The first edition of Himalayan Innovation Challenge (HIC) was held on May 25-26, 2019 at the IIT Mandi Campus Kamand. HIC 2019 was successful in bringing together a range of individuals and organizations that care about building solutions for the Himalayan Region and are willing to ideate, deliberate, debate and innovate to this end. HIC 2019 was designed to actuate a series of innovative technology-based solutions designed specifically to solve social and economic problems in the Himalayan regions of the world.
32 startup teams out of over 120 applicants were shortlisted to participate in the event. The startups encompassed a range of sectors including cleantech, agro-tech, waste management, renewable energy, road safety, and healthcare participated in the pitch competition for incubation support at IIT Mandi.
The teams were awarded cash prizes worth INR 1 Lakhs sponsored by Himachal Pradesh Centre for Entrepreneurship, Dept of Industries, HP.
Here is a link to highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Not4XJTuo