The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge – II (QDIC-II) is an initiative by Qualcomm to encourage design houses and product companies to invent useful and innovative hardware product designs incorporating Qualcomm chipset platforms and technologies. It has been inspired by the tremendous potential of Smart Devices and products that can be built in the domains of Smart Infrastructure, Biometric Devices, Payment Terminals, Agricultural Technology, Medical Technology and Rural IoT.
At Qualcomm, we believe that there’s a huge legion of hardware design companies who can enable innovative products on Qualcomm chipset platforms. Successful and innovative product ideas will have access to Qualcomm Innovation Lab which is an Incubation Lab where designing, prototyping and testing can take place under one roof and comes with its own dedicated technical resources.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society, Qualcomm is committed to offer support to India’s ecosystem through The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge – II. With this challenge, Qualcomm aims to spur the domestic hardware ecosystem which will positively impact the product ecosystem of design and enhance the manufacturing facilities in India.
The competition begins on January 17, 2017 and is open to companies based in India only.
No. Participation in the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge - II is free.
The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge - II is open to companies and entrepreneurs who meet the Eligibility criteria as defined for the program.
No. A designated representative of the company can register on behalf of the team.
There is no restriction to size of the team, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria and have a great product proposal or idea.
Only one entry per company will be accepted for consideration. Submitting multiple proposals may lead to disqualification of the entrant.
None, other than filling out the necessary information in the registration form.
Yes. It is the company that is ultimately responsible for their product development and prototyping and is free to manage their resources in any manner they please.
Yes. The company has full ownership rights to its ideas. All intellectual property arising out of this Qualcomm Design in India Challenge - II is the sole ownership of the company that is submitting the idea and eventually designing towards it. Please see the terms and conditions for more details
Participation in the Competition is free, voluntary and limited to those who have a great product idea that uses Qualcomm platforms.
The registrations for QDIC II Cycle I will close on midnight of February 15, 2017, IST.
Yes. Qualcomm will answer/clarify questions from participants in a timely manner. Additionally, the shortlisted companies will be provided lab facilities and engineering support to help complete their project at no cost.
Upon registration of your idea, you will get an email acknowledging the entry. Follow up emails will be sent if any information is missing or if additional information is needed.
In the previous year, Qualcomm provided air tickets and hotel stay to the shortlisted companies to attend the grand finale event. However, this is subject to change. The finale will be held in India only.
Qualcomm will consider every proposal based on its merits and a variety of factors such as innovativeness, utility value, market relevance, design compatibility with Qualcomm chipsets/solutions, robustness of product design, time to market advantage and business potential.
Entries will be evaluated during the course of the registration period in the first phase. Final evaluations will occur after the open registration closes on Feb 15, 2017. The shortlisted companies will be announced in Mar 2017.
The Jury panel will comprise of members from Qualcomm and the Industry. These are seasoned professionals who come with several years of industry and business experience.
Shortlisted participants will be informed of their selection by Qualcomm and will be published on the website.
Yes. In each cycle of QDIC II, up to 6 shortlisted companies will get a cash prize of $10,000 each to convert their design submissions into workable prototypes using the Qualcomm® Innovation Lab. These shortlisted companies will get 6 months of technical support and mentoring in the Qualcomm® Innovation Lab at the end of which, they will be judged at the grand finale event and up to 2 winning companies stand to win up to $75,000 each in prize money.
Yes. Qualcomm will present the shortlisted and winning companies a certificate of recognition for their achievements.
Qualcomm encourages everyone and anyone with a great product idea to step forward and participate, in line with the focused domains of Agriculture Technology, Medical Technology, Rural IoT, Payment Terminals, Biometric Devices and Smart Infrastructure. Not only does one have a good chance of being shortlisted and getting rewarded, up to two winning companies will win a cash award of up to $75,000 each. In addition, all participants will have an equal opportunity to securing accelerator and/or venture funding during the evaluation process.
There is no specific template to submit your idea. Your idea may be submitted as a pdf file. You could also share a link of your video proposal or demo.