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At this policy drafting competition for students, the top three teams will be receiving cash prizes totaling up to 60,000 INR in addition to the exclusive Tech Liberty merchandise that all shortlisted finalists would be receiving. Further, this year’s edition will be conducted in a hybrid mode, where after a virtual round, selected teams would be invited for an in-person final round in Chennai with fully paid accommodation and travel stipend up to 7000 INR per person.
THEMES FOR LIT 2022
- Cryptocurrency Framework in India
- Impact of Telecommunication and Drone Technologies on National Security
- Energy Efficiency through Technology
The First event of the LIT pre-events series will be conducted on 12th January. Check out the events section for more details
The Second event of the LIT pre-events series will be conducted on 16th January. Check out the events section for more details
Registrations for LIT Policython are open. Check out the Registration Tab to register.
Last date to register for LIT Policython 2022: 17th February 2022
Register by Feb 17th 2022
We are excited to announce our flagship LIT Policython 2022. The Liberty, Innovation, and Technology (LIT) Policython 2022 is a policy-based hackathon designed to hone your policy drafting skills and spark discussions leading to potential policy solutions in the emerging arena of Tech Liberty.
Our first edition of the LIT Policython was conducted in January 2021. It included a series of pre-events like policy workshops, Samvads, and webinars over the course of three months on selected themes under our global campaign on TechLiberty, which helped prepare participants for the final, competitive event. LIT Policython 2021 was the first of its kind, e-policython in India which successfully engaged over 200 participants and experts from diverse fields such as Engineering, Law, Management & Social Sciences, who together formulated policies in response to given problem statements within 48 hours.
In the footsteps of our first edition, LIT Policython 2022 will challenge participants with crucial and engrossing themes. Participants are expected to come up with creative policy-based solutions for the given problem statements within a specified timeline. This year’s edition will be conducted in a hybrid mode, where after a virtual round, the selected best teams will be invited to attend the finale in person. Look out for more details on our social media pages and register your interest in the event below.
- Winning team: INR 30,000 in cash + SFL Tech Liberty Merchandise
- 1st Runners-up Team: INR 20,000 in cash + SFL Tech Liberty Merchandise
- 2nd Runners-up Team: INR 10,000 in cash + SFL Tech Liberty Merchandise
All teams invited to the in-person final round in Chennai will receive fully paid accommodation and travel stipends up to 7000 INR per person.
- No registration fee or any other hidden charges involved.
- Students (cross-college/uni allowed) should form a team of 2-3
- Register for free by Feb 17th, 2022.
- The form has to be filled out individually by all team members.
Preliminary Rounds: Feb 19 and 20, 2022 (Online via Zoom)
Final Rounds in Chennai: March 26 & 27, 2022 (in-person)
For details of the preliminary round Click Here
LIT Policy Workshops on 29-30 January 2022
As the final events before the LIT Policython, we are excited to welcome you to two exclusive policy workshop sessions.
Join us at 10 am on 29 January 2022, as Prof Vipin Veetil explores the basic economic principles to be kept in mind while drafting a policy brief. Vipin Veetil is an Assistant Professor at IIT Madras.
LIT Policy Workshops on 29-30 January 2022
Followed by SFL alumnus Akash Kumar at 10 am on 30 January 2022, who would be delving into the basics of writing and structuring a policy brief. Akash Kumar is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Locale.ai.
Expert Class on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
Expert Class on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology on 25th January, 5 pm IST. The expert speaker would be Ms. Meghna Bal who is a fellow at the prestigious ESYA Centre and a Policy Consultant. It’ll be an insightful and interactive session, and we hope to see you there!
LIT Samvad 01: The Crypto is Afoot, My dear Watson
The first Samvaad of the LIT pre-event series will focus on the burning topic of cryptocurrency and we will try to answer the question “which has been more innovative on the issue of cryptocurrency: the private sector or the public sector?” The relevant reading material will be sent to you after your registration and we are very excited to meet you on 12th January 2021 at 5:00pm IST (11:30UTC).
LIT Samvad 02: New Tech, New Threats, New Governance Challenges
The Second Samvaad of the LIT pre-event series will focus on the relationship between the advancement of Telecommunication Policy and the threat posed by the same to National Security. Important questions relating to the nature of such threats, response mechanisms, and the way forward will be discussed. The relevant reading material will be sent to you after your registration and we are very excited to meet you on 16th January 2021 at 4:00 pm IST (10:30 UTC).
If you couldn’t participate directly, feel free to watch the workshop below.