The first edition of ‘Ideathon 2023’, an innovative platform fostering pioneering ideas, concluded its journey on February 1, 2024, with a finale hosted by the Nims Innovation and Research Cell at the Innovation and Incubation Center. This event showcased the final pitches from the top 8 college teams within the university, ultimately leading to the announcement of the winners. These winning teams will have the distinct opportunity to present their ideas to the Founder and Chancellor of the University, the best idea among the eight ideas will have the chance to secure up to Rs.1 lakh as a seed fund, to turn their visionary concepts into reality.
Dr. Mahaveer, Director of Nims Research Cell, is delighted to unveil the Ideathon results, offering congratulations to all participants and winners for their active involvement. He encourages those whose ideas weren’t selected to meticulously analyze and refine them, ensuring their viability for future opportunities. This encouragement aligns with Nims University’s commitment to fostering continuous improvement and a culture of innovation.
Launched in October 2023, Ideathon 2023 is a comprehensive program designed to cultivate a startup ecosystem for students. From a total of 522 registered ideas across 14 colleges, 314 abstracts made it to the final screening, aligning with the vision of an Atma Nirbhar Bharat concerning the country’s economic, social, and scientific development. The screening involved college principals, senior faculty members, external senior faculty members, and Research and Innovation Cell (RAIC) members.
The collaboration between students and mentors reflects the holistic approach of the Ideathon, nurturing both creativity and mentorship to bring forward impactful and viable solutions. Here is the list of winners, their ideas, and their mentors from the five-stage Ideathon, featuring the top eight colleges selected from 14 colleges:
HYBRID EYE FRAME WITH SENSOR
College: Nims Paramedical College
Team Leader: Vanshika Singh
Mentor: Dr. Deepak Gupta
ASHVA – THE EVS ON RENT AND SALE
College: Nims Pharmacy College
Team Leader: Arpit Ramchandani, Md Saif Khan
Mentor: Dr. Anurag Mishra
ANTI-FOGGING MOUTH MIRROR
Team Leaders: Dr. Itika Jain, Dr. Akshada Mungee
Mentor: Dr. Rachit Mathur
College: National Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
Team Leaders: Pradhyum Bagaria, Pragya Bhardwaj, Prashant Bakliya, Prisha Pandey, Prajjwal Kumar Singh
Mentor: Dr. Ketaki Poorey
INFUSION FOR THE HELP OF FEMALE INMATES
College: Nims Law College
Team Leaders: Riya Kumari, Aastha Vohra, Suneha Goria
Mentor: Dr. Priyanka Gupta
AGRO SOLAR AQUATIC FARMING TOWN
College: NIMS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Team Leaders: Ankita Masekar, Isha Jaiswal
Mentor: Prakash Meena
MILLET MILK: A NUTRITIOUS ALTERNATIVE OF DAIRY MILK
Team Leader: Aradhaya Roy
Mentor: Dr. Mayuri Tipale
ECOLAKE TRANSFORMATION- REVIVING CAMPUS WONDERS
Team Leaders: Shabab Khan, Md Rahim
Mentor: Kushal Nanda
Addressing the ceremony Prof. (Dr.) Sundeep Mishra, Vice Chancellor of the university, stated, “This Ideathon aims to inspire and cultivate change-makers capable of leading India to global prominence.” The multifaceted innovation platform not only seeks to discover, showcase, and highlight some of India’s brightest young entrepreneurial minds but also strives to instill the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship within colleges. This equips college students to navigate the ever-evolving complexities of our world by focusing on the changing needs of society.
In essence, Nims Ideathon 2023 has not only provided a platform for innovative ideas but has also contributed to the broader goal of nurturing a startup ecosystem for students. The success of this first edition sets a promising precedent for future iterations, reinforcing the university’s role as a catalyst for fostering creativity, resilience, and a transformative mindset among the youth. Ideathon 2023 has not only ignited the spirit of innovation in colleges but has also set the stage for the next generation of entrepreneurs.