“Ideas are responsible for the progression and prosperity of humans – without them we would still be living in prehistoric times.”

Do you have an idea that could take the world way ahead of its time? Are you looking for the means to get the prototype of such an idea off the ground? Look no further.

SAP Labs presents Pragyan Hackathon 2017 co-sponsored by SPI Cinemas, aiming to support developers and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to architect their ideas. With unique and interesting domains to work on and over 30 hours to code for, this is your platform to transform your ideas into innovative solutions. To top it off, food and drink will be provided free of cost to all participants over the weekend!

Register, participate and stand a chance to earn an internship opportunity or get your work incubated by pioneers!



  • Cash prizes, goodies and awards of distinction worth INR 2,00,000.
  • Exciting opportunities for internships and incubations of selected prototypes, by pioneers in the field.


SAP Labs India #138, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, KIADB Export Promotion Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066.

Dates - 16th and 17th December

Duration - 30 Hours


Registration fee

Registration Fee: INR 350

  • All participants are expected to register & pay individually, irrespective of whether they choose to participate in a team or alone.
  • After successful registration, participants will receive a unique Participant ID and a unique payment link by email.
  • The confirmation email to complete the registration process will be sent to the participant after completion of the payment process.
  • Once all members of a team have registered and paid, they may inform the organisers about the team on the day of the Hackathon.

Rules and Regulations

  • A team can have a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 members.
  • The hackathon is open to everyone - college students and graduates alike! Professionals working in the industry or in startups with less than 5 years of experience are also welcome.
  • Requirements: Valid ID Proof, laptops, chargers and other hardware equipments required to complete your hack.
  • Judging criteria: Originality of the idea, design, functionality and implementation of the idea in a real time scenario. Judging is based on the software only (web/mobile app and software hack) and any hardware presented to complement the software will not add towards a participant's score.
  • Deadline for registrations and payments - 11:59 AM, 15th December 2017




With a focus on making innovation accessible to everyone, we would like to drive innovative ideas: from ideation to co-creation, refinement to testing and incubation. An example problem statement would be to improve the movie-going experience for the differently abled, with special emphasis on our peers with visual impairments. If your team has a breakthrough idea that can radically transform a customer’s experience and journey in making it one that is completely inclusive, then you are in! The most innovative prototype of this category shall be awarded with cash prizes by SPI Cinemas.

Organisational Automation


Make use of data to predict and tailor recommendations, based on unique business processes. Understand customer queries to deliver automated responses, actions and more with respect to a cinema business. An example of a solution tailored to this domain is an app that presents personalised information about a customer so that the agent can readily decide how to interact with this person. The app might fetch information from any of the public sources where data about this person is available.The most innovative prototype of this category shall be awarded with cash prizes by SPI Cinemas.



As broad a scope that this domain provides, the idea here is to provide a solution to any issue that relates to the society. This is your chance to give something back to the society that you exist in or come from. You may deal with matters regarding safety and security, as they hold a significant place in the list of social issues. You may also deal with solutions in the field of social networking. An example that falls under the umbrella of social networking would be a product that connects travellers based on geolocation. The most innovative prototype of this category shall be awarded with cash prizes by Pragyan.

Financial Technology


Finance is omnipresent in our everyday life. There are financial transactions taking place at various points of the day, most of which demand to be automated. It is a fair ask to expect finance to be dependent on technology in the interdependent world that we live in. Example problem statements from the field of FinTech may concern user transactions with the use of blockchain technology or stock market analysis.The most innovative prototype of this category shall be awarded with cash prizes by Pragyan.



Technology’s crucial importance in the domain of education has steadily been on the rise. From classroom education to online education, we have come a long way. You may invoke inclusive innovation, identify a problem and address it with your prototype, or come up with a novel solution to an existing problem. The field of education is at your mercy and it is your responsibility to make a difference.The most innovative prototype of this category shall be awarded with cash prizes by Pragyan.



It has become impossible to keep technology away from sports. Technology’s presence in sports has grown so comprehensively that it is now taken for granted. Extensive image processing has aided football and cricket by means of goal-line technology and hotspot respectively. You are expected to create something that the sporting world can be a beneficiary of. Your favourite sport may soon be impacted by an innovation that was your brainchild. The most innovative prototype of this category shall be awarded with cash prizes by Pragyan.



"Pragyan Hackathon was an amazing experience! We had a fun time coding away a sleepless night, and it was worth it!"

Deep Bhattacharyya
First Place
Pragyan Hackathon 2016

"The event was a lot of fun. It was well organized. The mentors allotted were really helpful. The working environment was really good. Interacting with other teams, I learnt a lot from the Pragyan Hackathon."

Varun Ranganathan Dhanvanth
Second Place
Pragyan Hackathon 2016

“It was a great experience. From interacting with the mentors and learning from them. We learnt a lot during the hackathon and building something that we love which was for a social cause. Icing on the cake was getting reward for that which inspired us to take the project forward and publishing it on play store. And I must say it was one of the best gifts I've got in a hackathon. From credits to bitcoin, it was awesome.”

Rohan Kumar TS
Third Place
Pragyan Hackathon 2016



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