The Institute of Informatics and Communication, University of Delhi and National Informatics Centre (NIC) has organised a unique event –In Pursuit of an ‘Idea’. The event is taking place in two phases.
The first phase is dedicated to generation of ‘New Ideas’, which is open for all.
In the second phase, students of Delhi University will shape the shortlisted ideas into apps/visualizations/info-graphics/data-sanitation projects in collaboration with their mentors from a set of diverse fields.
Participation is open for all! You don’t have to necessarily be a technical expert or have specific skills other than creative imagination and passion for innovations.
Students and professionals from the diverse fields ranging from data journalism, data analytics, management, academics, etc can share their ideas of innovations.
Based on the theme of Creative collaboration on Open Government Data for Innovation, this unique event-cum-platform is for students,
developers and professionals from diverse fields to shape their finest ideas into innovative projects addressing the real world issues.
The Idea collaboration will be executed in following steps:
The event is being organised by the University of Delhi in collaboration with National Informatics Center (NIC).
The event will be hosted by Institute of Informatics & Communication at South Campus.
Pre proposal round – Submission of ‘New Idea’: This is open for all. Anyone can share his/her idea.
It is the responsibility of the core committee to form the teams. The committee will match the teams with mentors and will allocate selected ideas.
This round is dedicated to submission of “New Ideas” by the participants. The participating team will submit a one-page pre-proposal as PDF file.
All short listed ideas would qualify for the next round. All pre-proposal teams will receive detailed feedback from the judges, regardless of whether or not they are selected.
In this round, is dedicated to preparation of Project Outline. The selected teams will develop and refine their pre-proposals into a maximum of five-pages “full proposals” in collaboration with their mentors and Idea finalists.
The Project Outline shall be based on the following sections:
The teams will develop the ‘New Idea’ into the following:
The teams may work under any of these categories or multiple categories.
The event will primarily focus on the following indicative sectors but not limited to:
Case Study 1: DGFT has a large dataset on import policy for various commodities and are searchable through a basic web interface from http://www.dgft.gov.in under link “ITC(HC) based policy”. It would be a good challenge for a group to develop a mobile app towards innovative way of searching and application of import regulations.
Case Study 2: Closest Mandi/Market from farmers’ location where he/she get the best Price of a commodity on a particular day.
The development will be based on published datasets on Data Portal India and documents, services, tools, applications etc. from government source.
In Pursuit of an “Idea” would occur in three phases. First Phase is for Idea Submission, hence open for all. Second and Third phase is for DU students and mentors respectively.
Each member of the participating teams will have to register on the Data Portal India. This applies to DU students and mentors as well.
No, previously developed work is not permitted.
No, you can work for only one team.
Participants are expected to be 18 years or above at the time of entry into the event. The event is open to people from all walks of life regardless of professions.
Participants can form teams for Idea submission – ideally heterogeneous, consisting of people with different skill sets – up to a maximum of three members.
However, the teams for the project execution would be formed by the organizers.
All participants must register on the Data Portal India at http://data.gov.in/user/register If you are already a registered user, directly Log In at http://data.gov.in/user/login to participate in the event.
By submitting ‘New Ideas’, each participant warrants that his/her entry is the participant’s own original work and
that he/she is not infringing any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party. Participants ensure that content is not offensive and inflammatory and they will not hold the organizers liable for any content submitted by them.
Furthermore, the participants warrant that her/her work has not been previously published.
The ‘New Ideas’ selected by the jury will be shaped into innovative projects i.e. apps, visualizations,
info-graphics and data sanitation by the students of University of Delhi in collaboration with professionals from the diverse fields. Idea finalists (whose idea will be selected for project execution) will be a part of the development team till the final execution of the project.
The selected projects will be available under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
Please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US for more information.
Also, it will be available under the GNU General Public License.
Please visit http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html for more information.
The organizers reserve the right in their sole discretion to withdraw participation of any individual/team from the event or reject any
submission at any point of time during the process.