Young Mind Challenge-2k19
Are you a student eager to explore your boundaries and expand your horizons? Do you have skills that you want to showcase to the world? Then here is the Golden Opportunity to do so as-
Amity University Madhya Pradesh presents “Young Mind Challenge 2K19” a national level online competition to present the best ideas among young students. The competition provides an innovative platform to transform the theoretical knowledge into wisdom of our information age young minds. This platform brings immense opportunities for all the young enthusiasts to showcase their scientific knowledge and skills to solve the real-world problems. It’s a multi-mode online competition to boost the brainstorming capacity of younger generation to get to work in the wake of bringing a substantial change in the society.
How to register for YMC!!!
“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her” This is a famous old adage that we must stick to as we know that the earth does not belong to us in fact we belong to the Earth. Very soon we will realise that the biggest threat to our planet earth is the blind belief that someone else will save it .What we human beings must know is that we cannot live without Mother Earth but the planet can live without human beings. It gave us all that we needed and what did we do in return? We exploited and deteriorated it to an extent that now our earth is coughing with global warming. It’s the high time to willingly change the use our tech brains to come up with something creative to benefit this amazing planet we live in otherwise the day is not far when humans will be in the list of extinct species of this earth!
The Indian health care scenario presents a spectrum of contrasting landscapes. At one end of the spectrum are the glitzy steel and glass structures delivering high tech Medicare to the well-heeled, mostly urban Indian. At the other end are the ramshackle outposts in the remote reaches of the “other India” trying desperately to live up to their identity as health sub centers, waiting to be transformed to shrines of health and wellness, a story which we will wait to see unfold. With the rapid pace of change currently being witnessed, this spectrum is likely to widen further, presenting even more complexity in the future. But each challenge represents an opportunity to find a new and better way to provide care, increase efficiency, and enhance revenue performance—changes that can help transform our health care system. Identify opportunities where your idea with emerging technology can help solve problems, improve processes, and track progress.
The rural areas that is the villages are the backbone and foundation of our country so if the rural population in India gains access to the internet then definitely we will see a drastic development in our country. The advancement in farming and irrigation techniques, the improved and technical advancement in the handloom industry and enhancement of all the rural factories and industries can erase the line that divides the rural and urban sector to bring the rural areas in the main stream of the country. This dream can become true only by the enhanced communication services and the accessibility of information through the internet. Use that cause and your tech savvy minds to develop products that give our villages the opportunity to urbanize themselves.
A strong judicial system is the spine of a great and a powerful nation. The judiciary not only safeguards and protects the rights and freedom of the citizens but also reminds them of their sacred duties towards the nation. It is the judiciary that interprets the Constitution of a country and its various clauses for the benefit of the people. The stringent laws and regulations laid down by the judicial system against all the crimes specially eve teasing , molestation and rape which is rising at an alarming rate can surely change the face of India. Keeping all that in mind, put your technical skills to test and contribute to setting up an efficient judicial system. Remember, justice delayed is justice denied.
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Nowadays Agriculture is a motorized industry. Farmers are slowly getting accustomed to the benefits of using machines and technology in their fields. Automation in the food processing and manufacturing industry is an essential part of modernizing and revolutionizing this industry which benefits both the consumer and the farmer and has also raised the GDP of our country. So dive in and showcase your love for edibles and brew up products that would revolutionize this sector of our country!
Media and Entertainment
Media and Entertainment
It is aptly quoted by William Shakespeare that the world is a stage and we are the players who make this stage a beautiful virtual reality to abide by. We want to live in a way that allows us to emit the fire within us. And that’s how the concept of dragons came in. So Entertainment is all about showcasing the artistic way of implementing and analysing things that can create and explore out the bubbling spark within us and the media connects the whole world and provides real time information of all the ongoing events in the world round the clock. So champs, use your wizard like tech skills to bridge the gap between mundane routines and the most beautiful expression of all, art.
“Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Equal Access to Education, Training, Science and Technology” is what todays women want. Women empowerment is empowerment of women which helps them to take their own decisions by breaking all personal limitations and stereotypes of the society and family. It is a process in which a women elaborate and recreate what it is that they can be, do and accomplish in a circumstance that they were previously denied in. So to all the girls out there, it’s your time to show the world by bringing women to the main stream and at par with men by the fusion of scientific and creative ideas.
Transportation is all about the ease with which we can transport things and ourselves from one place to another. From bullock carts to monorails and airplanes, the mode of transportation have seen a tremendous metamorphosis over the last couple of centuries. Now the world is looking forward to more advanced transportation. Despite these commendable developments, our generation still suffers from transportation woes like heavy traffic, a lack of all weather conditions transportation system, etc. So get ready to employ your technical skills and be the messiah that the world needs to come up with an efficient and futuristic transportation system.
As we are welcoming the broad ideas from young talented minds so it should be without any restriction. Hence it’s not mandatory to have an idea on the themes mentioned above. You are free to choose any other theme. such as Robotics, Education, Health Care etc. All you need is to recognize the problem and come up with a great idea to tackle that.
What is Innovation
The process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay. To be called an innovation, an idea must be replicable at an economical cost and must satisfy a specific need. Innovation involves deliberate application of information, imagination and initiative in deriving greater or different values from resources, and includes all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful products. In business, innovation often results when ideas are applied by the company in order to further satisfy the needs and expectations of the customers.
