International Sustainability Challenge


ABOUT

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. International Sustainability Challenge focusses to bring in sustainable development in the sectors of Renewable energy and Rural economy. It aims to unleash the potential of technology for the world's poor through the power of innovation.

STRUCTURE

Teams will be required to submit one report on or before 19th September, 2017 to [email protected] This report should contain the idea they are looking forward to work on. Submission is to be done by ALL the participants.

Abstract Format:

1.Title
2.Sectors
3. Background and Research :

a. Present methods of tackling the problem (if any)
b. Limitations of present solutions.
c. Alternate approaches
d. Proposed Solution
e. Novelty of Approach: How is or will be your solution better than existing products and overcome previous limitations?
4. Problems it solves and its Beneficiaries
5. Plan (with timeline) and current status
6.Technical Details:
a. Technical aspect of the proposed solution.
b. Detailed technical specifications and Pictorial representations (block diagrams/ flow chart).
c. Description of the flow of operations demonstrating key features and functionality.
d. Performance estimate of the solution.
e. Experimentation done to establish the workability of the above.
7. A link of the Google Drive Folder which contains Pictures and Video of the working model/prototype.
8.Results:
a. Actual findings, significant output of tests and analysis (Must be readable)
b. Include problems encountered, credibility of results, accuracy estimates
c. Pros and cons of your solution
d. Utility of results
9. Future prospects and research in it and further development (in brief)
10. Any other Details: ( Patent/ Business plan etc.)

Submission Format:

The project report should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject Ideate: Sustainability Team Id (For example Ideate: Sustainability XYZ1234).Teams must follow the following details for the submission:
1. The abstract must be submitted in pdf​ format only
2. Font: Arial
3. Size: 11
4. Spacing between two lines: 6 pts
5. Spacing between two paragraphs: 10 pts
6. Bottom margin: 1 inch

Prototype and Final Presentation:
After declaration of the finalists, participants are required to improve upon the prototype/ working model of their project. They will also have to make a presentation covering the technical and financial aspects of their product in a detailed manner. This final presentation and the video will have to be submitted at [email protected] before 15th December 2017. The shortlisted teams can however, continue to work on their prototypes till 28th December, 2017. The teams will have to bring their prototypes to be judged and showcased at Techfest 2017-18 during 29th to 31st December, 2017. The working prototype should be as close as possible to the product that the team intends to present to the end user. This would also help in deciding a better estimate of the cost of the prototype, reflecting closely the actual cost of the product.

JUDGING

General Rules:

1. All projects being displayed will have a fair chance of receiving further development opportunities offered by funding organizations and Venture capitalists.
2. Every team has to register online on our website for the competition. A Team ID will be allocated to the team on registration which shall be used for future references.
3. A team can register at any point of time before 9th November 2017 and can submit final abstract and video (as mentioned in the structure).
4. The decision of the organizers or judges shall be treated as final and binding on all. Techfest has all the rights to verify the identity and accuracy of the details provided by the participants.
5. No responsibility will be held by Techfest, IIT Bombay for any late, lost or misdirected entries.
6. The idea presented by the teams should be original (not protected by means of patent/copyright/technical publication by anyone).
7. Note that at any point of time the latest information will be that which is on the website. However, registered participants will be informed through mail about any changes on the Website. 8. All mode of official communication will be through the techfest e-mail.

Evaluation criteria:

1. Creativity and novelty ​: How novel is the idea? How different is it from the current solutions available? The innovation must be ingenious and novel in its area of application and should have a high potential for leaving an impact on the society.
2. Originality : ​The innovation should not​, by any means, be or include copied or stolen work, such applications will be disqualified immediately.
3. Performance
4. Cost/Market Value and Acceptance
5. Durability and Usability: Durability of the prototype/method proposed.
6. Implementation ability : ​Is the solution implementable as described? Is it repeatable? Is the solution feasible for diverse and changing conditions?
7. Scalability : ​Does the solution is scalable to a higher level, how easy is to scale up and what are the factors affecting it
8. Potential of Impact ​: How does it benefit society?, The Scale of problem it solves, Intensity of the solution and number of people catered from the solution directly and indirectly.
9. Design: ​has the design been considered? How optimized is the product?
10. Ergonomics (if the team decides to make a well-designed product)
In case of any discrepancies, the decision of the organizers or Judges will final and binding on all.

