Do you have an idea that you thing will go viral over the internet because of its huge scope of growing internet revolution? If your answer is YES, then Anveshan IoT fellowship program is perfect for you.
Analog Devices initiated the “Anveshan Design Fellowship” in 2010 as a biennial system design fellowship focused on enhancing System Design knowledge among university students. The team of Analog devices saw a perceptible gap in theory versus practical knowledge among graduating students. As compared to a design contests where participating teams run on their own, Anveshan focused on mentoring, pairing up the student teams with a faculty advisor and a mentor from the industry. The chosen finalists were asked to design a system of their choosing, for an extended period of time, for up to 9 months. Architecture reviews, design reviews, interim milestones, regular meetings with mentors and presentations ensured that the participating teams got a feel of how real system designs was done in the industry. The participating teams also got a chance to present their ideas to industry leaders and visiting Analog Devices executives including the CTO.
Anveshan 2016 is open to Engineering University Students, Startups and Makers, Hobbyists, alumni, graduating students and would-be-entrepreneurs. This year, the main focus is on Internet of Things (IoT) space. This rapidly growing and evolving Internet of Things (IoT) space is the convergence of multi-disciplinary facets of engineering such as hardware, IT, big data analytics, as well as cloud and connectivity, bringing a new era of connected devices ushering in new and innovative business models. IoT is an engineer’s dream, involving a multi-faceted solution involving multiple disciplines, either using existing technology or new technology innovations to build a solution solving a business need.
Timelines and about the program:
If you feel you have the edge of coming up with a solution to an engineering problem or something related to the 2016 theme – “IoT” then all you have to do is follow the below steps –
- Choose the topic that interests you – It could be a vertically integrated solution where you pick up a sensor, the cloud platform, the connectivity and the edge node and create an analytics framework to offer a value added business or service. It could also be focused on a horizontal play to solve a particular IoT problem like energy harvesting, enhancing trusted security or analytics running on the edge, fog our cloud.
- Register yourself: The applicants can submit the applications latest by 31st May2016
- Announcement of results – Analog Devices shortlists the applications received and selects a subset of projects by mid June 2016. The Round 1 selected teams will then have conference calls or face to face discussions with the Analog Devices mentors to understand and detail the scope of the IoT project further
- Final selection of round 1 – Finalists will be selected from Round 1 teams (both university teams and startups/professionals) by June 2016.
- The 2nd phase after selection – For the next 9 months after June 2016, the finalist teams go through development of their IoT project with the assigned mentors and specialists and have interim milestones. The teams also get a chance to showcase their project at India Technology Day in Feb, 2017 to ADI and ADI’s customer/partner executives
- Final demonstration – The final demonstration and presentation of the ideas will be in April-May 2017
- Announcement of winners: Winners will be selected by a team of esteemed internal and external jury members and awards given in May-June 2017
Anveshan 2016 has two participating groups – students teams and teams from startups/ makers/ alumni or hobbyist. Both the teams would be judged and awarded separately as follows –
- 1st Prize: Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
- 2nd Prize: Rs. 1.5 Lakhs
- 3rd Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh
Teams representing Startups, Makers, alumni, Hobbyists:
- Winning team: Rs. 3 Lakhs
- Runners-up: Rs 2 Lakhs
Apart from cash prizes, under the Anveshan program, Analog Devices India will fund projects with a maximum amount of INR 1, 00,000 assigned to each finalist teams. A choice of IoT platform will also be provided. Student teams could use Anveshan as a final year project, and must have an assigned faculty advisor along with a mentor from Analog Devices.
As you consider topics for proposals, it is advised to look at the Design Resources tab where the team has compiled a list of IoT design resources for all participants.
2016 fellowship program will mark the 4th edition of this event. In 2014, the project named “baby beats” bagged the first prize. Neeraj Babu C, Apurv Mittal, Riyaz Mohammed, Anjaly T R, Vineesh V S from IIT, Bombay were the ones to come up with this project which is into developing a wearable baby wellness monitor which will closely monitor a baby’s clinical and general well-being. The second prize was bagged by B. Koushik , Biswajit Roy, students of R. V College of Engineering, Bangalore who developed Bionic Arm which aimed at providing rehabilitation for the handicapped is a big social issue in the world.
So, if you think you also have it in you to come up with such ideas that disrupt the normal thinking of the internet, then go ahead and register your team for this event. You can always visit the official website of Anveshan for complete details or you can also write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.