Sunday, 21 May 2017

Every journey needs a progressive path and the fourth edition of ‘KPIT Sparkle 2018’ promises just that.
Do you have an inspiring idea, practical prototype our just a curious concept that could blow the ‘winds of change’ in the direction of positive nation building? Brace yourselves for KPIT Sparkle 2018, where you as an innovator, get to introspect, indulge and involve with professors and technologists to present a project nationally and be termed as ‘Pioneers’ for the future!

Headquartered in Pune (India), KPIT is a global technology company that specializes in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to key focus industries.

Eligibility
This contest is open to all students of undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. courses from science and engineering faculties of colleges and universities in India.

Awards
There will be five (5) cash prize awards:
A payment of Rs. 10 Lakh (Platinum award), a payment of Rs. 5 Lakh (Gold award), a payment of Rs. 2.5 Lakh (Silver award 1), a payment of Rs. 2.5 Lakh (Silver award 2) and a payment of Rs. 1 Lakh (Most popular award).

Process
Phase I: Registration, idea submission  for students in the contest is open from 15.05.2017.
Entering the contest is free of charge.
To enter the contest, participants must register themselves by completing the electronic entry form available at https://sparkle.kpit.com by clicking on “Register now” and signup to get registered in KPIT Sparkle 2018 contest.
Phase II: Selection and Approval for high quality prototyping of Innovative Ideas / prototype videos between 17.07.2017
Phase III: High quality working prototype video submission by the participating teams between 01.08.2016 and 31.11.2016
Prototype videos submitted will be evaluated between 1.12.2017  and  31.12.2017 . The results of teams selected for Finale will be declared on 31.12.2017
Finale will take place by mid of January 2018 ,in Pune. The venue details would be communicated.

Theme
 “Next Generation Energy & Transportation Solutions”
The idea could be related to various areas such as:

CONVINENECE

  • Travel Demand Analysis
  • Language Processing
  • Travel Mode Integration
Green Technology
  • Alternative Powertrain
  • Electric Vehicle / Hybrids
  • Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Tidal, Geothermal, Rain, Energy from waste)
  • Efficiency Improvement / Innovative Mechanisms in conventional powertrain
  • New Materials
  • Fuel Cell Technology
Safety
  • Passenger Safety
  • Anomaly Detection System
  • Secure Over The Air updates or SOTA
  • Rogue Device Detectors
  • and many more! 
The idea should be innovative (not a copy of anything which is already available in the market), be capable of having a social impact, involve technical knowledge and be capable of being realised applied into any kind of software, hardware or website. Entrants may modify their ideas. Once Phase 1 has been completed, no more changes will be accepted.


Submitted ideas/ Videos of existing initial prototype will be evaluated by the Evaluation committee on the following criteria, in order of importance:

Innovation
Social impact
Technical knowledge




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