Important Announcement

Important Dates

  • 30th Apr 2018
    Deadline for Hardware edition stage 2 submissions
    (Emails to shortlisted teams have been sent)
  • 18-22nd June 2018
    The Hardware hackathon grand finale
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PM Narendra Modi addresses Smart India Hackathon 2018
PM Narendra Modi addresses Smart India Hackathon 2018 via video conferencing. Speaking at the event, the PM said, "Technology lays the foundation stone for the future"

Important Announcement

Important Dates

  • 30th Apr 2018
    Deadline for Hardware edition stage 2 submissions
    (Emails to shortlisted teams have been sent)
  • 18-22nd June 2018
    The Hardware hackathon grand finale

Smart India Hackathon is a non-stop digital product development competition, where problems are posed to technology students for innovative solutions.


Download Smart India Hackathon
app from GOOGLE PLAY

About i4C

Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center (i4c) is an independent, non-profit entity. It identifies people from India with innovative ideas. It is a facilitator for people with out-of-box ideas, or innovative working prototypes. i4c aims to create and foster a culture of innovative thinking. The purpose is to manifest latent ideas into commercial products that can benefit humanity in general, and help solve India's existing social perils in particular.

Vision

Vision At i4C, we envision India as a vibrant, self-sustaining, innovation-driven economy. We invite original, innovative ideas from you, that have the potential to transform lives. We help you develop your ideas into high value products and technologies that will have the power to impact lives.

Mission

Mission We are committed to build an ecosystem that supports and promotes disruptive technology innovation in India. We celebrate divergent thinking and foster creative solutions. We provide a platform to mentor, support, encourage, incubate your ideas, ensuring that your innovations see the light of day. We also proactively scout for pan-India innovations through competitions, exhibitions and seminars that we organize.

Work

Work i4c also conducts idea and innovation competitions to bring to fore high-potential ideas that can be developed into commercial-products for advancement of society.

i4c reaches out to the most interior of hinterlands in India to scout for innovative ideas. There may be students in far-flung villages having path-breaking ideas, but do not know how to take them forward. i4c conducts idea and innovation competitions involving schools and education institutions even from the remotest of villages.

People will think out-of-the-box, when there is a prevailing culture of innovative thinking. i4c encourages all educational institutes to have an idea and innovation club, and celebrate one day in a year as innovation day.

Benefits

i4c provides a platform to people from India with ideas and prototypes, which can be transformed into working products. It also assigns mentors in the form of eminent scholars to guide and counsel the innovators. Additionally, the selected innovators are provided financial aid in order to further develop and nurture their ideas so that their ideas can become sustainable products benefitting society at large. The benefits an innovator can derive from i4c, are explained in detail below.


Platform - i4c provides a platform to people with ideas from even the remotest of villages in India to showcase their ideas or prototypes to industry experts, scholars, industrial houses, venture capitalists, and other funding agencies by hosting competitions among educational institutions involving erudite thought leaders of India, industrial houses, and media coverage.


Mentorship - Thought leaders like Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, and many other illustrious scholars are associated with i4c. Once an idea is identified as one with potential, the innovator of the respective idea is assigned a mentor. The mentor guides and counsels the innovator to further refine their ideas.


Financial aid - i4c directs the selected innovators to industrialists, funding agencies, or venture capitalists in order to receive financial aids. After determining the commercial viability of the innovation, these entities fund them for further development. At present i4c has 16 industry leaders on board.

Work

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Expert Experts Speak

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Smart India Hackathon SIH App promotion by Dr. Anand Deshpande

Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe
Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE & Smart India Hackathon 2017 talks about the process of Smart India Hackathon and how it will involve engineering students across India to provide technology solutions to real time problems faced by our country.

Shri Prakash Javadekar
Shri Prakash Javadekar, hon'ble Union Minister of Human Resources, introduces Smart India Hackathon 2017.

Mr. Ravi Pandit
i4C presents India's Idea - Dr Abhay Jere in Conversation with Mr. Ravi Pandit

Mr. Pramod Chaudhari
Mr. Pramod Chaudhari is the founder and executive chairman of Praj Industries. Mr. Chaudhari elaborately talks about how he became an entrepreneur and the hurdles he faced. He also speaks about the ease of doing business post liberalization in 1991, among many others.

Dr. Kasim Mookhtiar
Dr. Abhay Jere, CEO-i4C, Head-Persistent Labs, talks to Dr. Kasim A. Mookhthiar, PhD- CEO & Managing Director - Advinus Therapeutics (TATA Enterprises)

Founding Members

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Dr. Anand Deshpande
CEO & Managing Director,
Persistent Systems Limited

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Dr. Arun Jamkar
Former Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra
University of Health Sciences
(MUHS)

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Mr. Ravi Pandit
Co-founder, Chairman and
Group CEO of KPIT Technologies

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Mr. Pramod Chaudhari
Executive Chairman
Praj Industries

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Dr. Ganesh Natrajan
Vice Chairman and CEO,
Zensar Technologies

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Mr. Ashok Kataria
Chairman
Ashoka Buildcom Ltd.

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Dr. Rajendra Jagdale
Director General,
Science and Technology Park,
UoP

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Mr. Ajay Bhagwat
Founder
Renu Electronics

Sharad Kalmegh

Mr. Sharad Kalmegh
Founder President,
Swargiya Dadasaheb
Kalmegh Smruti Pratishthan
Dental College & Hospital

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Mr. Shrikrishna Chitale
Partner,
Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale

Gireendra Kasmalkar

Mr. Gireendra Kasmalkar
Founder Director and CEO,
Ideas to Impacts Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

C Manivannan

Mr. C. Manivannan
President,
Suma Soft Pvt Ltd

Bharat Agarwal

Mr. Bharat Agarwal
Executive Director,
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology

K R Natu

Mr. K R Natu
Managing Director,
Deccan Mechanical and Chemical Industries Private Limited (DEMECH)

Abhay Gadgil

Mr. Abhay Gadgil
Partner,
PN Gadgil and Sons

Dr Shukla

Dr. Shridhar Shukla
Co-Founder and Chairman,
GS Lab