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

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Current Challenges
HSBC Fintech Innovation Challenge
22nd November 2020
8th November 2020
Past Challenges
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
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
Blockchain Hackathon CODE | CREATE | DISRUPT
Fintech Innovation Challenge GST Concession on Digital Payment
Data Innovation Bazaar’ (DIB)
‘Hack the Crisis - India’ Online Hackathon Event
Safe India Hackathon - #IndiaFightsCorona
Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge
Cyber Security Grand Challenge: Innovate to Secure
Innovation Challenge for Video Conferencing Solution