History: The first Singapore India Hackathon (SI Hackathon) was launched in Singapore by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Lee Hsien Loong in 2018 to harness and show case the innovation potential of youth of the two countries. SI Hackathon continued in 2019 in India hosted by IIT Madras, conducted by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Singapore India Hackathon 2023: After a gap due to COVID, SI Hackathon 2023 shall be held in India as part of the G20. It is a special initiative taken by Singapore and India to support the further building of goodwill and bilateral education, as well as further cooperation in innovation and entrepreneurship between startups and students from both nations. It will take place in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the side lines of the G20 Finance Minister's meeting, which will be held between 15-16th July.
Singapore India Hackathon Themes: The theme for SI Hackathon 2023 is Fintech and ESG & Sustainability.
Singapore India Hackathon Objective: The Hackathon offers a unique opportunity for Singapore and India to boost their economic development through collaboration in education, science & technology, and exchange of thoughtful leadership. Working and collaborating on projects involving varied skilled individuals helps develop cross country bonds and learn from each other’s strengths as well as get acquainted with each others culture, values and work ethics.