The smartphone company vivo announced on Monday that there was a tremendous amount of interest in the second “vivo Ignite: Technology and Innovation Awards” in India. The company announced in a press release that over 4000 projects in the fields of science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have been submitted for the tech and innovation competition, which is open to students in Grades 8 through 12.
The grand final, which will take place in Delhi on February 10 and offer prizes worth ₹30 lakh, has attracted over 19,000 registrations worldwide. At IIT Roorkee, iHUB DivyaSampark offers research, incubation, and start-up support to the top 25 ideas.
Before being acknowledged, students had to submit a poster and a brief summary of their ideas for the first phase, which started on November 25, 2023. 200 students (50 from each zone) were selected for the second phase after a jury reviewed these entries.
A video of their prototype project and a project display board were presented by the students who made the short list during the second round. Only the top 25 ideas from the submissions were selected by the jury to be investigated further or to be considered for startup opportunities or incubation.
The Top 10 ideas (individuals or group entries) chosen by the jury will be displayed at the Grand Finale, which is scheduled to take place offline in New Delhi. The 200 zonal winners as well as the 10 finalists will receive certificates and prizes.