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iStart has espoused an iStart School Innovation Challenge, given its innovation, entrepreneurship development, and learning-by-doing ethos. It has been envisaged to help unleash immense strength, creativity and potential of school students of Rajasthan.
The challenges have been divided in 7 mail Themes, These challenges would give students from across the state an opportunity to showcase their ability to innovate and invent on a variety of thematic areas keeping SDG in consideration.

Themes of the challenges

  • Waste Management

  • Food & Agriculture

  • Water And Sanitation

  • Health And Well-Being

  • Education

  • Road Safety

  • Covid 19

Who can Participate?

  • School Students : All students, attending Class 8th to 12th from state-run schools (Government, state-aided and private schools in Rajasthan.

  • College Students : All Students, Studying in College/ Universities in Rajasthan.

Registration & Submission of Idea

  • Registration : All school & College students to register on iStart platform. Link to register

  • Formation of Team : Students can apply for the Challenge as an individual or as a team.

  • Submission of Idea : An individual student innovator can participate in multiple challenges however submit only one application for a challenge. In the case of teams, each team will have to select a team leader who will represent them at different forums. A team cannot submit multiple applications for the same challenge.

Last Date of Registration: May 31, 2022

Awards and Recognition : Cash Rewards for Individual and Team Innovators

Sr. No. Level 1st Prize (INR) 2nd Prize (INR) 3rd Prize (INR)
1 District 50,000 25,000 10,000
2 Division 75,000 50,000 25,000
3 State 1,00,000 75,000 50,000

Rules & Guidelines

  • Participants are required to register themselves on the iStart school startup platform.

  • Winner/s will retain the solution/product developed as part of the Challenge. The winner/s will however have to conform to the terms and conditions defined for the Challenge during the competition and post winning the award.

  • DoIT&C reserves the right to select or reject any submission without assigning any reasons whatsoever and without thereby incurring any liability to the participant(s) whatsoever.

  • The solution should not violate/ breach/ copy any idea/ concept/ product already copyrighted, patented, or existing in the market.

  • Anyone found to be non-compliant, may get their participation canceled.

  • Jury will take the final call for any unforeseen situation.

  • If there is a tie-up between Schools in the award category number of participations, the number of ideas selected for the next level will be considered to decide the winning school.

  • For any dispute redressal, Commissioner & JS, Department of Information Technology & Communication (DoIT&C), Government of Rajasthan’s decision will be the final verdict on the matter.

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