[A 56 hour Hackathon + Pitch to experts]

Hack your PoC & Pitch your MUP

HWHackathon is aimed at identifying students with strong passion to innovate tech-enabled solutions to solve real-world problems, who have ‘Ideas with potential’ or 'Ideas worth prototyping' and display a serious intent to learn the tech skills, and to rapidly prototype deployable solutions under the guidance of experts.

HWHackathon.2018.1 is 56 hours hardware hackathon from [8AM] 7th Feb to [4PM] 9th Feb, 2018 in Coimbatore at our 20,000 sq.ft facility that includes HWjunction - the one-stop hackspace for full-spectrum hardware innovation offering equipment, tools, and resources in IoT, electronics, desktop fabrication, 3D printing, drones, and automation & robotics, to support the design, development, and testing of ‘manufacturing’ ready prototypes.

With the mantra ‘Right HACK, Hack RIGHT’, the students shall hack a basic PoC for their innovative ideas using the resources and equipment offered along with experts. Top 3 teams win a fully sponsored admission to ProtoSemMI, a value of INR 75,000 per student each, chosen by a jury of experts based on their MUP Pitch &PoC Demo. Top 10 MUPs gets selected for the ProtoSem MI.

Apply for HWHackathon.2018.1

What is ProtoSemMI?

A full-fledged pre-incubation program involving intensive skills and competencies development aimed at preparing the students for building deployment ready prototypes within a 3-month time-frame.

How do you get into ProtoSemMI?

By participating in the HWHackathon.2018.1 from 7th February 2018 and winning it!

Visit Protosem Portal

Target Sectors


  • Industrial Automation
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Asset Monitoring
  • Machine health monitoring
  • Automation and Robotization

  • Automated mobility support
  • Assistive devices for paralympic sports
  • Retrofitting

  • Waste & Sewage
  • Smart Energy
  • Traffic Management
  • Transportation
  • Smart Water Management
  • Real Estate and Hotel Infrastructure
  • Pollution Control

  • Crop health Monitoring
  • Smart Harvesting
  • Cattle health and safety Monitoring
  • Weather Monitoring for farm / polyhouse
  • Resource (Water) Conservation and usage

  • Track Monitoring & Safety
  • Goods Transportation
  • Passenger Convenience

  • Education/Skills Development
  • Disability
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Women safety/empowerment
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Food safety
  • Our Partners

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    The 360D Incubation Enterprise

    FORGE - a branded incubation enterprise launched by the Coimbatore Innovation & Business Incubator (CIBI), was founded with the vision to foster the emergence of innovation powered enterprises that integrate technology efficiency (powered by the tech & tools covering connected devices, intelligent machines, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, factory automation & industrial robotics, data sciences & analytics, and digital business) with the timeless business potential of several sectors with huge potential for innovation led disruption.

    FORGE is envisioned as a holistic incubation enterprise offering innovation, incubation, acceleration, and investment services to transform innovative ideas into successful enterprises with potential for growth, impactsand profits