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iInnovate gives an opportunity to submit innovative ideas related to India specific problems in the area of "Mobility & Energy". Here you can select your own problem statement, propose solutions and submit your innovation to this platform.

Benefits

Solve problems related to Mobility and Energy
IP ownership with Students
Employment opportunities*
Incubation opportunities with our incubation partners*

Awards

Platinum

10 Lakhs

25K for Mentor

Gold

5 Lakhs

15K for Mentor

Silver

2.5 Lakhs X 2

10K for each Mentor

Most Popular

1 Lakh

 

Project Timeline

1st March - 31st August 2020

Registration, Idea submission, Prototyping & Evaluation

1st July - 31st December 2020

Guidance to Top 100 Teams

1st January - February 2021

Finalists Selection and Grand Finale

Hall Of Fame

KPIT Sparkle 2020

In its sixth year now, the theme for KPIT Sparkle 2020 was Mobility & Energy for the future.

The event was held on 29th February and 1st March 2020 at the Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Akurdi – Pune. This year the contest attracted participation from 1000+ colleges in 25 States & 4 Union Territories of India, representing an astonishing 20000+ students through 3000+ projects. Highlights for this year was the increased participation from premier institutes (IITs – 17, NITs – 21).

This year, KPIT Sparkle featured two competitions:

i Innovate, a design and development challenge, which received more than 3000 ideas from over 20,000 students across more than 1000 colleges in India. It provided students of undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD courses from science, engineering, design and management colleges and universities across India with an opportunity to develop smart, safe and clean solutions for the energy and transportation sectors.

The Top 30 teams presented working prototypes of their solutions at the grand finale held at the Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE) on 1 March 2020.

i can crack IT challenge, which invited students and faculty members from science, engineering, design and management colleges, and universities to solve industrial problems provided by a team of technical experts from KPIT.

Padma Vibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar, (Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission and former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission), were the Chief Guest at the event.

Dr. Unnat Pandit, Program Director, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and Dr. Anita Gupta, Adviser & Associate Head (Innovation & Entrepreneurship), Department of Science & Technology (DST) were special guests at the event.

This year the MILAAP 2020 event was also organized as a part of KPIT Sparkle which extends as an incubation center and Incubatee meetup event.



Incubation opportunities:
KPIT partnered with the Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad; Incubation Cell, Science and Technology Park, University of Pune, Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, College of Engineering Pune; Aartech (AIC), one of the first corporate Atal Incubation Centers established under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM); Sandip Incubators (AIC); Forge, I Create, PDPU Innovation & Incubation Centre, SIBM Pune, MAGIC, SPPU CIIL to provide incubation opportunities to deserving ideas.

Gold award winner

Team Detox from Army Institute of Technology, Pune, won the gold award of Rs. 5,00,000.

Silver award winners

Team Vortex from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur won the silver award for designing a vortex energy generator.

 

Team ZincAir from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru won the silver award for developing Eco-friendly Batteries for Electric Vehicles.

Most Popular award winner

Team Bio from ST. XAVIERS CATHOLIC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Kanyakumari won the Most Popular Award for designing a Microalgal Hydrogen Production using Pollutant Consuming Photobioreactor. They won by acquiring 13190 votes from a total of 74987.

KPIT Sparkle 2019

The fifth edition of KPIT Sparkle received more than 2000 ideas from around 22,000 engineering and science students across India. The 30 best teams presented prototypes of their solutions to the jury and incubation partners at the grand finale at a public exhibition, held at the premises of the event's academic partner, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Pune.

The finalists were evaluated based on the novelty, affordability, and commercial viability of the proposed ideas. The winners of the contest were evaluated by a panel of eminent jurors and announced at an award ceremony on 24th February 2019, where cash prizes of INR 16 Lakhs were awarded to them.

The competition aims at fostering innovation among students by providing them with an opportunity to imagine, ideate and develop innovations with a high social impact on sustainability. In the last five years, KPIT Sparkle has received nearly 6000 ideas from more than 50,000 students nationally. The theme for the 2019 edition was "Energy and Mobility for the Future." It sought futuristic solutions, based on cutting-edge technologies, to solve problems in areas, such as renewable energy generation, energy storage, energy utilisation and clean, safe, shared, connected, and secured mobility. KPIT Sparkle 2020 received more than 2000 ideas from around 22,000 students across more than 1,100 colleges in India.

