• Powered by K-Tech Innovation Hub, IKP, the hackathon aims to provide a platform for start-ups to co-create solutions pertaining to global supply chain challenges
  • Participating teams will have a chance to become the ideal partner of choice for Schneider Electric’s global supply chain requirements
  • Solutions to be in the areas of Industry 4.0 Technologies

Future-ready platforms powered by new technologies and start-ups built on innovation are the keys to solving today’s business obstacles. Schneider Electric’s ‘Innovate to Inspire’ hackathon will bring industry leaders and enthusiasts from across the country together to co-create innovative supply chain solutions.

In line with recent advances, the supply chain industry has an immense potential to grow further, powered by new-age technologies. This initiative will offer an opportunity to partner with Schneider Electric by competing to solve industrial use cases and providing the best solutions. Selected start-ups will get a chance to work with Schneider Electric along with receiving professional mentorship and the opportunity to network and scale themselves up.

Recently, at the Global Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2021, Schneider Electric was named the Best Global Sustainable Supply Chain Organisation. By placing sustainability at the heart of its current supply chain strategy, known as the STRIVE (2021-2023) program, Schneider Electric plans to have 70 net-zero carbon Plants and Distribution Centers by 2025 and progressively pursue further energy and carbon efficiencies across all of its ~300 manufacturing and warehousing facilities. With this hackathon, Schneider Electric envisages a more sustainable future for the supply chain industry.  


K-tech Innovation Hub, powered by IKP is a joint venture between the Government of Karnataka and IKP Knowledge Park setup with the objective to foster the growth of startups across the State of Karnataka. There are 5 common instrumentation facilities setup to help startup build world class prototypes fasters. These are located in Bengaluru, Belagavi, Mangaluru, Mysuru and Shivamogga. We have supported more than 150 early stage startups at this point across that state for their growth.


At Schneider Electric we believe that energy is a basic human right, and we are dedicated to furthering humankind through new technologies. Our purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, we call this Life Is On.

What’s in it for you?

Partner up with Schneider Electric globally

Network with the best from the Startup ecosystem and Schneider Electric team

Funding for implementing the selected solution for the challenge

Stand a chance to visit the Schneider facilities on successfully solving the challenge(s)

The challenges

AI-based platform for
demand sensing

Ensuring proper
fastening process

Machine Predictive Maintenance and Intervention

Virtual Skill Development
of Operators

Digital Tool for Ergonomic

Gamification of Warehouse

Workforce Management

AI based solution to predict manufacturing quality and provide prescriptive analytics

Autonomous stock counting in our warehouses

Elimination of paper works to delivered products

Using blockchain technology for faster contracts creation and invoicing

Risk and

Disclaimer : – To the extent that any property (whether tangible or intangible) created in connection with the Contract, such property, including but not limited to work papers, reports, solutions shall remain the property of Schneider Electric and shall be considered as work made for hire, with an exception of pre-existing intellectual property rights of the Service Provider.”

Timeline of the hackathon

2022 - 13th June
Start Date of Registration
2022 - 31st July
End Date of Registration
2022 - 31st July
End of solution Submission
2022 - August
Announcement of Shortlisted startups
2022 - August
One-on-one discussion with Startups
2022 - August
Final Result
2022 - August onwards
Deployment of solution


Startups need to be a registered entity in India

Startups need to be registered with Startup Karnataka (optional)

English would be the mode of communication throughout the hackathon.

Startups need to submit a presentation

Shortlisted startups would be provided upto 15 minutes with Q&A to present their ideas over a virtual meeting to a Jury

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