International Participants<
All international participants will have to register before 9th November 2017, and will have to submit the complete report along with video prototype before 9th November 2017. The shortlisted international teams details will be put up on the website by 27th November 2017.

Certificate policy:
Only those teams that are shortlisted for the finals and also give a final presentation about their work during Techfest 2017-18 would be awarded a Certificate of Participation. The top entries from this event would be provided with Certificate of Excellence.

Team Specification:
The participating entries must be in a team of a maximum of 4[four] people. If the participating team feels that their idea requires more participants in their team, they can forward their request, with suitable reasons, to [email protected] with the subject "Ideate: Sustainability Team number increase"

TIMELINE

First Project Report Submission: 19th September 2017

Mentorship Stage: 25th September to 24th October 2017

Last Date of Registration: 9th November 2017

Final Project Submission 9th November 2017

Declaration of Result 27th November 2017

Improvisation Stage 27th November to 14th December 2017

Final Presentation and Video submission 15th December 2017

Presentation Stage 29th December 2017

CONTACT US

Prithviraj Gawande
Events Manager
[email protected]
+91 9421741200

FAQs

1. Who can participate ?
Any individual with a valid ID card can participate in the competition.

2. How to register ?
Visit www.techfest.org -> Ideate -> Sustainability -> Register

3. How many persons can be there in one team?
Maximum 4 members can be there in a team.

4. Can I register in more than one ideate competition?
Yes, you can participate in more than one Ideate competitions. But it is recommended to focus on one ideate competition as there are some chances of slot clash.

5. Is there any mentor panel?
Yes, there is a mentor panel who will help you to clear your doubts.

6. What is the criteria for getting accommodation?
Teams who has cleared Round 2 of the Ideate competition are eligible for getting accommodation but it is on first come first serve basis.

INT'L SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE


ABOUT

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.International Sustainability Challenge focusses to bring in sustainable development in the sectors of Renewable energy and Rural economy. It aims to unleash the potential of technology for the world's poor through the power of innovation.

STRUCTURE

Teams will be required to submit one report on or before 19th September, 2017 to [email protected] This report should contain the idea they are looking forward to work on. Submission is to be done by ALL the participants.

Abstract Format:
1.Title
2.Sectors
3. Background and Research :
a. Present methods of tackling the problem (if any)
b. Limitations of present solutions.
c. Alternate approaches
d. Proposed Solution
e. Novelty of Approach: How is or will be your solution better than existing products and overcome previous limitations?
4. Problems it solves and its Beneficiaries
5. Plan (with timeline) and current status
6.Technical Details:
a. Technical aspect of the proposed solution.
b. Detailed technical specifications and Pictorial representations (block diagrams/ flow chart).
c. Description of the flow of operations demonstrating key features and functionality.
d. Performance estimate of the solution.
e. Experimentation done to establish the workability of the above.
7. A link of the Google Drive Folder which contains Pictures and Video of the working model/prototype.
8.Results
a. Actual findings, significant output of tests and analysis (Must be readable)
b. Include problems encountered, credibility of results, accuracy estimates
c. Pros and cons of your solution
d. Utility of results
9. Future prospects and research in it and further development (in brief)
10. Any other Details: ( Patent/ Business plan etc.)

Submission Format :
The project report should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject Ideate: Sustainability Team Id (For example Ideate: Sustainability XYZ1234).Teams must follow the following details for the submission:
1. The abstract must be submitted in pdf​ format only
2. Font: Arial
3. Size: 11
4. Spacing between two lines: 6 pts
5. Spacing between two paragraphs: 10 pts
6. Bottom margin: 1 inch

Prototype and Final Presentation:
After declaration of the finalists, participants are required to improve upon the prototype/ working model of their project. They will also have to make a presentation covering the technical and financial aspects of their product in a detailed manner. This final presentation and the video will have to be submitted at [email protected] before 15th December 2017. The shortlisted teams can however, continue to work on their prototypes till 28th December, 2017. The teams will have to bring their prototypes to be judged and showcased at Techfest 2017-18 during 29th to 31st December, 2017. The working prototype should be as close as possible to the product that the team intends to present to the end user. This would also help in deciding a better estimate of the cost of the prototype, reflecting closely the actual cost of the product.

