Planetarium Innovation Challenge

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    Recently ,MyGov India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), launched the Planetarium Innovation Challenge for Indian start-ups and tech entrepreneurs.

    About Planetarium Innovation Challenge

    • The Indian Space Research Organization conducted the ISRO Quiz competition which was Inspired by the Chandrayaan mission in collaboration with MyGov, where several schools, parents and enthusiastic mentors made it memorable through their active participation. 
      • Planetarium Innovation Challenge was launched looking forward to a repeat of the ISRO Quiz.
    • The challenge invites applications from start-ups and tech entrepreneurs to develop state-of-the-art technology for Planetariums.
    • It perfectly aligns with the objective of the nation’s progressive digital transformation under the larger umbrella of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
    • Evaluation Parameters: Approach towards problem-solving, Product Idea, Degree of Innovation, Novelty of Approach,Innovation, Replicability, Scalability, Usability, and Ease of deployment/roll-out and potential risks involved in the implementation of the solution.
    • Aims: To bring together the tech firms and Startups (based out of India) with the potential to build an indigenous planetariums system software using the latest technologies including Augmented Reality (A.R.), Virtual Reality (V.R.) and Merged Reality (M.R.)especially for smaller cities and rural areas, all Made in India.
    • Awards and Opportunities: The first winner, second winner and third winner under the contest will get the cash prizes of Rs.5 lakh, Rs.3 lakh and Rs.2 lakh respectively. 
      • The winners and participants will get the opportunity to meet peers in the field and get to know the latest advancement in the Ecosystem. 

    Source: PIB