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SSIP has created wide range of incentives for innovators and start-ups. It has been seen that institutes across the states are now taking concrete measures to implement the policy mandate. Education department wish to benchmark the best performing Innovators/Start-ups, Institutions, Mentors, Enablers and other contributors Annually so that it will further evangelize the cause. SSIP Prashansha will aim to become a most sought after stage/platform to get featured/felicitated in days to come. Both monetary and non-monetary awards/citations will given.

Awards Categories

  1. Student Start-ups
  2. Student Innovators
  3. Academic Institutions
    1. Institute/College categories: Top 3 colleges
    2. University categories: Best two universities in below sub categories
      1. Private University
      2. Deemed to be Universities/National Institutes/Domain specific single campus university
      3. State University

During the year 2020-21, the SSIP Prashansha will be given away on March 2020 during the annual SSIP Conference on Student Innovation, Start-ups and Ecosystem.

Timeline for SSIP Prashansha 2020-21

Sr.No Goal Timeline
1 Declaration of SSIP Prashansha 2020 Jan. 2020
2 Registration live through SSIP web Jan. 2020
3 Nominations/Applications Till 15th Feb 2020
4 Review of Nominations/Applications By 28th Feb 2020
5 SSIP Prashansha/Award function March 2020
SSIP Prashansha Awards 2020-21

  1. Student Startup Award
  1. Student /Young Innovator Award
  1. Academic Awards
  1. SSIP Coordinator
  1. Best Mentors

SSIP Prashansha: Category-1 (Student Start-ups)

Who can apply:

Any student start-up from any academic institute from Gujarat can apply for this as per the definition of SSIP.

Student Start-ups: Student Start-up is any student-led innovation based start-up that has been founded by the efforts of one or more student(s) and / or alumni (not more than 5 years from graduation), from any university / educational institute in the state, with or without the help of faculty guides and external support agents.

Awards: Based on the defined parameters, a state level expert jury will evaluate the applications received online and best of them will be appreciated.  Start-ups will be evaluated based on the parameters like revenue, job creation, and innovativeness/novelty, potential impact etc. Preference will be given to new applicants every year.

A. Early Stage Student Start-up Awards : (0 to 3 years of operation) :

  • Student Start-up which is in pre incubation stage or similar having been started by one or more co-founders in his/her college days or having been started by an alumni of any institute in India within 2 years of passing out from any academic programme.
  • This also includes any other start-up which is incubated or otherwise but it is between 0-3 years of its operation since its incorporation
  • This includes both product and service based start-ups.

B. Growth stage Student Start-up Awards : 

  • Student Entrepreneurs/Start-ups who are currently being incubated or otherwise which are into 3-5 years of their operation with substantial value creation/impact/revenue/customer base can submit their proposal under this category.
  • The team/Project should be a registered entity as per start-up India mandate
  • This includes both product and service based start-ups.

C. Campus Start-ups/early birds Appreciations:  50,000 INR appreciation to top 5

  • Student Start-ups who are still to graduate from any UG/P.G courses from academia in Gujarat and yet they have developed a venture. Their enterprise must be a registered legal entity.

  • The enterprise should have demonstrated early validation of their MVP through paid customers.

  • This includes both product and service based start-ups.

D. Women Start-up

  • This award will be given to a start-up whose all founders are women and complying with the definition of student start-up as per SSIP Policy mandate.

  • Best start-up in this category will be given a cash award of 100,000 INR

E. Global Co-creation Based Start-up

  • This award will be given to a start-up whose minimum one co-founder/collaborator will be from other nation.

  • Best start-up in this category will be given a cash award of 100,000 INR

  • The youngest co-founder in the team should comply as per the Student Start-up definition

SSIP Prashansha: Category-2 (Student/Young Innovators)

Who can apply: Student/Alumni Innovators from academic institutes in Gujarat can apply/nominate for this award.

  • Student innovations from any discipline of past 2 years including this academic year can apply for this award online. Faculty guides can apply on behalf of the students, who have completed their studies, if they are not available in colleges but the awards are to be given to the teams with mention of their guide/mentors.
  • If found worthy by the Jury/Selection panel and shown commitment to take it ahead, the teams may be further recommend for additional support under PoC grant as per SSIP mandate.

Awards:

Based on the defined parameters, a state level expert jury will evaluate the applications received online and best of them will be appreciated. Innovators will be evaluated based on the parameters like relevance of the problem being solved, originality in the approach of solving the challenge, progress in developing a working proof of concept, Technical rigour in the proposed solution, feedback received from users and experts etc.

SSIP Prashansha: Category-3 (Academic Institutions)

Who can participate in this category:

All the academic Institution/University in Gujarat are eligible to participate in this category.

Data Analysis and Jury

Once the applications/nominations are received, the evaluation team comprising of Incubators, Academia, Industry, and others will evaluate the response. Top Institutes and Universities will be shortlisted. Based on the evaluation of the expert panel/jury, annually these awards will be given away in the form of a citation to the university.

Overall Scoring

The questionnaire sent will have two components - Objective (to fill the facts/figures) and Subjective (to highlight major noteworthy efforts and action plan for future). Total marks for the evaluation process would be 1000 marks.

Note: The appreciated universities and institutes will not get any direct financial or other grants but it will certainly carry weight if such universities apply to get benefit from SSIP Support Ecosystem.