India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Friday, 3 August 2018

India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017


Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) proudly announce the DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2018 anchored by NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and supported by MyGov.
Texas Instruments (TI) invites all student innovators, thinkers and makers of the country to join the revolution, who have a dream to create something new, aspire to make a difference, contribute to India’s success towards becoming an Innovation Hub and strengthen Make in India Program.

Give your ideas a jump-start by sculpting your innovation with technical support from Texas Instruments, business mentorship from IIMB, funding and prizes of INR 3.8 crores from DST& TI

The contest is open for all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate&Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges.
All the participants must be Indian Nationals
TI will be providing TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost. You must use all TI devices in your solution.


All the participating teams are expected to register, form teams, identify mentor and provide Business and Technical details about their idea. The forms and templates will be provided at Registration portal. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts against two categories – Business Potential and Technical Innovation and the shortlisted teams will enter the Phase II of Qualifying Round. The shortlisted teams will be announced by September 30, 2018.

All registered teams will go through online Business and Technical courses followed by the knowledge assessment. Teams will also submit the detailed Business and Technical proposals. Teams will be evaluated based on their quality of proposal and knowledge assessment scores. Qualified teams will enter into Quarterfinals.
Awards: Participation Certificates from TI & IIMB for Eligible Teams

TI will be providing TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost. In this round of the contest, teams are expected to create a hardware prototype as a proof of concept of their idea and submit the following

a. Project report / a technical paper.
b. Video demonstration of their prototype.

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts and shortlisted teams will enter into Semi Finals Phase

Awards: Silver Certificate from TI for Eligible Teams

The Semifinalist teams will further develop their prototype and be invited to the Regional event for live demonstration and evaluation of their project. These events will be held in June 2019.

Awards: Gold Certificate from TI for Eligible Teams Cash Prizes from TI with 5 Lakh INR of product development funds for each eligible team

The Finalist teams will further develop their product and select teams be invited to Final Evaluation event in August 2019 and top teams will be selected for Incubation at IIM Bangalore. Top teams will receive additional seed fund from DST to launch their startup.

Awards: Certificate of Excellence from TI & NSRCEL, IIMB
Cash Prizes from TI for each team
Cash Prize for Best Women team
Funding from DST
Stipend for select Finalists teams for next 12 months
SELECTION CRITERIA The evaluation will be based on the evaluation framework designed by IIMB in collaboration with TI. Business Potential and Technical Innovation forms the base of the evaluation framework. The evaluation panel will be comprised of stalwarts from Startup Ecosystem, Industry Leaders and Domain experts

Key Features of the TI – IICDC 2018 edition

INR 20 Lacs seed funds to top 10 startups
INR 5 Lacs product development funds to select semifinalists teams
INR 30K stipends to select Semi finalists teams
Free TI Tools worth up to INR 70 Lacs to participants
15000+ certificates spread across the whole contest
600+ types of cash prizes spread throughout the contest totaling up to INR 50 Lacs
Recognition for the Faculty (Mentors) of the Semifinalists and Finalists teams

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