The wide concept of "biotech" or "biotechnology" encompasses a wide range of procedures for modifying living organisms according to human purposes, going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of the plants, and "improvements" to these through breeding programs that employ artificial selection and hybridization. Modern usage also includes genetic engineering as well as cell and tissue culture technologies. The American Chemical Society defines biotechnology as the application of biological organisms, systems, or processes by various industries to learning about the science of life and the improvement of the value of materials and organisms such as pharmaceuticals, crops, and livestock.
Teams will be required to submit one report on or before 19th September, 2017 to [email protected] This report should contain the idea they are looking forward to work on. Submission is to be done by ALL the participants.
3. Background and Research :
a. Present methods of tackling the problem (if any)
b. Limitations of present solutions.
c. Alternate approaches
d. Proposed Solution
e. Novelty of Approach: How is or will be your solution better than existing products and overcome previous limitations?
4. Problems it solves and its Beneficiaries
5. Plan (with timeline) and current status
a. Technical aspect of the proposed solution.
b. Detailed technical specifications and Pictorial representations (block diagrams/ flow chart).
c. Description of the flow of operations demonstrating key features and functionality.
d. Performance estimate of the solution.
e. Experimentation done to establish the workability of the above.
7. A link of the Google Drive Folder which contains Pictures and Video of the working model/prototype.
a. Actual findings, significant output of tests and analysis (Must be readable)
b. Include problems encountered, credibility of results, accuracy estimates
c. Pros and cons of your solution
d. Utility of results
9. Future prospects and research in it and further development (in brief)
10. Any other Details: ( Patent/ Business plan etc.)
Submission Format :
The project report should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject Ideate: ELIXIR Team Id (For example Ideate: ELIXIR XYZ1234).Teams must follow the following details for the submission:
1. The abstract must be submitted in pdf format only
2. Font: Arial
3. Size: 11
4. Spacing between two lines: 6 pts
5. Spacing between two paragraphs: 10 pts
6. Bottom margin: 1 inch
Prototype and Final Presentation:
After declaration of the finalists, participants are required to improve upon the prototype/ working model of their project. They will also have to make a presentation covering the technical and financial aspects of their product in a detailed manner. This final presentation and the video will have to be submitted at [email protected] before 15th December 2017. The shortlisted teams can however, continue to work on their prototypes till 28th December, 2017. The teams will have to bring their prototypes to be judged and showcased at Techfest 2017-18 during 29th to 31st December, 2017. The working prototype should be as close as possible to the product that the team intends to present to the end user. This would also help in deciding a better estimate of the cost of the prototype, reflecting closely the actual cost of the product.
First Project Report Submission:
19th September 2017
Mentorship Stage: 25th September to 24th October 2017
Last Date of Registration: 9th November 2017
Final Project Submission: 9th November 2017
Declaration of Result: 27th November 2017
Improvisation Stage: 27th November to 14th December 2017
Final Presentation and Video submission: 15th December 2017
Presentation Stage: 29th December 2017
1. Who can participate ?
Any individual with a valid ID card can participate in the competition.
2. How to register ?
Visit www.techfest.org -> Ideate -> Elixir -> Register
3. How many persons can be there in one team?
Maximum 4 members can be there in a team.
4. Can I register in more than one ideate competition?
Yes, you can participate in more than one Ideate competitions. But it is recommended to focus on one ideate competition as there are some chances of slot clash.
5. Is there any mentor panel?
Yes, there is a mentor panel who will help you to clear your doubts.
6. What is the criteria for getting accommodation?
Teams who have cleared Round 2 of the Ideate competition are eligible for getting accommodation but it is on first come first serve basis.