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INNOVATE WITH INDIA, CHANGE THE WORLD!

Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST), powered by AICTE mission proudly announce the DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2019 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.

Give your ideas a jump-start by sculpting your innovation with technical support from Texas Instruments, business mentorship from IIMB, funding of INR 4.94 crores from DST

Incubate - with mentors from India's smartest brains from IIMB

Launch - your product with funding and prizes from DST& TI

Design- using Innovative products with technical mentorship & resources from TI

DISCLAIMER

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

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

CONTENT STRUCTURE

Registration Phase (July 2019 – Aug 2019)

All the participating teams are expected to register, form teams and identify the mentor on the Registration portal. Ensure to submit the details. Teams completing the registration process will enter to the Quarter Finals Phase.

Awards: Registration Certificates from TI & IIMB for all the registered student participants

Quarter finals Phase (Sep 2019 – Nov 2019)

All registered teams will go through online TI Business and Technical courses followed by the knowledge assessment.

The teams will submit the following

  • Detailed Business and Technical Proposal
  • Authorization Letter signed by Faculty Mentor sealed by College
  • E-Cell Assessment letter
  • Faculty Mentor assessment letter 

Teams will be evaluated based on their quality of proposal and knowledge assessment scores. Qualified teams will enter into the Semifinals.

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts against two categories – Business Potential and Technical Innovation. The shortlisted teams will enter the Semi Finals Round. The shortlisted teams approximately will be announced by November 30th, 2019.

Awards:

  • Bronze Certificate from DST – TI ; AICTE ; IIMBfor Eligible Teams
  • TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost

Semi Finals (Dec 2019 – Apr 2020)

In this round of the contest, teams are expected to continue working on their hardware prototype as a proof of concept of their idea and have it assessed by the E-Cell and the Faculty Mentor. Teams will be submitting their progress every month starting from Feb 2020 – Apr 2020.

The teams will submit the following:

  • Project report / a technical paper.
  • Video demonstration of their prototype.
  • Video demonstration of their Business plan
  • Assessment from E-cell and Faculty Mentor

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts against two categories – Business Potential and Technical Innovation. The 30 shortlisted teams will enter the Finals Round. The shortlisted teams approximately will be announced by May 30th, 2019.

Awards:

  • Silver Certificate from DST – TI; AICTE; IIMB for Eligible Teams
  • 5 Lakh INR of product development funds for Top 30 teams

Finals (2020 May-July)

The Top 30 Finalist teams will further develop their product and selected teams be invited to Final Evaluation event in July 2020 and Top 10 teams will be selected for Incubation at IIM Bangalore. Top teams will receive additional seed fund from DST to launch their startup.

Awards:

  • Gold Certificate from DST – TI; AICTE; IIMB forthe Top 10 winning teams Cash Prizes from TI to Top 3 teams
  • Funding from DST inclusive of stipend for Top teamsfor next 12 months.

WELL-DEFINED THEMES/ PROBLEM STATEMENTS

IICDC 2018 is an open ended contest. We request student teams to identify the problems that they are passionate about and develop a solution. They can choose any technology domains, themes or the problems that society is facing today.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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.

Contest Structure

2019 July-Aug

Registration Phase

All the participating teams are expected to register, form teams and identify the mentor on the Registration portal. Ensure to submit the details. Teams completing the registration process will enter to the Quarter Finals Phase.

Awards:
Registration Certificates from TI & IIMB for all the registered student participants
2019 Sep-Nov

Quarter finals Phase

All registered teams will go through online TI Business and Technical courses followed by the knowledge assessment.

The teams will submit the following

  • Detailed Business and Technical Proposal
  • Authorization Letter signed by Faculty Mentor sealed by College
  • E-Cell Assessment letter
  • Faculty Mentor assessment letter 

Teams will be evaluated based on their quality of proposal and knowledge assessment scores. Qualified teams will enter into the Semifinals.

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts against two categories – Business Potential and Technical Innovation. The shortlisted teams will enter the Semi Finals Round. The shortlisted teams approximately will be announced by November 30th, 2019.

Awards:
Bronze Certificate from DST – TI , AICTE , IIMBfor Eligible Teams
TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost
2019-20 Dec-Apr

Semi Finals

In this round of the contest, teams are expected to continue working on their hardware prototype as a proof of concept of their idea and have it assessed by the E-Cell and the Faculty Mentor. Teams will be submitting their progress every month starting from Feb 2020 – Apr 2020.

The teams will submit the following:

  • Project report / a technical paper.
  • Video demonstration of their prototype.
  • Video demonstration of their Business plan
  • Assessment from E-cell and Faculty Mentor

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of domain experts against two categories – Business Potential and Technical Innovation. The 30 shortlisted teams will enter the Finals Round. The shortlisted teams approximately will be announced by May 30th, 2019.

