Applications open till January 20th 2023

Opportunity for tech enthusiasts who want to change the world one byte and code at a time!

AIC-CCMB and SINE, IIT Bombay together are organizing the HealthHacks hackathon to award the best minds in Big Data analytics in the life sciences. We invite you to join this exhilarating 48 hr hackathon if you are keen on tackling challenges including Genomics, Precision Medicine, and Data Visualization. The perceived challenges, including but not limited to, are

  • Integrating databases on Genomics, Diseases, and Patient Data – Challenges in Format compatibility/optimization.
  • Tools/Strategies to assess the quality of Data.
  • Response time in variant calling from Genomic data for understanding disease biology.
  • Data display Genomic data visualization tool/dashboard.

Selected ideas can get an opportunity to incubate at SINE, IIT Bombay and AIC CCMB (subject to review and policy of the incubator), prize money, and funding opportunities.

What is HealthHacks?

Data is wealth, and it is generated by the terabytes every time a person comes into any clinic. With a growing focus on the biology of health, the challenge is to prognose disorder diseases early and customize therapies to suit an individual. For this to happen the need for analyzing health data and applying it for tangible outputs is critical.

Numerous data sources are available in healthcare including electronic health records, hospitals, diagnostics, diseases and genomic databases. We hope HealthHacks is a platform for innovators to generate ideas for health data analysis leading to precision medicine, targeted therapies and drug treatments.

Focus Areas

ICT interventions for better healthcare, personalized therapy, precision medicine, drug discovery, genomics, screening & diagnostics using cutting-edge technologies like AI/ML/Big Data/Blockchain/IOT or any digital tool/software.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for passionate individuals who want to explore the boundaries of technologies to address pressing problems in healthcare. If you are a student innovator, research scholar or an early-stage startup, and consider yourself a wizard in emerging tech like AI/ML/Big Data/Blockchain/IOT, or are a hardcore researcher, we invite you to be a part of this hackathon!

What Do We Offer?




Individuals: Student innovators and/or research scholars aged 18 to 35. Minimum qualification for applicants is enrollement in the third year of a Bachelor’s program, or above.

Startups: The date of incorporation of the Company should be less than 2 years focusing on any of the thematic problem areas. Applicant should not be a previous recipient of any grants from MeitY


Last Date of Registration – 20th January 2023

Semi Final (Virtual) – 31st January 2023 

36 hour Grand Finale at AIC CCMB – 16th to 17th February 2023


  • Each Student Innovator Team/Research Scholar/Startup team should avoid having more than 4 members
  • The top 30 teams will be selected for the Semi-Finale round which will happen virtually
  • The selected final teams have to be present physically during Grand Finale
  • A total of 10 teams i.e, the Top 5 student/research teams and the Top 5 startup teams will be called for the 2-day grand finale at AIC CCMB, Hyderabad
  • 1 mentor will be assigned to 2 teams during the grand finale
  • All prizes are to be shared equally between all team members
  • Student or Research teams should not be a part of any existing startup
  • Plagiarized solutions will be disqualified immediately
  • 75% of the final work should be done during Grand Finale
  • Teams can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects. Working on a project before the event and open-sourcing it for the sole purpose of using the code during the event is against the spirit of the rules and is not allowed
  • Data sets can be provided to train your algorithm if required
  • Teams must stop hacking once the time is up. However, teams are allowed to debug and make small fixes to their programs after time is up. e.g. If during demoing your hack you find a bug that breaks your application and the fix is only a few lines of code, it’s okay to fix that. Making large changes or adding new features is not allowed
  • Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the organizers’ discretion. Reasons might include but are not limited to breaking the Competition Rules, behaving in a way that violates the AIC CCMB code of conduct or other unsporting behaviour
  • Student Individuals Team Leader who will be called for the grand finale should carry a consent letter from the respective college/university
  • SINE IITB / AIC CCMB have all rights to change the rules of the hackathon if required

For queries, contact:

Aniket Kumar, Program Coordinator, TIDE 2.0