The Covid19 pandemic has challenged humanity like nothing has in recent memory. It will remain one of the most defining events in human history. Its after-effects will change human life and priorities in ways that is still not understood fully.

But what it will certainly do is to usher in an age of healthy, hygienic living and a genuine obsession with building and sustaining a strong immune system.

V-Guard as a brand with a progressive vision and philosophy recognises this. The Big Idea 2020 contest will endeavour to usher in a better tomorrow in the context of this changed human priority and need.

The theme for The Big Idea 2020 contest is
Let’s bring home a better tomorrow with a healthier, hygienic world

BIG IDEA TECH DESIGN CONTEST

V-Guard Big Idea Tech Design contest after its grand success last year is gearing up for season 2 now. The contest specially curated for Engineering and Design students encourages technological whiz kids to probe solutions for real life business problems and apply their technical knowledge to devise solutions that are pathbreaking.

THEME

A new technology, an innovation or a simple re-configuration that can make our existing products credibly play an active role in delivering a healthier, more hygienic home environment or even actually helps build immunity for our consumers

For example: A coating applied on all our products that kills harmful bacteria and viruses within 30 seconds

An air cooler that spews out Ozone rich air

Create a prototype and then pitch it to our business leaders.

The idea submissions must follow below mentioned considerations:

  • There should be an Insight and Rationale for the idea.
  • The proposed recommendations should draw synergies with our line of business and existing products.

Winner’s Takeaway

Winner

1,00,000 + PPI

Runner – Up

50,000 +PPI

25,000 + PPI

* Pre-Placement Interview (PPI) for students in final year of their course.
** Subject to existing Vacancies.

Who can participate/Eligibility

  • No restriction in terms of specialization/ academic year.
  • Knowledge of Basic Electronics/ Design principles/ Programming is a prerequisite for participating in the event.

Rules & Regulations

  • Any number of teams can participate from a single college.
  • Number of members in a single team should not exceed 3.
  • All team members have to be from the same college. (Team Members’ Specialization/Year of study can be different)
  • The participants must produce ID cards on request.
  • Registration Fees: Rs 500/- per team.
  • Participation will be confirmed subject to receipt of participation fee. The fee paid is non-refundable.
  • Post registration confirmation, participants will be shared the standard template for submission.
  • The decisions of the judges will be final and binding on the participating teams.
  • Participating teams are requested to visit the website for all updates about the competition.
Rules

Process

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Final Phase
Registration & Ideation
  • Teams at this stage must refer to the judging criteria and explain concisely the relevance, impact and action plan of the proposed idea in a word document not exceeding 2 pages. (1000 words).
  • The executive summary should be typed (size 12), leaving 3 cm margin and should not be more than 2000 words. Charts, diagrams, etc. may be included to support any research work or data collection.
Shortlisting & Elaboration
  • The shortlisted top 20 teams will be required to research further on the idea. They may choose to build a prototype or a model that represents the idea.
  • Students can make early stage models (although not mandatory)– not to test strength, flow or durability characteristics but, at this stage, simply to verify how the product will look and feel,– occasionally – behave like the finished product. Technologies like CAD, 3-D printing etc. may be used.
  • Students must submit their elaborate reports (Not exceeding 5000 words) including the schematic/flow diagrams and keeping in mind the other criteria of evaluation along with proofs of models/prototypes (in the form of images or videos of the prototype or in any other preferred format) if any to the designated contact ID (will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates later).
Invitation at V-Guard Corporate Office
  • Shortlisted top 10 teams will be invited to the final presentation and model demonstration round.
  • Top 3 teams will be announced and adjudged winners.

Payment Method

Participation fee should be remitted online with deposit title ‘Big Idea 2020’:

Registration Fee: Rs 500/- per team.

Last date for the registration is 10th November 2020.

Bank Name AXIS BANK
Branch Address AXIS BANK, THRIKKAKARA (KAKKANAD),KOCHI , KOCHI , 682037
Account No. 917010076568543
NEFT/RTGS IFS Code UTIB0001161
SWIFT Code AXISINBB
V GUARD FOUNDATION

Timeline

Bigidea Timeline * No extension in registration post 10th November 2020

Evalution Criteria

The following criteria shall be considered while assessing the submitted idea:

Does/Can the design achieve the form, function and capability/performance claimed?
Whether the proposed solution explores the various existing and developing technologies and is an appropriate solution for the problem?
Can the Design be brought to market with knowledge and techniques present today?
Does it solve an existing or future problem or need in the market? In what way does it do better than other known solutions?
How would V-Guard generate business from the solution? Can it open up new segments or categories? Can business be generated from other novel aspects?
How will your solution increase the value and experience for the end user? Is it sustainable for future use?
Register