Active Competitions:

Contest Organizer URL Brief Description Application Deadline
University Challenge TIE Pune ( for Postgraduation students only, Technology-based 15/11/2017
Power of ideas Economic Times ( Open to anyone with an idea at any stage 13 Nov 17
SmartIndia 2018 Government of India (email: For Technology Students, Digital development (software, hardware)
24h Chrono Entrepreneurship Challenge India IISER Pune with three international partners (email: or
24 hours pitch, 8 domains. Only Masters or PhD students . Seven technology domains. 22 Sep 17
Student/Early Stage Startup AICTE Pre-incubation alumni/students 10 Sep 17
NEAS 2017 Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India Young entrepreneurs in various categories 31 Aug 17
KPIT Sparkle KPIT Ltd. For Science and Engineering students (UG/PG/PhD ). Focus on Prototype, Innovation, Social Impact. 31 Aug 17
Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award ILCI, Dr. R.A.Mashelkar individual/organisation. idea, prototype, commercialized product/service, business model. innovation solving problems of disadvantaged resource-poor people in India 20 Aug 17
i3 2017 Confederation of Indian Industry with DST and AICTE.
Symbiosis is University Partner high-potential innovators, high-impact innovations 20 Aug 17
Innovative Organization CII For companies and startups 20 May 17
Innovation Challenges for Indian Railways Goernment of India, Indian Railways Open, Idea level 20 May 17
India Innovation Growth Program 2 DST, Lockheed Martin and Tata Trusts Innovations by Universities, Startups, Industry and for Social impact 15 May 17
Pulse- The Venture Network18 and DS group Student competition as TV show. Rs.1cr funding for 10% equity to winner 10 Apr 17
Bharat Innovation Summit Vijnana Bharati Young innovators 31 Mar 17