Hackathon to Encourage Innovation in Coal Sector

Aug 16: As per the directive of the Ministry of Coal, CMPDI organized Hackathon on R&D to encourage start-ups/research organizations/academic institutions for promoting “Make in India” initiatives in the coal and lignite sector, on the following 5 selected problem statements:

  1. Payload monitoring of loading equipment (Shovels / Excavators) displayed in the operator’s cabin
  2. Optimization of dust suppression in opencast mines
  3. Design, Develop & Implementation of Pilot 5G Application and Use Cases for Coal Industry
  4. Technology to detect the effect of blasting on the Propagation of cracks in structures
  5. Technology for efficient management of coal-grade monitoring system

A Microsite has been developed for the Hackathon purpose and displayed on the MoC, CIL & CMPDI websites. Proposal submission started on 12.06.2023 & ended on 12.08.2023. In addition to webinars & continuous interaction with all concerned, CMPDI organised awareness programs at IIT ISM Dhanbad, CIMFR Dhanbad, NIT Durgapur, CMERI Durgapur, IIT Kharagpur, BIT Mesra, IIIT Ranchi, IIM Ranchi, IISc Bengaluru, IIIT Bengaluru and different equipment manufactures and Startups in Bengaluru. An overwhelming response from Scientists, Researchers, Faculty and students received for this Hackathon.

Overall, 34 proposals were received on 5 problem statements which are to be judged as per evaluation and selection criteria. Participants will have to make presentations online before distinguished judges comprising faculties/subject experts from IIT Kharagpur, IIT-ISM Dhanbad, IIT-BHU Varanasi, IIIT Ranchi, SCCL Kothagudem, CMPDI, CCL, NCL and CIL in the last week of August 2023.

Judges will select the top 3 proposals for each problem statement and selected participants will be felicitated in person at CMPDI, Ranchi on 15.09.2023.

The Ministry of Coal remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing startup talent and encouraging innovation within the coal sector. The successful hackathon event is a testament to the industry’s potential for growth through collaboration and technological advancements.

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