National Innovation Contest 2020

Institution’s Innovation Council

MHRD’s Innovation Cell, AICTE, New Delhi

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About

About National Innovation Contest: Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) of MHRD’s Innovation Cell and AICTE has designed an annual innovation contest to identify the creative minds from IIC-Institutes and engage them in building innovations and nurturing into start-ups through series of mentoring, boot camps and international acceleration programs. Further, ensuring survival by providing funding support and linkage with technology business incubation units and access to investment opportunity.

Role of IIC-Institutes in the National Innovation Contest: IIC-Institutes are expecting to take lead in identifying and scouting innovative Ideas, Proof of Concepts (PoC) and Prototypes/Innovations minds from students and ensure these students will go through process of learning and validation of ideas and prototypes and finally IIC-Institutes need to nominate the best innovations to IIC-MIC through IIC Portal by 30th June 2020.

IIC-Institutes need to disseminate and encourage more and more student innovators/entrepreneurs to submit their Ideas, Proof of Concepts (PoCs), Prototypes/Innovations to IIC-Institute to take part in this contest. Further IIC-institutes are requested to evaluate as per the evaluation parameter and score guideline provided to IIC-Institutes.

National Innovation Contest 2020

National Innovation Contest 2020: The IIC National Innovation Contest 2020 was announced during the month of February 2020. The 2nd edition of IIC-National Innovation Contest (2020) is currently under progress for the students from IIC-Institutes to take part in this 360-degree innovative and experiential learning process.

A 360-degree approach of Learning: The National Innovation Contest is going to provide 360-degree cycle of learning and understanding the process of innovation and start-up. It is designed in a way that, each team will traverse a path from problem identification and ideation to building business model and finally entering the phase of Enterprise development in a time period of one year.

Student Team Size and Eligibility: Students are studying from UG to PhD in the IIC-Institutes (list of IIC-institutes can be referred here) eligible to participate. Each team can have maximum 10 members. Only student members in team are permitted. Participation of female members are encouraged. Faculty can take the role of mentors.

Timeline & Submission Guidelines: (TRL Stages Can Be Referred Here)

1. Idea: Student teams can submit their ideas directly through this page or through IIC Council President/Convener. The ideas should be at Technological Readiness Level (TRL) - 0 to 2 (refer TRL levels). Once a team submits idea (s), respective IIC-Institutes need to evaluate Ideas based on the evaluation criteria provided to IIC-Institute and need to list/ upgrade them at the IIC portal as per provision by 21st June 2020 (Dead Line Extended). Each student team can submit multiple Ideas/PoCs/Prototypes upto maximum 5 numbers.
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Last Date of Submission: 21st June 2020 (Dead Line Extended).

2. PoC: Student teams can submit their Proof of Concept (PoC) directly through this page or through IIC Council President/Convener. The PoC should be at Technological Readiness Level (TRL) – 3 (refer TRL). Once a team submits PoC, respective IIC-Institutes need to evaluate PoCs based on the evaluation criteria provided to IIC-Institute and need to list/upgrade them on the IIC portal as per provision on the IIC portalby 21st June 2020 (Dead Line Extended). Each student team can submit multiple Ideas/PoCs/Prototypes upto maximum 5 numbers.
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Last Date of Submission: 31st July 2020 (Dead Line Extended).

3. Prototype/Innovation: Student teams can submit their Prototypes directly through this page or through IIC Council President/Convener. The Prototype/Innovations should be from Technological Readiness Level (TRL) –4 to 73 (refer TRL). Once a team submits Prototype/Innovation(s), respective IIC-Institutes need to evaluate these prototypes/innovations based on the evaluation criteria provided to IIC-Institute and need to list/upgrade as per provisionon the IIC portal from 31st July to 10th August 2020.
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Last Date of Submission:31st July to 10th August 2020.

Note: * Student teams participated in other idea/innovation competitions or hackathons or Challenges organised by central and state governments and non-government and academic institutions in last 6 months (Jan 2020 to till date) are also encouraged to submit their applications to IIC-Institute and take part in this contest. e-Participation certificate to all members from their respective IIC-Institutes.

** Moreover, if any student team has missed to submit at idea or PoC level and want to submit directly at PoC (or) Prototype/Innovation level, then they can do so by submitting their applications to their IIC-Institute or directly at the link provided here. e-Participation certificate to all members from their respective IIC-Institutes.

