Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) proudly announce the DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2017 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.
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
Design- using Innovative products with technical mentorship & resources from TI
Incubate - with mentors from India’s smartest brains from IIMB
Launch - your product with funding and prizes from DST& TI
Texas Instruments reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, suspend this contest and modify the rules, prizes & funding related to the contest without prior notice. In no event shall TI or any other organizers be liable for any claims, losses, expenses or damages, arising out of or in connection with the foregoing.
All the participating teams are expected to submit the Participation Form below to enter into the Phase I of the Qualifying Round. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts against two categories – Business Potential and Technical Innovationand the shortlisted teams will enter the Phase II of Qualifying Round. The shortlisted teams will be announced by September 30, 2017.
Qualified teams from Phase I will advance to Phase II and are expected to submit a detailed proposal document. These teams will also be mentored online by experts from IIM Bangalore to prepare their proposal. Teams must submit the proposal by Oct 31th, 2017. The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of experts and the shortlisted teams will enter the quarterfinals of the contest. The shortlisted teams will be announced by November 30, 2017
Teams entering quarterfinals will be given an opportunity to convert their proposed idea into a hardware prototype. 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 by Mar 31, 2018
The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts and shortlist teams will be announced by April 30, 2018
Shortlisted teams will advance to Semifinals of the India Innovation Challenge. The Semifinalist teams will be invited to the Regional Demonstration and Evaluation event for live demonstration and evaluation of their project. These events will be held in June 2018 and shortlisted teams for Finals will be identified byJune30, 2018.
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.
|Qualifying Round Phase I Submission||Sep 25 2017|
|Qualifying Round Phase I Results||Oct 17 2017|
|Qualifying Round Phase II Submission||Oct 31 2017|
|Qualifying Round Phase II Results||Nov 30 2017|
|Shipment of tools to Quarterfinal teams||Dec 2017|
|Quarterfinals Interim Submission||Feb 10 2018|
|Quarterfinals Final Submission||Mar 31 2018|
|Quarterfinals Round Results||Apr 30 2018|
|Semifinals Results||Jun 30 2018|
|Finals Event||Aug 2018|
Team Leader must follow the below steps to participate
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.
Any correspondence with participant will be done through an email provided by the participant at time of filling the application form. Organizers are not liable in case of email delivery failures. For any queries, please send mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org