The second edition of India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC 2017) is announced with registrations for the contest opening on July 20th. IICDC 2017 is an electronics product design contest conducted by Texas Instruments in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) .
TI is providing material, design resources and training program throughout the contest. DST will provide INR 3.5 crores to the student start-ups for prototyping and seed funding. NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore will provide business mentoring and incubation support. MyGov, the government’s online portal, will be extended to the participants for registration.
Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIM Bangalore, said: “IIMB sees an exciting opportunity through this collaboration with TI on the IICDC by coming across unique entrepreneurial ideas from the best talents of the country and helping them incubate the ideas and transform them into successful enterprises. With mentors from NSRCEL, we see a lot of growth and competitive opportunity for students who want to address critical problems through their innovations.”
“DST’s collaboration with TI’s IICDC provides impetus to the development of science and technology within the country. With this, we encourage students to engineer path-breaking solutions that bring socio economic change.” said Mr. H.K. Mittal, advisor and head of NSTEDB, DST.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of MyGov, said: “MyGov is glad to support DST and TI India in bringing innovative ideas from different corners of the country to one platform, thus further strengthening government’s Make in India program. The Innovative Platform of MyGov has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) that has great engagement and evaluation features to conduct such contests. The platform has hosted number of such innovative contests in recent years.”
US based semiconductor chip maker Texas Instruments has a big R&D office in Bangalore with large team of developers working on advanced semiconductor chips since early 90s. TI is actively promoting its products in the academia and student/maker community from many years through events, and design contests.
To know more visit: www.ti.com/iicdc