MyGov, Intel & DST unveil the Top 50 entries for Innovate for Digital India Challenge

20 Jul 2015

MyGov, Intel & DST unveil the Top 50 entries for Innovate for Digital India Challenge

With over 1900 promising entries received, the first phase of MyGov, Intel & DST “Innovate for Digital India’ Challenge concluded with some great and innovative solutions coming in from all across India. Most of the entries received were of very high quality and a testimony to India’s inherent innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities and the abilities of the citizens to think creatively in addressing a problem.

In line with the government’s vision of creating a Digital India that harnesses the capabilities of technology to empower every Indian citizen, the challenge will act as a fillip to the young, innovative and creative minds to bring the best of technology to solve the everyday problems. With this vision, technology can be efficiently leveraged to drive universal access to education, healthcare and services, which is the key to inclusive growth and development. For Digital India to be a reality, technology usage needs to be pervasive and technology has to start solving key local problems.

The unique thing about the Innovate for Digital India Challenge is how true it stays to its premise of being a ‘Public Private Partnership’. Every involved entity be it DST, Intel, MyGov or CIIE has their tasks clearly cut out and yet everyone marched to the same tune with the ultimate goal of creating solutions that address local development problems.

The most heartening part of this challenge was that the only criteria it had for applicants was that they had to be Indian citizens over the age of 18, which is pretty similar to the premise of being MyGov users.

IIM Ahmadabad’s CIIE and its panel of jurors combed through the 1913 fully completed applications to narrow down the top 50 teams that will be given a chance to present their ideas at IIM Ahemedabad on 22nd July 2015. These will then be shortlisted to the top 20 who will enter the accelerator phase where they will be mentored extensively to get their ideas from ‘mind to market’. Over a span of more than 7 months the participants will be mentored by industry stalwarts and Intel experts and trained in technical know-how, will be provided access to product kits and infrastructure and multiple commercialization opportunities. It’s a rare end-to-end platform that not only identifies and acknowledges innovation and ingenuity but also gives an opportunity to the applicants to be trained, funded and networked by experienced mentors.

We are very excited and proud to present the Top 50 entries. We wish those who get shortlisted the very best of luck for the next phases and a thank you to everyone who applied and participated in the challenge. Thank you for becoming an active contributor to the Digital India vision after all as the saying goes “Each step you take reveals a new horizon. You’ve taken one step today, now I challenge you to take another.”

Education tech

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

24 Buddha Burman Solar powered digital education in remote locations
792 Ramalingeswara Rao KV Multipurpose natural language processing tool
2070 Ravi Dhanuka Low cost solar powered tablets for educational purposes
2943 Aditi Sarkar A 3D holographic SDK to promote education
6846 Mohamad Firaq Braille electronic display system
7827 SHARAD BANSAL 5D methodology for education

eGovernance

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

105 Ashish Rana Geolocation based public information systems, government announcement portal
132 Kushal Shah Gamified citizen engagement platform that aggregates and monetizes a problem-solution platform
840 Palamadai Ganapathy Efficient scheme rollout and implementation system for governmental services
2202 Ankur Agarwal A citizen-government grievance portal that uses voice solutions
3120 Sanjay Dixit Custom ERP for backend of government services
3471 Sachin Anchan Radio bandwidth usage for government information transfer
6012 Pratwiraj Palekar Automatic KYC processing and validation
7155 Sunil Prabhakaran Aggregation of essential public services
9645 Ajay Meher Citizen Information System, Citizen Visit Management, Service Guarantee Mechanism

Healthcare Tech

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

624 Srinivasan Ramasamy Low cost wearable healthcare device that connects user to healthworkers
3315 Nishant Kumar A basic coloscope device for cervical cancer screening
5274 Shiva Subhashini Pakalapati Smart device to detect pathogens
6324 Gunjan Gupta Text to speech, facial recognition and image conversion to sound for aiding the visually impaired
6828 Mridula Kapil Diabetes monitoring system
7242 SaiRam Mannar Multipurpose healthcare device
7539 JITENDRA BHARDWAJ Portable remote health monitoring system useful for telemedicine
7710 Rintu Patnaik Communicable diseases information repository
8100 Mudasar Basha Gesture to voice wearable glove for the mute
8268 Suryakant Toraskar IoT wearable for elderly safety and security
8346 VINEESH VS IoT based patient-monitoring, ward management system.
8559 Gaurav Mittal Audio based service/app for the  visually impaired with navigation guide
8589 Sanket Ghorpade Communication app for people with ALS
8889 SIVASANKAR G Non-invasive Glucometer

