Intel Innovate for Digital India Challenge

Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0

Last date to apply

October 21, 2016

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About Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0

Intel & DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 aims to encourage local innovation and creation of easy knowledge that can be easy to use and scalable solutions IoT and/or Datacenter and/or Cloud and/or Connectivity Platform and/or Big Data and/or Open Data and/or Analytics. All Citizen of India is eligible to participate in Intel & DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 competition. The last date of entry submission is October 21, 2016.

  • T-Hub Foundation is anchoring this programme. Through this challenge, the government of India wants to empower every Indian Citizen with the benefits of technology under the Digital India. Solutions developed during the course of the challenge are to be based on Intel Architecture.
  • There is no any application fee for Intel & DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0.
  • The participation has to be in teams as this challenge is designed for the team competition. The participating team should have initial stage concept and should be willing to build their solution based on Intel architecture. 

In Intel & DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 all the solution should address all problem faced by Indian Citizen in following fields;

  • Agriculture Solutions / Agritech
  • Healthcare Solutions / Healthtech
  • Financial Inclusion / Fintech
  • Sustainability including resources as water, energy etc.
  • Smart City
  • E-Governance
  • Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Services and Logistics
  • Education Solutions

This challenge competition will benefit from the continued support of MyGov. Participants should try to give the best solutions in this challenge which can help providing digitally transformative experiences to build a digital India.

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Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  India
Class/ Age  Minimum 18 year old on September 1, 2016
  • The Challenge is open to start-ups and entrepreneurs registered in India.
  • The participating team should have a business plan in place.


  • A member or employee of T-Hub, Intel, Department of Science and Technology cannot participate in the challenge competition.

Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Reward



First prize

Rs 2,00,0000

Selected Top 10 Teams

Upto Rs 3,00000

Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Application form and Process

Application form for Intel & DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 are available, the completed application has to be submitted before 6 pm Friday, October 21, 2016. The Application Form is available in Hindi language. 

  • Click here to Apply

The candidates who wish to apply for the competition must follow the link given above. On clicking the link, the participants will be taken to a landing page featuring the application form with various fields, wherein, the candidate have to fill the following information: 

Personal information - this section seeks information about the applicant and their contact details. personal details of the applicant (except name and city) would be kept confidential.

Startup & Team Information, Product or Service Information and Additional Information on your Solution - this section is for the evaluating panel. this information will be treated in complete confidence and seen by the evaluating panel only. all rights of your business idea will vest with you.

Funding Information:  This information is needed to help the evaluating panel understand the stage of the startup.

Basic Information - While giving information in this segment, the participants must note that this information is for public consumption, hence, the participants are advised not to provide any confidential data in these fields.

The participant will have to fill out the application form and click 'Submit on the official website. 

Innovate for Digital India Challenge Application Submission

The application form can be submitted online only. On successful submission, the participant will receive a confirmation email from the server.

  • T-Hub or Organizers require additional information they will contact all the registered participants via email. Participant is recommended to duly provide any additional information as instructed.

Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Selection Process

Intel & DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge Phases

PHASE  1: Application Submission: the candidates will have to apply for the contest before the due date. Up to 20 teams  will be shortlisted based on predefined criteria. 

PHASE 2: Screening : T-hub will shortlist and select top 20 teams and invite them Hyderabad for presenting their Conceptual Initial Stage, Concepts, Business plan in front of Panel of experts for Evaluation process. 

  • All Participants must be able to answer the questions asked by panel of Expert while presenting their concepts and prototypes during phase 2.
  • 10 teams will be identified in the end of this phase. Each of the selected teams will be awarded prototyping grants of up to INR 300,000. 

PHASE 3: Nano accelerator program: The Accelerator phase will include a residential boot camp at Hyderabad, virtual team management and mentoring by a panel of experts from across Government, Intel, T- Hub and Industry. 

  • Nano acceleration program will be for Eight to Ten weeks.
  • Shortlisted teams will have access to T- Hub Hardware Lab and IntelMaker Labs in Bengaluru.
  • At the end of this phase, up to top three teams will be identified.

PHASE 4: Go to Market Program: The three teams shortlisted for this phase will receive development grants of up to Rs. 500,000 per team along with market access support.

  • Up to Top 3 teams (2 per team) will be given an opportunity to visit the USA for a duration of approx. two weeks for go-to-market (“GTM”) support from experts in Silicon Valley*.

PHASE 5: Grand Finale ; Top teams will be announced. Up to top three teams will be invited to Delhi for a grand finale to showcase their GTM solutions based on Intel® Architecture to a panel of expert.

  • The winning team will be announced at the end of the event and be eligible to receive a final grant of up to Rs.  2,000,000.

Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Address

3rd Floor, Room no-3015,
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003,India

Intel and DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 Contact Details

Phone:  011-24364706

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