HACK-STAR @ BENGALURU 2040 Be the Change, Accelerate the Future

Did anyone envision that Namma Bengaluru would grow in leaps and bounds on every front? None of us did. We continue to be one of the best City to find a livelihood, a career, medical facilities, or anything you name. So thanks to technology and the ever-growing community of tech enthusiasts who want to bring in change to make our City and the world a better place.

Deccan Herald along with Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) as the technology partner, brings to you Hack-Star Bengaluru, a hackathon offering a platform to showcase your ideas towards making Bengaluru sustainable and smart.

This contest will provide you the chance to grab an opportunity to accelerate the future by bringing in your best ideas, building a prototype and impressing the jury with a glimpse of what the future beholds for all of us. The winners will get a cash prize # along with an opportunity to work with MBRDI * . All the winners will be felicitated at the Bengaluru 2040 event being organized by Deccan Herald.


Making Bengaluru Sustainable and Smart


Contest Begins: 15 th Feb 2022

Last date for submitting entries: 27 th Feb 2022

Announcement of finalists: 6 th March 2022

Jury presentation by the finalists: 9 th & 10 th March 2022

Announcement & felicitation of winners: 11 th March 2022





1 Smart Traffic Safety Solutions: Impactful solutions to reduce traffic in Bengaluru, optimise parking to save time and provide last mile connectivity to the commuters.

2 Fleet Management Solutions: Innovative solutions for predictive maintenance and operations of public transport systems and fleet



3 E-Mobility: Optimized mobile charging and integrated payment solutions for electric vehicles for enhanced EV infrastructure in the city

4 Road Safety: Technology enablers to reduce accidents, monitor road conditions and city ‘s infrastructure, improve pedestrian safety and monitor the health condition of the drivers

5 Accessibility: Develop solutions to help overcome challenges for senior citizens and PwDs (Infrastructure, ease of access to facilities, including medical, through technology)


The first, second, and third prize winners will get a cash prize along with pre-placement offers to work with MBRDI*. Any participants deemed to be apt for a particular role or projects at MBRDI will also get an opportunity to work for them*.

1st Prize

INR 2,00,000
Opportunity to get a Pre-placement Offer from MBRDI*

2nd Prize

INR 1,50,000
Opportunity to get a Pre-placement Offer from MBRDI*

3rd Prize

INR 1,00,000
Opportunity to get a Pre-placement Offer from MBRDI*


  • This is a team participation hackathon. You can have 3 to 5 members in your team.
  • You can either invite your friends to form a team or you can request other teams to add you as a member.
  • The hackathon will start at 08:00 PM IST on February 15, 2022 and end at 11:59 PM IST on February 27, 2022. You can work on your hack during the allotted time only.
  • It is an online hackathon and you can participate from anywhere in considering you’re pursuing Engineering degree from college located in Karnataka.
  • Under the two sub-themes of the hackathon, there are five topics. Your hack must come under any one of it.
  • Once the hackathon starts, you will get an option to submit your hack, you can submit as many times as you want, the last hack will be considered as the final submission.
  • You are expected to come up with new and innovative ideas, any idea that has been copied from somewhere will be disqualified
  • Your hack must be developed entirely during the Hackathon duration. You may use open source libraries and other freely available systems / services such as Google Maps,
  • Facebook Connect, Twitter feeds etc.
  • The intellectual property of your code belongs only to your team.
  • By participating in the hackathon, you agree to the terms and conditions of HackerEarth. * Pre-placement offers are sole responsibility of MBRDI and Deccan Herald or The Printers Mysore Limited holds no responsibility for the same * All the cash prizes are subject to deduction of tax as per the prevailing government rules