2 Nation Hackathon

The sunrise state’s Andhra Pradesh Innovation society (APIS) in association with DCF Ventures are launching the largest 2 Nations Hackathon, called Sunrise Open Challenge Hackathon (SOCH), between India and Israel. 

The event is scheduled for Jan 27th and 28th, 2019 at Tel Aviv, Israel and on Feb 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at Vizag, Andhra Pradesh at Sunrise Incubation Hub. 

SOCH has been conceived to find solutions for real-world problems that the municipalities and State Governments face across multiple departments. The problem statements have been identified from Water Supply, Agriculture and Cyber Crime departments. 

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600,000 in prizes

Winner SOCH - INDIA | Agriculture

Winner SOCH - INDIA | Drinking Water

Winner SOCH - INDIA | Cyber Security

Winner SOCH - INDIA | Jury's Choice

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Please mention your project name (Problem statement that you are working on) followed by team name (which you had used to register for SOCH-INDIA)

(ABCDE - Team Name)

Entries submitted after 12:00 pm will not be considered

Please upload the entire work including any video, presentation, technology stack and source code that you have used during SOCH-INDIA


Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand
Founder and CEO, The Startup Centre

Sudhir Kumar Goel

Sudhir Kumar Goel
EX - ACS Agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra

Rajendra Holani

Rajendra Holani
Former chief engineer of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP)

R. L Narayana

R. L Narayana
President, ITAAP

Lieutenant Rajesh Nayak

Lieutenant Rajesh Nayak
Officer for information security and warfare, Indian Navy

Leben Jhonson

Leben Jhonson
Professor, GITAM

Winny Patro

Winny Patro

Vinutha Rallapalli

Vinutha Rallapalli
Associate Director, Investment & Community Development

Judging Criteria

  • Technical innovation (idea)
    Did the group come up with a good solution to the initial problem or challenge? Did they understand the problem, and did they involve, for example, multiple stakeholders?
  • Creativity
    How creative has the group been in solving the challenge? Did they come up with a radical approach, or did they follow existing patterns and solutions?
  • Execution (demo)
    Does the hack work? Is the hack testable, and can the group show the minimum viable product? The hack does not have to be perfect or production ready, but does the idea come to live with their demo?
  • Polish (design)
    Did the group think about the user experience or ergonomics? How well designed is their demo? How are the graphics, or how is the human-solution interaction? Is it easy to use or does it require a lot of training to master the demo?
  • Business model
    participants have a relatively short time to come up with a solution to a problem, Criteria like economic and societal value and sustainability. Is the idea feasible, does it have economic, societal value, and is it sustainable?
  • Completeness
    Is the technology early-conceptual or has it been proven
  • POC Readiness
    How quickly can the solution be converted into POC with minimum required resources?
  • Overall Assessment
    What is your overall assessment of this application?