WiFi Th!nkFest

Do you know about BharatNet?
Want to contribute to BharatWiFi with your innovative ideas?

About

BharatNet is a project of national importance established by Govt. of India, in 2017. The project is aimed at creating nationwide optical fiber network infrastructure accessible on a non-discriminatory basis, to provide on-demand, affordable broadband connectivity to more than 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats. The objective is to facilitate the delivery of e-governance, e-health, e-education, e-banking, Internet and other services to the rural India. Phase 2 of the project, launched recently by the Govt of India, envisages setting up of WiFi hotspots in every Gram Panchayat, providing Internet connectivity to 6.5 lakh villages.

The BharatWiFi network is means to an end. The challenge before the tech community is to develop innovative applications and services which can meet the requirements of rural India. Can you come up with innovative ideas which to maximize the utility of the BharatWiFi?

Mojo Networks is excited to announce the launch of WiFi Think Fest 2.0. This time the focus is on Rural WiFi and its use cases. We invite you to put your thinking caps on and suggest new applications and services aimed at Rural India, leveraging the Bharat WiFi network. This could be related to governance, learning, agriculture, healthcare and other means of socio-economic upliftment of people.

Participants can submit their idea in the form of a document, slide-set or app.

Eligibility

Any professional, undergraduate or graduate students of any stream can participate in the contest.

Jury

Dr. Kaustubh Phanse

VP, Content and Product Design, Mojo Networks

Raghunandan G

Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-founder of Taxi4Sure

Jayalakshmi Umadikar

Senior Manager - Academic Liaison

IITMIC & RTBI

Devadas Pai

CEO,

Nanocell Networks

Osama Manzar

Founder,

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Suresh Chintada

Sr. Director,

ARRIS Group, Inc.

Timeline

Deadline for registration: 25th Jan 2018

Submission Deadline: 10th Feb 2018

Result announcement: 17th Feb 2018

Wi-Fi Knowledge Summit: 9th March 2018

Prizes

1st Prize

Google Pixel 2

2nd Prize

Huawei Watch 2

3rd Prize

Amazon Echo Plus

All three winners along with their mentors will be invited to WiFi Knowledge Summit to be held in Banglore