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Microprocessor Challenge by Meity and IIT Madras

Closing Date: 15/09/2020 (refer Contest Link) Reward: Upto 2.30 Crore INR as seed fund for 10 teams

About Microprocessor Challenge :

Microprocessor Challenge is organized Under Microprocessor Development Programme spearheaded by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (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.

By the new Initiative of Aatma Nibhar Bharat Abhiyan, there is a growing need for Swadeshi Compute hardware, which will be part of every smart device deployed in different fields, including electronics for utilities such as surveillance, transportation, surveillance of the state of the environment, to basic appliances like smart fans / locks / washing machines. Furthermore, with the increasing penetration of smart electronics in strategic areas such as space, defense and nuclear power, the need for Swadeshi Compute hardware is critical. It is not only the cost or the embargo that motivates this need, but also the dependence on external suppliers, long term sustainability, rapid improvements to meet ever increasing demands, and above all safety which motivates AatmaNirbharta in the material realm, as the only option.

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Who Can Apply:

1) All the participants must be Indian Nationals and should make use of –

(a) Xilinx FPGA Boards (Arty A7-100T or Arty A7-35T) and

(b) one of the Microprocessors & associated ecosystem (शक्ति processors by IIT Madras or वेगा processors by C-DAC).

2) The contest is open to the following: –

  • All Indian students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate & Doctoral degrees in Engineering discipline with Indian Colleges and Universities. Teams of not more than 5 students and 2 faculty members.

  • Start-up or,

  • Others, for those who are neither student nor Start-up.

3) If Applicant is not yet registered as Start-up, they are still allowed to submit ideas, but are required to be registered as private limited company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013) or registered as a partnership firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or a limited liability partnership (under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008) in India (as per definition available in the latest notification of DIPP at before 31st January 2021. (Note: For More detail visit the contest Link.)

Sample Areas Suggested:

  1. IoT Based Weather Reporting System

  2. IoT Based Alarm Clock

  3. IoT Based Air Pollution Monitoring System

  4. IoT Based Health Monitoring System

  5. IoT Based Smart Water Irrigation System

  6. IoT Based Traffic Management System

  7. IoT Based Baby Monitoring

  8. IoT Based Garbage Monitoring System

  9. IoT Based Street Light Monitoring System

  10. IoT Based Early Flood Detection and Avoidance

  11. IoT Based Wheelchair Fall Detection

  12. Touch-Based Home Automation System

  13. Facial Recognition Door 

  14. Night Patrolling Robot

  15. Smart Parking System

  16. Gas Pipe Leakage Detector

  17. Smart Baggage Tracker

  18. Liquid Level Monitoring

  19. Smart Garage Door

  20. Smart Anti-theft System

  21. Drones

  22. Robotic applications

  23. Smart city applications

  24. Solutions for Environment

  25. Smart systems for medical applications


  • 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


  • PRIZE/GRAND: Upto 2.30 Crore INR as seed fund for 10 teams

  • REWARDS AND RECOGNITION : Win lucrative prize money at various stages of the Challenge.

  • FAST TRACK YOUR FUTURE : A platform to innovate and demonstrate capabilities.

  • VISIBILITY : A high viewership platform provides you with an opportunity to showcase and promote your innovation.

  • BE MENTORED BY THE BEST : Opportunity to gain mentorship and guidance under the best VLSI & Electronics System Design Experts in the country.

  • EXPAND YOUR REACH : Opportunity to meet peers, domain experts and other stakeholders.

............INNOVATE TO WIN............


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