Idea-Thon 2.0

Propel Your Innovative Ideas into Fascinating Reality
You just need to have a unique idea to make a difference.
If you have such an idea, then Idea-Thon can help in making it a reality.

Record a two-minute video discussing about your innovative project idea and send it to cuiedc@chitkara.edu.in
Submissions Due by November 30, 2022

Overview

Idea-Thon 2.0 is the 2nd edition of the hackathon organized by Chitkara University NewGen IEDC and Chitkara University Technology Enabling Centre (sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, GoI). The objective of this competition is to make the project ideas submission and evaluation process fast and hassle free. Additionally, through this competition we provide mentoring support and expert guidance to young innovators for building technologies with good commercial potential.

A total prototyping funding of INR 25 Lacs will be awarded in Idea-Thon 2.0

Applicants just need to send their short project videos that will be evaluated and prototyping funding upto INR 2.25 Lacs per project will be awarded.

Open to students, academicians, start-ups, and industries from anywhere in the country.
There is no registration fee for participation in the competition.

1. What You Need to Do?
  • Simply record a two-minute video discussing about your innovative project idea
  • Video should highlight the Problem Statement, Proposed Solution/Methodology, Commercial Potential and Budget required for building a project prototype.
  • Send your video to cuiedc@chitkara.edu.in by November 30, 2022.

Samples Videos – Three sample videos have been made available to give applicants a direction on how they should prepare their videos – VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2, VIDEO 3

Note –
  • Hardware projects will be given preference.
  • Projects targeting industry problems will be encouraged.
2. What Next After the Video Submission?
Brainstorming Phase –
  • Experts will be invited to have one-to-one brainstorming sessions with the applicants to refine their ideas.
  • These experienced professionals will offer valuable inputs that will give applicants clarity as well as confidence for taking your ideas to the next level.
Final Pitch for Funding –
  • Applicants will invited to pitch your ideas in front of a jury panel for prototyping funding support.
  • Each applicant (or team) will get a chance to win funding support of upto INR 2.25 Lacs for implementing the project.
3. Awards and Recognition
  • Project funding of upto INR 2.25 Lacs from Chitkara University NewGen IEDC
  • Cash prize of INR 25,000 each for Top 10 ideas
  • Expert guidance, mentoring support, collaboration opportunities
  • Citations on NewGen IEDC forums – website, social media platforms
  • Goodies and certificates

Send your queries to cuiedc@chitkara.edu.in or get in touch with Mr. Sagar Juneja – Assistant Dean, Research and Coordinator, Chitkara University NewGen IEDC. His contact number is 9625441043.

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