January 9th, 2020, Kathmandu
The future landscape of the energy industry of Nepal is set to be transformed by technological innovations that drive towards a more convenient, efficient, and ecological infrastructure. The energy systems of the next day will be vastly different from what we know and use today. Energy Hackathon 4.0 is one of the pre-events of LOCUS 2020. The event altogether will be completed in four working days. On the first day, various delegates from different energy sectors and research institutions give insightful talks regarding the status of the energy market in Nepal. On this day, the participants listen and brainstorm ideas that they think will help solve the energy-related problems.
The second day kicks off with a Mentor assigning session in which every participating team is provided with a choice of having a mentor assigned to their cause. On this day and the next, the participants discuss, brainstorm, and work in coordination with the mentor to find the optimum solution to their targeted problem.
Following the preparation gap, in the final day, each participating team gives a presentation to a panel of judges and audiences showcasing their solutions followed by Q/A sessions. The judges select the idea that they think is the best one.
In this manner, the event provides an opportunity for the participants to get more involved in the energy industry sector of Nepal and observe real-world challenges, meet energy specialists, and brainstorm as future analysts to generate viable solutions winning cash prizes at the same time. The participating team shall be provided with a problem statement from their exciting category, where they brainstorm and present their solution on the grand finale day.
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