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NIT-T invites innovative project ideas from students

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National Institute of Technology - Tiruchi (NIT-T) has invited innovative project ideas with scope for commercialisation from college students including diploma holders across the country for a competition under a sponsored research project of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

Proposals or project ideas found to be unique, novel and technically feasible will be entitled to cash awards and certificates, and national recognition. The chosen ideas will have to be presented before entrepreneurs and experts, and post-approval will qualify for funding and incubation support from agencies, a press release said.

There is no participation fee for the competition to be executed in three phases.

Under Phase - I, students need to send their ideas via online form on or before September 25. The proposals will be short-listed based on uniqueness or novelty, technical feasibility, commercial prospects, and prior work relevant to the idea.

Phase II requires the top 100 contestants to submit a video of three to five minutes duration explaining their idea in detail, and demonstrating with the help of a working prototype/minimum viable product, explaining all features of product. This should be done by October 25. The selected teams will be informed in advance to start working on the prototype, before September 25. From the top 100 ideas, 10 best ideas shall be selected at this stage.

The third and final phase involves the top 10 teams coming to NIT-Tiruchi for a personal demonstration of their prototype and question and answer session, in the presence of a panel of Venture Capitalists, Academia and Entrepreneurs, during the third week of December. For details, visit http://www.iyepnitt.com/project1.html, or contact R. Murugesan, Associate Professor and Project Investigator, NIT,Tiruchi, by dialling 9443132536 / 8056137203 or by email: mailtokarmuhil@gmail.com.


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