India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0

Open Innovation Challenge

Registrations Closed

Focus Areas

Industrial Sector

Topic 1

Autonomy

Technologies that provide capabilities enabling a system to perform specific action in a “self-governing” manner.

Topic 2

Internet of Things

Devices embedded with sensors (acoustic, radio-frequency, magnetic, inertial, image processing) and Wi-Fi connectivity that measure and process signals from physical objects to enhance safety, efficiency, and/or quality of life.

Topic 3

Data Analytics

The science of discovering and communicating actionable insights based on data and data processing, and machine learning. Consider applications in biometrics and awareness of human condition based on sensor data.

Topic 4

Electronics Hardware

The technology by which electronics will advance into the next generation of computing power, thermal management and application-flexibility.

Topic 5

Energy and Power Technology

Devices that convert one form of energy into another (For example: electrical to chemical, thermal to electrical, etc.).

Topic 6

Biological Technologies

The incorporation of biologic monitoring and/or biologic sensing into commercial and human systems, safety in potentially bio-hazardous environments, and human performance monitoring in critical situations (driving cars late at night, pilots flying in stressful environments, etc.).

Topic 7

Communication

Communication at times when signal transmitting is limited (e.g., during and immediately after a natural disaster, in remote areas, undersea, etc.) among various devices, from phones and computers to communicative IoT devices.

Topic 8

Cyber Security

As connectivity increases, ensuring our data remains protected no matter where it is, and that our critical systems – infrastructure, vehicles, and medical devices – are not compromised.

Topic 9

Thermal Management and Acoustics/Thermo-acoustics

Given temperature constraints of even advanced materials, consider the effects of aero-thermal heating and management techniques. Consider also the advanced acoustical reduction techniques in engines, generators, etc.

Topic 10

Advanced Materials

Materials that have a breakthrough in resistance to heat and/or ultra-high thermal conductivity, materials with metamaterial properties, flexible materials that can be embedded with electronics

Topic 11

Smart Infrastructure Design : Smart Cities and Integrated Habitats

Details will be provided soon..

Social Sector

Topic 1

Sanitation and Waste Management

Topic 2

Environment and Natural Resource Management

Topic 3

Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods

Topic 4

Education and Skills

Topic 5

Safe Drinking Water

Topic 6

Affordable Healthcare

Topic 7

Clean Energy

Topic 8

Low Cost Housing

Topic 9

Inclusive FinTech

Topic 10

Governance

As opposed to the University Challenge, the Open Innovation Challenge caters to innovation of concepts (both industrial and social) sourced from the technology community at large in India and not specifically from the academic arena. Out of the applications received, up to 50 teams are down-selected as Phase B finalists through an evaluation process focused on thoroughness, forecasted costs and viability. These teams receive an opportunity to participate at a bootcamp at IIM Ahmedabad.

Phase B: Innovation

At an Innovators Competition, up to 16 top teams are selected as IIGP 2.0 winners and undergo an incubation process. Start-ups in incubation receive grants of up to INR 25 Lacs each as well as mentoring support to enable them to accelerate market penetration and scale-up operations. In addition to the rigorous bootcamp, these start-ups receive a wealth of incubation support, funding, opportunities to participate at demo days and international exposure visits.

Timeline: 2018

*Timeline is subject to change.

Registrations Closed