Indian Innovation Initiative 2016

8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016

Last date to apply

July 15, 2016

About 8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016

8th Indian Innovation Initiative (i3) 2016 is a National Level Competition that aims to promote entrepreneurship in the country by sensitising, encouraging and facilitating innovators for commercialization of their innovations. The last date to apply is July 15, 2016. 

8th Indian Innovation Initiative is conducted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India.

8th Indian Innovation Initiative (i3) is for Indian Citizens who can either participate individually or in teams from academia, government laboratories, non-government R&D institutions and laboratories, incorporated early-stage start-ups and other non-incorporated entities. However, the candidate applying has to ensure that:

  • The submitted innovative product or technology must be beyond the idea stage, solving at least one industrial or social challenge.
  • The potential to commercialise within 2-3 years.

The candidates enroled in Accredited Technical institutions (AICTE ) are also eligible to apply. The winners under this category will be recognised and rewarded by AICTE.

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8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region  India
Class/ Age  18-45 years
Details
  • Participants can be individual or a team whose innovative initiative is ahead of the ideal stage and must have solved at least one or more than one Industrial or Social Challenge.
  • Participating team or Individual’s Innovation must have a potential of getting commercialise in 2-3 years.

8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016 Reward

The award categories for 8th India Innovation Initiative 2016 are yet to be announced.Given below are the last year's Award categories, the candidates who have applied for India Innovation Initiative 2016 this year can have an idea of the award categories: 

 Prize Amount 

1st Prize –Best Innovator(Platinum)

Rs 50,000 ,Trophy & Certificate

2nd  Prize–Best Innovator(Gold)

Rs 30,000 , Trophy & Certificate

3rd Prize – Best Innovator(Silver)

Rs 20,000 , Trophy & Certificate

VTA Award for Most Promising Innovator

Rs10,000, incubation and mentoring support from Valluri Technology Accelerators (VTA) and Certificate

IVCA Awards for Top Innovators

Rs 5,000 each, mentoring and funding connect from IVCA and Certificate  (No. of Awards 3)

Young Indians Awards for Best Young Innovators

Rs 7,000 each and Certificate (No. of Awards 3)

Participation in National Fair in Delhi: All applications will undergo online evaluation by the i3 Expert Committee.The shortlisted innovators will be invited to participate and exhibit their innovations/projects in The National Fair & Awards Ceremony (a two-day event) in New Delhi.  

Winners of AICTE Category: The winners under the AICTE category will also be recognised and rewarded by AICTE.

8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016 Application form and Process

Participants can apply for the Innovative Initiative online as well as offline. For online applications, participants have to fill the online registration form along with the list of relevant documents given below.

Click here to apply online

The candidates who are applying offline must follow the rules of language and documentation and have to maintain the proper formatting of the application under the word limits specified.

Documents to be enclosed with the application form

  • Brief profile of the innovator with a passport-size photograph.
  • Completed PAF Template/ Document:
    • Summary of the innovative solution.
    • High-resolution pictures of the prototype/working model.
    • All questions pertaining to the invention.
  • Upload the signed and scanned Certificate/Undertaking form that is attached as part of the Application Form.

Submission of application form for 8th Indian Innovation initiative:

Applications for 8th Indian Innovation Initiative (i3) can be submitted both online and offline.

Online Submission:  The candidates who wish to apply online have to fill and submit the application form along with the required documents on the official website of CII Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The candidates who don't have access to the Internet

Offline Submission:The candidates who don't have access to the Internet have to send their application form (by post or in person) along with the relevant documents to the CII Office Gurgaon via Registered post or Courier to the address mentioned below:

“India Innovation Initiative – i3 2016”
Innovation & Entrepreneurship,
Confederation of Indian Industry
Plot No. 249-F, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV
Sector 18, Gurgaon,
Haryana 122015  

8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016 Selection Process

All applications will undergo online evaluation by the i3 Expert Committee. Applications will be assessed and selected on the basis of criteria given below  by the i3 Expert Committee consisting of jury members derived from the government, academia, and industries. The shortlisted innovators will be invited to participate and exhibit their innovations/projects in The National Fair & Awards Ceremony (a two day event) in New Delhi. 

Selection Criteria

  • Creativity and Originality of the Innovation: The innovation must be different in its area of application that can impact the society. The innovation should be in the form of a prototype (working model of a product or service) and should not be copied or stolen by any means.
  • Application of Technology: The innovation should have solved at least one existing industrial and social challenge related to the focused areas prescribed in the program.
  • Potential for commercialization: The innovation should have a significant potential for commercialization within next two or three years. Innovations with higher utility or problem-solving capacity are more likely to be selected for commercialization. The innovator must be motivated to commercialize his/her innovation(s).

Areas for Submission of the Project

The Applications for 8th Indian Innovation Initiative (i3) 2016 are invited for innovative prototypes in one of the following areas:

Agriculture Chemical Robotics
Transportation & Logistics

Nanotechnology

Water
Healthcare & Sanitation

Energy (including renewable energy)

IT &ITeS (solutions in any field)

Life Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Bio Pharma
  • Biotechnology
  • Dairy Technology
  • Food Technology

Engineering

  • Civil
  • Chemical
  • Electrical (including Electronics & Communication)
  • Mechanical
  • Automobile
  • Others

Others

 

8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016 Address

Plot No. 249-F,
Udyog Vihar, Phase IV,
Sector 18, Gurgaon,
Haryana 122015, India

8th Indian Innovation Initiative 2016 Contact Details

Fax: 91-124-4014080
Team i3 Email: i3@cii.in

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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India

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