Hyderabad, India, May 4, 2023: : Hexathon 2023, a 24-hour Hackathon hosted by Hexagon aimed at building sustainable solutions for a better future for the planet, announced Enigma and Strat Masters as the winners today.
Over 1600 teams, including startups, corporations, students, and Hexagon’s own employees, registered for the competition, and 163 of them qualified for the final event on April 29th and 30th. Participants Showcased Innovative Solutions Across 5 Tracks: Sustainable Energy, Environment, Manufacturing, Assets, and Green Tech Disruptors.
The judging panel included Erik Jofesson, President of R-evolution, Hexagon, M. Srinivas Rao, CEO, T-Hub, and Prof Sireesh Saride, Chairperson, Greenko School of Sustainability & Climate Change, IIT Hyderabad.
Enigma, a team of third year engineering students from CBIT, and Strat Masters, from Hexagon, won prizes for their innovative solutions. While Enigma developed an automated system to reduce energy waste, pollution, and waste generation in industrial processes, Strat Masters created a solution to optimize equipment maintenance in a plant.
41 technology innovators participated in a 24-hour hackathon on a mission to forge a sustainable future for the planet in Hyderabad. The winning teams Enigma and Strat Master’s took home ₹ 10 lakh prize money.
The judges also announced 5 special recognitions for outstanding projects. These projects tackled various issues, including blockchain-based carbon credit tracking, construction design optimization, AI-driven scrap management for plastic recycling, solar panel power monitoring, and optimized deep learning for defect identification in manufacturing.
“Hexagon believes that Sustainability is planet’s greatest challenge and also the biggest business opportunity of the 21st century. Hexathon 2023’s theme focussed on the same mission to inspire and empower the next generation of innovators.
We firmly believe in the transformative power of technology to bring about positive change in our world, and it was impressive to witness creativity and ingenuity on display. We can’t wait to see how the fantastic solutions that these talented participants have created will impact the real world.” Navaneet Mishra SVP & General Manager, Hexagon Capability Center India.
The winning teams were determined based on the fundamental criteria that promote sustainability, use of appropriate technology, building scalable and innovative solutions, as well as having financial depth, solving business problems, and hence having commercial viability.
Hexagon Capability Center India (HCCI) is the single largest R&D hub of Hexagon. Formerly known as Intergraph, we are one of the first IT companies in Hyderabad and have demonstrated excellence for over 35 years. We continue to innovate and grow and are now a ~2,000 workforce strong and counting.
Innovations, consistent deliveries, and ever-evolving technologies at HCCI have helped various Hexagon units to grow their business and customer base globally. HCCI has product teams that work on product portfolios for Asset Life Cycle & Intelligence (ALI), Safety,Infrastructure & Geospatial, Geosystems, Mining, Manufacturing Intelligence, and Autonomy & positioning. In addition, HCCI has dedicated services teams that provide implementation services for ALI and Safety,Infrastructure & Geospatial customers worldwide.