To develop creative solutions to problems related to the setting up of a new cultural centre for arts, Confluence Ideathon 2021 x Serendipity Arts Foundation, an arts hackathon, was launched with a virtual press conference last evening. Confluence Ideathon 2021 x Serendipity Arts Foundation is steered by Hero Enterprise, powered by the Indian Angel Network and TiE Delhi-NCR and will begin accepting open call submissions from January 13-28, 2021.
The Ideathon will bring together the most innovative minds in the world to develop creative solutions for a proposed world class arts facility in the National Capital Region. To do so, the project has partnered with a host of premier educational institutions from across the world including The Royal College of Arts London, IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Roorkee, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Amritsar, IIT Roorkee, BML Munjal University and NIFT Kannur.
Application ideas will be reviewed through three rounds of successive deliberation by the jury throughout January and February 2021. The deliberations will lead into the Ideathon Week, which is slated between February 23 and March 4, 2021. Throughout Ideathon Week, the shortlisted ideas from each category will be presented to the jury before the winners are declared in the first week of March. The best ideas will get opportunities to be mentored by the Ideathon’s partners and hopefully co-opted and implemented. Alongside this, opportunities for research and development with partner universities may be offered. Every shortlisted participant will receive a Certificate of Participation while the three winners in each category will get a Certificate of Merit.
The judging panel is made up of over 70 leading global thinkers including Sunil Kant Munjal (Chairman, Hero Enterprise), Vinita Bali (former MD, Britannia Industries Limited), Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Chairperson, Biocon) and Rajan Anandan (Managing Director, Sequoia Capital) as patrons. In addition to this Navyug Mohnot (CEO, QAI), Ajay Batra (Executive Vice President, Venture Fastrack), Sujata Kohli (Managing Director IPDM Services), Harshit Desai (Head Customer Experience, Alliance & Automation Aditya Birla Group) and Arvind Singhal (Chairman Technopak Advisors) and others will act as mentors.
Successful ideas will have to explore the challenges of building a large, multi-purpose, urban cultural centre that addresses the needs of tomorrow. The focus is on finding answers to questions that impact different visitor experiences and resource-use and participants are invited to harness the potential of emerging technology. To help the participants 5 problem statements have been identified including ART x Technology, ART x Environment, ART x Social Behaviour, ART x Design for the Future and ART x Business Models. As the participants address the problem statements, shortlisted groups will be invited to pitch their concept and prototype to their peers and the jury.