ION<athon> 1.0

3774 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
3774 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

Idea Submission Phase
starts on:
Jan 11, 2022, 12:30 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Feb 20, 2022, 06:29 PM UTC (UTC)
Prototype Submission Phase
starts on:
Mar 09, 2022, 06:30 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Mar 27, 2022, 06:29 PM UTC (UTC)



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About ION<athon> 1.0

A typical hackathon, ION<athon> 1.0 is a thrilling, sprint-like design event for ideating and coming up with solution for real-world problems, using the tech-stack of choice.  

Participants – whether working professionals or students – have the opportunity to collaborate intensively on software products with creative minds from across the globe while being mentored by experts from ION.

What’s in it for you?

We’re looking for creative and innovative solutions that challenge the conventional and transform ways of working through the potential of automation.  

In exchange, ION<athon> 1.0 offers:  

  • A platform to showcase your innovation skills and solve real-life problems.   
  • A fantastic opportunity to work with other tech enthusiasts and learn under the mentorship of industry experts.  
  • The chance to win attractive prizes with a total value of INR 500,000 / EUR 5,900 / USD  6,700.  
  • Be considered for work opportunities at ION, developing industry-shaping products for our global customers.



Overview: Financial institutions can now enable customers in creative and surprising ways, thanks to the new FinTech developments. Mobile banking, 1-click payments, biometrics, and advanced APIs have all revolutionized the way many people interact with their banks and financial institutions daily. More pleasant consumer experiences are being created as a result of these digital financial advances.

Challenge: Develop an application or tool in the domain of finance that solves the problem(s) of retail or business users.

Example: A personal finance management app that helps to manage/view all assets/liabilities/transactions in a single place (like fixed deposits, crypto, equities, bonds, etc.).

Employee Experience

Overview: Employee experience is a key parameter to determine the culture of any organization/company which is continuously trying to grow. This involves and recognizes components such as the psychology of work, physical, mental and financial well-being, purpose, learning and positive relationships.

Challenge: Develop an application/tool for people who are part of an organization, that helps to improve their experience in the organization.


  • An application that accelerates the learning of an individual within the organization.
  • An application that helps facilitate internal mobility according to preferences and requirements of an individual.
  • An application that helps improve the remote working experience of employees.
  • An application to restore serendipity and promote innovation in remote working setup.
Social service / (focused on underprivileged only)

Overview: Apart from adults, social welfare can brighten the future for impoverished children, finally breaking the cycle of poverty in vulnerable households. Children can be traumatized by poverty, and welfare programs and use social services can help the next generation become less dependent on government assistance.

Challenge: Develop an application or tool for the welfare and wellbeing of underprivileged individuals and communities.

Example: An application that provides education through gamification to underprivileged children.

Open innovation

Ideas can come from anywhere. Open innovation theme accentuates your imagination with the least restrictions. Build the ideas that you believe in! We invite all ideas across all domains relevant to the crisis. Put on your thinking caps and start submitting your innovative ideas.


For all themes, you can use any technology (like AI/ML, Data Science, Automation, Blockchain, IOT, ...) depending on the needs of what you are building.

Prizes INR 500,000 / EUR 5,900 / USD 6,700 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Prize
INR 200,000

(Equivalent EUR 2,400/USD 2,700)

2nd Prize
INR 150,000

(Equivalent EUR 1,800/ USD 2,000)

3rd Prize
INR 100,000

(Equivalent EUR 1,200/USD 1,400)

Special Prizes
Runners up

Amazon Echo Dot (or equivalent) for each team member reaching the finale (excluding winners)

Prototype creators

ION branded T-Shirt for each team member reaching the prototype phase

Work opportunities

Be considered for work opportunities at ION, developing industry-shaping products for our global customers. Read more about careers at ION.

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