Guidelines, Procedures & Quick Reader
Guidelines to submit an idea
You can submit an idea only under the 'Mobility and Energy' Theme
Steps to follow:
1. On your Dashboard, click on 'Submit Idea'
2. Select Category, Sub Category
3. Enter the title of your project and a brief description of your idea
4. After that we ask you a few multiple choice questions. Select the appropriate options
5. Read the guidance tips for each question to proceed further
6. Also enter the problem statement and your unique solution
7. Submit the photo of your prototype (current stage)
Guidelines to add team members
MAX TEAM SIZE: 5
NOTE: Only Team Leader can submit a project and add team members to it.
Steps to follow:
1. Ask all your team members to register individually.
2. All team members have to verify their email id and mobile no through OTP.
3. Once registration of all team members is successful, you can invite them.
4. On your dashboard, Click on the title of the idea. It will display your idea and an option to invite team members.
5. Enter the correct registered mobile numbers of your team members(Max 4).
6. Your team will be added/built successfully.
Guidelines to submit your simulation file
You have to submit a document of simulation of your idea along with an explanation of what you are trying to prove Read Document
Who can submit an idea?
Individual/Team Leader can submit an idea.
How can a team submit an idea?
The team leader can submit the idea and add his team members to the idea after all of them register individually.
Can a team member edit the idea?
Only the team leader can edit the idea. All other team members can only view the idea and its status.
What is KPIT Sparkle 2023 about?
KPIT Sparkle 2023 is an innovation platform for all students of undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D courses from Science, Engineering, Design and Management faculties of colleges and universities across PAN India.
Who can register? How do we register?
Individual / Team has to enter the project details after the registration. In case of a Team the entrant must invite the other members of his/her Team. The team should consist of 5 members including Team leader. Each Team must appoint a Team leader, (i) who will represent the team, (ii) will be the contact person and (iii) must act as coordinator between the other team members. After registration member will receive an OTP on registered mobile no. and email address for verification.
Who: This innovation platform for all students of undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D courses from Science, Engineering, Design and Management faculties of colleges and universities across PAN India.
How: Visit this link for registration:
Why do I need to verify my mobile no. and email address?
We require that you verify your mobile no. and email address to create a KPIT Sparkle account. This will help us to verify that the email address doesn't belong to someone else. Please note that this is a two-step process. You need to first register and confirm your registration based on a valid e-mail-ID and a Mobile number. After verification of your e-mail-ID and Mobile number by entering the one time password (OTP) pin, you can login.
What is expected from the participants?
A fundamentally innovative idea is the core focus of our competition. The idea must be realized in both: Idea submission over an online form (Phase 1) and a prototype (Phase 2).
What should the team size and the team configuration be?
You can participate either as an individual (=1 member) or as a team (maximum team size: 5 members). There is no restriction on team configuration; team members can be from same or different department(s), branches and colleges.
To configure a Team, entrant has to submit the project and invite the team members to register.
What will happen in idea submission?
In an idea submission you can submit your idea over an online Sparkle Website [https://sparkle-dev.kpit.com/sparkle2023"]
The milestones of this journey will be decided by you depending on the maturity of your idea.
We have categorized innovators into three categories according to maturity of ideas.
- Innovators teams having a working prototype
The first phase: Teams with a working prototype can submit a 3 minute video of the prototype along with the idea form. The advantage of this category is to receive an initial feedback on improvements you can do make the quality of the prototype better.
The second phase: Selection of the innovative idea, in this phase the teams will be provided the feedback if their ideas are innovative, they will also be allowed for a revision in the prototype if selected as innovative
The third phase: is for the final selection to Finale.
- Innovators Teams having an Idea but no prototype as of now
The first phase: Teams having an idea can submit the idea by using the idea submission form. We are looking out for answers for important questions on when a prototype would be ready.
The second phase: Selection of the innovative idea, in this phase the teams will be provided the feedback if their ideas are innovative, they will be provided go ahead for prototyping.
The third phase: the team has to submit a video for the working prototype and will be selected for the finale by a set of evaluators.
- Innovators Teams not having any idea as of now
These teams can register their details with KPIT Sparkle as of now but are advised to hurry up as all successful idea selections for finale have to cross the above mentioned hurdles.
- Innovators teams having a working prototype
According to which criteria's will my idea be judged?
Your idea will be judged on the following criteria, in order of importance:
Completeness of prototype
How will the submitted Ideas be selected for Prototyping?
The organizer, assisted by KPIT's R&D experts, along with independent external experts, will evaluate, filter, and select the best ideas according to above mentioned criteria, which will be nominated for prototyping phase and further selected for finale.
How will I know if my idea is accepted?
KPIT will send an e-mail to your registered email ID and an SMS to your registered mobile no. which mentions your idea being selected to next phase. (Note: This mail can end up in your spam box, be sure to check it, if needed). You will also be able to see the status when you login to the “My Ideas” page.
How do I proceed if my idea is selected?
Once your idea/solution gets shortlisted, you can start working towards creating a prototype of your idea for further evaluation. The KPIT Sparkle team will send you an email/SMS confirmation for prototyping/ revision of existing prototypes.
What will happen in Prototyping phase?
In prototyping phase, participants needs to prepare a high quality prototype to show how their idea could be executed in reality and submit short description and video (~ 3 minutes) to show the working of their prototype. They can revise the videos till the last date mentioned in terms and conditions.
What is a prototype?
The prototype is a working implementation of the idea submitted involves hardware and/ or software.
What is accepted as a prototype?
The actual idea should be realized in the prototype which can be implemented on any of the following:
NOTE: Small scale models or toy mechanisms will not be accepted as prototype!
How will I know that I'm invited to the final event?
KPIT will send you an e-mail to your registered email ID and an SMS to your registered mobile no. with further information regarding the final presentation. The format of the presentation will also be sent across.
What does the Grand Finale mean?
During the grand finale independent jury consisting of reputable experts will assess the best ideas and give ratings based on defined parameters according to the award criteria. All potential awardees will be invited to this ceremony held in Pune as a 2 day event. During the finale you will have the unique opportunity to make yourself known to KPIT and the members of our jury. The best innovations will also be rewarded after the finale with cash prizes or attractive benefits.
Where can I submit my project?
The idea submission form will be available on the “My Ideas” page [Post login].
In the case of a Team, the entrant must submit a project in order to invite team members to form a Team.
I don't have time to finish my project; is it possible to send it after the deadline?
All projects must be submitted on Time
How can Design and Management students participate in the contest?
If you have an innovative idea that aligns the theme, you can submit it directly. If not, we can offer you the opportunity to collaborate with already submitted projects in which you will be required to create a prototype design or a case study for the idea.
Can the same team submit several ideas?
Yes, participants are free to submit as many ideas as they wish.