MSH Challenges

As MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) sees consolidation of its activities bringing on board a bevy of startups, incubators, mentors and COEs in its quest to emerge as a single biggest collaborative platform for tech startup community, setting up innovative partnerships and forging meaningful synergies with all stakeholders of the tech ecosystem in the country has been its primary focus.

With a rapidly evolving ecosystem of its own MSH has been undertaking a series of holistic programmes and initiatives to identify and award potential disruptive technologies and seeding the tech ecosystem.

Instituting “Grand Challenges” is thus part of the broader initiative of MeitY Startup Hub to drive new tech-driven business models and rapidly scale up prototyping of technologies. It’s a “win win” scenario with MSH able to scan new and disruptive innovation ideas coming out from startups and accurately profile emerging technology landscapes while startups receiving funding and recognition.

Challenges complement traditional innovation methods as the core goal of challenges is to come up with fresh ideas to solve business challenges. These pitching events are emphatic in a sense that they encourage budding and existing startups to recognize how they could make real world impact with a host of tangible and intangible benefits in terms of prize money, potential investment opportunities, networking & promotion, mentoring, visibility and developing the agility to work in a cross-disciplinary atmosphere.

The salient features of the challenge would be ensuring a pan India outreach with dissemination though MSH website, social media handles, mass mailers and direct communications, ensuring a level playing field through simple application process and anonymous judging to ensure that only the best progress through to subsequent rounds and keeping entrants motivated by visible rewards

The dynamic challenges would fast-track the development of many innovative products and inspire a multitude of partnerships and projects among the contestants, industry and government to address current and pressing challenges and finding the next generation of solutions.

Benefits of Challenges

  • Exploring new technologies
  • Driving business innovation
  • Sourcing incubation programs
  • Creating potential startups
  • Branding of products/organization
  • Creating solutions for social causes
  • Analyzing data to make predictions
  • Rewarding innovative thinking

For more information and conducting challenges please contact on meity-sthub@gov.in

Current Challenges
InFinity
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Himalayan Startup Trek Challenge
Deadline:
25th November 2021
HDFC CSR 'Smart-up Grants' (For Startups)
Deadline:
22nd November 2021
Innovation Challenge: PULSE- HealthTech for Bharat
Deadline:
25th November 2021
HDFC CSR 'Smart-up Grants' (For Incubation Centers)
Deadline:
22nd November 2021
Google App Scale Academy
Deadline:
15th December 2021
OCP 2.0 i.e SUCCESS of EP Bhubaneswar
Deadline:
5th November 2021
Past Challenges
Prosus Social Impact Challenge for Accessibility
ElevatED Innovation Challenge
Innovation Challenge for Development of a Cloud Based Web Accessibility Reporting Solution
Open Challenge Program (1.0) by STPI CoE, FASAL at Akola
Open Challenge Program (3.0) by STPI CoE, MOTION at Pune
NAVONMESH OCP 2.0 by STPI CoE, MedTech
Enterprise Innovation Challenge
Idea Challenge Program (ICP 2.0) of APIARY CoE, Gurugram
iCreate EV Innovation Challenge - EVangelize
Grand Challenge for Fintech and Health Care domain
2nd edition of India-Sweden Healthcare Innovation Challenge
CYBER SECURITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Manufacturing Innovation Challenge 4th Edition
CHUNAUTI 2.0 - NextGen Start-up Challenge
Open Challenge Program (OCP2.0) of OCTANE CoE at North East
FOSS4Gov Innovation Challenge
AI in Healthcare
CONTACTLESS HEALTHCARE
Open Challenge Program (OCP) 1.0 of AIC STPI Bengaluru
BHUMI-BSF High-Tech Undertaking for Maximizing Innovation
AP MARKFED Agritech Innovation Challenge
Healthcare Innovation Challenge (HIC)
2nd Cohort Program of IMAGE COE, Hyderabad
NEURON - An STPI CoE in AI, Data Analytics, IoT&Animated Visual Graphics launches Open Challenge Program (OCP) for 3rd Cohort
Publication of 3rd Open Challenge Program of STPI CoE IoT Open Lab
MEDTECHATHON- NextGen Medical Device Innovation Challenge 2021
MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2020 - 3rd Edition
Water Challenge at Smart City Living Lab- IIITH
“FinBlue”- An STPI CoE launches Pitchfest, 2021 | Last date to apply extended to 21st 2021
SCOUT-2021: Smart city Challenges & Outcomes for Urban Transformation
SmartUp Grant for Startups | Cohort 3
Smart Manufacturing Competency Center - Startup Challenge
FlexE Innovation Challenge
“NEURON”- An STPI CoE in AI, Data Analytics, IoT & Audio Visual Gaming launches Open Challenge Program (OCP) for 2nd Cohort.
Healthcare Innovation Challenge (HIC) by NASSCOM
Grand Challenge for Strengthening CoWIN
Open Challenge Program for the startups working in IoT Domain
STARTUP TO SCALEUP | COHORT 2 BY GAIN | LAST DATE TO APPLY 20th December 2020
Transforming Systems through Partnership Grant Call 2020-2021
“MOTION”- An STPI CoE in Autonomous Connected Electric Shared (ACES) Mobility launches Open Challenge Program (OCP) for 2nd Cohort
HSBC Fintech Innovation Challenge
MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2020 - 2nd Edition
Grand Challenge for development of “Smart water supply measurement and monitoring system”
AI Challenge | Last date to apply - 24th September 2020
SASACT 2020 | Call for Proposals from startups
Prosus Social Impact Challenge for Accessibility
PRATIBHA DESIGN CHALLENGE
HACK & REBOOT a National level DIGITAL HACKATHON
BioMedTech Innovation Challenge | Last date of submission is 15th September 2020
“MedTech”-Start-up Open Challenge Program Contest
"CHUNAUTI"- NextGen Startup Challenge Contest
स्वदेशी Microprocessor Challenge - Innovate Solutions for #आत्मनिर्भर भारत
Manufacturing Innovation Challenge 2020
5G Hackathon
Innovation Challenge for Video Conferencing Solution
Fight CORONA IDEAthon
HCL HACK IITK 2020
Blockchain Hackathon CODE | CREATE | DISRUPT
Data Innovation Bazaar’ (DIB)
Fintech Innovation Challenge GST Concession on Digital Payment
‘Hack the Crisis - India’ Online Hackathon Event
Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge
Safe India Hackathon - #IndiaFightsCorona
Cyber Security Grand Challenge: Innovate to Secure