India Innovation Pioneer’s Challenge

India Innovation Pioneer?s Challengeiipc

Nationals: New Delhi
Application Date: April 30, 2009

First Prize: INR 3, 00,000 + an all expenses paid-trip (Economy-class airfare, boarding and lodging only) to University of California-Berkeley for participating at the Intel + University of California Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge in Nov. 2009.
Second Prize: INR 1, 00,000

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and Intel have partnered on building technology entrepreneurship programs in India. The objectives of the program are to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in India, boost entrepreneurial spirit in Indian academia and scientific enterprises through business plan competitions, and to build a curriculum on technology entrepreneurship for Indian academia. India Innovation Pioneers Challenge 2009 is an innovative technology business plan competition that provides an unparalleled avenue of opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs to explore and share ideas and gain insight for commercializing their venture through the mentoring and networking support that are integral to the competition.

Success Stories

Winners of India Innovation Pioneers Challenge 2008, Scholar Sparks Category
Polyskin develops biomaterial-based innovative products for application in burn and wound healing. It is addressing the problem of affordable solutions for burn wound management in India and other developing nations.

Dhama Apparel Innovations
Winners of India Innovation Pioneers Challenge 2008, Champion of Champions Category
Dhama Apparel Innovations aims to be a leader in the development of wearable technology. Their products such as ClimaGear – a jacket/vest, ClimaNeck – a neck accessory, and ClimaMet – a helmet, allow the wearer to maintain their body at a specified temperature by actively either adding heat or removing heat, regardless of the external environment
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