KPIT Sparkle 2020 was privileged to be associated with the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology (DST), NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India Design Council and the National Institute of Design as the knowledge partners and Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Pune; Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology (NIET), Greater Noida; and Sandip University, Nashik; as academic partners. Also, KPIT partnered with the Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad, Incubation Cell – IITM, Science and Technology Park, BHAU Institute and Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Linkages (CIIL) – Savitribai Phule University to provide incubation opportunities to deserving ideas.

Platinum award winner

Team Aqua from Army Institute of Technology, Pune, won the platinum award of Rs. 10,00,000 for developing a vertical axis water turbine (VAWT), which is 24% more efficient than a conventional system. The turbine can be used for both small and large-scale energy production and in all flow conditions.

Silver award winners

Team Gravity from Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, for designing a scalable plant-based microbial fuel cell technology. The solution has the capacity to generate electricity and eliminate dependence on climate for renewable energy production.

 

Team AutoTrac from College of Engineering, Indore, for designing a driverless tractor, which saves labour cost, time and manual labour.

Most Popular award winner

Team Drivetrain from Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Pune, won the Most Popular Award for designing a novel transmission system (single stage gear box) to increase the load carrying capacity and gradeability of existing e-vehicles. The team garnered online votes in excess of 11,000 for their project.

KPIT Sparkle 2018

This was the fourth year of KPIT Sparkle a national design and development innovation contest for science and engineering students. The theme of the competition in this edition was 'Next Generation Energy and Transportation Solutions'. This year we received over 12,000 registrations from more than 600 engineering and science colleges, highlights for this year was the increased participation from premier institutes (IITs, NITs) from 9 to 28. We also saw an increase participation 63 of top 100 institutes across India, the list as published by the MHRD (NIRF rankings).

The 30 finalists of KPIT Sparkle 2018 showcased their projects at a public exhibition, held at the premises of the event's academic partner, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Pune.

This year the projects which came to finale were implemented on actual vehicles. There were Green Technology projects like energy production using Fuel Cell and Hydrogen being used as fuel for automotive applications, compressed air engines. Interesting projects like climate control without using refrigerants, recycling of plastic to form building material. Projects which were aimed at end user Convenience like a dynamic time table for busses depending on ridership, predictive path for ambulances, overtake assistance systems etc. Projects which dealt with Safety like Vehicle flow optimization, collisions avoidance systems, Smart Helmets etc.

At the grand finale of KPIT Sparkle 2018, the winners were felicitated with cash prizes and medals. Students were awarded in the presence of Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Harkesh Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB). The august gathering also included Ravi Pandit, Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Technologies; Dr. RA Mashelkar, Chairman, KPIT Innovation Council and Dr. AM Fulambarkar, Principal, PCCOE, in addition to the jurors.

Gold award winner

Team SmartGears from SAHYADRI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT, Mangalore won the Gold award of Rs. 5 lakhs for their project Smart Helmet

Platinum award winner

Team Electrodes from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur won the Platinum award of Rs. 10 lakhs for their project Bacteria Powered Battery

Silver award winners

Team NanoKnocks from PUNE VIDYARTHI GRIHA'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Pune won the Silver award of Rs. 2.5 lakhs for their project Organic Nano Material for cleaning Oil Spills.

 

Team Thermo from PAD. DR. D. Y. PATIL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH and PIMPRI CHINCHWAD COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Pune won the Silver award of Rs. 2.5 lakhs for their project Converting Waste Heat into electricity

Most Popular award winner

Team Path Predictor from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HAMIRPUR won the Most Popular Award of Rs. 1 lakh for their project Predictive Path Analyzer for Priority vehicles. This team received highest no of votes across India.

KPIT Sparkle 2017

  • Team AlphaGears from Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering won the Platinum prize of Rs. 10 lakhs for their project on Frictionless Gear Transmission System for Vehicles using Polymagnets
  • The 3rd edition of the design and development innovation contest, in collaboration with College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), received 1,500 ideas on the theme of Smart Cities from over 10,500 engineering and science students across India
  • 35 best teams presented prototypes of their solutions in the grand finale; Prize money worth over Rs. 20 lakhs and nationwide recognition for winning teams


Pune, India, February 19, 2017; KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in IT consulting and product engineering, announced the winners of KPIT Sparkle 2017, a national design and development innovation contest for engineering and science students. The theme of the competition in this edition was on Smart Cities and centred on creating solutions for Smart Transportation and Smart Infrastructure using technology. Into its third year, Sparkle 2017 received 1,500 ideas from over 10,500 students across 300 colleges in India. The 35 shortlisted teams exhibited their solutions through working prototypes at the grand finale, held on 18th and 19th February 2017, at the Deccan College Ground in Pune.



