Guwahati, September 6 : The Technology Incubation Centre (TIC), IIT Guwahati is organising a competition amongst the student community of the North Eastern region of India to encourage entrepreneurship.
TIC has invited applications from the students who have a promising and original idea about a plan that could create a sustainable social impact on
Prof. Jatindra Kumar Deka, Faculty in-Charge, IITG-TIC, said that the IITG-TIC Innovation Competition is open to all bonafide students of any educational Institute of NE.
"Any student is eligible to apply for the competition if he or she has an original idea or work which have not been used for any other competition/commercial purpose before. The participant only needs a
bonafide student certificate from the concerned institute and a certificate about the originality of the work by the faculty mentor. The participant can then submit the proposal containing the idea of the innovation, its implementation, business model, commercialisation and its impact on the society, preferably within 2000 words.
The areas of innovative ideas are agriculture sector, healthsector, tourism, women empowerment and women safety, food processing and packaging, handicraft sector, non-conventional energy, cottage industry and ideas having impact on the society,' Prof Deka said.
The interested students may send their proposal by post and the last date for receipt of applications is September 19, 2016. Cash prizes of Rs. 20,000/-, Rs. 15,000/- and Rs. 12,000/- will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners respectively.
Eight teams/individuals will be shortlisted by the panel of eminent juries from all the applications received and they will need to present their proposal in front of the juries within 20 minutes on September 29, 2016.
IITG-TIC will provide accommodation for two members of the participant team but no TA/DA will be provided.
All winner ideas will be incubated in the IITG-TIC subject to the fulfillment of IITG-TICâ€™s eligibility criterion. Interested student may visit www.iitg.ernet.in/tic for further information, added Prof. Deka.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)