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Illuminate – Idea Challenge for helping Visually Impaired persons.

Tinkering India Initiative, in collaboration with Torchit Company, is thrilled to announce an online Idea Competition for designing innovative Assistive Devices (AID) that cater to the unique needs and challenges faced by visually challenged persons. We are seeking creative and forward-thinking ideas to enhance the lives of millions who are affected by visual impairments, making their everyday experiences more accessible and independent.

Competition Details:

  1. Eligibility: The competition is open to individuals or teams, including students, professionals, and enthusiasts from all over the world. Participants must be 18 years or older.
  2. Submission Deadline: All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM IST on May 15th, 2023.
  3. Submission Guidelines: Participants must submit their ideas in a PDF format, with a maximum of 10 pages, including:
    • A clear and concise description of the proposed AIDAn explanation of the problem it addresses and its potential impact on visually challenged individuals
    conceptual design or illustration of the proposed solution outline of the development plan, including an estimated timeline and budgetary additional supporting materials (e.g., videos, prototypes, etc.) that demonstrate the feasibility of the idea submissions can be in any language in a presentation & a video form

    Submission link: www.tinkering.in/illuminate-torchit
  4. Evaluation Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Potential for positive impact on visually challenged persons
    • Feasibility of implementation and scalability
    • Clarity and quality of presentation
  5. Prizes and Benefits:
    In addition to the prizes, the top three winning ideas will receive mentoring and support from industry experts to develop their Proof of Concept (POC). This opportunity will allow the winners to refine and validate their ideas, paving the way for potential commercialization and real-world implementation.
  6. Announcement of Winners: The winners will be announced on June 15th, 2023, on the Tinkering India Initiative and Torchit Company websites, as well as through email notifications to all participants.

Take part in this exciting and impactful competition to create a brighter future for visually challenged individuals. We look forward to your innovative ideas and wish you the best of luck!

Dhruv Saidavahttp://dhruv.saidava.com
Dhruv is an educator and traveler working with a goal to reach 1 million students to create changemakers. He started Tinkering India Initiative to reach students across India to create awareness and provide opportunities so like-minded students can create a community to help each other in learning.
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