The winners of the contest were evaluated by a panel of eminent jurors and announced at an award ceremony on 19 th February, 2017, where cash prizes of over INR 20 Lakhs were awarded to them. The award ceremony was presided by Union Minister for Human Resources Development (HRD), Shri Prakash Javadekar as the Guest of Honor. Padmashree Dr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM was the chief guest.



On display, at the finals, were some interesting and novel projects in areas such as urban mobility, autonomous vehicles, smart electric vehicles and self-learning bots, clean and efficient fuels technology, solutions to recover and clean oil spills, coherent use of energy from plants, wind, solar and waste water and separation of plastics from waste.

Gold award winner

Team Robo-X-Prime from R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur, Maharashtra won the Gold prize for developing a robot for Power Transmission Line Inspection.

Platinum award winner

Team AlphaGears from Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering won the Platinum prize of Rs. 10 lakhs for their project on frictionless gear transmission system for vehicles using Polymagnets. This solution will overcome the drawbacks of present day mechanical gear system.

Silver award winner

Team Robo-Climb from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) for their autonomous vehicle solution called Wall Climbing Robot, which can be used for this robot for transportation of goods as well as passengers over the distance.

 

Team Traffic Eye from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani for their project Traffic Eye to check traffic violations.

Most Popular award winner

The Most Popular project award went to Team Humanoids from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar for their project on Exhaust Gas Emission Control device using Plasma Technology which results in less electric power consumption with no harmful gases discharged in the environment.

KPIT Sparkle 2016

KPIT Announces Winners of KPIT Sparkle 2016, All India Science and Engineering Students Contest
Top shortlisted teams from engineering and science colleges across India presented innovative, robust solutions to address energy and transportation challenges



Pune, 30 January, 2016: KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in IT consulting and product engineering, announced the winners of KPIT Sparkle 2016, an annual national design and development innovation contest for engineering and science students across India. KPIT Sparkle 2016, in association with College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) aims at fostering a culture of innovation and critical thinking among engineering and science students across colleges in India. The competition with the theme of "Smart Solutions for Energy and Transportation"; received 1,700 innovative ideas from over 10,000 students across 500 colleges in India. 54 best teams made it to the grand finale of KPIT Sparkle 2016 and top shortlisted presented innovative and sustainable solutions through scale models and working prototypes.



Some of the projects featured ideas on Green Energy, Alternate Fuels & Materials, Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Traffic Management.



The finalists were evaluated for novelty of their ideas, completeness of prototype, fulfillment of society's expectations/problem statement and technical knowledge at a grand exhibition held at COEP College ground, Pune.

Gold award winner

Team Assist from The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur won the Gold award of INR 5 Lakhs for their "i-Bike" project. The bicycle model can drive itself autonomously and also be driven manually, as and when required, in an urban bicycle-sharing system to achieve in last-mile transportation.

Silver award winners

Team Explorers from Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Pambady, Kerala for their project IC engine efficiency increase without compromising present engine design

 

Team Foxtrot Geeks from Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, for their project on virtual speed breaker.

 

Team BIA from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, for the project on green and facile synthesis of novel supercapacitor electrode material using JUTE fibres as precursor.

 

RMR M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore for the project on Remote Road Quality Assessment and Analysis.

 

Silver award winners

Team Varenya from College of Engineering, Pune for their for developing a system to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of solar water heating system.

Team Trikeracers from College of Engineering, Pune for their project on reverse pedal braking system.

KPIT Sparkle 2015

The first edition of KPIT Sparkle received more than 400 ideas from around 800 engineering and science students across India. The 60 best teams presented prototypes of their solutions to the jury at the grand finale at a public exhibition, held at the premises of the KPIT Technologies, Pune.

Platinum award winner

Jainendra Mishra from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka won the grand prize (Platinum award) of INR 10 lakhs for his innovation. He developed a solution that was aimed at increasing efficiency of hybrid and electric vehicles, which run on lithium-polymer battery pack, by using a novel circuitry grid using SANDY (Switching algorithm ANd cell DYnamics) algorithm.

Gold award winner

The team of Suraj Aru, Shubham Gajabhiye, Tejas Auti, Harshal Nikam, and Pravin Jadhav from College of Engineering, Pune won the Gold award of INR 5 Lakhs. They had worked on creating centrally suspended cage-less Differential for automotive sector.

Silver award winners

Silver award winner Shruti Kharwandikar and Kruti Patel from MKSSS's Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune.

 

Silver award winner: The team of Ajay Kandgal and Vivekanand Kulkarni from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli

 

The team of Sourabh Alagundagi, Rajat Bapuri, Sumitra Malagi from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli

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