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Vimarsh 2023 5G Hackathon: Transforming Law Enforcement with Innovation

New Delhi: The Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCoE) India, under the SRI unit of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), in collaboration with the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), successfully conducted the Vimarsh 2023 5G Hackathon. This innovative initiative aimed to address critical challenges faced by Law Enforcement Agencies and foster innovation in the realm of public safety.

In the final screening phase held on February 21st and 22nd, 2024, 22 out of 23 startups and institutes showcased their Use Case Proof of Concepts (PoC) at the DoT-funded IIT Madras 5G Testbed. The presentations took place in the presence of a distinguished Jury, both physically and virtually. The Jury comprised experts from institutions such as the National Forensic Sciences University, Goa, Central Detective Training Institute Jaipur, IIT Patna, Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (14C), IIT Jodhpur, IIT Delhi, Security Assurance, IITM, Standards-R&D-Innovation, Memberships Development & Start-ups Strategy in TSDSI, National Cybercrime Research & Innovation Center (NCR&IC), Cyber Security Association of India, BPR&D, and DoT.

The physical demonstrations included cutting-edge technologies such as Automated drones, AR/VR applications, Surveillance & Investigation tools, Evidence collection methods, Emergency response systems, Intelligent Traffic Management solutions, 5G metadata analysis, Geo-fencing techniques, AI-assisted FIR filing, and more. Detailed information about the event can be found at Vimarsh 5G Hackathon 2023.

The Jury meticulously evaluated each presentation, recognizing impactful solutions that showcased the potential to revolutionize law enforcement practices. Some of the notable innovations included Drone-based surveillance for safety and security, AI-assisted FIR filing, geofencing solutions for crime scene investigation, AR-based training through crime scene recreation, and an AI-based Data analytics & data processing App for predictive policing.

The Vimarsh 2023 5G Hackathon not only provided a platform for collaboration between technology innovators and law enforcement experts but also highlighted the transformative potential of 5G technology in addressing critical issues faced by Law Enforcement Agencies. The event reinforced the commitment to leveraging technological advancements for enhancing public safety and security in the digital age.

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