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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge

Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge

MeitY in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission – Niti Aayog launches Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to spot the simplest Indian Apps that are already getting used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world class Apps in their respective categories. This Innovation Challenge with various cash awards and incentives of featuring Apps on Leader Boards seeks to make an ecosystem where Indian entrepreneurs and Startups are incentivised to ideate, incubate, build, nurture and sustain Tech solutions which will serve not only citizens within India but also the planet .

The Mantra is to form in India for India and therefore the World.

The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge is being launched within the following 8 broad categories:

  1. Office Productivity & Work from Home
  2. Social Networking
  3. E-Learning
  4. Entertainment
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Business including Agritech and Fintech
  7. News
  8. Games

There could also be several sub categories within each category.

A mobile application harnessing the foremost accurate facial and / or body mapping technology to permit for a true-to-life virtual try of products like spectacles, clothes, etc.
Mobile application for real-time speech-to-speech translation and camera translation of multiple languages.
An automated web-based application that handles business-to-business lead generation and cold emailing and is totally manageable from a mobile device itself.
Application to use mobile devices as image scanners with features like on the fly image correction, image editing, text recognition, etc.
Application to supply cloud storage integration, cross-platform file transfer via FTP or LAN, and a root browser on mobile device
A robust indigenous anti-virus software for mobile devices.
Application to optimize mobile device's performance by cleaning junk/cache files, optimizing device memory and optimizing battery usage.
A mobile based live streaming platform for hosting webinars, lectures, etc.
A mobile based messaging and video calling application
A mobile based microblogging application
A mobile based news application that uses cutting-edge technology to recommend the foremost relevant and interesting news individually to every use.
A mobile application offering satellite imagery and street maps, also as functions like a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or with public transportation.
A mobile based online gaming platform which also functions as a social hub for gamers
A mobile based photo-editing application with all standard image editing features


Only Indian entrepreneurs and start-ups are going to be eligible to submit their entries in various categories


The Innovation Challenge are going to be available on
The last date of submission of entry is 18th July 2020
The applicant must apply only online to submit their proposals by registering and logging on MyGov portal:
Applicants are advised to supply self-contained proposals with essential supporting materials provided as uploads for an informed and fair evaluation/review.
No changes are going to be accepted once proposals are submitted.
Providing misinformation will cause outright rejection of proposals.


Ease of use
Security features
There will be a two stage Selection Process:

1st Stage - Screening of eligible entries
2nd Stage - Evaluation by Jury, with actual Demo


Jury with experts from Private Sector & Academia to guage
Shortlisted Apps to be awarded & placed on Leader boards
Government to adopt suitable Apps, guide them to maturity


Launch of Innovation Challenge On
Last date for Submission: 18th July 2020 at 5:30 P.M
Screening of Entries Received 20th to 24th July 2020
Evaluation by the Jury 27th July to 3rd August 2020
Final Announcement 7th August, 2020


Following Awards are going to be given in each of the Eight Categories

  1. First Prize 20 Lakhs
  1. Second Prize 15 Lakhs
  1. Third Prize 10 Lakhs

For the needs of evaluation, Jury may create sub categories in each category then Apps are going to be classified into respective subcategories, supported functionality and evaluated. just in case Sub Categories are created, the prize for every sub category within each category are going to be as below:

  • First Prize 5 Lakhs
  • Second Prize 3 Lakhs
  • Third Prize 2 Lakhs


The contest is hospitable Indian Citizens only.
The decision of the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) are going to be final and binding with reference to selection on all stages.
By making a submission within the contest, all participants warrant and represent that to the simplest of their knowledge, their submission is original and doesn't violate or misappropriate any third party secret , “know-how,” copyright, patent or other property right. Participants also warrant and represent that there are not any obligations of any nature, legal or otherwise, which might prohibit, restrict, or interfere with their participation within the Contest or submission of their design report, and comply with obtain any necessary clearances, authorizations and/or approvals before participation.
The participants agree that MeitY will share information submitted by the participants on panel experts, reviewers etc. (any information that you simply might not want to share publicly shouldn't be submitted).

Government doesn't claim ownership over property Right (IPR) for the Innovation that's sent to us by submitting an application. The IPR shall remain with the applicant in the least times.
Government reserves the proper to publish the grantees information with reference to Name of the App , Brief summary, Key Functionalities , Developer Contact , Team details.
By entering the competition , each participant agrees to release MeitY from and against any losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising from
an exclusion or disqualification of such participant pursuant to those rules;
late or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners of any prize;
forfeiture of a prize and therefore the selection of an alternate winner;
late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries;
telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind;
failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions;
any condition caused by events beyond MeitY’s control which will cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted; and
any injuries, losses or damages of any kind concerning participation during this Contest.
Government reserves the proper , at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, suspend this contest and modify the principles , prizes & funding associated with the competition without prior notice. In no event shall Government or the other organizers be responsible for any claims, losses, expenses or damages, arising out of or in reference to the foregoing.


Any correspondence with participant are going to be done through an email provided by the participant at time of filling the appliance form. Organizers aren't liable just in case of email delivery failures.
For any queries, please send mail at:

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