Texas Instruments & DST & IICDC 2018 Contest for Indian Engineering Students

Greetings from Texas Instruments!

The India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC), launched by Texas Instruments India in association with the Department Of Science And Technology and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has provided young tech entrepreneurs with an ecosystem and support to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit and an opportunity to leverage their talent and convert their innovation to a startup. IICDC 2017 has witnessed some of the brightest engineering minds of the country giving shape to their innovative ideas by engineering path-breaking solutions.

The contest began with more than 15,380 students from 965 engineering colleges entering the qualifying round across all the states in India. Enthused with creative brilliance in their uninhibited minds, undeterred by the hurdles, mentored by their committed teachers, they are striving hard and competing in India Innovation Challenge 2017 to build a better tomorrow with their product start-ups.

To inspire an entrepreneurial spirit that drives students from idea to invention to industry, helping them become successful entrepreneurs DST has supported the contest with funding of INR 3.5 Crores. with an aim to catalyze the Indian manufacturing ecosystem and strengthen the ‘Make in India’ initiative. This initiative is also supported by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Govt. of India and myGOV. IIMB will provide business mentorship during incubation of the startups. To guide these future entrepreneurs through the transition of idea to invention to industry, TI will provide technical mentorship and resources. Coming together of these stalwarts has created the perfect platform to encourage a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our final objective from contest is to identify Ten successful startups from the contest which will be incubated at the NSRCEL of IIM Bangalore.


Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) proudly announce their next edition of  India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC) 2018 anchored by NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and supported by MyGov. The contest is open for all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate & Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges.

TI values your contribution to education and your commitment toward building a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem. Your support to the contest will motivate the next generation of student entrepreneurs as they create groundbreaking solutions to lead India into an innovation revolution that will change the world. We request you to motivate and inspire all student innovators, thinkers and makers of the country to join the revolution, who have a dream to create something new, aspire to make a difference, contribute to India's success towards becoming an Innovation Hub.

Awards and Recognition:

  • INR 20 Lacs seed funds to top 10 startups
  • INR 5 Lacs product development funds to select semifinalists teams
  • INR 30K stipends to select Semifinalists teams
  • Free TI Tools worth up to INR 70 Lacs to participants
  • 15000+ certificates spread across the whole contest
  • 600+ types of cash prizes spread throughout the contest totaling up to INR 50 Lacs
  • Recognition for the Faculty (Mentors) of the Semifinalists and Finalists teams

Register Now: https://innovate.mygov.in/iicdc2018/

Registeron Steps 

  • Create an account on MyGov https://www.mygov.in
  • Go to website https://innovate.mygov.in and click on the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" icon. This will direct you to contest page
  • On the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" contest page, scroll to the participate section and click on "Login to Participate". Enter the login credentials and you'll be redirected to home page of website https://innovate.mygov.in
  • Click on the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" icon AGAIN to be redirected to contest webpage
  • On the "INDIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE" contest page, scroll towards the end of page to the submission form
    Note: In Regfernce Column Faculty option should be selected )
  • You will have to enter details as required in the Registration Page and follow further instructions on the portal.
  • Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • For any additional information, you will be contacted via email.
  • All correspondence shall be through email or SMS on mobile number provided by you at the time of registration. Organizers are not liable in case of SMS/ email delivery failures.

For further queries contact ti-india-dc@list.ti.com or call at 080-66831728

Last date of registeration is 31-08-2018, Inform your students to sudmit their project details as soon as possible. 

After registering iicdc 2018, kindly fill the details link give below for your references.

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