JUDGING

    General Rules:
    1. All projects being displayed will have a fair chance of receiving further development opportunities offered by funding organizations and Venture capitalists.
    2. Every team has to register online on our website for the competition. A Team ID will be allocated to the team on registration which shall be used for future references.
    3. A team can register at any point of time before 9th November 2017 and can submit final abstract and video (as mentioned in the structure).
    4. The decision of the organizers or judges shall be treated as final and binding on all. Techfest has all the rights to verify the identity and accuracy of the details provided by the participants.
    5. No responsibility will be held by Techfest, IIT Bombay for any late, lost or misdirected entries.
    6. The idea presented by the teams should be original (not protected by means of patent/copyright/technical publication by anyone).
    7. Note that at any point of time the latest information will be that which is on the website. However, registered participants will be informed through mail about any changes on the Website. 8. All mode of official communication will be through the techfest e-mail.

    Evaluation criteria:
    1. Creativity and novelty ​: How novel is the idea? How different is it from the current solutions available? The innovation must be ingenious and novel in its area of application and should have a high potential for leaving an impact on the society.
    2. Originality : ​The innovation should not​, by any means, be or include copied or stolen work, such applications will be disqualified immediately.
    3. Performance
    4. Cost/Market Value and Acceptance
    5. Durability and Usability: Durability of the prototype/method proposed.
    6. Implementation ability : ​Is the solution implementable as described? Is it repeatable? Is the solution feasible for diverse and changing conditions?
    7. Scalability : ​Does the solution is scalable to a higher level, how easy is to scale up and what are the factors affecting it
    8. Potential of Impact ​: How does it benefit society?, The Scale of problem it solves, Intensity of the solution and number of people catered from the solution directly and indirectly.
    9. Design: ​has the design been considered? How optimized is the product?
    10. Ergonomics (if the team decides to make a well-designed product)
    In case of any discrepancies, the decision of the organizers or Judges will final and binding on all.

    International Participants:
    All international participants will have to register before 9th November 2017, and will have to submit the complete report along with video prototype before 9th November 2017. The shortlisted international teams details will be put up on the website by 27th November 2017.

    Certificate policy:
    Only those teams that are shortlisted for the finals and also give a final presentation about their work during Techfest 2017-18 would be awarded a Certificate of Participation. The top entries from this event would be provided with Certificate of Excellence.

    Team Specification:
    The participating entries must be in a team of a maximum of 4[four] people. If the participating team feels that their idea requires more participants in their team, they can forward their request, with suitable reasons, to [email protected] with the subject "Ideate: Sustainability Team number increase"

TIMELINE

First Project Report Submission: 19th September 2017

Mentorship Stage: 25th September to 24th October 2017

Last Date of Registration: 9th November 2017

Final Project Submission: 9th November 2017

Declaration of Result: 27th November 2017

Improvisation Stage: 27th November to 14th December 2017

Final Presentation and Video submission: 15th December 2017

Presentation Stage: 29th December 2017


FAQs

1. Who can participate ?
Any individual with a valid ID card can participate in the competition.

2. How to register ?
Visit www.techfest.org -> Ideate -> Sustainability -> Register

3. How many persons can be there in one team?
Maximum 4 members can be there in a team.

4. Can I register in more than one ideate competition?
Yes, you can participate in more than one Ideate competitions. But it is recommended to focus on one ideate competition as there are some chances of slot clash.

5. Is there any mentor panel?
Yes, there is a mentor panel who will help you to clear your doubts.

6. What is the criteria for getting accommodation?
Teams who has cleared Round 2 of the Ideate competition are eligible for getting accommodation but it is on first come first serve basis.

Prithviraj Gawande
Events Manager
[email protected]
+91 9421741200

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