Receipt of Applications

The principal mode of submitting applications for the 8th India Innovation Initiative 2016 is online. Applicants must fill up and submit the Programme Application Form available on the website along with all relevant documents as specified on this page

In case the applicant is unable to access the internet then applications along with relevant documents, can also be sent by post/courier, as physical entries, to CII Gurgaon office at the below address: (In such cases the applicant should follow all rules of language and documentation, maintain proper formatting of the application and abide by the word limits specified)

“India Innovation Initiative – i3 2016” 
Innovation & Entrepreneurship,
Confederation of Indian Industry
Plot No. 249-F, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV,
Sector 18, Gurgaon,
Haryana 122015

Note: In case of change in submission date, the announcement will be made through the i3 website

Evaluation & Selection

Step 1: Online Evaluation and shortlisting

All applications will undergo online evaluation by the i3 Expert Committee, according to a well-established criteria mapping novelty of the innovation, its applicability and potential societal impact along with its potential for commercialisation. After the jury complete the evaluations, names of the shortlisted innovators will be published on the i3 website. All shortlisted innovators will be informed & invited through email to participate at the final stage of evaluation at the National Fair.

Note: The i3 Expert Committee will comprise of high-profile jury members drawn from government, academia and industry, in addition to specialists from the innovation ecosystem.

Step 2: Participation at National Fair

The National Fair & Awards Ceremony is a two day event in New Delhi, where the shortlisted innovators will be invited to participate and exhibit their innovations/projects. A National level Jury, comprising eminent persons drawn from the government, academia and industry will evaluate the shortlisted projects on the basis of a live demonstration and Q&As with the innovators to select the final winners. Projects selected as winners across various categories will be felicitated at a grand Awards Ceremony after the fair.

The exhibition and fair will provide a unique opportunity to the selected innovators to network with i3 2016 partners,top venture capitalists, angel funds, scientists and professors and other experts in the innovation and start-up ecosystem and explore commercialization and mentoring support.