Intel & DST - Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0

The Digital India vision of the Government seeks to empower every citizen with the benefits of technology by enabling digital transformation. Intel is committed to fulfilling this vision by not just creating a culture and ecosystem of innovation, but to steer innovation towards solving India’s problems.

In this light Intel & the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (“DST”), have come together again to foster a new wave of disruptive innovation that empowers citizens and transforms India by announcing the Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 (“Challenge”). This Challenge will benefit from the continued support of MyGov and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) and will be anchored by T– Hub Foundation, among India’s largest incubators.

Challenge Themes

Challenge Themes

Intel & DST - Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 aims to foster local innovation and encourage the creation of intuitive, easy to use and scalable solutions IoT and / or Datacenter and / or Cloud and / or Connectivity Platform and / or Big Data and/ or Open Data and/ or Analytics. Solutions developed during the course of the Challenge are to be based on Intel® Architecture. The solutions should address problems faced by Indian citizens across one of the following fields: E-Governance, Agriculture Solutions / Agritech, Healthcare Solutions / Healthtech, Education Solutions, Financial Inclusion / Fintech, Manufacturing/Engineering, Services and Logistics, Sustainability including resources as water, energy, and Smart City. Solutions must provide digitally transformative experiences thus helping build a Digital India.

Eligibility Criteria

Challenge Themes

The Challenge is open to participating teams fulfilling the following non-exhaustive criteria:

  1. Startups and Entrepreneurs registered in India with teams in place.
  2. Possess a prototype or conceptual prototype to demonstrate proficiency.
  3. Develop solutions based on the Challenge Themes as mentioned.
  4. Possess a business plan for achieving scale.
  5. Willing to develop their prototypes based on Intel® Architecture.
  6. Additional weightage will be given to teams who have participated and been shortlisted at other Tech Events / Innovation Challenges in the last 24 months.
  7. Refer to the Terms & Conditions for more details.

Build using Intel® Architecture


Intel & DST- Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0 invites to bring your powerful ideas to life through this platform. It’s a great opportunity to harness the power of IoT platform/datacenter/cloud platforms and come up with ideas that can transform India and make a measurable impact across Agritech, Healthtech, Fintech, Sustainability (including resources as water, energy) and Smart City.

Challenge 2.0 Journey

Hasit Kaji
#LetsTalkInnovation with Hasit Kaji
Ashish Deshpande
#LetsTalkInnovation with Ashish Deshpande
#LetsTalkInnovation with Pradeep
Jaylaksmi Agro Tech
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Challenge 1.0 Journey

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Innovate For Digital India Challenge - Making of the top 20 innovators
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Innovate For Digital India|Mentor Shri H. K. Mittal
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Predicting Seizures, Saving Lives with Raji Borthakur & Intel Edison