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Top 10 Finalists of Digital Innovation Challenge

22 Dec 2015

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In a move to encourage innovations from various parts of the country, Department of Science and Technology, in collaboration with Intel launched the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. This endeavor saw the partnership and support of MyGov. This challenge which is being anchored by IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), tasked participants to think out of the box.

The IFDI Challenge received 1913 entries from across the length and breadth of India which aimed at developing breakthrough solutions for India, and in turn provide easy and effective technology in the hands of every citizen. The Challenge aims to encourage the creation of intuitive, easy-to-use solutions that can increase access to critical services imperative for development. The challenge was open to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, and innovators.

Now in its third stage, the challenge has identified its Top 10 finalists from an extremely talented and competitive Top 20 teams. These Top 20 teams received rigorous mentorship sessions for 12 weeks in Pune, wherein they successfully developed their MVPs (Minimum Viable Products) on Intel® Architecture (IA). The Top 20  finalists also received mentorship sessions from industry stalwarts like Hasit Kaji – Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Tata Consultancy Services; Kiran Karnik – Ex-President, NASSCOM;  Aruna Jayanti – Chief Executive Officer, Vikas Jain – ‎Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics Limited; Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov; Debjani Ghosh – Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, Managing Director, Intel South Asia; H.K. Mittal – Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board and R Chandrashekar, President NASSCOM. The Top 20 teams put their ideas to vote on the MyGov platform besides being evaluated by an eminent jury. The top 10 teams were then selected through a combination of a jury evaluation and MyGov voting.

The jury evaluated the teams on the basis of the idea’s ability to solve a key problem for citizens, 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. It tasked the participants with the creation of intuitive, easy-to-use solutions that can increase access to critical services.

In the coming few weeks, the Top 10  teams will receive development grants of Rs. 5 lakhs per team and will also interact with design houses along with receiving access to Intel India Maker Lab in Bangalore without undergoing a selection process. The innovations by these Top 10 finalists span across fields of Environment, Analytics, Cloud, Mobility, Healthcare etc. These prototypes aim at simplifying solutions across these industries for better access and availability of such services across the country.

This stage will be followed by the fourth phase where participating teams will receive additional mentoring by industry players and a field immersion experience with select companies. Up to 3 participating teams will be identified after due diligence for providing access to equity investment.

Our shortlisted participants and excerpts from their idea summaries are listed below:

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  • Ravi_330 - 4 years ago

    congratulation to the winners.
    glad to see India moving ahead to newer heights digitally!
    http://www.t20wclivestream2016.in/

  • JITENDRA PRASAD RAM - 5 years ago

    Dear sir,

    Nielit(National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology) KOLKATA Regional Ka "CCC LEVEL" November month 2015 ka result abhi tak nahi diya hai jabki 10 December se link available hai.

    Mainy call centre and regional center me 10-12 baar call kiya par call centre wale bolate hai ki 2-3 din Upload kar diya jayega lekin ab tak upload nahi kiya gaya.

    Emergency- UPRVNL(U.P.Rajya vidyut..) ka mera document verification hai "CCC Level" certificate ka bhi verification hai.

  • Ramesh Acharya_1 - 5 years ago

    hearty congratualtion to all the team members and grow our nation

  • Adarsh Patil - 5 years ago

    Honourable PM ji,
    It is our pride to get such a dedicated PM to our nation. I have a small thinking I want to share with you .. nowadays all is digitalising.. why not elections voting can also be online at the time of voting day. All educated people will migrate to different cities they want to vote.. It is possible If we strongly think of it. Electrion board can verify the voter first and provide online voting id.. let’s all vote from any part of country to their constituency.

  • Pramod Kumar Gupta - 5 years ago

    Respected Modi ji, I have an idea . we can use sewer water to produce Electrical power & can save rivers from contamination. Can generate extra National income of about Rs.25 lac crore Annually.Electrification can be done with out wires . Economic & Eco friendly

  • jagatram thapliyal - 5 years ago

    respected sir, we are with digital india, but your PLI service is very lazy service and postal department is not taking interest as in online service,

  • Vikesh kumar beniwal - 5 years ago

    Dear sir,…namskar…..i love digitel india chalange ….thanks,…jayhind

  • Neeraj jaiswal_3 - 5 years ago

    बैंक गया था मुद्रा बैंक के तहत लोन लेने के लिए मैनेजर ने मना कर दिया कहा सरकार की स्कीम है सरकार जाने कब तक ये सब होता रहेगा ??

  • P A Cariappa - 5 years ago

    Dear Sir,
    I am P A Cariappa, " Digital innovation challenge" , should be given to
    " Rural People" because , in rural areas they have vast number of challenges to be
    faced , and how to overcome from challenges is it self , is big task, so they have
    good number of ideas , and innovative minds, to over come from it, and also
    they can be a " National Asset".

    Regards.

    P A Cariappa.

  • Shivani Sharma_7 - 5 years ago

    Many Congratulations all of you! 🙂