Bio-Hack 2020

Important Dates

Last date for Registration: 24th October 2020

Hackathon Dates: 26th – 28th  October 2020

Result Announcement: 29th October 2020

Bio-Hack, the MZU BioNEST Online Hackathon will specifically focus on the interaction of the biology sector and social sectors problems which require technical interventions. This online challenge aims to attract ideas related to problems in biology sector and how they can be solved with the help of social intervention enhanced by research and technology.

This event will run for 72 hours from 26th – 28th October 2020 and the participants will post their pitch/solutions/presentations video in youtube. The shortlisted ideas from each thematic area will be given a chance to pitch their solutions to a panel of judges through video-conferencing or tele-call. The final list of ideas will be displayed on the 29th October 2020. The ideas reaching the final stages will receive Cash Incentives and Incubation Support from MZU BioNEST.


  1. Bamboo
  2. Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
  3. Agriculture and Horticulture
  4. Bio-Fuel and Bio-Fertilizers


Cash incentives of Rs. 10000/- and Rs. 5000/- will be provided for each Thematic Area. Apart from the cash incentives, Non-cash Incentives will include Incubation and IP support from MZU BioNEST, Consultation Support from the Mentors and a citation.