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NOVATE+ 2020 – Our Innovation Fight Against COVID-19


Related but not limited to
  • Tracking and geo-fencing COVID 19 patients
  • Scalable solutions for sanitization
  • Effective delivery of essential / non-essential goods
  • Effective implementation of social distancing
  • Crop harvesting using minimal labor
  • Work from Home Solutions
  • DIY (Do-it-Yourself) kit ideas

Proudly helping to accelerate research in the fight against Coronavirus

As the world struggles to come out of the precarious situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic, We look for ideas and technologies that will protect human lives, change human behaviour and enhance knowledge.

Awards and Benefits
  • Acceleration Funds to support research worth INR 75 Lacs
  • 3 Prototyping Grants of INR 2.5 Lacs each from NewGen IEDC
  • 4 Prototyping Grants of INR 4 Lacs each from MEITY TIDE 2.0
  • Best project to Win Cash Prize of INR 5 Lacs sponsored by Chitkara University
  • Exclusive cash award of INR 30,000 for Prayerise and Picturise category


Ideas invited for novel ways to think and keep positive. They can be drawn from:

  • Medical Science
  • Ancient & Old Practices
  • Alternate Therapies
  • Diverse Cultures


Ideas invited in the form of pictures, flow charts, cartoons, block diagrams that can help fight the war against COVID-19.


AI | ML | AR | VR simulation based solutions for the shortisted ideas.

Guidelines and Online Submission
  • If you are a student/faculty from any institution/university in India or you are a registered start-up anywhere within India then you are eligible to participate in NOVATE+ 2020.
  • We need separate entry for Prayerise and Picturise segments of the competition before May 10th, 2020 May 17th, 2020.
  • Shortlisted entries from both Prayerise and Picturise will be required to execute their ideas and build a simulation based prototype before May 30th, 2020 June 7th, 2020.
  • There are separate cash awards for the winners of both Prayerise and Picturise segments as well.
  • There is no restriction on team size. Each team can submit its entry to both Prayerise and Picturise segments.
  • There is no fee for participation in NOVATE+ 2020

Write to – cuiedc@chitkara.edu.in
Or call – 9896778042 (Mr. Sagar Juneja), 8708163276 (Dr. Adarsh Aggarwal)

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