Financial Technology

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

5466 Swapnil Agarwal Development-based fintech aggregation
7485 Kalyan Tanksale Multiligual app to record and processes details of periodic financial transactions of individuals
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
5169 Arun Saini Soil, crop, weather assessment using sensors and drones
8019 Mayuresh Hooli Green House Management as a Service
8112 Deepak Singh Connecting farmers to the latest technical-advances and other service providers
8253 Sunandan Madan A customisable web embedded Management Information System tailored for farm produce organisations.

Others

Id Details

First Name

Last Name

Product or Service Idea

1683 Anbu Selvaraju A rearranged keypad for easier vernacular typing that is entirely different from the norm of western/latin layout
2184 Vijayaragavan Viswanathan Agritech IOT solution that uses underground plus overground sensor networks
2247 Mohit Bahl Universal emergency services system with wearable to alert in case of emergency
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
4539 Abhishek Nandy IoT device for accident prevention/analyse driver behaviour
4896 Nirmala Kunwar Retrofittable smart switch
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
7899 Prasanna KS Live tracking and info-portal for public transport
9813 Shubhankar Gusain Safety device that uses gps chip and radio transmitter

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  • abhishek varshney - 6 years ago

    Portable remote health monitoring system should be apply in every city and every state for the better use and interaction of the Doctors and Patients.

    It gives more flexibility between the both doctors and patients.

  • shivam_32 - 6 years ago

    transfer current without wire

  • Vimal Kishore Dubey - 6 years ago

    मेरा सुझाव है की vehicle’s registration smart कार्ड को link कर देना चाहिए insurance, road टैक्स,permit, और सभी तरह की जानकारी तःथा कोई भी penalities को भी लिंक इर् upload करना चाहिए

  • Ishrat Khan - 6 years ago

    Congratulations Wish You All The Best

  • Roy Nantu - 6 years ago

    Hi dear Mr Modi,
    When any kind of alligation begin towards any government employ or political leader or minister then why still ur government let them sit on their chair? Can u ask them to resign from their post n give the law enforcement maximum 90 days to prove if he or she is guilty or not? Plz. But their post will be on hold or some acting person will take care of his/her job until 90 days. If the person is guilty then going to jail for maximum time without getting their job back ever again

  • SUMIT Bathla - 6 years ago

    Connect farmers digitally to bid their crops directly . Simple and effective

  • suresh kumar - 6 years ago

    I have also applied for -Aadhar Linked Groceries and Insurance scheme for employees to curb Cash Transaction worth Rs.2,40,000 Crores
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aadhar-Linked-Groceries-and-Insurance/369350433189475
    The entry of Mr. Ravi Sethia vide no. 8652 was selected while my Idea was not selected despite the fact It would have generated revenue , control unaccounted transactions and would have given indirect insurance cover to crores of people making purchase. Pl. do the needful.

    • suresh kumar - 6 years ago

      My one and only one comment is awaiting moderation for the last two days. I wonder how you have checked more than 1900 Enteries in such a short time and effectively analyse them . At least I can not expect such efficiency from INTEL people . So many well known persons have supported my IDEA but you people are not interested. I dont find any reason.

  • Prafull Sharma - 6 years ago

    Is there any chance if idea selected in top 100?

  • Sanjay Sharma - 6 years ago

    Under Finance Technology Category – I suggested a solution to replace currency notes and coins in India using electronic device GULORI. GULORI would also help to keep track each and every transaction, eliminate black money all together. It seems the either the panel has not gone through the details objectively OR could not appreciate the idea. This was very much in line with the initiative of our PM to eradicate the various financial problems being faced by India. Sanjay Sharma, 9966232094

  • Rajasekhar Reddy S - 6 years ago

    Congratulations to all the shortlisted winners.. I hope your innovative ideas will take India ahead in the digital world.. and I’m looking forward to have all these ideas to be implemented as soon as possible