29th January 2024, New Delhi – vivo, the trusted global smartphone brand, is thrilled to announce the overwhelming response to ‘vivo Ignite: Technology and Innovation Awards 2023’, witnessing participation of more than 19,000 registrations and over 4,000 innovative projects from students of grades 8-12. Students from across the country submitted individual/ group entries under ‘Tech for Good’ theme, demonstrating their problem-solving approach to make a positive social impact.
Open to grades 8-12, the competition unfolds into two phases and a Grand Finale. In Phase 2, Top 200 zonal winners were shortlisted from the lot and will be required submit a video of their prototype/working model along with a Project Display Board. (For more information on vivo Ignite Awards: click here)
The first prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of INR 7 lakhs, with 4 runners-up sharing cash prizes worth INR 14 lakhs. The award season commenced on November 25, 2023, and it will culminate on February 10, 2024 with a Grand Finale.
vivo is committed to the idea that the development of the young minds is the bedrock for lifelong learning, and the vivo Ignite: Technology and Innovation Awards stands as a testament to its dedication to offering young minds a captivating opportunity.
Geetaj Channana, Head of Corporate Strategy at vivo India, expressed delight at the overwhelming response, stating, “We are delighted to witness the extraordinary enthusiasm from the young creative minds evident in the response from over 19,000 students from all across India. Last year, around 3000 students participated in the awards. It is heartening to witness a substantial surge in the scale of vivo Ignite.
The passion and creativity exhibited by the young minds of India are truly inspirational. At vivo, we take immense pride in championing the youth of India through initiatives like Ignite Awards, offering them a platform to showcase their ingenuity and contribute to the vibrant culture of innovation.”
In collaboration with CIET-NCERT and iHub DivyaSampark, the vivo Ignite Awards 2023 aims to nurture the next generation of problem solvers and innovators. The Top 25 innovative solutions addressing societal challenges will be considered for research/ incubation/start-up. Top 10 National Finalists (individual/group projects) will be shortlisted from the Top 25 ideas for the Grand Finale. The National Finalists will present their project prototypes along with the Project Display Board to the Grand Jury at the Grand Finale on February 10, 2024 in New Delhi.
The jury, comprising academicians, industry experts, and representatives from esteemed institutes and government bodies, will meticulously evaluate the entries.
Certificates and exciting goodies will be awarded to all 10 National Finalists and 200 zonal winners. Furthermore, the schools of the shortlisted 200 ideas (Individual/Group) will be recognised for their efforts in helping out the students to participate in the Ignite Awards.