Innovation Categories

Tech Development

For innovations under TRL4, we will provide them product development support

Manufacturing Partnership

For TRL4 and above innovations, we will connect them to strategic manufacturing partners

Charging the Car

About Innovation Categories

Semiconductor

Tech Development

For innovations under TRL4, we will provide them product development support

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Manufacturing Partnership

For TRL4 and above innovations, we will connect them to strategic manufacturing partners

Semiconductor

Tech Development

This challenge is for startups and academic/ research institutes that do not have a ready PoC (who are under TRL4). iCreate will curate problem statements vetted by industry experts, evaluate the entries, and provide necessary support for product development, by way of rapid prototyping and testing facilities, technology mentoring, and funding of up to Rs 5 lakh.

PRIZES

(for each 3 categories)​​​:

1st - Rs 10 lakh

2nd - Rs 7.5 lakh

3rd - Rs 5 lakh

Five consolation prizes - Rs 3 lakh

 
 
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Manufacturing Partnership

This challenge will identify suitable technologies and products that solve a real industry need, that are mature enough, and whose technology been demonstrated in a controlled environment. iCreate will match such innovators with manufacturers who seek to fast-track innovation, or get a competitive edge in the market

REWARD FOR 3 WINNERS:

Strategic manufacturing partnerships with EV industry players, so that their innovations get the opportunity and support to be commercialised at scale

Innovation Themes

Vehicle Traction

Vehicle Energy Storage

Vehicle Infrastructure

About Vehicle Traction Theme

This theme relates to various technological products or solutions relating to enhancement of vehicle traction drives including motor and motor controller. The technology has to be novel with a significant improvement over the existing market ready technologies. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Usage of Generic chips reducing supply chain problems

  • Modular power electronics and embedded systems to enable variable power delivery through the same embedded hardware

  • Enhancement of robustness/reliability through various interventions

  • Alternate magnets - Enhancing commonly available magnet tech

  • Motor stamping - Innovation in electrical steel stampings

  • FPGA based EV subcomponents (replacing generic processors/controllers/AFEs)

  • E Vehicle Control Units - To enhance overall electric vehicle efficiency

  • Detailed simulations (thermal, electrical, electromagnetic, mechanical stress, etc) of various subcomponents - motor, controller, BMS, chassis, frame, etc

  • Other alternate technologies to reduce costs and supply chain problems

About Vehicle Energy Storage Theme

This theme relates to various technological products or solutions relating to prevention of battery fires. Any type of electronic, electrical, chemical, etc type of interventions which can be retrofitted or have to be embedded in the battery itself. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Rating (SOH/Quality) of cells - Predicting and monitoring the state of health (SOH) or quality of cells

  • Detection/Prevention of dendrites (Software based AI/ML)- Early detection/prediction of dendrite formation by ML

  • Battery Management System (BMS) - Novel architectures to reduce costs

  • Battery Management System (BMS) - Alternate technologies to AFE

  • Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) - Super capacitor + Battery

  • Cooling solutions - Innovative active/passive cooling solutions of battery pack

  • HV Battery Disconnect & Fire-off System - STMicroelectronics

  • Other alternate technologies to reduce costs and supply chain problems

About Vehicle Infrastructure Theme

This theme relates to various technological products or solutions relating to enhancement of existing overall vehicle infrastructure which includes safety, communication and charging infrastructure. These may include but are not limited to:

  • AC or DC chargers with some Innovative Component

  • Hardware or BMS enablement for Swapping solutions (hot + cool)

  • Autonomous or semi autonomous vehicles

  • Driver assistive technology

  • Accident detection and prevention

  • Vehicle to Vehicle or Vehicle to cloud communication

  • Other alternate technologies to reduce costs and supply chain problems