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Benefits
Benefits for Student Participants:
  • Receive Mentorship and Guidance
  • Receive Training and Exposure
  • Receive Funding and Incubation Linkage
  • Receive Innovation Ambassador Badge
  • e-Participation Certificates to shortlist Idea and PoC teams and all members of shortlisted Prototype/Innovation team from IIC - MIC and AICTE.
  • Recognitions at Regional and National Level
  • Receive reward points which can be redeemed at IIC-Institute or IIC-MIC and claim Gifts.
  • The finalist of IIC National Innovation Contest will be eligible for participation in upcoming IIC-Early Stage Start-up Contest 2020, which will be open during the month of October/November 2020.
Benefits for IIC Coordinators (Faculty & Student) and Innovation Ambassadors:
  • Innovation Ambassador (IA) will get Reward Points for the Mentorship Support as one of the post-training follow up activity for Innovation Ambassador to undertake.
  • Best performing Innovation Ambassadors will get recognitions at National Level for their efforts.
  • All IIC members (Students and Faculties) will get e-Certificate at the end of IIC2.0 Calendar Year.
  • Respective IIC-Institutes may consider to recognise and reward IIC-Members (Students and faculties) and Innovation Ambassadors for their efforts to encourage more student innovators and student entrepreneurs to submit their Ideas, PoCs, and Prototypes/Innovations.
Benefit for IIC-Institutes:
  • Upon getting minimum 50 Ideas, 25 POCs and 15 Prototypes/Innovations in the IIC-MIC Portal, weightage will be given for the 5th star (*) reserved with IIC-MIC to allocate.
  • IIC-Institutes may report this as one of MIC driven activity and claim toward IIC2.0 annual score and star (*) calculation and announcing results.
  • Recognition to 100 numbers of top performing IIC-Institutes (Zone wise) during IIC2.0 at the national level based upon the annual score and star obtained by the IIC-Institutes
  • Recognition to IIC-Institute at different level (Regional and National) as student team will make progress in the contest.
  • Nominated Representatives from IIC-Institutes will get orientation on IIC3.0. NISP, ARIIA 2021 and other Programs related to Innovation/Startup at MIC & AICTE.
  • Pre-Incubation and Incubation facility details available at IIC-Institute will be listed in MIC webpage.
Themes
List of Themes: Student Ideas/PoCs/Prototypes/innovation on the following themes are invited to submit.
  • 1. Healthcare & Biomedical devices.
  • 2. Agriculture & Rural Development.
  • 3. Smart Vehicles/ Electric vehicle/ Electric vehicle motor and battery technology.
  • 4. Food Processing.
  • 5. Robotics and Drones.
  • 6. Waste management.
  • 7. Clean & Potable water.
  • 8. Renewable and affordable Energy.
  • 9. IoT based technologies (e.g. Security & Surveillance systems etc.)
  • 10. ICT, cyber-physical systems, Blockchain, Cognitive computing, Cloud computing, AI & ML.
  • 11. Other emerging areas of Innovation and Startup opportunity.
Process Steps and Timeline

IIC National Innovation Contest 2020

  • Field Visits & Problem Identification from Society, Industry and Market
  • Innovative Idea Scouting, Evaluation & List on IIC Portal (Extend the date to 21st June for submission by students for Idea/PoC and 30th June for Prototype and for IIC Institute to nominate by 13th July)
  • Validation of Idea and Proof of Concept (PoC) Development
  • Nomination of Upto 5 Best Prototypes/Innovations to IIC-MIC
  • Regional Mentoring Sessions (Online) and Shortlist of Prototypes/innovation for Next Level
  • National Level Bootcamp (Online) and Recognition at National Level
  • International Training and Exposure Programs
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POC Contest 2019
Brief about IIC National innovation Contest 2019 (POC Contest 2019)

Last year (during IIC1.0) we have received more than 1650 numbers of PoC nominations from 700 IICs and more than 2500 enthusiastic student innovators/entrepreneurs took part in regional mentoring sessions were organised in 14 different locations across India during the period from July-Aug 2019.

