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Ministry of Textiles organizing a hackathon on “Fostering Innovations in Technical Textiles –Hackathon for unleashing creativity in technical textiles” under “BHARAT TEX 2024”

Applications are invited till 5th February, Hackathon scheduled on 26-29 Feb 2024

Top 3 winners to be considered for funding under the Grant for Research and Entrepreneurship across Aspiring Innovators in Technical Textiles (GREAT)

By PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Textiles under the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) is organizing a hackathon titled “Fostering Innovations in Technical Textiles –Hackathon for unleashing creativity in technical textiles” under “BHARAT TEX 2024” scheduled to be held on 26-29 Feb, 2024.

The primary goal of the hackathon is to create a platform that brings together students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals. This platform aims to raise awareness, stimulate innovation, encourage collaboration, and address real-world challenges in the field of technical textiles. National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India shall be the sponsor and partner for the hackathon.

The textile industry is undergoing a revolutionary shift, integrating advanced materials and innovations into traditional textiles, giving rise to the dynamic field of Technical Textiles. Recognizing the transformative potential of this sector, NTTM is a flagship scheme of the Government of India. NTTM primarily focuses on research, development, and innovation (RD &I) along with education, skill, and market promotion for technical textiles. NTTM has funded several projects in the form of ideation, and prototype grants along with applied projects of national importance. Ministry of Textiles wants to showcase the progress and achievements of prominent projects in the “BHARAT TEX 2024”.

By participating in the hackathon, aspirants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, build valuable connections, gain recognition for their contributions, and work on practical applications within the realm of technical textiles. The event seeks to foster an environment where participants can not only learn but also actively contribute to finding solutions for the challenges faced by the technical textiles industry.

The hackathon will consist of 3 phases namely the Ideation Phase; Development Phase & Presentation and Judging Phase with 10 thematic areas: Smart Textiles; Sustainable Textiles; Medical Textiles; Protective Textiles; Composites; Functional Fabrics; Development of Specialty Fibres and high-performance fibers; Development of Indigenous Machinery/Equipment/Instruments; Integration of Technical Textiles with applied sciences and Engineering and any other areas in the domain of technical textiles.

The top 3 winners may be considered for funding under the Grant for Research and Entrepreneurship across Aspiring Innovators in Technical Textiles (GREAT) for a grant amounting up to INR 50 lakhs for a period of a maximum of 18 Months subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria of the GREAT scheme.

The top 3 winners may be considered for funding under the Grant for Research and Entrepreneurship across Aspiring Innovators in Technical Textiles (GREAT) for a grant amounting up to INR 50 lakhs for a period of a maximum of 18 Months subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria of the GREAT scheme.

The proposals can be submitted by 5th February 2024 through mail at

nttm-textiles[at]gov[dot]in with subject line “Hackathon – (Title of the proposal) Bharat-Tex 2024.

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