IIT Madras, Capgemini to host competition on innovative ideas in engineering technologies 

Top two ideas will bag Rs 50,000 each and receive mentor support from Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CSIE) and IIT Madras Faculty for prototype development.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Capgemini are hosting a competition seeking Innovative Ideas in ‘Engineering Technologies’ from Polytechnic College Students of Tamil Nadu. The last date for submission of ideas is 21st August 2021.

The Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CSIE), which focuses on teaching and research related to social enterprise in India, is coordinating the competition, to be held in online mode.

The Competition supports polytechnic students to come up with ideas that will result in livelihood enhancement among farmers, and artisan communities. Their ideas will be converted into technologies for their livelihood promotion.

The top two innovative ideas will be awarded prize money of Rs 50,000 each and also will receive mentor support from CSIE and IIT Madras Faculty for their further prototype development.

Second and Third-year Polytechnic College students from Tamil Nadu are eligible to participate. The maximum number of students allowed per group is four. There can be any number of groups and ideas from an Institution. Ideas related to IoT, IT & AI will not be accepted.

All participants will be given a participation certificate. The students can submit their ideas by filling the Registration form available at the IDEA SPARK page in CSIE’s official website – https://csie.iitm.ac.in.

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