• TechTop 2017


    19 June - 15 July 2017 to be held at IIT Delhi

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    8 - 15 July 2017 Venue: IIT Delhi
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TechTop is Innovating Challenging Mentoring Promoting Outstanding engineering talents.

TechTop Innovation Challenge and Summit is India’s prime celebration that celebrate the award winning innovations of young innovators in the country. 11 years of successful hosting of the Annual TechTop Innovation challenge, we can now proudly claim that India is now a hotbed of technological innovations. Just over the past few years we have witnessed over 30 startups from our past winners and participants. Our aim is to make India a birthplace for many hard scientific innovations that can change our planet to a beautiful place it is made to be. Now the Annual Innovation Challenge is converted as a month long Innovation Summit to bring the global innovation community to India to share their experience and to innovate solutions along with India’s young engineers.


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Background

Established in 2005 with the goal of identifying, promoting and celebrating young innovators from rural and urban India, TechTop Charitable Trust is organizing a national annual TechTop Innovation Challenge since 2006. Over the past eleven years, the contests have attracted around 16,000 engineering students having innovative talents from across India to come forward and put forth their ideas on products and services that would help solve the real problems faced by the community. Through a three stage selection process, every year 20-30 outstanding entries are invited to present the outcome of their months long efforts before a panel of judges and unveil their working prototypes before the public and the media. Inspired by the appreciation received, more than 30 startups have sprung up from the laps of our student community. There was even a “Forbes 30 Under 30” out of the TechTop program. It is also a fact that several of the successful innovators did not walk the road to that of entrepreneurs; instead they have opted for higher studies or entered well paid jobs probably in more comfortable work environments.

TechTop team believes that innovators need not necessarily be born and that it is possible for us to polish the yet not discovered pool of innovative talents – that innovators can be made. A week long ‘Innovation Workshop’ prior to the TechTop event at the same venue was thus arranged since 2014 and interested contestants were also encouraged to attend these. The course covered Digital Fabrication, Design Thinking, Product Design and Fabrication.Results of these workshops were so encouraging that a month long bootcamp called ‘MIT-Make In India’ workshop that brought studentsfrom all over India and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to work together to find technological solutions for social issues emerged in 2015 under the TechTop(TT) banner.

As it is better to catch them young, the team also introduced a ‘Junior TechTop’ contest for school children during 2015 & 2016 TT events. A contest for the public was also tried to stir the enthusiasm of those who do not fall within the original framework of TT.

TT contestants never had to pay any fees for registration or other. Those who nurture an idea within their minds were advised to form groups generally of 4, picking birds of the same feather if needed from different specializations, semesters or institutions and preferably guided by a member of any Faculty. They were also assisted with free accommodation, food and travel money for attending the final event from wherever they were coming.

Our Trustees

Rajesh Nair Chairman Rajesh is a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, developing methods to catalyze innovators Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Prof. V. K. Damodaran Trustee Damodaran V K, having 53 years of professional experience since 1962, almost equally divided into teaching industry & techno-managerial Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Radhakrishnan Nair Trustee He was the CEO of Technopark, Trivandrum for over two years, concurrently holding charge of CEO, Infopark Kochi Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Moossa C Kandy Trustee Moossa C. Kandy is the Operational Trustee and Chief Co-ordinator of TechTop Charitable Trust since its inception in 2006 Facebook Twitter Linkedin
N T Nair Trustee N T Nair was the Chair of the Institution of Engineers (India), Kerala State Centre, Computer Society of India Trivandrum Chapter and IEEE Facebook Twitter Linkedin

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July 14 -15 @ IIT Delhi

Those who nurture an idea within their minds were advised to form groups generally of 4, picking birds of the same feather if needed from different specializations, semesters or institutions and preferably guided by a member of any Faculty. They were also assisted with free accommodation, food and travel money for attending the final event at IIT Delhi, from wherever they were coming. TT contestants never had to pay any fees for registration or other. Attractive first prize of Rs.100,000/-, Second prize of Rs.50,000/- and 3rd prize of Rs.30,000/- will be given away with trophies and certificates. Also there is a special prize for best all women team and many consolation prizes to good entries.

All the entries will be scrutinized by an eminent panel of judges on a 3 phase method. In the 1st phase the panel will evaluate the concept note submitted by the participants upon enroll and select the best entries considering the innovativeness, practicality, need for such innovation and the benefit to the society and its commercial potential. These selected entries will be then asked to design and prototyped. The final selections of about 30 entries from the second phase will be invited to IIT Delhi to exhibit their products at the TechTop Summit finale and the judges, leading industry experts and public will vote for the best entries to be awarded.

Enroll before March 5 2017
July 8 – July 14 @ IIT delhi

a live’n learning centre for innovation and entrepreneurship Applicants must be an engineering student or young an engineering professional.

Apply before 30th March

*All applications are subject to evaluation and selecting by an eminent panel of judges.

June 19 – July 15

A month long international boot camp that provides unparallel hands-on learning live-in experience on innovation, fabrication and entrepreneurship. An opportunity to live, work and exchange ideas with students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT – USA), Asia School of Business Malaysia, other countries, IITs, NITs and leading engineering colleges in India.

Applicants must be an engineering student or young engineering professional. Each applicant have to pay a fee of Rs.30,000/- to meet their live-in expenses at the camp. Limited number eligible participants will be provided with free entry based on the availability of industry sponsorship.

Apply before 30th March to join

*All applications are subject to evaluation and selecting by an eminent panel of judges.

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  • Saturday & Sunday - Closed