IdeaSpark : Innovation Challenge 2023

Grand Finale of IdeaSpark : NEC’s Innovation Challenge - 2023 held at NEC, Nashik on 21st November 2023. NEC launched IdeaSpark : Innovation challenge 2023 on 22nd Sept 2023. It was launched by Mr. Jalaj Sharma IAS, Dist. Collector Nashik. It received response with 313 participants submitting 118 ideas from 5 states including Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana. We received participation of 60%+ area of Maharashtra with people from 19 districts participating in Idea Spark 2023. Demographic analysis of participation in Innovation Challenge shows the wide spectrum of participants ranging from age group of 16yrs to 63yrs, qualification of less than 10th pass to doctorates and 28% women participants. Based on the rigorous evaluation of each idea in two stages 12 best ideas were shortlisted for final round of Ideaspark innovation challenge 2023 for pitching their ideas & presenting their innovation in front of Grand Jury comprising of eminent Industry Leaders & startup ecosystem experts.

Following are the award winners of IdeaSpark : NEC’s Innovation Challenge - 2023

Nakul Pravin Tiwari & Team - Nashik
Cash award of Rs.50,000/-
1st Runner up
Dr.Jyoti Rangole & Team – Baramati
Cash award of Rs.20,000/-
2nd Runner up
Nikhil Rajput & Team – Nashik
Cash award of Rs.10,000/-
Young Innovator
Mr Apurva Gupta from Grade VII-Nashik
Cash award of Rs.5000/-

All shortlisted best 12 teams participating in finals were given certificate of participation and an offer of comprehensive incubation support from NEC.

Congratulations IdeaSpark: Innovation Challenge - 2023 winners , we look forward for successful transformation of your projects to commercial businesses.