 engaged a total of 1736 teams engaged in the hackathon, resulting in 3 winning teams receiving cash prizes and 2 top winners securing free incubation at MATH. The quiz competition attracted 772 teams, demonstrating widespread participation and interest. Additionally, over 116 registrations were received for Gen AI workshops indicating a strong desire for knowledge exchange and skill development. The active involvement of stakeholders from 77 colleges further underscored the event’s impact and reach.

Moreover, the diverse participation of over 100 startups across various events showcased the vibrant ecosystem cultivated by Mathademia, emphasizing its significance in catalyzing innovation and collaboration within the AI and ML community. Notably, over 50 universities and colleges across India signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with MATH, signaling a commitment to research, skill development, and entrepreneurship in AI.

Rahul Paith, CEO, MATH, said, “Mathademia 2024 stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in shaping the future of AI and ML. In bringing together diverse perspectives and groundbreaking ideas, we’ve ignited a spark that will illuminate the path towards transformative change. As we reflect on the success of this event, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology, driving positive impact, and fostering a brighter, more inclusive future for all.”

The Startup Showcase featured pioneering ventures and disruptive technologies, fostering collaboration opportunities among startups. Notable startups include Talentfarm.ai, KIS.ai, Rava.AI, Automate for AI, Hyperleap, and August.  The hackathon showcased AI’s transformative potential in addressing societal issues, with 54 mentors and eminent faculty members providing guidance.

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