Awards:
Silver Certificate from DST – TI, AICTE, IIMB for Eligible Teams
5 Lakh INR of product development funds for Top 30 teams
2020 May-July

FINAL

The Top 30 Finalist teams will further develop their product and selected teams be invited to Final Evaluation event in July 2020 and Top 10 teams will be selected for Incubation at IIM Bangalore. Top teams will receive additional seed fund from DST to launch their startup.

Awards:
Gold Certificate from DST – TI, AICTE, IIMB forthe Top 10 winning teams
Cash Prizes from TI to Top 3 teams
Cash Prize for Best Women team
Funding from DST inclusive of stipend for Top teamsfor next 12 months.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Team Leader must follow the below steps to participate

  • Create an account on MyGov  https://auth.mygov.in
  • Go to website https://innovate.mygov.in  and click on the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" icon. This will direct you to contest page
  • On the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" contest page, scroll to the participate section and click on “LOGIN TO PARTICIPATE”. Enter the login credentials and you’ll be redirected to home page of website  https://innovate.mygov.in
  • Click on the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" icon AGAIN to be redirected to contest webpage
  • On the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" contest page, scroll towards the end of page to the submission form
  • You will have to enter details as required in the Registration Page and follow further instructions on the portal.
  • Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • For any additional information, you will be contacted via email.
  • All correspondence shall be through email or SMS on mobile number provided by you at the time of registration. Organizers are not liable in case of SMS/ email delivery failures.
Note: All members of the team must have a MyGov and MyTI  account to receive emails from organizers.

AWARDS AND FUNDING

Key Features of the TI – IICDC 2019 edition

  • 2 Cr seed fund to Top 10 startups
  • 1.44 stipends for Incubates
  • 1.5 Cr product development funds got Top 30 teams
  • Free TI Tools worth up to 70 Lacs to participants
  • 25000+ certificates spread across the whole contest
  • 600+ types of cash prizes spread throughout the contest totaling up to 50 Lacs

