Open Challenge Program


Open Challenge Program (OCP) is a platform where a startup gets an opportunity to solve problems through innovative solutions. The objective of Open Challenge Program (OCP) is to identity, recognize & reward aspiring and early-stage tech entrepreneurs. This platform facilitates aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators and their success through strategic networking, seed funding, mentoring, providing support for training, marketing, patenting, access to the CoE labs, tools, software and state-of-the-art incubation facility.


Selection Process

After receiving the innovative ideas / solutions as per prescribe format within the specified timeline a screening process will be done on the basis of relevancy. The relevant submissions will be shortlisted and called for selection through pitching/ Presentation.   


Problem Statement

Note: The start-ups having any innovative idea/solution in relevant fields/domain are encouraged to apply for OCTANE/OCP. The Sample Problem Statements are given here.

Click Here To View Sample Problem Statement for CoE in IoT in Agriculture 

Click Here To View Sample Problem Statement for CoE in Animation 

Click Here To View Sample Problem Statement for CoE in Emerging Technologies (AR/VR)



Description Date
Announcement of Open Challenge Program  20.07.2020
Registration open for participation in Open Challenge Program 21.07.2020
Last date for application submission 7.09.2020
Initial Screening: Elevator Pitch via video call
Announcement of Shortlisted Applicants 17.09.2020
Start of 5 days Online Bootcamp (include mentoring, refinement of Idea, preparation of final demo day) 22.09.2020
Final Pitch in front of Panel followed by announcement of Result 30.09.2020



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