In a social context, innovation helps create new methods for alliance creation, joint venturing, flexible work hours, and creation of buyers’ purchasing power. Innovations are divided into two broad categories: Evolutionary innovations (continuous or dynamic evolutionary innovation) that are brought about by many incremental advances in technology or processes and revolutionary innovations (also called discontinuous innovations) which are often disruptive and new. Innovation is synonymous with risk-taking and organizations that create revolutionary products or technologies take on the greatest risk because they create new markets.
Imitators take less risk because they will start with an innovator’s product and take a more effective approach. Examples are IBM with its PC against Apple Computer, Compaq with its cheaper PC’s against IBM, and Dell with its still-cheaper clones against Compaq.
How to generate idea?
Generally, innovation involves creative thinking that escapes from a traditional viewpoint. It can be difficult when you’re very familiar with something to see it in another way. So, several techniques have evolved to help you in this process.
Usually the first chore is to take a good look at your product or service field and break it down into components. This is a creative thinking process called attribute listing. Simply list attributes of your industry, such as process and price.
Once you have listed all the attributes of your industry, and your particular part of it, you might want to gather associates and brainstorm. The most common idea-generating technique is SCAMPER:
- Substitute something
- Combine it with something else
- Adapt something to it
- Modify or magnify it
- Put it to some other use
- Eliminate something
- Reverse or rearrange it
To use this technique, first isolate the problem or subject, then ask questions about each of the attributes. List all the results of the brainstorming and cluster them into common areas. Then pick which area is the most likely candidate for innovation.
Remember, you want an achievable innovation. Look for sideways steps instead of revolutionary upheavals, which may be exciting but are unlikely to resonate with customers or end-users.
Some innovative ideas by amitians!!!
Advance Traffic Management System
PAYJAL: Pure and hygienic water
- Who should attend? Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the YMC?
The students from 11th,12th, 1st Year UG Courses can participate in the competition. The one satisfying the above criteria and who are curious to know about the latest trends in technology and have the will and zeal to transform unique innovative ideas into reality are heartily welcome to take part in YMC as it will definitely prove to be a stepping stone towards building their career. If you love to explore and have a revolutionary idea, you are welcome to take part in the YMC.
- Do I need to pay any money to register for the YMC?
Yes. You have to pay Rs.100 per team to register yourself for the YMC.
- Can I register as an individual?
Yes, you can register as a one member team.
- Can I change the theme after registration?
You cannot change the selected theme once shortlisted for YMC.
- What do I need to prepare before the YMC event? What do I need to bring for this event?
For Phase-3: Bring your own laptop or any other device installed with necessary software development tools and the other equipment needed to build your prototype, any additional materials etc you may need.
- Since there is no specific technology mentioned, are there any restrictions on using any specific technology?
There is no restriction to use any technology. You can use any of them to create your solution. You would need to provide the licensing information with a list of equipment used, if applicable.
- How do I submit what I have made for the YMC?
You have to develop your prototype and submit its video online on the website of YMC in Idea Submission Tab under your YMC Account. If you are shortlisted then you have to come to Amity University Gwalior to present your model or prototype.
- Do we need to have the entire idea fully working?
The entire idea need not be fully implemented however, the submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.
- Do I need to give a demo for the prototype that I have built?
Yes you have to submit a small presentation or video that demos your submission and there will be a pitching session at the third phase of the YMC for shortlisted teams to present their ideas in front of the judging panel.
- What are the judges looking for?
The judges will be looking at how unique and interesting your idea is, how close it is to being a product, how creative your solution is and how convincing your pitch presentation is.
- Will there be wireless internet access?
Yes, we will be providing high speed wireless internet access to all participants. However, you are free to bring an internet stick as backup if you want.
- Will PC’s or laptops be provided?
No, PC’s or laptops will not be provided, you need to get your own.
- Who will own the IP (Intellectual Property) Rights to the prototype that I have built?
The developer/developers will have all rights and own the IP of the prototype. However, all prototypes need to be in public domain so that it can be evaluated by the judges.
- The YMC will be conducted in three phases.
- Technical knowledge is not a prerequisite for this event.
- You can apply for individual participation or as a team of 1-4 members.
- In the first phase, you have to submit a unique innovative idea which is realistic and can be implemented. For submission of your idea you are required to make a detailed power point presentation or a video describing your idea.
- After the idea submission, a mentor will be allotted to each participating team for providing the necessary technical assistance to them.
- In the second phase, you have to submit the video of your prototype or model online on the website of YMC.
- After the second phase, the evaluation will be done on the basis of the submitted videos of the prototype and the names of the shortlisted teams or participants will be announced on the website of YMC.
- In the third phase, the selected teams have to present their prototype in Amity University Gwalior. The participants are required to bring a valid government photo-identification proof for verification purpose.
- The YMC will start on 12th April 2019. You have to work on your idea immediately after the commencement of YMC.
- Once the YMC starts, you will get an option to submit your idea, you can submit as many times as you want but the last idea will be considered as the final submission.
- We welcome attendees from all backgrounds, genders and geographies. This event is about increasing the passion of innovation, partnership, and engagement in the developer community.
EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS:
You will need to bring your own PERSONAL LAPTOPS, mobile phones and any other devices with the necessary software. Wi-Fi/LAN connection and tech support for connecting your personal devices to the same would be available.
You are welcome to bring your own additional components, you foresee the need for it. The organizers will not be held responsible for any loss/damage to any property.
The intellectual property of your prototype or model belongs only to your team.
Copyright violations, cheating, recklessness and endangering others, disrespectful behaviour, immoral acts, illegal acts, use of alcohol, tobacco and/or banned substances at the event, being under the influence during the event, etc. are strictly prohibited and will lead to immediate disqualification.
YMC organizers have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest or not.