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National Research Development Corporation

[An Enterprise of DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India]
Zamroodpur Community Centre, Kailash Colony Extension, New Delhi 110048
91 11 29240401-08; Fax: +91 11 2924040109-10; E-mail: WRITE2@NRDC.IN
GUIDELINES: CONTEST FOR
ENABLING START-UPS WITH INNOVATIVE PROTOTYPE INDICATING
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG),2020
Applications are invited for the above contest wherein applicants are required to submit working prototype for technological innovations with a good business plan, which can be translated into startup indicating which Sustainable development Goal (SDG) the innovation is addressing.

Rules & Regulations, Selection Criteria, Submission and Process of Selection:

  1. Participants of the contest could be graduate/post graduate/PhD students studying in any Science/ Engineering / Technology areas in India.
  2. Each participating team will consists of 2 students.
  3. Each institution/ organization will be eligible to nominate maximum of two applications.
  4. The participants needs to submit details of innovative and fully working / demonstrable prototype and a business plan, as per the application format provided here through their head of Institution / organization by 29th February, 2020. The duly signed and scanned copy of the application form can be sent by email to SANJEEV@NRDC.IN or sent to the address below.
  5. The working of the prototype needs to be recorded in a video (clip of not more than 4 minutes) copied on a CD-ROM and submitted along with the soft (scanned) / hard copy of the application format.
  6. The development needs to be novel.
  7. After internal scrutiny, the shortlisted team will be invited for display and presentation of the development during the Innovate India 2020 conference.
  8. The short listed applicants will be provided reimbursement of expenses for their to & fro travel by train (AC three tier) of the shortest route of travel from the place of the institution to New Delhi.
  9. A panel of jury appointed by NRDC will select three prizes and two consolation prizes for award to the innovations based on their merit.
  10. The awards (prize money divided equally among the team members and certificate) will be given away during the Valedictory function of Innovate India 2020 event.
  11. The list of Sustainable Development goals (SDGs) are given below :
    1. NO POVERTY
    2. ZERO HUNGER
    3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING
    4. QUALITY EDUCATION
    5. GENDER EQUALITY
    6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
    7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
    8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
    9. INDUSTRY INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
    10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
    11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
    12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
    13. CLIMATE ACTION
    14. LIFE BELOW WATER
    15. LIFE ON LAND
    16. PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
    17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Prize :
First Prize: ₹ 50,000.00
Second Prize: ₹ 40,000.00
Third Prize: ₹ 30,000.00
Consolation Prize: ₹ 10,000.00 (two nos.)
Contact Person :
Dr Sanjeeva Kumar Majumdar,
Manager, National Research Development Corporation,
20-22, Zamroodpur Community Centre,
Kailash Colony Extension, New Delhi 110048
Email: SANJEEV@NRDC.IN; SANJEEV.NRDC@GMAIL.COM
Phone: +91 11 29240401-07; Mobile: +91 9310031212