FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers
IGNITE 2022 is organised by Darsana Charitable society, an organisation of engineers spread globally and working on social transformation and equitable growth.

All students pursuing diploma, graduate & postgraduate degrees with engineering or polytechnic colleges in Kerala.

All students pursuing graduate & postgraduate degrees with arts and science colleges or universities in Kerala.

All students pursuing management degrees from institutes in Kerala.

All students pursuing various courses in Agricultural universities or colleges in Kerala

All students pursuing medical graduate or post graduate degrees

All students in the above streams, who have completed their course in academic year 2020 from Kerala.

Darsana members and their family who meet all the criteria above and located globally.

Participation in IGNITE 2022 is free.
5 winning proposals will receive Rs.15,000 each and one proposal that has the potential to be converted in to a startup will receive an incubation fund of Rs.50,000.

The criteria for selection of best project will be based on the following

Technical and business feasibility
Innovativeness
Problem being addressed
Social relevance
Team composition – a cross functional team that reflects the problem being addressed and
solution being putforth will add credibility.

The award for Project proposal with potential to be converted to start up will be based on the above criteria and the maturity of the technical solution and business model. The team composition and willingness to open-source your solution or design will also carry aditional FAQ weightage.

Registration opened on – 15 Nov 2021
Registration closes – 20 Jan 2022
Last date for detailed project proposal submission – 20 Feb 2022
Announcement of shortlisted proposals after first round – 4 March 2022
Announcement of results – 30 March 2022
Awards ceremony – Mid April 2022

The panellists or the organisers of IGNITE will not use the information submitted for any commercial purpose or disclose the same to any third party. Please read the IGNITE 2022 Terms and Conditions for details.

Yes, you can if it is aligned to the themes and as per the eligible criteria listed above.
As an individual, you can be part of multiple teams. One team can submit one proposal.
If there are improvements and if it is aligned to the theme of competition, you are welcome.
Yes, you will receive regular and detailed communication on the status of your proposal
You can choose Malayalam or English, based on which language you are comfortable with in expressing the idea and the proposal.
There is no classification of the proposal as technical. What we are looking at is the solution and the value proposition aligned to the themes.
Yes, lot of solutions can be offered using software products.
Yes, each individual will get a participation / winners certificate.
Not only the winner, any of the participants can copyright or patent the product or innovation. These belong to the team or the individual and are free to do as they deem appropriate.
There is no age limit. Please check eligibility criteria above.
The event will be conducted through virtual meetings. Amongst the artefacts required, we will require submissions in a readable format, a presentation and a short video.
You can make changes at each stage of the proposal and also work with our mentors on additional inputs.
It may help get additional visibility. However, our objective is not to help improve marketability of the product, but bring up solutions that have a social impact.
We will showcase it on our website. Additionally you are free to publicise it using any channels. Also as part of the closing ceremony, your solution may get some additional media coverage.
No. However, you are expected to cover all costs.
All participants will get a certificate if they advance from the screening stage and submit a detailed full proposal.
Yes, it should be aligned to the themes proposed in the competition.
You do not have to pay any money to Ignite team as any time, during or after the competition.
You will have to submit the requisite documents as per the registration form to take part in the competition.

If any of your question specific to IGNITE 2021 is not answered please feel free to ask