Code to Care Challenge

Code to Care Challenge is a hackathon from Philips, aimed at generating ideas and solutions that ensure better health outcomes, improve patient experience and enhance healthcare staff satisfaction. Philips has always invested in the workforce of the future. With this hackathon, they aim to bring the best minds in India together, on a single platform, and give the next generation ideas a chance to step forward.

Philips software developers don’t just work on code. They also work by an innate code of caring about and making life better for others. The code they develop doesn’t just result in the next gimmicky tech gadget. It exponentially elevates the level of care for everyone as part of our health continuum.

Spanning across three stages, the competition requires students to build a prototype of the Idea/solution on any of the three given problems in domains of AI, Smart Devices and Healthcare Services. The top 10 teams will be moved to the Final round for a virtual presentation to the Senior leadership team at Philips.


Registration + Team Formation

  • Teams to register with min 3 to max 5 members
  • Teams need to be from same institute
  • Teams formation deadline 16th Nov 11:59 pm

3rd Nov to 16th Nov 2020


  • All registered team members need to take the MCQ test individually on 18th Nov 2020, 10.00 AM in one sitting
  • The MCQ test will comprise of 3 sections, each section will have 10 questions
    (Section 1 – About Philips, Section 2 - Cognitive Test, Section 3 – test of your domain Knowledge)
  • This must be completed in a time limit of 40 minutes

18th Nov 2020

Idea Submission

  • The shortlisted teams based on the MCQ performance will advance to this round. The teams can select one problem statement, out of the given and submit a prototype
  • Teams need to submit three things: PPT, explaining the idea and the solution; 1-minute video, demonstrating the prototype; and the source code

20th Nov to 22nd Nov 2020

Road to Finale

  • The shortlisted teams from Idea Submission Round will advance to this round
  • Mentor from Philips will be assigned to work on the final presentation for each team
  • Teams need to submit their Final Presentation by 9th December 5:00 pm

28th Nov to 9th Dec 2020

Grand Finale Presentation

  • Top 10 teams to present their ideas to a panel of judges
  • Each Team gets 10 minutes to present with 5mns for Q&A
  • Award Ceremony at 5pm on 10th December 2020

10th Dec 2020



₹ 1,00,000

First Runner Up

₹ 75,000

About Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.

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  • Participants must apply in teams of three to five members only.
  • The first colleague to sign up and register a team is automatically the Team Leader who can then invite other members to join the team and select a team name.
  • Registration is complete ONLY when all team members have filled out their registration forms.
  • Once registration is complete, no changes to the team’s structure can be made.
  • This competition is open to students pursuing B.Tech/B.E./M.Tech programs across select engineering colleges in India (Graduation year – 2nd to 4th year (B.Tech), 1st & 2nd year (M.Tech)).
  • The participating students can be from any specialization.
  • They should be full-time students from the same engineering college.
  • One person cannot be a member of more than one team.
  • Any deviation from the above will result in immediate disqualification of the entire team.
  • Students should have 65% (6.5 CGPA) and above marks (overall) till their current semester to qualify for the Hackathon.

  • There are no criteria to become a Team Leader.
  • The first colleague to sign up and register a team is automatically the Team Leader.

  • All participants of will take up the MCQ test on 18th Nov 2020 in one sitting only. No other slots.
  • Participating teams will move on to the next level based on their performance across both the tasks in this round.
  • Results will be sent to the participants via email by 19th Nov 2020 by 9 PM.

  • Shortlisted teams from the previous round will have to build the prototype of an Idea on any of the three given problem statements.
  • You are required to work on only 1 Problem statement. While submitting your idea please use the drop down to chose the same.
  • Deliverables for Submission
    • 7-slider Presentation in .ppt or .pptx format detailing the idea.
    • Source code of the prototype and any other relevant documentation in one zip file which should not exceed 15 MB in size.
  • Presentation Format:
    • Slide 1: Theme chosen, problem statement, proposed solution in brief, team details.
    • There is no format for other slides. You can use your creativity to make the best presentation.
    • Evaluation criteria:
      1. Creativity and Novelty of the Idea (against what exists).
      2. Use in real life.
      3. Complexity of problem being solved.
      4. Proto/solution completeness.
  • Top 10 teams will move on to the final round based on the quality of submission and the idea.

  • The top 10 teams will be moved to the Finale round for a virtual presentation to the Senior leadership team at Philips.
  • Teams need to make a presentation of the idea and the prototype.
  • Teams will be given 8 minutes to present followed by 7 minutes of Q&A. In total, a team will have 15 minutes.
  • Source code of all the top scorers that move to the Finale will be evaluated for authenticity. This is done towards the end for the Finale to ensure that only the best moves forward.
  • All decisions in the matter of eligibility, authenticity & final judgement will be with Philips.