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IIC National Innovation Contest 

IIC- MHRD’s Innovation Cell is pleased to announce 2nd edition of IIC National Innovation Contest 2020 for all IIC Institutes. Drawing from the success and learnings of National Proof of Concept contest (POC contest -2019) & regional mentoring sessions 2019, National Innovation Contest 2020 is promulgated with improved process and features.


The IIC-National Innovation Contest 2020 aims at identifying creative minds, engaging them in building innovations, nurturing them through series of mentoring sessions and bootcamps. Innovation Contest is a 360-degree approach to complete a cycle of Innovation and entrepreneurship through a process of problem identification, ideation and enterprise building in a time period of Half- One year.

The innovation contest is also integrated and synchronized with IIC calendar activities. The IICs who have completed the activities given in Contest cycle/ timeline during previous quarters as part of IIC calendar could skip them. Institute who have missed these activities can reschedule them as SELF DRIVEN activities and could complete in duration of Innovation Contest. Please ensure that student team should go through all the above learning steps before IICs nominate their POCs on National IIC portal. IIC Innovation Ambassadors, who have received training through the Innovation Ambassador Training Program, should guide and mentor students/Innovators to shape their innovative ideas.


Team Size

There is no limit on team size, but maximum two members will get the chance to attend the regional mentoring sessions, which will be conducted during the month of June-July 2020 at the regional level.


1. Healthcare & Biomedical devices.
2. Agriculture & Rural Development.
3. Smart Vehicles/ Electric vehicle/ Electric vehicle/Battery technology.
4. Food Processing.
5. Robotics and Drones.
6. Waste management.
7. Clean & Potable water.
8. Renewable and affordable Energy.
9. IoT based technologies (e.g. Security & Surveillance systems etc.)
10. ICT, cyber physical systems, Block chain, Cognitive computing, Cloud computing, AI & ML.
11. Innovate to Fight Covid – 19

12. Othres

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