Social Innovation Challenge 2023


An INSPIRE TECHATHON 2023 is an event that fosters innovation intended mainly for technology development and  planned to identify existing challenges and for which tech solutions are proposed to solve the business problems and social issues. The INSPIRE TECHATHON 2023 is designed to not only help solve problems and also it is a typically a time-bound competitive event where participants collaborate in teams to build proofs of concept or minimum viable products for a specific pre-defined problem. It is a time bound event in which teams made up of both technical and business knowledge get together to collaborate intensively on projects.The aim is to design, build and present a most innovative solution to a problem, and then pitch a final concept, prototype or presentation to the jury.Over a period of 48 hours, Individual Innovators or Startups, a team of maximum 4 members are asked to HACK probable solutions to a series of given social challenges. As a result it  enables a connection and conversation between our rural and urban communities that accelerates innovations, brings solutions for business problems , remedies for social causes and build potential startups.

Problem Statement


To provide a platform for Students/ Researchers/Innovators to come up with innovative solutions for key challenges and creating start-ups.

  • To identify and nurture the social innovations 
  • To highlight funding opportunities for scale up.
  • To organize competition events for students/ youths on viable solutions to the societal problems predominantly Agriculture , tourism, and physical well-being.
  • To identify innovations having applications in the rural sector which can provide value proposition addressing the key challenges.

Who can apply?

Individual Innovators or Startups, a team of maximum 4 members with knowledge, skills or an interest in: hardware & software engineering, computer science, agriculture, horticulture or tourism.

What will you get ?

Incubation & Mentoring at IIMBG INSPIRE

Access to Funding support

Opportunity to Pitch


Launch & Call for Applications

The call for applications will be launched on 15th June 2023

20 July
Application Deadline

INSPIRE TECHATHON Social Innovation Challenge 2023  invites participation from cross-sector innovators & ideators  across specific focus areas. These new ideas, efforts in progress, and innovations will be assessed for the next rounds leading up to the final INSPIRE TECHATHON .

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Phase  1

 Virtual Presentation for team .

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Phase 2

For 2 days, we will create an immersive virtual/ Physically environment for participants to exclusively work on their ideas. From 1:1 mentoring sessions to spirited discussions, brainstorming, and conversations, the selected participants will have many opportunities to connect, learn, and work with our seasoned mentors.

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Phase 3 :Grand Finale

The shortlisted participants will present their final solution to tackle at the finale.
The resilient ideas will be awarded a cash prize along with support & recognition from the participating partners to move the concept towards action.

Why are INSPIRE TECHATHON Social Innovation Challenge 2023 important?

INSPIRE TECHATHON boosts networking opportunities, team spirit, entrepreneurship, innovation & creativity.



Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen at INSPIRE TECHATHON'23?

INSPIRE TECHATHON'23  is a virtual event nurturing new ideas & innovations.

Do I need to pay any money to register for the INSPIRE TECHATHON'23?

No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for INSPIRE TECHATHON'23

Can my entry be disqualified for some reason?

  • Incomplete applications or applications with inaccurate information will automatically be disqualified. Make sure that you fill in all the fields accurately.
  • If any participant/ participating team is found violating the terms & conditions, they can be disqualified.

How much does it cost to attend the program?

No. In the case of multiple entries by an individual/ team, only the last submitted entry will be considered.

What are the exact dates of application submission and subsequent rounds?

Please click here to learn more about the Timelines

How will I know if my application is selected/ rejected?

All applicants will receive regular email communication from the Organizers throughout the event.

We’re already working on our idea and are running a startup. Are we eligible for this?

 Yes, INSPIRETECHATHON'23 is open to the idea stage, prototype, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and commercialized startups also. 

What kind of solutions/ ideas are you looking for?

We are looking for simple & effective innovations and also frugal solutions to a variety of problems under mentioned themes of INSPIRE TECHATHON'23.

Can solo founders/ individuals apply for INSPIRE TECHATHON'23?


How will you conduct the selection rounds and final pitching?

All the participants will submit their innovations through our online Registration Form. All the applicants will receive email communication regarding the selection or rejection of their application for the next round. All the details regarding the presentations, submissions, mentoring schedules, requirements and guidelines etc, will be communicated by the Organizers at every step of the event.

Who will review my application?

All the submitted applications will be carefully reviewed and assessed by our jury members, which include industry experts, academicians, educators, and other thought leaders.

What kind of mentorship support will we get during INSPIRE TECHATHON'23

All the selected participants/ teams will receive 1:1 mentoring & guidance from our esteemed mentors. These sessions will help you in refining your idea/ innovation for the next level.

Will I get feedback/ advice on my application?

Unfortunately, considering the volume of applications we will receive, we are unable to provide detailed feedback on each submission. If you make it to the INSPIRETECHATHON'23  rounds you will receive mentoring and guidance from our mentors.

Can we edit our application after submission?

An application cannot be edited once submitted.