Tata Technologies, a global engineering and product development digital services company, announced the launch of Tata Technologies InnoVent, an innovation platform that provides young engineering students In India.
It will train, mentor and recognize the best project teams, assisting them in realizing their full potential. If you’re a bold, creative thinker with a passion for innovation, the hackathon offers the ideal environment for you to flourish.
InnoVent invites 3rd and 4th year engineering students across India to participate in this competition by proposing innovative projects that address real-world problems.
1.1. Participants must be currently enrolled students pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech), or Diploma program in India and should be in the pre-final or final year of their respective programs during the academic year 2023-24.
1.2. Participants must have valid proof of their enrollment in the engineering college and current academic standing, such as a college ID card or an official document from their educational institution.
2. Team formation
2.1. Teams participating In Tata Technologies InnoVent can consist of a minimum of 1 member and a maximum of 5 members. Participants have the flexibility to choose the team size that best suits their preferences and skill sets.
2.2. Diverse teams are preferred, and an Ideal team composition should have gender diversity. We also encourage participation of specially-abled members and diversity of team/s is a key evaluation criteria in project shortlisting and scoring.
2.3. All team members must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the “Eligibility” section of these rules and regulations.
2.4. Once teams are formed, they cannot be modified or changed at any stage during Tata Technologies InnoVent.
3. Project Categories
3.1. The Tata Technologies InnoVent program is accepting Innovative projects relevant to Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrial Heavy Machinery verticals.
3.2. Participants are encouraged to explore and submit innovative ideas and solutions that address any of the project areas and challenges:
3.2.1. Product engineering:
22.214.171.124. Hydrogen as an alternative fuel for vehicle propulsion systems
126.96.36.199. Autonomous vehicle solutions for commercial application on Indian roads
188.8.131.52. Efficient battery management systems for automotive applications
184.108.40.206. High-performance and safe batteries for electric vehicles
220.127.116.11. Cost-effective ICE vehicle to electric vehicle conversion solution
18.104.22.168. Recyclable parts and solutions for automotive and aerospace applications
3.2.2. Product manufacturing:
22.214.171.124. Digital twin solutions for product development and manufacturing
126.96.36.199. Cost-effective IoT solution for product development and manufacturing
188.8.131.52. AR/VR solutions for product development and manufacturing
3.2.3. AI and digital led engineering
184.108.40.206. Generative AI solutions for engineering productivity improvement
220.127.116.11. Prescriptive analytics and AI based solutions for avoiding accidents
18.104.22.168. Self-healing prescriptive analytics solution for manufacturing equipments
22.214.171.124. Integrated cybersecurity solutions for vehicles
4. Registration process:
4.1. Participants can register for Tata Technologies InnoVent by visiting the official event website and filling out the project application form.
The form consists of 3 sections:
Section 1 – Team registration (Team Name, Team leader, and team member details)
Section 2 – Project details (Industry vertical, project category, problem statement, Proposed solution, benefits of the solution, Technologies/Framework used in the project, Benefits the project Is likely to deliver, Current state of your project, efforts Invested In the project thus far, Google drive link with a supporting presentation, Images, and videos on your project, college Id card for all team members)
Section 3 – Self-evaluation and declaration (Novelty of the project, Feasibility of developing prototype and scaling the Innovation, Potential benefit the project Is likely to deliver)
The supporting presentation must cover dedicated slides on the below content:
Introduction: Introduce the team and provide a brief overview of the project.
Problem statement: Clearly define the problem or challenge that the project aims to address, along with the market size and future potential.
Objective and approach: State the project’s main objective and describe the approach or methodology used to tackle the problem and address the challenge.
Solution overview: Present a detailed overview of the solution, highlighting its key components and functionalities. You can use multiple slides to showcase the solution and Its novelty.
Challenges faced: Discuss the challenges encountered during the project development and how they were overcome.
Technical implementation: Explain the technical aspects of the project, including the technologies, tools, and frameworks used.
Results and achievements: Showcase the outcomes, achievements, and impact of the project, supported by data or evidence.
