India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon

NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) virtually launches India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE) in association with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.

I-ACE will focus on the identification and development of innovative technology solutions by bright-minded students, startups, and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of both nations for fostering a sustainable circular economy with the aim of increasing the long-term health and resilience of our planet.

➥About Hackathon

A 2-day hackathon on circular economy named “India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)” has been conceptualized and jointly being organized by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in association with CSIRO, Australia.


The Following are eligible for the hackathon:

  • Students (suitable : undergraduate/post-graduate/Ph.D)
  • Startups
  • MSMEs


➼Innovation in packaging reducing packaging waste

➼Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste

➼Creating opportunities for plastics waste reduction

➼Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste


Shortlisted students and startups/MSMEs will be called for the hackathon on 7 and 8 December 2020 wherein two winners (one student and one startup/MSME) per theme from each country will be announced at the award ceremony on 11 December 2020.

Hackathon: 7th – 8th December 2020

Winners Declaration : 11 December 2020

More details can be found here


Winner (Indian Startup/MSME) : INR 5,00,000/-

Winner (Australian Startup/MSME) : AUD $ 9,500

Winner (Indian Student) : INR 2,00,000/-

Winner (Australian Student) : AUD $ 3,500


The deadline to apply for this hackathon is 6th Nov 2020!

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