FAQs

Individual/Team Leader can submit an idea.
The team leader can submit the idea and add his team members to the idea after all of them register individually.
Only the team leader can edit the idea. All other team members can only view the idea and its status.
KPIT Sparkle 2018 is contest for all students of undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D courses from science and engineering faculties of colleges and universities.
Who: This contest is open for all students of undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D courses from science and engineering faculties of colleges and universities
How: Visit this link for registration: https://sparkle.kpit.com
Click on "Register now for KPIT SPARKLE 2018", enter all required information.
PLEASE NOTE:
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 (for the Sponsor and the Organizer) and (iii) must act as coordinator between the other team members. After registration member will receive an OTP on registered mobile no for verification.
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 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.
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).
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.
In Idea submission you can submit your idea over an online [https://sparkle.kpit.com] website.
PLEASE NOTE:
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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Your idea will be judged on the following criteria, in order of importance:
  • Innovation
  • Social Impact
  • Technical knowledge
  • Completeness of prototype
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.
KPIT will send an e-mail to your registered email ID 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 Dashboard” page.
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 confirmation for prototyping/ revision of existing prototypes.
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.
The prototype is a working implementation of the idea submitted involves hardware and/ or software.
The following formats for building a prototype are accepted:
  • Hardware and/ or software.
KPIT will send you an e-mail to your registered email ID with further information regarding the final presentation. The format of the presentation will also be sent across.
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.
In the “My Dashboard” page [Post login], the idea submission form will be made available.
In case of Team the entrant has to submit the project to invite team members to form a Team.
Yes, participants can submit more than one idea.