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Mygov, Intel& DST announce the top 20 ideas for ‘Innovate for digital India challange’

07 Aug 2015

MYGOV, INTEL & DST ANNOUNCE THE TOP 20 IDEAS FOR ‘INNOVATE FOR DIGITAL INDIA CHALLENGE’

The journey of innovation and entrepreneurship ushered in by MyGov, Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge – is another step closer to finding the best ideas for the Digital India vision. The challenge which was open to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, innovators, academia, designers, engineers and makers drew 1913 entries from all over the country and has now shortlisted the top 20 teams who will receive grants of up to INR 200,000 per team to develop prototypes in the final stage of this nation-wide contest.

The top 20 were selected from a pool of 50 shortlisted teams that went through rigorous paper presentations in Ahmedabad to a selected jury comprising of industry leaders like Shri H K Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Prof. Amit Karna, Chairperson, CIIE, Priyanka Chopra, Director – Portfolio Support, CIIE, Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Director, Tata Consultancy Services, Ajay Bhagwat, Founder, Renu Electronics, Ashish Deshpande, Co-founder, Director, Elephant Design, Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Partner, Unitus Seed Fund, Naganand Doraswamy , Vice President, SPAN Systems, R P Gupta, Senior Independent Consultant, Rema Subramanian, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Ankur Capital, Shankar Maruwada, Co-Founder, EkStep, Vishwas Mahajan, President – Pune Chapter, TiE, Sachin Kelkar, Head – APAC Scale Program, Intel and Kishore Ramisetty, Senior Director, Market Enabling Solutions, Intel. The jury kept the two broad areas of the challenge and selected the top 20 on the basis of the idea’s ability solve a key citizen problem, delivering value to citizens, market opportunity, scalability of product/business, entry barrier/competition/uniqueness of idea and potential traction in terms of revenue, users and customers.

Launched in April 2015, the challenge is now in the Accelerator phase where the top 20 participants will get the rare opportunity to be mentored in Pune for up to 12 weeks starting in August during which they will develop MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) on Intel® Architecture. By the end of the 8-week Accelerator phase, up to ten teams will be chosen and will have access to grants of INR 500,000. The remaining 10 teams will continue their mentoring phase until completion of 12 weeks.

As we get closer to the big reveal, it brings us immense joy to discover the passion and genius of young Indian minds and we are extremely proud of our top 20 teams. We are more confident than ever of bringing in revolutionary solutions for Digital India through this unique platform designed in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology* (DST) and Intel and which is anchored by IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship*(CIIE).

The names of our shortlisted participants and excerpts from their idea summaries are listed below:

Education tech

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

24

BUDDHA

BURMAN

Solar powered digital education in remote locations

2943

ADITI

SARKAR

A 3D holographic SDK to promote education

7827

SHARAD

BANSAL

5D methodology for education

840

PALAMADAI

GANAPATHY

Efficient scheme rollout and implementation system for governmental services

EGovernance

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

105

ASHISH

RANA

Geolocation based public information systems, government announcement portal

3471

SACHIN

ANCHAN

Radio bandwidth usage for government information transfer

6012

PRATWIRAJ

PALEKAR

Automatic KYC processing and validation

Healthcare Tech

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

3315

NISHANT

KUMAR

A basic coloscope device for cervical cancer screening

6324

GUNJAN

GUPTA

Text to speech, facial recognition and image conversion to sound for aiding the visually impaired

7242

SAIRAM

MANNAR

Multipurpose healthcare device

8559

GAURAV

MITTAL

Audio based service/app for the  visually impaired with navigation guide

Financial Technology

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

8652

RAVI

SETHIA

Aadhaar based solution which allows easy access to credit for shopping and online transactions

Agri Tech

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

2835

ANAND

BABU

ICT solution bringing "Mobility, Analytics and Cloud" to farmers

8019

MAYURESH

HOOLI

Green House Management as a Service

Others

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

2625

AMIYA

SAMANTARAY

Robotics for manufacturing and pollution control

2961

VIKAS

SRIVASTAVA

Wearable safety device in form of a body armour

3873

BHOLANATH

PAL

Digital identity, employment and micro ATM ideas

5835

MAUSAMKUMAR

PATEL

Text-to-speech of articles into indian languages

6297

SAJID

SHARIFF

End-to-end platform for individuals, corporate and other organisations to impact the underserved sectors

7215

RAJLAKSHMI

BORTHAKUR

Wearable device for epileptic people to track, monitor, alert

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  • purshottam abbi Azer - 2 years ago

    माननीय …सादर
    स्वच्छ भारत निर्माण हेतु कचरा जलाने के लिए बिजली का बड़ा सयंत्र लगाने से समस्या का समाधान हो सकता है !
    उत्तर प्रदेश,पश्चिम बंगाल ,तमिलनाडु में यह संभावना है कि वे जैव ईंधन के लिए 100 मेगावाट तक के ऊर्जा संयंत्र लगा सकते हैं। इस तरह आंध्र प्रदेश का तिरुमला मंदिर का बड़ा नाम है।यह एक ऐसी तकनीक है जिसमें ईंधन के तौर पर बायोमास का इस्तेमाल किया जाता है और उससे पैदा हुई गैस को जलाकर बिजली बनाई जा सकती है। कचरे से बिजली उत्पादन की यह तकनीक प्रत्येक महानगर के कचरे को बिजली में बदलने हेतु

  • Harsh Goela - 3 years ago

    different internet sites should not be charged differently !

  • Raghuvansh Sharma - 3 years ago

    We don’t want net nutrality to be defined as by telecom companies
    We want our full freedom
    And the access to anything on internet
    We dont want to pay any charges for special websites and want any licence shit for facebook WhatsApp etc.

  • ashish tyagi_1 - 3 years ago

    is the contest still open can i give away my ideas sory i came too late to tys website

  • SHELTEN GEORGE - 3 years ago

    The journey of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ushered in by MyGov, Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge – is another step closer to finding the best ideas for the Digital India vision. I whole-heartedly welcome this very grand new endeavour. Thanking you.

  • ankit gautam_1 - 3 years ago

    hi im ankit how can i work with digital indea can we talk and provide me bussinessand project digital india im make my cite digital

  • Sandip Patel_4 - 3 years ago

    Hello,
    Develope Common Application for acsess All goverment facility in One Portal or one website and one login

  • Navneet Gupta_1 - 3 years ago

    Do you think that we should have some kind of solution to track or stolen gadgets mobiles/tablets/laptops. Friends this not just we loss of hardware, we also loose important crucial personnel information. Can we suggest our govt to provide us a solution where we can mention any lost mobile phone or any others gadgets.

    Friends it is achievable, I remember during UPA govt Rahul Gandhi’s mobile was stolen and police was trace his mobile within 24 hours. Why can’t it possible for common man.

  • MAHADEVAN_2 - 3 years ago

    Honourable PM,Tamilnadu assembly election 2016 has arrived nearing . Why we can’t form the government in Tamilnadu. Tamilnadu people are in want of effective government.This is the time now to think about forming government to provide good and satisfactory life to the Tamilnadu people

  • avichal srivastava - 3 years ago

    In most of the state government BPL list is not up to date therefore need is that for all over country vailage directory should be available with up to date BPL status that will help to address all social sector programmes with 100 percent coverage for toilets, awas or any other scheme.

  • Mihir_11 - 3 years ago

    We can eatablish a International Open University under Digital India Programme for providing worldwide high quality educational resources.