In the present situation, where whole country is fighting with this pandemic disease COVID-19, and facing lockdown, the Innovation cell of Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched an online challenge named “SAMADHAN” for all the incubators, innovators, researchers, and start-ups to share their ideas and strengthens the nation’s fight against this COVID-19 that has infected more than 5,000 people in India. The last date for the submission of application is April 14, 2020.
|Last date to apply||April 14, 2020|
|Round 0||Open for all the students, incubators, researchers, start-ups.|
|Round 1||Top 200 will be selected|
|Round 2||Top 20 will be selected|
|Round 3||Top 3 will be selected (Winner)|
|Where to apply ??||click here|
“Your ideas and innovations can be a force multiplier in these challenging times of coronavirus pandemic. I urge you all to come forward and help us combat coronavirus by participating in Samadhan Challenge. Together we can and we will make the difference,” HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank posted on Twitter on April 7.
Your ideas & innovations can be a force multiplier in these challenging times of #CoronavirusPandemic.
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 7, 2020
Basically, this “mega online challenge” named SAMADHAN is categorized into two parts:
Track 1: Ideate-Simulate-Win
It is basically a process of imitating of ideas. Innovation cell of MHRD invites all the student innovators, educators, researchers, and startups to share their ideas in a form of YouTube video link, which should ideally be a solution against the COVID-19 pandemic that the whole world is facing.
The top 200 concept based applications will be shortlisted by 17 April 2020 for round 1.
Criteria for shortlisting of application: Public liking of the concept (number of likes on your video and views of the video at the time of evaluation).
So it is beneficial to start sharing your video link once you submit your youtube video to make it popular and getting more likes.
Mentors will submit their improved (explained) concept in form of video by 18 April 2020 11:55 PM.
Then, organisers will email all the participants a youtube link of their improved concept video on 21 April 10:00 AM.
The time slot of 21 April 10:00 AM to 22 April 5:00 PM will be available for public voting on a specific Youtube Channel.
Finally, the results for round 2 will be announced on 22 April 08:00 PM. Top 20 will be shortlisted for 2nd round.
Now, they will be asked to submit their final concept video along with a presentation by 23 April 11:55 PM.
Top 10 will be shortlisted for 3rd round and results will be announced on the basis of expert evaluation on 24 April 8:00 PM.
Round 3 (Final)
Top 10 teams will be evaluated by a grand jury from 4 PM to 6 PM on 25 April. Finally, top 3 winners will be announced by 26 April.
Track 2: Validate-Pitch-Deploy
It invites student innovators, educators, researchers, and startups with a working prototype of technologically advanced solutions, which can be validated and implemented immediately to weaken the effect of pandemic COVID-19.
It is the recommendation of Innovation Cell from all the participants to share a tweet once they submit their idea.
Where to apply ??
To apply for this challenge, visit the official website of MHRD’s Innovation Cell and choose the category you want to participate in, either Track 1 or Track 2.
We all know that coronavirus does not have a quick solution, therefore, the Government of India has taken this initiative “SAMADHAN” to call all the young minds where they will search and develop such measures that can be made available to the health services, hospitals, government agencies, and other services for quick solutions to the Coronavirus epidemic and other such calamities.Also the motive behind this challenge is to make citizens aware, to motivate them, to face any challenge even in this pandemic situation.
Under this challenge, the students and faculty will get something new to discover and experiment which could be helpful for all the citizens and it will also provide them with a strong base leading to a spirit of experimentation and discovery.
No doubt, the success of this programme totally depends on how effective are the ideas of participants with their ability to find solutions, commercially and technically, which in turn will help the country to fight with this epidemic disease COVID-19.
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