Hackadev 2019 – The National Youth Social Innovation Challenge, organized by UNDP along with its partners, provided a platform for Sri Lankan Youth to come up with ideas and solutions to address the issues that they see in society. Two teams consisting of nine MITians took part in the competition; Sachini Hansika, Menushi Lakshika, Chanika Hansani, and Piumi Nisansala as the team “Ecoist” and Ruwanthi Perera, Sanjaya Chathuranga, Nipuna Munasinghe, Isira Lakshan, and Thilina Aluthge as the team “Y-Fit Easy”. They won the opportunity to participate in the Social Innovation Camp 2019 as the finalists which was held at Jetwing Blue – Jetwing Hotels, Negombo as a five-day unlearning process of design thinking, ideation, and prototyping sessions.
Team Zealous with Maduka De Abrew, Dumindi Wimalasiri, and Apoorwama Illanganthilake from the Department of Industrial Management (Level 3) emerged as semifinalists in Maestro 2019, which was a business challenge competition organized by the Rotaract Club of University of Moratuwa, held on the 25th of September 2019 at the Hatch Auditorium.
The special Hackathon is a part of Hundred & 10%: CIMA’s first-ever virtual career festival. Teams of up to 5 (minimum 4 participants) had 24 hours to solve a complex business problem and present their solutions to an eminent panel of judges comprising of top corporate leaders. A team consisting of four MIT undergraduates; Chamal De Mel, Nayomi Thalagahage, Thamara Egodawela, and Sanduni Perera were selected for the finals of the hackathon. The preliminary round was held virtually and the finals were held on the 14th of September 2020 at Hatch Works.
Inquisitive Minds 2020
Team Solvers consisting of Thedini Vihara, Roshenka Dabarera, Kalana Thathsara, and Sahan Sandeepa from the Department of Industrial Management (Level 2) emerged the Second Runners-up at Inquisitive Minds 2020, which was a virtual business ideathon, organized by the LED Club of University of Kelaniya together with Unilever, SLINTEC, and Creative Software.