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About Innovation Challenge

Techfest is the annual science and technology festival of IIT Bombay. It has now grown into Asia's largest with a footfall of 175000+. International Exhibits like Sophia, Robothespian, Competitions like Robowars, Lecturers like His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr. Rakesh Sharma are just the highlights of Techfest

To foster innovative thinking among students Techfest, IIT Bombay conducts Innovation Challenge this year in collaboration with Unified Council. The students will be asked to present an out of the box idea on a given problem statement, that can change the world.

Glimpses of past years

Top 20 students from all across the country were selected for the finale of Innovation Challenge 2018 held at IIT Bombay during Techfest 2018-19. The top 12 winners of Innovation Challenge 2018 were awarded an Educational Trip to Russia supported by ROSATOM where they witnessed the scope of Atomic Energy. The winners had to pay nothing for the trip but a lot of enthusiasm to absorb every single experience the trip was going to offer them. The other 8 winners were awarded a trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Station, Thiruvananthapuram, where they witnessed the cutting edge Space technologies and observed what ISRO has to offer to the young innovative minds. They also got a chance to meet and interact with Shri S. Somnath the Director of VSSC, ISRO.



There are 2 stages in the competition.
You first need to register and think over the given problem statement.

Stage - 1
  • A mental ability test will be held to test your aptitude
  • After the test you will be asked to submit your idea on the portal itself

Stage - 2
  • Top 20 students will be shorlisted who will present their ideas to the professors of IIT Bombay


Stage - 1 : 7th February, 2021

Stage - 2 : 13th and 14th February, 2021

Problem Statement

Awards and Incentives

  • Top 10 students will be given prizes worth 50K
  • Top 20 students will receive a certificate along with their Rank
  • Students submitting a valid idea will receive participation certificates

Cash Prize of 50K at stake

Participation certificates for a valuable submission

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