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".Inc – Idea to incorporation" is unique Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative funded by Brihati Foundation & Claris Capital. The program has been seeded by Mrs. Krishna Handa, who is heading CSR of Claris group. The goal is to support/ encourage/ foster our young generation, who has a power and willingness to bring the change in a society. We endeavour Innovations, which address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .

".Inc" is emerging as national & international platform catering to diverse young talents working on Innovation, new design thinking, technology integration. We wish to build the community working for progressive future.

Each year .Inc touches upon different sectors and subjects. This year under the big umbrella of Idea to Incorporation (.Inc) 2018-19 mainly focuses on the following core areas,

  • Emerging solutions within technology institutes and academic forums,
  • Promote alternative solutions intent to solve existing local and global development issues,
  • Bridge the gap between industry and academics stakeholders.

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Idea competition

Hold No Bar for Ideas

The entire INC initiative is supported by Claris Capital and Brihati Foundation to encourage young generation across India to come up with their innovative ideasand projects. Core sectors focuses on engineering & design solutions which has potential to solve key issues of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The competition has two main components: First, Participants have to select one of the innovation areas under which their projects fall and second, participants have to select one or more Impact areas, of which their project have most impacts upon from 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Through this competition we are encouragingYoung generation working towards solving the societal issues of development to apply. This competition will allow path-breaking individuals to bring their innovative ideas off the ground.

Winning Awards

Awards will be given to the following categories: each winner team will receive winner award grant 20,000 INR cash and winning certificate & trophy

  • Best Idea
  • Best Prototype
  • Best Interdisciplinary approach
  • Best Design
  • Best Innovative Concept
  • Best Environmental Impact
  • Best Social Impact
  • Best Idea for City development
  • Best Industrial Solution

Areas of Innovation

Idea to Incorporation competition 2018-19, mainly focuses on the following areas (Participants/Teams will choose one of the following areas of Innovation to propose a project/idea to solve development issues):

Choose your Areas of Impact

Brihati foundation believes that Innovation is a new form of social practice and organization, thus we are encouraging young generation to come up with their innovative projects/ideas and align them with the sustainable development goals to contribute towards smarter/sustainable India. We believe each innovation can make multiple impacts on variety of sectors.

Participants have to select most relevant sector (s) which will receive positive impact through their innovation.

  • Submission process

    Submission process

    Applicants must register from our official website: www.inc2018.com

    To apply for the competition, follow the below steps:

    Step 1: Go to the Home page of our website and click on Register now.

    Step 2: You will redirect to the sign-up page for the competition.

    Step 3: Fill out the details required in the form and click on submit (One individual can submit maximum 3 project proposal)

    Step 4: You can update your application later on after submitting the application using your sign-up details.

    HOW TO PREPARE A PROJECT PROPOSAL FILE:

    • Project/Idea proposal file should be in the Power Point Presentation (PPT).
    • Power Point Presentation (PPT) files should be MAXIMUN 50 MB.
    • Recommended filename format: User ID + first name.
    • Your project proposal must contain following information:
      • An introduction that summarizes the proposal
      • The problem you’re tackling
      • The solution you’re proposing
      • Details about project prototype/design
      • Other relevant information which may include project achievements, website link, etc.….
  • Who can Apply

    Who can Apply

    The competition is open to all students, academic scholars, faculties and recent passed out (0-3 years), who have innovative sustainable ideas that they believe that will contribute towards 'Sustainable Development Goals'

  • Important Dates

    Important Dates

    • Registration Starts : 30th November, 2018
    • Registration Closes : 15th February, 2019
    • Contacting shortlisted projects/ideas by : 10th March, 2019
    • Final Round of Pitching : 20th March, 2019
    • Announcing Winners : 25th March, 2019
  • Selection Process

    Selection Process

    Stage 1 – Application Submission

    Projects/Ideas will be received through online application.

    Stage 2 – Semi Final Round

    From application pool, 10 applications will be shortlisted for semi-final round and will be informed via telephone/email.

    Selected applicants will be called at Ahmedabad for final round of presentation.

    Stage 3 Jury

    10 minutes to present against the expert jury during the event on ___________, 2019.

    Stage 4 – Winner Announcement

    3 best projects will be selected for the Grand prize, Second prize and Third prize winner.

  • Selection Criteria

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    Innovation

    How innovative is your project and what makes it better compared to existing alternatives?

    Sustainability

    How does your project contribute to a more sustainable city/society?

    Feasibility

    Is your project realistic and what is the readiness level to apply it?

    Market potential

    How does the commercialisation potential of your project look like?

    Team profile & competence

    Are you motivated and can you or your team make this idea happen for real, grow and expand?

