IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with Department of Science and Technology, Government of India launches Smart Fifty - 50 solutions to Transform India!

If you have an idea that is Sustainable, Motivating, Affordable, Responsible and Transformational, participate in India's biggest Hunt for Smart Startups.

50 smart solutions will get funded!

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with Department of Science and Technology, Government of India launches Smart Fifty - 50 solutions to Transform India!

If you have an idea that is Sustainable, Motivating, Affordable, Responsible and Transformational, participate in India's biggest Hunt for Smart Startups.

50 smart solutions will get funded!

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with Department of Science and Technology, Government of India launches Smart Fifty - 50 solutions to Transform India!

If you have an idea that is Sustainable, Motivating, Affordable, Responsible and Transformational, participate in India's biggest Hunt for Smart Startups.

50 smart solutions will get funded!

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with Department of Science and Technology, Government of India launches Smart Fifty - 50 solutions to Transform India!

If you have an idea that is Sustainable, Motivating, Affordable, Responsible and Transformational, participate in India's biggest Hunt for Smart Startups.

50 smart solutions will get funded!

Rewards

  • Top 10 entrepreneurs to pitch for Rs. 10 Cr. funding.
  • Top 50 entrepreneurs to get seed grant of Rs. 4 lakhs each.
  • Top 400 to get startup kit, seamless access to professional Mentorship, Funding, and Incubation opportunities.
  • Top 3,000 get mass mentoring and knowledge session.

Focus areas

Smart Learning

Infrastructure & Delivery, Skilling & Re skilling

Smart Agriculture

Tech Enabled Farming, Supply Chain, Food Processing

Smart Money

Payment system, Financial Inclusion, Block Chain, Bigdata

Smart Sustainability

Clean Tech, Water Conservation, Waste Management, Clean Energy, Pollution Management

Smart Living

Security, Mobility, City, Village, Home, Governance, Retail

Smart Health

Devices, Home Care, Rural Care

Timeline

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Sep 20, 2017

Launch

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March 31, 2018

Grand Finale

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

  • The contest is open to aspiring (about to set up) or early stage (set up within last 5 years) Startups working on solutions that addresses the socio-economic needs of India.
  • Preference will be given to those with a full-time core team and a working model or prototype or proof of concept ready for customer validation.

WHAT'S ON OFFER?

  • Top 10 entrepreneurs to pitch for Rs. 10 Cr. funding.
  • Top 50 entrepreneurs to get seed grant of Rs. 4 lakhs each.
  • Top 400 to get startup kit, seamless access to professional Mentorship, Funding, and Incubation opportunities.
  • Top 3,000 get mass mentoring and knowledge session.
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A solution addressing a big socio-economic need and having a sustainable revenue model. The typical characteristics of a smart idea are:
Sustainable, Motivational, Affordable, Responsible and Transformational.

  • Entrepreneurs who have an early stage venture (set up not earlier than 1st September 2012) or have a promising idea with a plan and prototype / working model. 
  • The applicant must have the principal business unit (for existing businesses) or proposes to set up principal business unit (for those who have not yet started operations) in India.
  • The business plan or the early stage venture should not be an extension of the applicant’s family business or backward / forward integration with any existing business.
  • The venture or the plan should have a determinable revenue model.
  • There is no restriction on the age or background of applicants.
  • The applicant should be able to verbally communicate in Hindi/ English.
  • The Application in the prescribed format should be submitted in English.
  • The plan / venture should not belong to following industries- alcohol, tobacco, gambling, firearms and explosives.

One needs to first visit the website (www.smartfifty.com) (“Website”) for registering in the Program. The registration and application submission period will remain open from • Sep 25 - Nov 25, 2017 (both days inclusive). Next, click on the “Now Register” section for registration. Once the registration is successfully completed, a registration number will be generated and sent (via email /SMS) to the registered applicants. One needs to then verify the email account by following necessary instructions mentioned in the email. After registration is verified, one may visit the “Application Section” by logging in to the website and fill up the Application form online. The Application form can be saved (click “Save as draft”) and viewed (click “Login”) any number of times before final submission. Once the application is ready for final submission, the Applicant has to click “Submit”. No changes will be permitted after the Application has been submitted. Applicant will get a confirmation of the submission through email and / or a text message. Applicants must quote the Registration Number for all future correspondence.

The shortlisted applicants will be communicated both via Email and SMS confirming their selection to the subsequent stages. All such communication will be sent to Applicants’ registered Email Id and Mobile number.

The IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) is a not for profit (Section 8) company established under the aegis of IIM Calcutta to promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The mission of IIMCIP is aligned to the mission of the institute to “develop innovative and ethical future leaders capable of managing change and transformation in a globally competitive environment and to advance the theory and practice of management”.

The broad objectives of IIMCIP are:

  • To promote entrepreneurship and create a nurturing ecology where fledgling enterprises with innovative ideas and solutions can flourish.
  • To promote Innovation in research and business through industry-academia partnership.

Please visit the website: http://www.iimcip.org/ to know more about IIMCIP.

A proof of concept (POC) is a real life implementation /execution of a certain method or idea to demonstrate its feasibility, or a demonstration in principle, whose purpose is to verify that some concept or theory has the potential of being used.

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Media

Launch of Smart Fifty on NDTV.

Launch of Smart Fifty at Boston, USA in association with Brandeis University.
Presented by TiE Boston.

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Last Date of Application: November 25, 2017.