Department of Science and Technology and Texas Instruments invitation for India Innovation Challenge Design Contest – IICDC 2017

Students of all years (B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD) are invited to compete in ‘DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest – IICDC 2017.’ This contest is anchored by NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and supported by MyGov. The contest is open for all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate & Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges.

The students may discuss their ideas with Mr. Deepak Pandey (dcpande@gmail.com ) at B.Tech Block First Floor before registering and submitting them to  https://innovate.mygov.in/india-innovation-challenge-design-contest-2017/Last day for submission is now 25th September. Student team need to fill 12 questions online on their ideas after registering. Once the idea is submitted, Student teams will get an acknowledgment mail from MyGov website.

Successfully selected ideas will be eligible to receive free component support worth upto USD 200 from Texas Instruments. In addition IIM Bangalore will provide free online course material and mentoring. Each selected team for Finals will receive Product Development Fund from DST for field testing and prototyping. Select finalist teams will be invited to Final Evaluation event in August 2018 and top teams will be selected for Incubation at IIMBangalore. Top teams will receive additional seed fund from DST to launch their startup. Certificates and Prizes are given at the various stages of the Contest.

Students can give their ideas a jump-start by sculpting their innovation with technical support from Texas Instruments, business mentorship from IIMB, funding and prizes of INR 3.8 crores from DST& TI. TOP 10 successful startups will be incubated at the NSRCEL of IIM Bangalore.

The IICDC 2016 Impact Report is available for your reference.
Links: https://blog.mygov.in/india-innovation-challenge-2016-finals-impact-report/
Links: https://blog.mygov.in/india-innovation-challenge-2016-ushers-a-new-era-of-tech-startups/