IIM Bangalore will incubate the winners of TI India's National Design Content through N S Raghavan Centre of Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL). TI India has partnered with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and Department of Science and Technology (DST) to organise India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC) for the engineering students. It is a national design content aimed at engineering students to enhance their skills and to promote start-up culture.
How to get registered for IICDC?
For the coming year, TI India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC) 2019 will open its registrations for the interested candidates from July 23, 2019 onwards. Candidates can apply for the competition till August 30, 2019.
Here is the direct link to register for the contest: IICDC 2019 Registrations
The winners of the contest, i.e. the top 10 winners will get a chance to carry forward their start-up idea from the lab to the real world. DST along with IIM Bangalore's innovation and entrepreneurship hub and DST will release fund of INR 4.94 crores to support the budding entrepreneurs. TI India will provide technical mentorship with access to TI tools and technology.
Winners from 2018
On this occasion, Sanjay Srivastava, Director, TI India University Program, congratulated the IICDC 2018 winners. He said that “IICDC’s vision is to give students an opportunity to be innovators and entrepreneurs, launching path-breaking technology products and solving tough, real-world challenges. In 2018, IICDC reached more than 26,000 students from 1760 colleges and we received over 10,000 ideas! The diversity of students fuelled the diversity of ideas. For instance, several ideas focus on agriculture – a segment widely deprived of technology advances. Interestingly, more than 90% of participation comes from Tier II and Tier III towns. That’s the kind of grassroots innovation we want to drive through IICDC.”
Here is the list of winners who recieved award in the contest last year:
1. Chairman’s Award for Technical Innovation on ‘Inkless Printing Technology’ was won by SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Tamil Nadu)
2. First runners up for their innovation ‘Solar Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensor Node’ was bagged by A.P. Shah Institute of Technology (Maharashtra)
3. Second runners up award was conferred to Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College (Puducherry) for their innovation ‘Mustard Seed Processor Machine’
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