120 teams were shortlisted and gone through two-day National level Bootcamp at AICTE HQ in new Delhi and participated in National Exhibition, which was graced by the Hon’ble HRD Minister and 24 teams declared as finalist. Out of which, 17 teams were cleared the funding round and eligible for receiving incubation support. MIC-AICTE has provided seed grant of Rs. 4 to 5 lakhs per team to pursue innovation and incubation support for the FY 2021-22. From this pool of finalist, 5 student innovators got opportunity to receive training at CCEI, Daegu, South Korea and 5 female innovators took part in Canada India Acceleration Program at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Success stories of PoC Contest
SELECTED TEAM OF POC CONTEST 2019

List of top Innovative PoCs from National Bootcamp and Exhibition 2019

S No. Team Name Project/PoC Title Institute Name State Amount Sanctioned(In Indian Rupees)
1 SUVANA Low cost residential flow meter Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology Bihar 4,50,000
2 Motion Sensing Glove Motion Sensing Glove UIET, Panjab University Chandigarh 4,00,000
3 Cytokine Bhangarya (Eclipta alba)-A new traditional plant to manage bleeding: From land to FIRST L. M. College of Pharmacy Gujarat 4,50,000
4 Mobile STP Near Zero cost polluted water CMR Institute of Technology Karnataka 3,00,000
5 SAM Solutions Automatic Puttu Making Machine Vimal Jyothi Engineering College Kerala 4,00,000
6 JAL Desalination system NIT Calicut Kerala 3,00,000
7 Aztecs Treatment of Seafood processing effluent using Stringed Bed suspended Bioreactor KMEA ENGINEERING COLLEGE EDATHALA Kerala 2,50,000
8 Novorbis First Filter-less Air purification Unit Acropolis Institute of Technologyand Research Madhya Padesh 2,89,000
9 PREG-Ѷ-DET A Kit for Visual Early Pregnancy Detection in Cattle from Urine Institute of Chemical Technology Maharashtra 5,00,000
10 RakDaa Nano_Gr_Det Point of care blood group detection kit Institute of Chemical Technology,Mumbai Maharashtra 3,42,000
11 We-Wake IndiGreen Bio-based Biodegradable Plastic Process and Product Development Savitribai Phule Pune University Maharashtra 3,00,000
12 JAPNAS Mood analysis using facial expressions Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune Maharashtra 2,53,000
13 Fenice Tech CRAB - clog removing autonomous bot Dr. M.G.R. Innovation Institute Council Tamil Nadu 3,00,000
14 Team Tested OK Machine Vision system for Quality Control in Automobile Component Manufacturing Kumaraguru College of Technology Tamil Nadu 2,59,000
15 SmartMed Optimus - Smart Pill Companion - vending machine with finger print Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology Telangana 3,00,000
16 Cipher generator Cipher generator I.T.S Engineering college Uttar Pradesh 4,00,000
17 IntBotix Recruitment Bot IIIT-Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 2,90,000
International Exposure
CANADA-INDIA ACCELERATION PROGRAM

MHRD’s Innovation Cell has selected students for 2nd cohort visit to Canada under Canada-India Acceleration Program (CIAP). This joint program is managed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) at Carleton University. CIAP is aimed at enabling women entrepreneurs from Canada and India to access international markets with a focus on the Canadian and Indian markets. Students were selected from IICs through POC Contest organized during month of March - August 2019 and Singapore India Hackathon 2019. In 2018, 10 women entrepreneurs visited Canada as part of CIAP. This year, 06 women entrepreneurs visited for 10 day comprehensive bootcamp and exposure visit to Canada in January.

SOUTH KOREA EXPOSURE VISIT

MHRD’s Innovation Cell has selected students for 2nd exposure visit to South Korea under collaborative effort between All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Daegu Centre for Creative Economy & Innovation (CCEI, Daegu). This program offers opportunities to interact with ecosystem enablers and start-ups from South Korea. Students were selected from IICs through POC Contest organized during month of March - August 2019 and Smart India Hackathon 2019. In 2018, 10 entrepreneurs visited South Korea as part of this program. Last year 05 women entrepreneurs visited for 05 days exposure visit from 31st October to 5th October where they also participated and competed in the 5th GIF (Global Innovator Festa), one of the biggest Start- up event in Korea.

Query and Contact

For any query, write us at iic.mhrd@aicte-india.org or in respective zonal WhatsApp group.

Please contact IIC Convenor and Faculty Coordinators of your Institute for any query or detail information regarding submission.

Zonal Coordinators

Ms. Selvarani

SRO, ERO

selva.rani@aicte-india.org

011 2958 1513

Mr. Ankush Sharma

Northern/NRO, North-West/NWRO

ankush.sharma@aicte-india.org

011 2958 1223

Mr. Pankaj Pandey

South-West/SWRO, Western/WRO

pankajpandey@aicte-india.org

011 2958 1239

Mr. Sunny Attawal

Central/CRO, South-Central/SCRO

yp.mic@aicte-india.org

011 2958 1240

http://qa.mic.gov.in/iic_team.php

For any Specific Query please contact Mr. Dipan Sahu, National Coordinator – IIC, ARIIA, NISP Phone Number: 011 29581226