Guidelines, Procedures & Quick Reader
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 for the 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 log in to the page.
Guidelines to add a team member
NOTE: Only a Team Leader can submit a project and add team members to it. 1. Ask all your team members to register individually. 2. All team members have to verify their email id 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.
Can the same team submit several ideas?
No. One team can submit only one idea
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
Where can I submit my project?
The idea submission form will be available on the page [Post login]. In the case of a Team, the Team Leader must submit a project to invite team members to form a Team.
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.
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 is accepted as a prototype?
The actual idea should be realized in the prototype which can be implemented on any of the following: Hardware Software Both Hardware & Software NOTE: Small-scale models or toy mechanisms will not be accepted as a prototype
What is a prototype?
The prototype is a working implementation of the idea submitted that involves hardware and/ or software.
What will happen in the Prototyping phase?
In the prototyping phase, participants need to prepare a high-quality prototype to show how their idea could be executed and submit a short description and video (~ 7 minutes) to show the working of their prototype. They can revise the videos till the last date mentioned in the terms and conditions.
How do I proceed if my idea is selected?
Once your idea/solution gets shortlisted to the top 100, 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.
Who can submit an idea?
Any individual can submit an idea. Incase you have a team, the person who submits an idea becomes the Team Leader.
How will the submitted Ideas be selected for Prototyping?
The organizer, assisted by KPIT's SMEs, will evaluate, filter, and select the best ideas according to the above-mentioned criteria, which will be nominated for the next phase and further selected for the finale.
According to which criteria will my idea be judged?
Your idea will be judged on the following criteria: Have you defined any problem statement as experienced by a user of the application, product, or service and is this problem validated by an expert? What is the problem you are trying to solve? Who is going to get impacted positively? Has someone else solved it, is there a prior art/ reference? What is unique about your solution?What is the unfair advantage? Are there any third-party parallels/ patents or references? Has the technical solution outline and features have been identified Have you checked on the Feasibility of?the implementation What kind of prototype would you build as a solution? Do you have any patent/ copyright etc. for the software/ hardware? A working prototype video to showcase the innovative idea in action. Kindly use a standard MP4 format. Explanation time 7 minutes. Video size: 500MB Test cases/ actual scenarios to showcase the feasibility of implementation. Showcase the convenience and safety of the idea.
What is the workflow for Submitting an idea?
- Team Leader submits an idea using the portal and the idea form.
- To form a team, the team leader invites individual team members via the portal, these members have pre-registered themselves on the portal.
- The KPIT SMEs will evaluate the idea and select the top 100 for the Pre- Finale round.
- The selected teams present their idea online during the pre-finale.
- The Jury selects the finalists who need to work on a full-scale prototype as per recommendations of the Jury.
- The team leader submits videos of proof of concept and implementation of the idea.
- The finalist team travel to Pune for the final event.
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 the same or different department(s), branches, and colleges. To configure a Team, the team leader has to submit the project and invite the team members to register.
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).
Why do I need to verify my mobile no. and email address?
We require that you verify your 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. After verification of your e-mail-ID entering the one-time password (OTP) pin, you can log in.
Who can register? How do we register?
Individual / Team has to enter the project details after registration. Note all members should register themselves on the portal. In the case of a Team, the Team Leader must invite the other members of his/her Team. The team can maximum consist of 5 members including the 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 members will receive an OTP on the registered email address for verification. Who: This innovation platform is for all undergraduate students from Science and Engineering Colleges globally. How: Visit this link for registration - https://sparkle.kpit.com/register
What is KPIT Sparkle 2024 about?
KPIT Sparkle 2024 is an innovation platform for undergraduate students from Science and Engineering Colleges globally.
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.
How can a team submit an idea?
The team leader can submit an idea and add his team members to the idea after all of them register individually.