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration Phase

July  2019 – Aug 2019

Quarterfinals Phase Submission

Oct 2019

Quaterfinals Phase  Results

Nov 30, 2019

Shipment of tools to Semi Finalists teams

Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

Semi Finals 1st Interim Submission

Feb  2020

Semi Finals 2nd Interim Submission

Mar  2020

Semi Finals 3rd Interim Submission

Apr 2020

Semi Finals Results

May 31st 2019

Finals Event

July 2020

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Team Leader must follow the below steps to participate
  • The Contest is held in English throughout. All relevant information, including the online registration form, is in English. Consequently, each individual participant (“Entrants”) must be proficient in English.
  • All prizes will be awarded and paid in INR to the Team Leader of a qualifying team. The Team Leader is obliged to make payment in the applicable amount to each member of his or her team. The Organizers will not in any way be responsible for the division of the prizes among the members of the team.
  • Funds and Prizes Taxes are the sole responsibility of the teams receiving prizes. Prizes may be subject to tax reporting and other purposes. Applicable team-members agree to supply Organizers with any necessary information to affect the same and to fully cooperate in fulfilling all applicable legal requirements.
  • By making a submission in the contest, all teams warrant and represent that to the best of their knowledge, their submission is original and does not violate or misappropriate any third party trade secret, “know-how,” copyright, patent or other intellectual property right. Entrants also warrant and represent that there are no obligations of any nature, legal or otherwise, which would prohibit, restrict, or interfere with their participation in the Contest or submission of their design report, and agree to obtain any necessary clearances, authorizations and/or approvals prior to participation.
  • The Entrants agree that no information submitted by the Entrants will be treated by Organizers as confidential, including without limitation any of the information set forth in Section 7. For the avoidance of doubt, some information submitted by the Entrants may be considered proprietary, such as information that may attract intellectual property rights including without limitation, copyrights, trademarks and patents, any kind of inventions, innovation or novel ideas. However, by entering this Contest, the Entrants expressly waive their right to have this proprietary information kept confidential.
  • Each team and each Entrant hereby grant Organizers a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, and royalty-free right and license to publish their project reports, designs and other information submitted, or any portion or modification thereof, in connection with Texas Instruments products, technical or marketing publications, advertisements or promotional activities, including without limitation Organizers or third party technical articles, data sheets, application notes, reference designs or internet publications. The Organizers reserves the right to publish the designs without attribution. Except for these limited rights to publish, the Organizers does not obtain any other ownership, rights or licenses in any of the students’, team’s or University’s intellectual property or confidential information.
  • DATA PROTECTION, CONSENT TO THE USE OF PERSONAL DATA: Personal data (as hereinafter defined) provided by the Entrants and the Faculty Mentor during the Contest will be used by Organizers as well as by service providers (for e.g. website hosting services) engaged by Organizers as data processors, for the purpose of the Contest. The Entrants and all other participating parties including without limitation the Faculty Mentors, agree that any personal data, which shall mean any data identifying, without limitation, its owner, by name, NRIC number, correspondence address, email address and contact number (“Personal Data”) which is disclosed by any individual or obtained by the Organizers or its Contractual Partners, inclusive of their designated vendors (“Workers and Vendors”) prior to or during the course of performance of this Contest, shall be processed, maintained, disclosed or destroyed in accordance with the relevant terms of consent set out in the Contest Terms and Conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, every Entrant and individual who submits his or her data for the purpose of participating in this Contest shall be deemed to have given express consent for the processing, use, retention or disclosure of such Personal Data for the purposes set out above and in Section 6.
  • NO LICENSES UNDER ANY TECHNOLOGY, TRADE SECRETS, “KNOW-HOW”, OR ANY COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS, TRADEMARKS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF TI, ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARE GRANTED TO ENTRANTS UNDER THE CONTEST.
  • By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to release Organizers and its affiliates from and against any losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising from (i) an exclusion or disqualification of such Entrant pursuant to these Rules; (ii) late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners of any prize; (iii) forfeiture of a prize and the selection of an alternate winner; (iv) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries; (v) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind; (vi) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; (vii) any condition caused by events beyond Organizer’s control that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; and (viii) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind relating to participation in this Contest.
  • The Organizers reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or (temporarily) suspend this Contest where required by law or if there is an impediment to the performance of this contract due to a breach by any of the Organizer’s contractual partners, or a delay in funding, or a force majeure event, or it becomes technically corrupted or if for any reason the Internet portion of the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond Organizer’s control, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest. The organizers further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify anyone found to have manipulated the Contest or its operation. In addition, the organizers at its sole discretion may disqualify any Entrant at any stage of the Contest without being required to specify any reasons in that regard.
  • In respect of any suits, actions, proceedings, claims or disputes in relation to this contest, the courts situated at Bangalore, India shall enjoy sole jurisdiction.

APPLICATION FORM

Go to website https://innovate.mygov.in and click on the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" icon. This will direct you to the Application Form.

CORRESPONDENCE

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: ti-india-dc@list.ti.com

FAQs

  • Do I have to register for the contest?
    Yes, You must register for the contest. The registration will happen on MyGOV portal https://auth.mygov.in
  • How do I register for the contest?
    The team leader needs register and login to MyGOV contest page https://auth.mygov.in
  • Who is eligible to participate in the contest?
    The contest is open for all students pursuing B.E./B.Tech,M.E./M.Tech & Ph.D from Indian engineering colleges and graduating in 2019 or later.
  • How many students can form a team?
    Each team must have a minimum of two students and a maximum of five students. Faculty (Mentor) is Mandatory.
  • Who can be a faculty mentor?
    Any faculty member from the same college as the participating team is eligible to be a faculty mentor.
  • Can students from different department within the same college form a team?
    Yes, students from different departments within a college can form a team.
  • Can students from different colleges form a team?
    No, all the student members of a team must be from same college.
  • Can we change team members ?
    Yes. In the event, you want to include / delete another member in your team, kindly send the request to TI IICDC Coordinator.
  • Is there a deadline for registration?
    Yes. The deadline for registration and submitting the proposal is 23:59 (IST) on 30th August 2019.
  • What happens if we miss the registration deadline?
    No extensions will be provided to the teams who fail to submit the proposal before the deadline. The portal will automatically close at 23:59 (IST) on 30th August 2019
  • How do we select the tools for the project?
    Each team is eligible to order any EVM manufactured by Texas Instruments and available on the TI Store. Please refer to the list of recommended parts for details
  • What worth of tools will be available from TI?
    Each team is eligible to order USD $200 worth of TI tools from the TI Store.
  • What should I do in case there is further requirement of tools/ICs while implementing the project?
    Please write to ti-india-dc@list.ti.com
  • How long will the TI tools take to arrive?
    The shipment usually takes about 10-15 days from the date of request subject to customs clearance. Please plan accordingly.
  • I have some technical questions regarding TI parts and tools. Who should I contact?
    Visit the TI E2E Community forums to find answers, share knowledge, and solve problems with fellow engineers. ( to provide link which take to IICDC forum directly )
  • If I have additional questions regarding the contest. Who should I contact?
    For any additional questions please contact ti-india-dc@list.ti.com
For queries email ti-india-dc@list.ti.com or call 080-66831728 (Mon–Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
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