National Innovation Challenge

Come with an idea and return as a startup

National Innovation Challenge

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We welcome School / Colleges / Registered firms to participate in National Innovation Challenge organised by AIC - IIIT Kottayam . Our aim is to nurture innovative start-ups in their pursuit to become scalable and sustainable business enterprises. We will create world class incubation facilities with the state of the art physical infrastructure, in terms of capital equipments and operating facilities , coupled with the availability of sectoral experts for mentoring. Apart from this, business planning support, access to seed capital, industry partnerships, training and other relevant components required for supporting innovative start-ups will be provided.

What We Offer

  • TOP THREE finalists will receive a spot in the incubation centre with a pre-seed/ ignition fund in phases.
  • Qualified EIGHT finalists will receive a spot in incubation centre and will be accommodated as self-financed entities.
  • Selected finalists will receive a direct feedback from an experienced panel, and will get a support to advance their startups.
  • All participants will receive an official certificate of participation from the AIC-IIIT-K.

  • Application Process

    School/Colleges/Registered Firms are asked to pay their fees via. the portal below:

    Payment Procedure:

    1. Step 1: Login to
    2. Step 2: Read the terms and conditions click check box to proceed for payment
    3. Step 3: Select the State of corporate/Institution : Kerala
    4. Step 4: Select the Type of corporate/Institution : Educational Institutions
    5. Step 5: Select the Educational Institution Name : IIIT Kottayam
    6. Step 6: Select payment category :
    9. Step 7: Fill your personal data
    10. Step 8: Proceed to the payment step

    11. Note :Payment can also be done as a fund transfer to the following account
    12. Account Name: AIC-IIITKottayamFoundation
    13. Account Number: 37794141455
    14. Bank Name: State Bank of India, Valavoor, Pala, Kottayam District, Kerala.
    15. IFSC: SBIN0070539

    16. Step 9: Send an email to with the snapshot of your payment details
    17. Note : After the payment is done please register for the competition

    Rules and Regulations

    1. This is an exclusive business plan competition for IoT/Cloud/Block Chain based ideas/Start-ups.
    2. The Participants should register and pay fee online to become eligible for the competition.
    3. A maximum of four members is permitted in a team.
    4. One participant cannot be a part of more than one team.
    5. No change in the team structure is permitted after registration.
    6. One of the team member should be registered as a team leader.
    7. Participants details will be collected from the institutions once they complete registration.
    8. AIC’s decision will be final for the all the procedures related with the competition.