Azure Developer League Hackathon


The post-COVID-19 world has led to many companies leveraging tech as a crisis response, and we know that hackathons inspire unique solutions. Hackers worked around the clock to come up with innovative solutions for a number of industries to combat the pandemic. The unprecedented wave of COVID-19 changed the way we look at retail, healthcare, finance, and investment. It altered the way we approach sustainability and social welfare. Now, with the worst of the pandemic behind us, it is time once again to leverage on all the lessons learnt and hack for a new tomorrow.

Microsoft Azure has set the stage for the biggest hack in India. Letting you move away from COVID-19 and come out more powerful, this hackathon calls for the creation of future-ready solutions by using a wide array of Microsoft Azure services.

The Hackathon consists of 2 Phases:

 Participants can register on this hackathon page and submit their ideas. These submissions must contain solutions to the problem statements that are added in this phase. This is an online phase.

 Participants shortlisted in the first phase will be invited to build a functioning prototype based on their shortlisted Idea. This is an online phase.

Azure Developer League Learning Challenge

Additionally, participants can register for the ADL Learning Challenge, by Microsoft, to be eligible for additional rewards and prizes. This stage is not mandatory but will help you avail the full benefit of the hackathon. Head over to the Azure Dev. League tab to find out more.

Azure for Industries SUB-THEMES

Banking, Finance and Investment Retail Healthcare

1) Banking, Finance and Investment

Reinvent the financial services experience and unlock new opportunities to empower intelligent banking, secured payment processing, modernize trading, and personalize insurance software systems. With Azure, financial organizations have the infrastructure and security to take customer experiences to the next level. 

How can you utilize Azure  to empower banks, capital markets, and insurance firms to provide next-generation experiences for customers, improve regulatory compliance, manage risk, and reduce waste? Submit ideas to personalize customer experiences, modernize financial systems and optimize risk management.


2) Retail

Predictive AI, machine learning, and analytics can help retailers unlock new opportunities with data. They’re also reimagining their business using Mixed Reality solutions, IoT, hybrid cloud, and computer vision. Propose ideas to help retailers keep their supply chains agile with Microsoft Azure.

Tell us how your idea can help retailers to create personalized customer experiences across channels, empowering employees, and keeping their supply chains agile, and provide gain visibility across your end-to-end supply chain, and unlock innovative business models with secure and scalable cloud-based technology.

3) Healthcare

Transform the healthcare journey and discover how healthcare organizations can use Azure products and services including hybrid cloud, Mixed RealityAI, and IoT to drive better health outcomes, improve security, scale faster, and enhance data interoperability. This enhances patient engagement, empowers provider collaboration, and improves operational insights.

Pitch Azure-based ideas to enable providers, insurers, pharmaceuticals to drive better health outcomes, and deliver better health insights and outcomes as you enhance patient engagement, empower health team collaboration, and improve clinical informatics and operational insights. How can we provide better health experiences and outcomes, and enable enriched clinical analytics data to flow securely through every point of care to continuously improve your patients’ experiences and health outcomes?

Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability


Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It is about the various ways in which life can be made sustainable on earth. The need of the hour is to come up with new technological findings that will contribute to realizing the potential of science and technology to meet the most pressing sustainable development challenges, while leveraging the power of Microsoft Azure Services.

Build solutions system that offers assistance to individuals and families in need, with such ideas as health care assistance, food stamps, and unemployment compensation. Lesser known parts of a social welfare system include disaster relief and educational assistance. Propose Azure solutions that support the society to provide advanced compute and analytics capabilities to achieve more visibility, move faster, and make more informed decisions. How can we ensure public safety and justice organizations to make more informed decisions and increase safety for the people and communities you serve.

Open Innovation



The field of open innovation is where ideas blossom into reality and possibilities are endless. Designing a new and innovative product can be a challenging process filled with uncertainties. From a business perspective, you need to explore and keep at the forefront of what is happening in the market, search for unique opportunities and listen to customer’s needs until you discover a meaningful solution.

Microsoft Azure is a flexible, scalable, and full-featured cloud platform. If you can imagine it, you can build it on Azure, using the tools, languages and frameworks you’re already familiar with. Python, JavaScript, Java, .NET – you can run them all on Azure

You are given the opportunity to create solutions using a wide array of Microsoft Azure Services. Using the services listed below can give you extra bonus points –


Main Prizes

 Winner (3)INR 2,00,000

The winning team in each of the three Main Themes will win prizes worth INR 2,00,000 each.

 Runner Up (3)INR 1,50,000

The runner up team in each of the three Main Themes will win prizes worth INR 1,50,000 each.

 Spot Award (2)

Two teams will win spot awards. Watch this space for more details!

Important Dates

MAR 26, 2021 08:00 PM IST
MAY 23, 2021 11:55 PM IST