India Australian Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)

Introduction

India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE) is jointly being organized by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia to enable the students and startups/MSMEs of both the nations in fostering innovative solutions for the development of a circular economy across the food system value chain with the aim of increasing the long-term health and resilience of our planet, through innovative technology solutions. I-ACE aims to accelerate the development of young and promising students and startups/MSMEs working towards the creation of a sustainable future.

Themes:

  1. Innovation in packaging reducing packaging waste
  2. Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste
  3. Creating opportunities for plastics waste reduction
  4. Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste

Eligibility Criteria:

Each team can consist of minimum 2 members to maximum 5 members compulsorily from the same entity/institute as mentioned in the application form. The following entities are eligible to apply for India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE):

  1. Students currently pursuing Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate course from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of India
  2. Entity recognized as Startup under Startup India scheme by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
  3. Entities recognized as Micro Small and Medium Enterprises having Udyam Registration number by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

Please note: All the team members need to be from the same university/institute/startup/MSME as of team leader.

Timeline:

Last date to apply for I-ACE is 06th November 2020.

Indian applicants: To apply, click here.

Australian applicants: To apply, click here.

Last date to apply is 31st October 2020

Contact Us

In case of any query
Indian applicants may write to us at india.ace@gov.in
Australian applicants may write to us at i-ace@csiro.au