Demonstration: Provide a recorded demonstration of the digital or physical prototype of the innovation showcasing its functionality and features.
Future enhancements: Share potential future enhancements or iterations that could further improve the project.
Project plan: Project plan for building a functional prototype or Proof Of Concept (POC) related to the project
4.2. The registration period will be open from 17-Jul-2023 till end of Aug-2023.
4.3. Participants are required to save their project presentation, including images/videos of the virtual/physical prototype, along with valid college ID cards for all participants in a google drive folder titled as the team’s name.
4.4. The participants must provide full access to the folder by clicking on Share > General access > Anyone with the link. The link is to be submitted in the project registration form as a response to the question: Add a Google Drive link to the folder with supporting documents: Detailed project presentation, supporting images and Videos of the virtual/physical Proof Of Concept (POC) / Prototype, and college ID card for all the team members.
4.5. The project form must be filled in its entirety by the participants in one uninterrupted session. It cannot be saved or resumed later. Participants are advised to gather all the above-mentioned information and materials beforehand to ensure smooth and uninterrupted completion of the form.
4.6. Once the project form has been successfully submitted, it is mandatory for the participants to ensure that all fields in the form are filled in their entirety and accurately. No changes or modifications to the project details will be allowed once the submission is complete. It is the responsibility of the team to thoroughly review and verify all information before finalizing the submission. Failure to comply with this rule may result in disqualification from the hackathon.
4.7. Once the project application form is submitted, participants will receive a confirmation email with their unique registration ID and further instructions regarding the next steps of the hackathon.
5. Hackathon stages
Tata Technologies InnoVent comprises a 3-stage shortlisting process
5.1. Stage 1 – Project registration: Participants submit their project application form by filling in the team details, concept, project overview, and supporting presentation. Submitted entries will be evaluated for plagiarism check and evaluated by a panel of SMEs on parameters mentioned in section 6 – Evaluation criteria and top teams will be shortlisted.
5.2. Stage 2 – Virtual POC presentation: Shortlisted teams refine their approaches and work on their virtual Proof Of Concept (POC) and technical presentation, which the teams will virtually present to a jury panel of SMEs from Tata Technologies, followed by a Q&A. Top teams will be shortlisted for the Final Proof Of Concept (POC) demonstration round.
5.3. Stage 3 – Final demo day: Shortlisted teams develop their prototypes over a 2-month period and showcase their prototypes in a physical event for jury evaluation. The jury will evaluate the project based on the features of the prototype and evaluate It on diversity, novelty, scalability, and the potential impact that the project can create.
6. Evaluation Criteria
The entries submitted will be evaluated on the below parameters across all stages.
6.1. Diversity of ideas – Innovation projects will be evaluated based on the inclusivity of ideas, including the representation of diverse genders within the team. Ideas and contributions from specially-abled team members are encouraged.
6.2. Novelty of the innovation: Assess the uniqueness and originality of the solution presented by each team, considering their ability to think outside the box and come up with novel approaches.
6.3. Feasibility of building a prototype: Evaluate the technical approach and its deployment by the participants in developing their prototypes or solutions, considering the quality of coding, use of advanced technologies, overall technical proficiency
6.4. Future impact and scalability: Evaluate the potential impact of the solution in solving the problem statement, and the practicality and scalability of the proposed solution, assessing its potential for real-world implementation and growth in a broader context.
7. Prizes and Awards
7.1. Top 3 teams to be awarded with cash prizes and trophies. Top 3 teams to be awarded cash prizes and trophies.
- 1st Prize – INR 3 Lacs**
- 2nd Prize – INR 1 Lacs**
- 3rd Prize – INR 0.5 Lac**
** Terms and conditions apply. All cash prizes are subject to applicable tax deductions at the source and all the team members will need to share the pan-card details for processing prize money equally among all the members of the winning team.
7.2. Access to Tata Technologies Innovation eLearning module for all shortlisted team/s.
7.3. Mentorship and learning opportunities from SMEs from Tata Technologies.
7.4. Paid internship opportunities with Tata Technologies for the top 3 winning team members at a location of Tata Technologies’ choice In India.