  • Guidelines

    COMPETITION Guidelines

    • A Participant needs to fill out a form that will be available on the website ( www.inc2018.com ).
    • Refer the competition application form in advance and have necessary details ready while applying.
    • Type the answers of all question in the space provided in typed format. Do not overlap with other questions. Follow the word limit given for each question. Incomplete applications will not be entertained.
    • The project team can have maximum 3 team members.
    • Participants allowed to submit more than one submission per team. One or more submissions may be submitted individually (Maximum 3 project can be submitted per team).
    • Failure to disclose vital information or misrepresentation by participant/s can lead to disqualification and could also affect participation in future editions of .Inc – Idea Competition.
    • The participant/s retain all the rights of their proposal, however, the information shared will be used for the purpose of this competition.
    • The project proposed recommended filename format: booking ID + first name.
    • Please download Competition guideline that will also includes the Frequently Asked Questions. Please click here for Download Guidelines

    FAQs

    • What is Idea to Incorporation competition?
    • ““.Inc – Idea to incorporation” is unique Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative funded by Brihati Foundation & Claris Capital. The program has been seeded by Mrs. Krishna Handa, who is heading CSR of Claris group. The goal is to support/ encourage/ foster our young generation, who has a power and willingness to bring the change in a society. We endeavour Innovations, which address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .
    • What are the competition objectives?
    • .Inc competition main objectives is to invites participants from across India to submit their innovative ideas and projects. Core sectors focuses on engineering & design solutions which has potential to solve key issues of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    • What are the themes of this year’s competition?
    • This year’s competition mainly focuses on the following areas of Innovation:

      1) Green technology

      2) Robotics

      3) Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

      4) Waste, Water and Air

      5) Automation and Electronic Communication

      6) Infrastructure, Industry and Mobility

    • What are the SDGs?
    • The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that focus on sustainable development. The SDGs can be broadly grouped into five overarching elements: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership and are made up of 17 inter-related and mutually supporting goals, which in turn comprise of 169 targets. For more information visit: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html
    • Which are the selection/evaluation criteria?
    • Participants projects will be evaluated based on 5 evaluation criteria described below:
      • Innovation: How innovative is your project and what makes it better compared to existing alternatives?
      • Sustainability: How does your project contribute to a more sustainable city/society?
      • Feasibility: Is your project realistic and what is the readiness level to apply it?
      • Market potential: How does the commercialization potential of your project look like?
      • Team competence: Are you motivated and can you or your team make this idea happen for real, grow and expand?
    • Who can I contact for more information or questions?
    • How do I get to know final results?
    • The selected participants/projects will be contacted through email/telephone.
    • I just registered. Where is my activation email?
    • I just registered. Where is my activation email?
    • Can I make changes to my entry after I submit them?
    • How many project proposals one can submit?
    • There is no limitation in the number of project entries that may be submitted – feel free to send as many innovations and solutions as possible!One or more submissions may be submitted individually.

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Panacea - Idea Stimulation Workshop

Three Days-long solution-oriented venture development exercise will be carried out at our partner institutions. The activity will be based on specific theme or sector where students will develop innovation or business model to address the pain point of industry/community. Idea stimulation will focus on sector specific innovation debates, proposal drafting, innovative idea mapping. These ideas will in-turn apply at coming phase of .Inc idea competition thus the activities of this workshop will brief studentapplicants about the general application process and proposal development. It synthesises and systematises the lessons learned and disseminates these among the masses.

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Date and Venue

Date : 22nd October 2018 to 24th October 2018

Venue : Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Nr. Visat Three Roads, Sabarmati-Koba Highway,
Chandkheda, Ahmedabad-382424, Gujarat, India

.Inc Spark-Up

Open lecture series of mentors, experts and industry professionals (two in every segment) will be organised at partner institutions post Panacea - Idea Stimulation workshop. The .Inc Spark-Up aims to bring technical as well as business experts on board. Aiming to catalyse discussion on basic concept of innovation, need of innovation across various sectors in India, current challenges & opportunities of entrepreneurs.

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Look back at Idea to Incorporation 2017-18

The first .Inc – Idea Competition for Entrepreneurs-2017-18, received many interesting ideas, products and technologies which not only had strong business potential but also created social & environmental co-benefits. .Inc – Idea Competition for Entrepreneurs 2017-18 partnered with 6 academic and institutional partners in Gujarat. The underlined objective of this idea competition was to bring innovations & start-ups from all sectors and scales on single platform. The competition got promising business ideas/ventures from small town along with major urban areas registered so that the real potential of entrepreneurial ecosystem in Gujarat is discovered.

More than 20 Gujarati Entrepreneurs who are creating ideas of future with most innovative, creative and impactful business as well as social solutions got selected. From 12 sectors participants such as tech - automation, environmental technology and sustainability, social development, Law and legal services, agriculture and allied activities, healthcare, education, etc., were selected in final round of the competition. The outreach of the competition brought ideas from Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat and South Gujarat as well as Saurashtra and North Gujarat.

This Competition covered all aspects of entrepreneurship, ranging from commercial start-up, social entrepreneurship to climate & sustainability initiatives addressing the global & regional challenges. In its true nature, this initiative promoted the range of ideas from successful commercial products to solutions of the complex environment & social challenges.

Our Team

Suman Rajput

Krishna Handa

Founder, Brihati Foundation

Suman Rajput

Suman Rajput

Sr. Manager (CSR), Claris Lifesciences Ltd

Smritie Jagota

Smritie Jagota

Executive (CSR), Brihati Foundation

Sirin Tuteja

Sirin Tuteja

Venture Capital Analyst, Claris Capital

Sanskruti Panchal

Sanskruti Panchal

Founder and Director, Drsyatva Consultancy

mona parmar

Mona Parmar

Project Lead, Drsyatva Consultancy

ashma kazi

Ashma Kazi

Project coordinator, Drsyatva Consultancy

Our Partner

  • Drsyatva Consultancy
  • Gujarat University
  • Claris Capital
  • Brihati Foundation
  • Brihati Foundation

Get In Touch

Contact Details

Conference Helpline (Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm) : +91 70692 60457

For general queries, write us at: info@inc2018.com