Product Design Idea Competition
Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur is conducting a Product Design Idea Competition (PDIC) on 3rd February 2018 during GES 2018 under the NID Project, sponsored by MHRD, GoI, with a focus on ‘Technology for Rural Needs’. The registration
link for PDIC is now up at www.ges.ecell-iitkgp.org/pdic.
The last date for submissions is 26th January 2018.
Total Funding-Award Value of Rs. 3 Lakh
The competiton will be having four phases as follow:
The names of shortlisted teams will be announced on 31st January 2018.
Top two teams, selected for the next round will be required to demonstrate Proof-of-Concept (PoC). A review on PoC in March (2nd/3rd week) 2018 will be conducted (through webinar/ in-person presentation) by the judges. If the progress is found satisfactory then up to two teams may receive a maximum funding for prototype development worth Rs 1,00,000/- per team (Rupees One Lakh only per team) with internship opportunity at IIT Kharagpur for up to six weeks during summer vacation (Tentatively, Last week of May to Mid July 2018). Internship stipend will be paid to the students at Rs. 5000/- per month per person (Expenditure towards accommodation in Hostel and food and other personal requirements will have to be met out of this stipend amount).
IIT Kharagpur will be the owner of the patent(s) filed, if any, out of the above project while students and faculty members or persons contributing will be named as inventor(s) in such patent(s)