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The camp is organized by MIT (USA), fellows of MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design, MIT Media Lab, iNDOVATION Nashiks, Circle & Sandip Foundation, SIOM, Sapat College, NDMVP in association with all engineering colleges of Nashik.
Participants include partners from IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, PESIT Instructors, Reliance Innovation Lab, MKCL, KHANDBAHALE.COM, NMC, NIMA, District Government, Maharashtra Police, CSI, IEEE & few other stakeholders like Taxy Union, Hotel Owners, and relevant NGOs & Associations etc. Plus many companies and organizations like Xerox, TCS, Google, Colgate, Xprize and more are participating.
Kumbhathon is open for all: students, professionals and also anyone who is innovative and willing to contribute for the betterment of the society. In this phase, we especially invite entrepreneurs and business leaders to take many of the ideas to commercial exploration.
Industry Experts, Engineers, Designers, Corporations and Stakeholders unite for multiple days of nonstop ideating and prototyping on some of the biggest challenges for non-metro Tier-II cities. Although the theme is inspired by Kumbh Mela, projects map to Digital City or ‘pop-up city’ challenges applicable anywhere worldwide. Please see this blog for details http://cameraculture.media.mit.edu/kumbhathon-innovating-the-kumbh-mela/. We engage diverse disciplines such as Transportation, Health Issue, Civic Issues, Crime and Police issues, Hotel and Housing, Language and Translation, Crowd management, Security, Pollution, Positioning, Traffic & Parking and more.