DigitSQUAD Innovat-a-thon v.1.0

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We are back with our biggest event to date, behold, Innovat-a-thon v1.0. DigitSQUAD brings to you an opportunity to unleash your innovative spirits and come up with novel product solutions for some of the most pressing problems we face. Innovat-a-thon is the perfect setup for budding innovators to showcase their expertise and understanding in building innovative solutions.

Participants will be expected to form teams among themselves, ideate, brainstorm, and come up with innovative, tech-driven, product proposals and present their ideas before a jury of experts. We aim to provide students with a platform to compete against fellow innovators while ensuring an enriching experience. Tech experts at DigitSquad have identified different tracks for the ideation, with participants free to ideate on products with respect to their preferred choice of track. Let’s technovate!

RULES

  • Respect the community. Do not use any strong language or send NSFW content on the contest platform.

  • Ideas will be considered by experts on the panel. So their decision once made, shall be final and no requests for changes will be made.

  • The domains are already listed below. Problem statements will be released as per the schedule.

ELIGIBILITY

Currently pursuing their bachelor's degree in any engineering college in India.

IMPORTANT DATES AND SCHEDULE

REGISTRATIONS OPEN

5th July, 2021 - 12pm

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE

29th July, 2021 - 12am

EVENT KICK-OFF AND OPENING CEREMONY

30th July, 2021 - 10am

RELEASING THE PROBLEM STATEMENTS ON DISCORD

30th July, 2021 - 11am

SPEAKER SESSION - 1

30th July, 2021 - 6pm

INTERACTIVE QUIZ/ TRIVIA

30th July, 2021 - 10pm

JUDGING SESSION/ PRESENTATIONS

31st July, 2021 - 11am

SPEAKER SESSION - 2

31st July, 2021 - 4pm

CLOSING AND THANKSGIVING SESSION

31st July, 2021 - 5pm

TEAM SIZE

3 - 5 MEMBERS IN EACH TEAM
(Team members to be of the same college)

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IDEATHON DOMAINS

  • Security and Surveillance Products - These products include CCTV systems or automatic alarms which are commercially available right now. We would like the participants to come up with innovative ideas for new products or developments over the current products.

  • Smartwatches and Fitness Products - This domain includes everything related to healthcare and fitness. There are many fitness products already available. We would like the participants to come up with innovative solutions in this sector or developments over the existing fitness products.

  • Computer PC and Peripherals - This domain majorly includes pretty much everything a geek must know! From new CPUs, RAM, Motherboards, Graphics Cards to accessories. We still believe everyone has their own opinion on hardware and they can come up with something innovative and a PC of their own.

  • Smartphones, Tablets, and Portables - There are a lot of smartphones, tablets, and portable computers out there in the market. Each one having its own Pros and Cons. We expect the participants to come up with their own solutions to build a new device altogether or develop the existing ones which again have their own Pros and Cons. Beware! No device is perfect.

  • Consumer Appliances - We come across a lot of appliances every day. Be it in commercials or advertisements or be it in our homes. We expect the participants to come with improvements over the existing appliances or come up with new ones altogether. Embedding Robotics and AI or IoT solutions can be an option. Everything's automated nowadays.

  • Energy and Environment - With the increasing number of gadgets and digital equipment we use daily, there is an increase in power consumption impacting the environment. We would like the participants to come up with eco-solutions to the existing devices or a new product altogether which can save the environment from further harm.

PRIZES

WINNER

₹ 2500

FIRST RUNNER-UP

₹ 1500

SECOND RUNNER-UP

₹ 1000

WINNERS OF QUIZ/TRIVIA

Free Digit e-mag subscription

Trophies