ICT Grand Challenge 2020
To conduct an ICT Grand Challenge which bring innovative, modular, and costeffective solution to develop a “Smart water supply measurement and monitoring system” to be deployed at the village / semi-rural / semi-urban levels. The system would collect and facilitate centralised monitoring of data.
ICT Grand Challenge Problem Statement: The ICT grand challenge invites proposal for developing a ‘Smart water supply measurement and monitoring system’(Details about the problem statement are given in the Attached Document section below)
Awards & Recognition
Stage–1 (Ideation to Prototype Stage): 10 proposals will be shortlisted and provided financial support to the tune of Rs. 7.5 Lakh each to develop a working prototype of the proposed solution within two months duration (max).
Stage – 2 (Prototype to Product Stage): Best four techno-economically viable prototype shall be selected for product development and each team will receive Rs 25 Lakh to build their solution as per the need of the user agency within three months duration (max) and subsequently field trial, testing& deployment and demonstration at approx. 25 locations across the country as identified by user agency in next one month. These four teams shall be provided with financial support for necessary handholding by the Jal Jeevan Mission, MeitY and the implementing agency (CDAC) for testing, deployment and demonstration at the live site. For these field trials, each finalist will be provided the following financial support:
- towards sourcing and installation of devices/solutions deployment
- towards logistics and other contingency expenses @10 lakhs each
Stage – 3 (Product Deployment Stage): Based on evaluation, one winner and two runner-ups will be selected and supported by 50 Lakh (winner) and 20 Lakh each (runner-ups).
- The Indian Tech start-ups, MSMEs, Companies, LLPs registered in India under Companies Act can apply. The entity must have 51% or more shareholding with Indian citizen or person of Indian origin. The applicant’s entity should not be a subsidiary company of any foreign corporation.
- To encourage participation from academia and industry, participating teams are not mandatorily required to be registered Indian Companies/ startups / MSMEs LLPs to apply for the challenge. However, the 10 teams shortlisted at Ideation Stage will be required to apply for registration as Indian Startups/ Company/ MSMEs/ LLPs and submit the proof of having applied at stage of submission of Prototype. It will be expected that by the time of selection at the final stage, necessary registration will be completed.
iii. It may be noted that funds will be transferred only in the bank accounts of Startups/Company / MSMEs / LLPs and not in the bank accounts of individuals.
MeitY Startup Hub(MSH)
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY)
Electronics Niketan, 6 CGO Complex
New Delhi 110003
Email:- [email protected]
[email protected] (Technical queries related to form filling and submission)
* For more information and clarity on the submission of solution, Terms and Conditions and Timelines, please refer the document attached below.
**The application form can also be submitted as attachment while filling the online form under the Question 18 “Attach the proposal”. The “Questions form” is provided in the “attached document” section below.