The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, invites applications for the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge-Innovative Solutions for Aatmanirbhar Bharat along with IIT Madras and C-DAC, powered by FPGA Boards of XILINX which is supported by CoreEL Technologies, to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The incubation support to the winning teams will be provided by an Incubator located at their geographical proximity coordinated by Maker Village.
Under #AatmaNibharBharat Abhiyan, there is a growing need for Swadeshi Compute Hardware, that shall be part of every Smart Device deployed in different domains, including Electronics for public utility services such as Surveillance, Transportation, Environmental condition monitoring, to commodity appliances like smart fans/ locks/ washing machines. In addition, with growing penetration of smart electronics in strategic areas including Space, Defence, and Nuclear energy, the need for Swadeshi Compute Hardware is crucial.
Under Microprocessor Development Programme spearheaded by MeitY at C-DAC, IIT Madras, and IIT Bombay, not only the family of industry-grade Microprocessors has been designed from the scratch but also the compute ecosystem around them has been evolved as a step towards meeting India’s future requirements.
- Winners: Gold Certificate and Total of Rs. 2.30 Crore of Seed Fund for incubating startup to 10 Teams.
- Finalists: Silver Certificate and Total of Rs. 1 Crore of Prototype Development Fund to 25 Teams.
- Semi-Finalists: Bronze Certificate and Total of Rs. 1 Crore of MVP/POC Development Fund and Free Access to Swadeshi Processors & FPGA Board to 100 teams.
- All the participants must be Indian Nationals and should make use of – Xilinx FPGA Boards (Arty A7-100T or Arty A7-35T) and one of the Microprocessors & associated ecosystem (Shakti processors by IIT Madras or Vega processors by C-DAC).
- The contest is open to all Indian students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate & Doctoral degrees in an Engineering discipline with Indian Colleges and Universities. Teams of no more than 5 students and 2 faculty members.
- Start-ups. An entity shall be considered as ‘start-up’ per definition of a startup as notified by DPIIT vide order no G.S.R. 127(E) dated 19th February 2019.
- Registration: 18th August – 15th September 2020
- Quarter-Finals: 16th September- 10th November 2020
- Semi-Finals: 01st January – 15th March 2021
- Finals: 01st April – 15th June 2021
Interested candidates can register for the challenge by clicking here.
The last date to register is September 15, 2020.
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