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Organisation : MHRD’s Innovation Cell
Contest Name : National Innovation Contest 2020
Applicable For : Students are studying from UG to PhD in the IIC
Last Date : 21.06.2020
Website : https://mic.gov.in/innovationcontest/

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IIC National Innovation Contest

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 & Eligibility

** Students are studying from UG to PhD in the IIC-Institutes 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.

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

** 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

Submission Guidelines

Participate Here : https://mic.gov.in/iic_innovationcontest.php

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.

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 31st July 2020 (Dead Line Extended).

** Each student team can submit multiple Ideas/PoCs/Prototypes upto maximum 5 numbers.

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 6th June to 31st July 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.

Important Dates

** Last Date of Idea Submission – 21st June 2020 (Dead Line Extended).
** Last Date of PoC Submission – 31st July 2020 (Dead Line Extended).
** Last Date of Prototype/Innovation Submission – 6th June to 31st July 2020.

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.

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