Friday, September 26, 2014

India Innovation Initiative 2014


  1. Entry Guidelines and Process
    Please download the detailed entry guidelines and process by clicking here.
  2. India Innovation Initiative 2014 Ad
    Please download the ad for India Innovation Initiative 2014 by clicking here.
  3. India Innovation Initiative 2014 Ad (5th September, 2014)
    Please download the ad for India Innovation Initiative 2014 by clicking here.
  4. Evaluation Criteria for NF Jury_i3 2014
    Please download the Evaluation Criteria for NF Jury_i3 2014 by clicking here.

  • Objectives

    The objective of the “India Innovation Initiative 2014” is to strengthen the entrepreneurial eco-system in the country by sensitizing, encouraging and promoting student innovators and facilitating commercialization of their innovations, and recognizing India’s most potential Entrepreneurs.
  • Benefits and Awards

    1. Promoting a culture of innovation in India.
    2. Identifying, rewarding and facilitating commercialization of potential innovations,
    3. Addressing the various socio-economic challenges of industry and society through innovations.
    4. Promotion of India's innovation prowess in Science and Technology nationally.
    5. Empowering people to create new ventures and start-ups as an alternative career option.
    6. Rewarding successful innovators by connecting them to industry, investors and incubators.
    7. Promoting entrepreneurship and generating new jobs / employment
    8. Top innovators and potential entrepreneurs will be recognized and awarded.
    9. i3 partners to provide incubation & mentoring support to select i3 participants.
  • Important Dates

    1. Announcement for Call for Entries : 5th September 2014
    2. Last date for Online Submission of application form : 15 Oct 2014
    3. Announcement of shortlisted projects : 25 Oct 2014
    4.     National Fair at Knowledgexpo 2014 : 20-22 Nov14
 Terms and conditions
  1. The participants should be Indian Nationals.
  2. The participants should have a prototype of their innovation.
  3. All participants to adhere to the last dates for different stages as mentioned in the website
  4. The jury is constituted by all the partners of i3 and eminent people from Government, Industry and Academia
  5. The assessment criteria for awardees and/or participating individuals/persons shall not be challengeable at any stage.
  6. The decision of the i3 Jury at all levels (Online and National Fair) shall be final and binding. All participants have to abide by the decision of the jury.
  7. No interim or later communication with regard to the decision or its veracity shall be entertained and shall be viewed seriously.
  8. CII may take necessary action as per its discretion against the participant, in the event of violation of the terms and conditions.
  9. Innovations which were part the i3 competition for last 5 years (2011, 20112& 2013) are not eligible to take part in the i3 2014 National Open Challenge.

Innovation Categories

Innovation Categories and Submissions
  1. Education
  2. Healthcare
  3. Water
  4. Energy
  5. Transportation
  6. Agriculture
  7. Sanitation
  8. Infrastructure
  9. Environment
  10. IT & Communication
  11. Skill Development
  12. Others

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