of June

We invite young engineers, hackers and innovators to join our hackathon “Building A Sustainable World”

to solve problems for better lives and environment

Organized by

Pravaha is a not-for-profit organization based out of Hyderabad, pioneering a new model in the social sector as an open foundation creating a broad, inclusive platform for development programs in collaboration with NGOs, governments and external donors. Pravaha’s primary area of action is education, with a flagship program which is aimed at advancing giftedness and talent-related education in India, alongside leading educational, social development, and policy and research partners. Pravaha collaborates with multiple premier institutes of higher learning, to provide gifted children with exposure to the latest in labs, technologies, and teaching methodologies.

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) is an autonomous university, founded as a not-for-profit public private partnership (N-PPP) in 1998, and is the first IIIT in India under this model. Over the years, the institute has evolved strong research programmes in various areas, with an emphasis on technology and applied research for industry and society. The institute facilitates interdisciplinary research and a seamless flow of knowledge.

Pravaha Foundation

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Techopark School Kudrovo Additionally to being a ‘normal’ school in a densely populated St. Petersburg suburb, it is also the Resource center for 18 schools and colleges of the Leningrad region. Over 1500 high-school students take extracurricular engineering classes in the research teams led by under- and postgraduate students and lecturers of St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University.

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” is the oldest electrotechnical university in Europe (founded in 1886). Today its faculties and departments conduct the wide range of courses and R&D activities in the fields of electronics, computer science and technologies, mechatronics, radio engineering, AI and other advanced studies. LETI offers a wide range of master and bachelor programs to international students. Kudrovo school is the LETI outpost, where its students and lecturers conduct classes and R&D projects with schoolchildren having the engineering mindset.

Techopark School Kudrovo

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”

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Three Indian and Three Russian teams of IoT and robotics learners take the challenge.

Each team includes 5 members to compete in the following age groups: 2 teams of 10 – 13-year-old schoolchildren; 2 teams of 14 - 18-year-old schoolchildren; 2 teams of 18 – 20-year-old students.

Problems to be solved

Teams of each age parallel work out competitive solutions for the same problem.
Cases to be hacked are disclosed on the Hackathon Day. Organizers are considering the following:

  1. Household waste sorting and rubbish clean up.
  2. Agribusiness. Planting, harvesting and delivering crops in farms.
  3. A robot as a household assistant.
  4. Smart Roads. Road quality monitoring systems that use the data to preplan road maintenance, predict traffic load and driving conditions taking the weather factor into account.
  5. Meteostation. Weather monitoring (seasonal temperatures, rainfall patterns, etc.) to provide weather information to farmers via SMS or other messengers (up to 160 characters).
  6. Smart vegetable garden. developing an IoT monitoring system for optimal cultivation, harvesting, storage and delivery of fruits/vegetables by the farm.


Indian – Russian hackathon Building A Sustainable World
Young engineers, hackers and innovators are invited to work out solutions for better life and environment


International Youth Hackathon on Robotics, Internet of Things, and App Development

Hackathon Schedule

Day Zero: June 3, Friday

12:00-16:00 Moscow Time
14:30-18:30 Indian Standard Time

12:00 Welcome to the Hackathon – Russian and Indian moderators

12:10–12:30 Opening speeches

  • Greeting speech: Dr. Shishir Shrotriya, Counsellor for Science & Technology, Indian Embassy in Moscow
  • Greeting speech: Mr. Roman Babushkin, Counselor-Envoy of the Russian Embassy in India
  • Greeting speech: Vinoda Kailas, Pravaha Foundation
  • Greeting speech: Anastasia Minina, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University ‘LETI’

12:30–13:30 Warming-up activities

  • Team introductions. 3 Russian and 4 Indian teams introduce themselves. Team names and brief personal introductions starting from the youngest.
  • A short quiz across two teams – A Right or Wrong Game between national teams managed by moderators.

12:30–13:30 Warming-up activities


  • Introduction of Jury and Mentors
  • Topics given to teams by the random number generator
  • Rules of the Hackathon
  • Q&A

Official closure at 15:00

Teams stay on for the tuning and planning session for 1 hr, until 16:00

Day 1: June 4, Saturday

Work Day for teams and mentors

09:00-17:00 Moscow Time
10:30-18:30 Indian Standard Time*

* Indian teams start and finish 1 hour earlier.

09:00 Welcome, rules, schedule – 10 mins

09:15 Hackathon begins with breaks for refreshments and lunch

17:00 Hackathon ends for the day

Day 2: June 5 Sunday

Work and Summing-Up Day

09:00-16:00 Moscow Time
11:30-18:30 Indian Standard Time*

* Indian and Russian teams start at the same time (11.30 in India).

09:00 Program announcement by moderators

09:00–11:00 Completion of pending tasks and presentation by teams – 2 hours

11:00-13:00 Presentations of teams to Jury members (time slot 10 min + 5 Q&A)

13:00–14:00 Jury deliberations (30 mins – offline jury boards and 30 minutes – Zoom dialogue). Announcement of results by Jury to Organizers.

13:00–13:30 Quick lunch for contestants

13:30–14:15 Music performance for contestants

14:15–16:00 Award Ceremony starting from the youngest teams, Group Photographs, free microphone

* – Mealtimes are arranged flexibly.


Anastasia Minina

Vice Rector for International Relations

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI)

Ivan Komarov

Head of educational and industrial robotics

MGBot Company

Elena Polulyashchenko

Expert in the “Intellect”

Leningrad Regional Center

Hackathon News


LETI Organizes the First Indian-Russian School Hackathon

Students from Indian schools and Technopark School Kudrovo will offer engineering solutions contributing to the well-being of people and the environment at a hackathon "Building a Sustainable World."



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