Hackathon : Overview
HCL Technologies, (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced a multi-phase hackathon, “Better Health Hackathon: #CodeforCOVID19,” to crowdsource technology innovation to find solutions for the immediate and long-term societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including pandemic containment and prevention; diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic management; recovery and return to normal; and systemic solutions for future crises.
As part of the program, HCL partnered with Microsoft and International SOS, the world’s largest medical and travel security services firm, who provided business and technical oversight to the contest and feedback to team entries.
The competition received more than 7500 registrations from 600+ unique organizations and academic institutions spanning 350 locations across 52 countries. The entries were shortlisted to determine the finalists, whom were given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the panel of judges and live telecast of the whole event was done over social media platforms. The judge panels comprised of industry leaders and noted academics.
Following is the list of winners that were announced late evening on 28th August, 2020 at the end of event.
|Position||Global Winning Team||HCL Winning Team|
|1st Place||Crowding Indicator Alert||COVID-19 Enterprise Pandemic Management Platform|
|Challenge#4||Precision Drug Predictor||AHEM|