Innovation Challenge for Development of a Cloud Based Web Accessibility Reporting Solution by MeitY: Register by Oct 18: Expired

Registrations are open for Innovation Challenge for Development of a Cloud Based Web Accessibility Reporting Solution by MeitY for the year 2021. The last date of registration is 18 October.

Scope of Work

The scope of work includes development of a cloud-based accessibility reporting solution that will be offered as a service to government entities. Solution must include the front-end user interface that is accessible through a web/mobile app. 

Stages

Stage-1 (Ideation):

The intent of this stage is to invite bright minds to participate to propose innovative and cutting-edge ideas. Teams that fulfil the eligibility criteria will be given a chance to propose their ideas pertaining to the challenge. The proposal will cover aspects like understanding of the problem, proposed technology stack, development methodology, team composition and references to similar products.

Top 5 teams would be selected by the Selection Panel at this stage. Each team will receive a funding to build the functional tool displaying the functionalities and features. Each team will be provided a mentor who will guide them with respect to the achievable targets. The teams will have to update the weekly progress.

Stage-2 (Minimum Viable Product)

This is the critical phase of the Innovation Challenge to build upon the idea and develop the functional tool. The shortlisted 5 entries from Stage-1 will get a chance to present the minimum viable product to the Selection Panel and will be rated based on the functionalities achieved.

Top 2 teams will be shortlisted at this Stage. Each team will receive a funding to build the fully functional product incorporating the additional features. There will be mentors assigned to the teams. Queries, if any would be answered by their respective mentors but would be available to all, for fairness.

Final Stage (Functioning Product):

The team/ teams that develops the fully functioning product within the stipulated time frame meeting all the functional requirements will get

  • Certificate of appreciation from the Hon’ble Minister of Electronics & IT
  • Chance to deploy the fully functioning product at the NIC National Cloud and complete the security audit of the tool. The charges, if any for the security audit will be borne by NIC/MeitY.

The security audited fully functioning product will be demonstrated to the Grand Jury. The solutions would be evaluated based on parameters that will include Innovation, Replicability, Scalability, Usability, Ease of deployment/roll-out, Potential risks involved in implementation of the solution.

Important dates

#ActivitiesDate
1Launch of Innovation Challenge23rd Sep, 2021
2Last Date for Registration18th Oct, 2021
3Last Date for Submission of Ideas9th Nov, 2021
4Declaration of 5 Teams Shortlisted for Building Functional Tool18th Nov, 2021
5Last Date for Submission of Minimum Viable Product19th Jan, 2022
6Presentation by Top 5 Teams19th Jan, 2022
7Declaration of results of Minimum Viable Product Stage29th Jan, 2022
8Submission of Functional Product29th Mar, 2022
9Presentation of Top 2 Teams29th Mar, 2022
10Declaration of Results and Signing of Contract5th Apr, 2022
11Fully functional product as per MeitY specific customizations, documentation and tool optimization20th Apr, 2022

Registration

Interested candidates can register via this page.

Prizes

The Grand Jury will select one winner who will get an additional funding to complete the activities, which includes completion of MeitY specific customizations, documentation, optimizations etc. Further support for 2 years from the second year onwards will be provided towards Operations, Maintenance, Bug Fixes, Enhancements, etc.

All updates & version upgrades are to be provided without any additional cost. Post the completion of O&M phase, the renewal shall be done at a rate agreeable to both the Winning team and NIC, MeitY.

Click here to view the official notification of Innovation Challenge for Development of a Cloud Based Web Accessibility Reporting Solution by MeitY.


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