The European Union Delegation here is organising a series of tech events across four cities, including a hackathon challenge in Bengaluru, which aims to imagine new applications that a smart city could offer to its citizens.
"This initiative is just one example of how we are implementing the decision taken at the India-EU Summit held on October 6, 2017 to broaden EU-India's cooperation on ICT standardisation," Ambassador of the European Union to India Tomasz Kozlowski was quoted as saying in the statement.
The winning team of the hackathon will be awarded a trip to Estonia, supported jointly by the European Union and Estonia, to attend the Estonian flagship startup and technology event -- Latitude59, it said.
The hackathon will familiarise Indian developers
especially from startups and academia - with emerging global standards for machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
These events are being organised in cooperation with Indian and European partners under an EU-funded project supporting cooperation between India and the EU on ICT standardisation.
According to the statement, "This hackathon aims to imagine new applications that a smart city could offer to its citizens, its elected officials or its technical and administrative services in a multi-domain vision based on the oneM2M standard.
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