The Grand India IoT Innovation Challenge

757 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 3
757 Registered Allowed team size: 2 - 3

This campaign is over.

idea phase
starts on:
Aug 05, 2018, 06:30 PM
ends on:
Sep 09, 2018, 05:30 PM
starts on:
Sep 23, 2018, 12:30 PM
ends on:
Nov 12, 2018, 06:25 PM


UPDATE : 13th November 2018

THE GRAND FINALE is pushed to 22nd December 2018. Stay tuned for more updates.

UPDATE : 3rd October 2018

Hardware kits have been dispatched to the teams. Teams are requested to start reaching out to their respective mentors.

UPDATE : 25th September 2018

Dear shortlisted teams!

Congratulations on starting your GIIOTIC journey!

You will soon be allocated mentors from Tata Communications, and the hardware kits will be dispatched to the team leaders. Stay tuned! You will hear from us soon!

Dear participants,

Thank you for your patience, the results have been announced and here is the list of top teams.

The results for the idea phase will be announced on September 23, 2018. The hackathon starts on September 24, 2018.

The idea phase duration is extended till September 9, 2018, till 11:00 PM. Please make sure you are satisfying the following -

  1. Please ensure you are from one of these colleges.
  2. This is a team event with minimum team size 2 (Maximum is 3). We might not be able to consider your submission with individual participation.
  3. Most importantly, ensure that all the members of the team are from the same college.
  4. Your IDEA IS IMPORTANT and you are expected to submit them in a standard format. Click here to download the idea submission format.
  5. Zip your file with any relevant supporting documents and name the file as your team name.

NOTE - No submissions will be encouraged after the event deadline. Announcement: GIIOTIC Videos have been added to the resource center to help you orient your innovative IoT ideas.

Tata Communications is inviting the bright minds of India to participate in the three month long Innovation Challenge on the Internet of Things.

India ranks 60 in the Global Intellectual Property Index. With global advancements in technology, a strengthening local startup ecosystem, and access to talent pool, we believe India can carve its way to become the next Innovation hub for the world. With The Grand IoT Innovation Challenge, Tata Communications is offering engineering students, a platform to design and create innovative solutions that can directly impact millions of lives.

Tata Communications is aggressively focusing on building capabilities across the IoT stack to be a leader in the rapidly growing IoT ecosystem space. Not restricting itself to just connectivity, the company is working towards building a technology-agnostic platform and provides end-to-end industrial IoT solutions, which will provide enterprise customers an ubiquitous, seamless, consistent and affordable IoT experience. The company’s initiative of rolling out the LoRa TM network for IoT-specific applications has already placed it in the driver’s seat in this emerging IoT market. Its strong relationships with technology partners, device manufacturers, system integrators and application vendors in the ecosystem has placed it in a prime spot to cater to smart city requirements, in addition to end-to-end solution deployments across different industries. The company’s vertical-specific approach, futuristic mindset, strong partner community and comprehensive product stack has positioned it as a chief player that can offer critical components and orchestrate the ecosystem to deliver complete connected solutions to organizations.

We want to help you throughout your innovation journey. Apply, and the selected teams would receive Raspberry Pi kits, access to our IoT platform, expert mentorship, cash prizes, goodies and more.

TATA Communications is here to equip students to seize the immense opportunities in a world where people and things are always connected, and a world where the old barriers of networks and borders simply no longer apply. Collaborate with TATA Communications to build solutions to enable seamless machine-to-machine connectivity for significant cost and operational advantages.

Visit the Resource Center which will help you with everything that you will want to know to win this innovation challenge, build a team now and start ideating.
All the best !

Eligibility Criteria:
Entries are accepted from selected Indian technology universities and institutes. Please refer to our list of eligible colleges before applying. Applications are accepted only through

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Build solutions that create better society with IoT

Build an IoT solution for digital transformation needs that will enable stakeholders in society (Government bodies, Corporate world etc) to make data driven proactive business decisions thereby enhancing customer engagement and transforming workspace into a smart environment. The solutions may enable them to increase productivity or explore innovative business models powered by the IoT solutions.


Main Prizes
INR Rs. 5,00,000
1st Runner Up
INR Rs. 3,00,000
2nd Runner Up
INR Rs. 1,50,000

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