MG Motor India today announced that it will conduct an Innovation Challenge (Hackathon) at Navrachna University in Vadodara on 23rd May, 2018. The company has invited students from Vadodara and nearby areas to participate in the event by visiting innovation.mgmotor.co.in and registering themselves by Monday, 21st May, 2018.
Based on the theme: “How to make automobiles and transportation services safer and greener, the day-long MG Innovation Challenge (Hackathon) will encourage students to come up with creative and innovative solutions for green mobility and safe transportation. Given the proximity to the Halol plant, MG Motor chose Navrachna University as the ideal location for the event.
Speaking on the announcement Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India said, “Further reinforcing our commitment to innovation through the MG Innovation Program, our aim is to find key solutions in the automotive space especially in the areas of green mobility and safe transportation. To address this, the upcoming Innovation Challenge (Hackathon) will give students or student groups a chance to present solutions and thereby come out with a collective solution in this space. The programme will also enable us to nurture future talent in the automotive space, as Gujarat steps up as one of the biggest automotive hubs in India.”
Shortlisted applications invited to the hackathon will work on 5 different problem statements related to the automotive industry outlined at the start of the event.The top 3 teams will get prizes of INR 100,000; INR 50,000 and INR 25,000 respectively. Students also stand a chance to intern or work at MG Motor India’s facility in Halol in the future.
The ‘MG Innovation Challenge’ is a further extension of the ‘MG Drives Innovation’ program, which was launched in partnership with TiE, Delhi NCR, in December 2017. As part of its commitment to community development around where its manufacturing facility is located, MG had also sponsored the MG Vadodara Marathon earlier in 2018.