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Goa State Innovation Council is pleased to announce the Goa Waste Management Hackathon to Identify Innovative Solutions to the challenges faced in Solid Waste Management and disposal in Goa.

Goa Waste Management Hackathon 2020 is an initiative of Government of Goa to provide students a platform to solve challenges faced in Solid Waste management and disposal in Goa and thus incubate the culture of product/process innovation with problem solving mindset.


Challenges faced in Solid Waste Management and disposal are:

  1. Segregation of Dry Waste & reduction/ elimination of moisture from RDF( Refuse Derived Fuel)
  2. Removal of Solid Waste from Surface water bodies for eg. Rivers, Lakes, Ponds.
  3. Disposal of tubelights, LED’s and CFL bulbs in scientific manner.
  4. Disposal of Sanitary Pads and Diapers in scientific manner.

The submitted projects will be evaluate on basis of

  1. Problem identification and ideation
  2. Innovation & Design
  3. Sustainability

The Students are encouraged to submit their project through online application by 4th Feb 2020. The hackathon finals will be held on 18th & 19th of Feb 2020 at Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda.

The hackathon is open for students from colleges affiliated with Goa University which includes students from Engineering, Arts, Science, Commerce, Polytechnic, ITI & Home Science colleges.

The selected projects will get an opportunity to implement their projects with the support of Goa Waste Management Corporation.


Activities at Hackathon

  1. Waste Management Workshop: A workshop on Solid Waste Management and disposal, Waste cause Pollution, Plastic Life Cycle & it’s Impact on the Environment.
  2. Design Thinking Workshop: The Workshop will nurture a creative approach by engaging in dynamic discussion, relevant reading and team exercises in a systematic, human-centred approach to solve complex problems.
  3. Developing Ideas: The Participants will brainstorm and come up with solutions
  4. Mentorship Session: Mentors will assist the participants in developing their Ideas.
  5. Business Development Workshop: Once the participants are very clear about their Ideas, during the Day 2 participants will attend a Business Development workshop to explore commercialization of their Solutions .
  6. Pitch Session: The Participants will be given an opportunity to pitch their Solutions.



Day 1 : 18th Feb 2020


09:00 am – 10:00 am

Inauguration Ceremony

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Introduction to Mentors

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Design Thinking Workshop

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm


01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Idea Generation

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Activity – Think, Design & Prototype

03:00  pm – 07:00 pm

Day 2 : 19th Feb 2020

Activity – Think, Design & Prototype

09:00 am – 11:30 am

Business Plan Development Workshop

11:30 am – 01:00 pm


01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Pitching & Pitch Deck Training & Preparation

02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Pitch Session & Closing Ceremony

03:00 pm – 06:30 pm


To Apply For Goa Waste Management Hackathon

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