Prize Money

INR 1,25,000


Corona virus is spreading like wildfire in the country. Innovate and find ways to stop the spread of the virus, and distribute vaccine after its successful invention

Problem Statement Registrations Closed
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i. Title

ii. Abstract
1. Objectives
2. Beneficiaries (For whom)
3. Value of results (Usage)

iii. Background

iv. Statement of Problem 1. Succinct definition of problem addressed (follows from material in the background section)

v. Research
1. Present methods of tackling the problem (if any)
2. Proposed Solution
3. Alternate solutions/approaches
4. Novelty of Approach: How is/will your solution be better than the existing products that address the same problem?

vi. Technical Report
1. Description of concepts, theories and/or approach involved in the proposed solution
2. Technical aspect of the proposed solution
3. Detailed technical specifications and pictorial representations (block diagrams/ flow chart)
4. Description of the flow of operations demonstrating key features and functionality
5. Performance estimate of the solution
6. Experimentation/Verification done to establish the workability of the above
7. A link to the video of the working model/ prototype

vii. Results
1. Actual findings, significant output of tests and analysis (Must be readable)
2. Include problems encountered, credibility of results, accuracy estimates
3. Pros and cons of your solution
4. Utility of results

viii. A link of the Google Drive Folder which contains Pictures and Video of the working model/ prototype.

ix. Application

1. Your idea as a solution to the problem
2. Additional applications
3. Benefits to the users

x. Future prospects, research in it and further development (in brief)

xi. Any other details: (Patent/Business plan etc.)
Date Event
24 October, 2020 Last date of registration
24 October, 2020 Abstract submission
31 October, 2020 First round results
7 November, 2020 Mentor allocation
18/19 December, 2020 Final Presentation

How to register?

Follow this steps for registration : -> Competitions -> Ideates -> Covideate -> Explore More -> Register -> Fill all your details -> You will be registered and now you must either Create a team/Join a team

What is the Registered Mail Id of a person?

The Gmail Id which was used to Sign In is the Registered mail Id. It is an Unique Identity of any participant. It will be used in Adding Team members in a Team, Joining a Pre-existing team etc.

How many people can be there in one team?

One team can have atmost 4 participants for this competition.

Can anyone add members in a team?

No, only the team leader has the right to add members in a team. But others can join an existing team by clicking on the Join Team button.

Can we add ourselves in any existing team?

Yes, follow these steps to get added in a team. Join team -> Enter required details -> You will be added in that team

How can I make my own team (as team leader)?

You can choose any of the two ways to form your own team: Follow this process:- -> Competitions -> Covideate -> Explore More -> Register -> Fill all your details -> Team -> Create a team -> Use the Registered Mail Id of other participants to add them in your team. They must be already registered before adding them in your Team.

What is the Single Participant option?

On clicking the single participant option, you will be given a team ID. Other people can join your team using your team ID but you can't join any other team. You have to leave the team to join another team.

How can a team leader remove members from the team?

Click on the Remove Member button and then remove the member you want to remove.

What happens when a team leader leaves a team?

If a team leader leaves a team, the team will get dissolved. The other members of the team will then have to create a new team.

Is it necessary for the team leader to add all the team members at once?

No, it is not necessary. Team leader can add 1 member or none, only once which is while creating the team but if the team is not full and he/she wants to add more members afterwards, then members (to be added) will have to use the Join Team button to join team

How can a team member(other than team leader) leave his/her team?

Click on the Leave Team button and you will be removed from the registered team.

Who can delete a team?

Only the team leader can delete the team using the Dissolve Team button.

Can we change the team leader of our team?

No, you can’t change the team leader of your team. But, you can dissolve the team and form a new one.

Can I register in more than one competition?

Yes, you can participate in more than one competition. However, it is recommended to focus on one competition as there may be some chances of slot clash.

Can a team have members from different colleges?

Yes, students from different colleges can form a team.

How many teams can I join in?

You can join only one team in one competition. Participating in more than one team will get you DISQUALIFIED.

Covideate abstracts will be judged by a panel of experts. Following are the broad guidelines for judging:
1. Creativity and Novelty: How novel is the idea? How different is it from the current solutions available? The innovation must be ingenious and novel in its area of application and should have a high potential for leaving an impact on the society.
2. Originality: The innovation should not, by any means, include copied or stolen work. Such applications will be disqualified immediately.
3. Performance
4. Cost/Market Value and Acceptance
5. Durability and Usability: Durability of the prototype/method proposed.
6. Implementation ability: Is the solution implementable as described? Is it repeatable? Is the solution feasible for diverse and changing conditions?
7. Scalability: Is the solution scalable to a higher level, how easy is it to scale up and what are the factors affecting it?
8. Potential of Impact: How does it benefit the society? The scale of problem that it solves, intensity of the solution and number of people catered from the solution directly and indirectly.
9. Design: Has the design been taken into consideration? How optimized is the product?
10. Ergonomics (if the team decides to make a well-designed product) In case of any discrepancies, the decision of the Organizers or Judges will be final and binding on all.
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