Novate+ 2024

6th Edition

NOVATE+ 2024

Enabling Creation of Market-Ready Products through
Industry-Academia Collaboration

Organized by : Chitkara University
Anchored by : DST sponsored NewGen IEDC and Technology Enabling Centre

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Total Funding of INR 25 Lacs is available

  • Mentoring
  • Product Designing Support
  • Tech-Commercialization Support
  • Scale-up Grant Opportunities
  • Wide Visibility

Submit your innovative project ideas to win prototype funding support
Each shortlisted project idea can get funding of up to INR 2.25 lacs for implementation
Total Funding of INR 25 Lacs is available
Submissions due by August 30, 2024

CLICK HERE to download the Project Proposal Form
Upload the duly filled Project Proposal Form HERE and submit your entry in NOVATE+ 2024


NOVATE+ is an annual flagship hackathon of Chitkara University, wherein innovative project ideas are invited, and shortlisted ideas receive prototype funding for their implementations. NOVATE+ 2024 is going to be the 6th edition of the hackathon.

Over the years, NOVATE+ has given many significant technologies and products. Details of some of these technologies are available HERE.

NOVATE+ not only provides funding support for implementing worthy project ideas, but it also provides mentoring support, technical support, fabrication support, and helps the teams in building traction for their project ideas to get scale-up grants, etc.

NOVATE+ is an ideal Launchpad for those innovators who are committed to building top-quality project prototypes, which will have potential of becoming market-ready products in near future.

Theme of NOVATE+ 2024

The theme of NOVATE+ 2024 is enabling the creation of market ready products through industry-academia collaboration. We invite those innovators to submit their projects in NOVATE+ 2024, who either have their own start-ups or have formidable industry collaborations. The main goal is that after developing successful prototypes with the offered funding support in NOVATE+ 2024, innovators should be able to commercialize their solutions in a fast-track manner. Therefore, having either a start-up or an industry collaboration in the beginning of the project implementation is highly desired.

  • Hardware projects that result in tangible protypes will be preferred.
  • Joint industry-academia projects, which are inclined toward solving real world problems of industries will be encouraged.
  • Projects in line with the GoI schemes like Make in India, Svamitva Yojana, Smart Cities Mission, Jal Jeevan Mission, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All, Solar and other Renewable Capacity Building Scheme, etc. will be encouraged.
  • Projects targeting local issues, social problems, etc. will be encouraged.
Eligibility Criteria
  • NOVATE+ 2024 is open to students, academicians, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and industries from anywhere in India.
  • Having either a start-up or an industry collaboration is a mandatory requirement.
  • Start-ups in the process of registration may also apply.
  • Innovative hardware projects to be given preference.
  • Project ideas should be feasible and should have good commercial potential.
  • Pure academic and research-oriented projects will not be supported.
  • Pure software projects will not be preferred.
Submission Instructions and Review Process
  • Project proposals are solicited in MS WORD format only. CLICK HERE to download the Project Proposal Form.
  • Once you have prepared your project proposal, fill the google form HERE and upload your proposal to complete your submission.
  • The size of the MS WORD file should be less than 5 MB.
  • Please stick to the word limit and avoid giving lengthy details.
  • Please answer each question in the Project Proposal Form carefully as incomplete forms will not be sent for review.
  • Submissions are due by August 30, 2024.
  • Project proposals will be reviewed by the experts, and shortlisted teams will be invited to deliver their final presentations.
  • In the final-presentation round, a jury panel comprising of experts from both industry and academia will evaluate the presentations and based on their recommendations funding will be awarded.
  • Final Presentation Round will take place at Chitkara University, Rajpura, Punjab.

Please direct your queries to Mr. Chanpreet Singh (Mob. 8194928171, Email –