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Bangalore, February 20, 2024: IIIT-B Innovation Centre recently announced its academic partnership with the Grameen Foundation for Social Impact (GFSI). This partnership witnessed IIIT-B hosting the TerraTech Challenge 2024 – a National-Level Hackathon in collaboration with GFSI, and the knowledge and technology partner, Protean. The event held recently, as technology enthusiasts from across the southern states came together to devise innovative solutions addressing critical issues in the domain of financial inclusion.

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Dr. Lakshmi Jagannathan, Chief Executive Officer, IIIT-B Innovation Centre, speaking about the collaboration, said, “We are delighted to partner with Grameen Foundation for this impactful initiative. The TerraTech Challenge aligns seamlessly with IIIT-B’s commitment to fostering innovation and leveraging technology for societal development.”

Commenting on the partnership, Arindam Dasgupta, Director, Innovations in Digital Finance, Grameen Foundation, stated, “IIIT-B’s commitment to excellence and innovation aligns seamlessly with our mission at Grameen Foundation. We believed that this Hackathon would not only unearth ground-breaking solutions but also incubate the winning team for a transformative journey ahead.”

“At Protean e-Gov Technologies, we were proud to have collaborated with Grameen Foundation as the Knowledge and Technology Partner for the Terra Tech Challenge 2024. Witnessing students and startups collaborating to power solutions for global challenges was inspiring. As pioneers in creating DPIs for the nation, we were committed to building for a billion and proud to have been part of this collective effort, propelling our shared mission of inclusive social and financial transformation.” said Amit Sinha, Group Head, Social Security and Welfare, Protean eGov Technologies Limited

The TerraTech Challenge 2024 Hackathon, a flagship initiative by GFSI was aimed at harnessing the potential of technology to drive positive social change. With a primary focus on financial inclusion, the hackathon served as a platform for bright minds to collaborate, ideate and create transformative solutions.

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