About SCOUT 2021

SCOUT 2021 is a Pan-India contest for start-ups/ innovators focusing on solutions for Smart-Cities. The objective of SCOUT 2021 is to invitee solutions from Innovators/ Entrepreneurs/Startups/ Enthusiasts/Students/ Research communities to come up with alternative ways of fulfilling the specific needs & products or service in making the city life better and bringing transformation through disruptive technologies. These contestants will be expected to come-up with innovative creative ESDM solutions that solve defined problem statements to make future cities smart & self-sustainable. The objective is also to bring out state-of-art made-in India solutions and thus give a further boost to the idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

The Contest shall be followed by creation of POC for the successful solutions. These contestants will be expected to come-up with innovative creative ideas and solutions that can solve certain predefined problem to make future cities smart & self-sustainable.

These winning POC solutions can then get implemented in real life. The goal is also to bring out state-of-art solutions and thus give a further boost to the Smart city initiatives through deployment of cutting-edge technologies & Innovative solutions.

Smart City Challenge & Outcome for Urban Tans formation (SCOUT 2021.) is supported by Excelpoint Technologies, L&T, Ashoka Buildcon, SNG IOTC, BSCL, Shapoorji Pallonji, MicroChip, Ashoka Buildcon, Zeliot, Xilinx, ADI, VaanInfra, CSM Technologies, Innovative and other Tech giants.

Which focus area your solution belongs to?

Waste Management
Waste Management
Industrial/Building Automation
Industrial/Building Automation
Security & Surveillance
Security & Surveillance
Citizen Services
Citizen Services
Healthcare solutions for future urban healthcare
Healthcare solutions for future urban healthcare
Advanced Transport management solutions
Advanced Transport management solutions
Energy Management & Conservation System
Energy Management & Conservation System
Environment & Pollution Monitoring Solution
Environment & Pollution Monitoring Solution

Who are Eligible to Apply?

  • Working Professionals.
  • Educators & Researchers.
  • Student Innovators.
  • Startups and Companies
  • Do it yourself Enthusiasts

Key Takeaways

  • Real time implementation of POCs selected in the Hackathon.
  • Assistance in availing Tools, Technologies, Resources required to build the POC.
  • Virtual Mentoring by Industry professionals, Academicians etc.
  • Knowledge dissemination sessions by Experts from areas of interest.
  • Networking with Govt. Authorities/Civil Society/ Potential Consumers.
  • Incubation offers to the Winners

Awards & Recognitions

  • Cash prize up to 3 Lakhs, 2 Lakhs & 1 Lakh to the Winner, 1st runner up & 2nd runner up respectively.
  • Individual cash prize up to 50 Thousand each to 6 best PoCs against each problem statement.
  • Reimbursement up to 20k per participant for Components, Development boards and other services required to making the POC.

Problem Statements

  • Modernize criminal identification, tracking and verification by police organizations across the country using Tech led solutions.
  • Advancement in toll collection systems to address several problems like malfunctioning in RFID cards, offline payments, toll traffic management, manual billing, detection of rule violators such as overloading etc.
  • Modular network architecture which can address current challenges including Energy Management, Smart Lighting, Water Management, Intelligent parking, Infrastructure management, Pollution control, Waste Management, Disaster Warning & response etc.
  • Integrated technologies for remote Health diagnostics and Treatment in Healthcare.
  • Realtime Measurement and Monitoring various health parameters, geolocation for the frontline workers such as Health professional, Police etc. for early detection and prevention of occupational diseases.
  • Realtime Drainage, Man holes and Sewage monitoring systems.
  • Solutions to monitor and maintain water quality parameters of water bodies.
  • Collection, route & frequency optimization, Segregation, Handling & Processing of wastes using Electronic devices, Sensors and Technology driven ESDM Solutions.
  • Disaster management solutions for early prediction, damage control and minimization of post disaster impacts.
  • Energy analytics for smart cities Intelligent fault detection, smart distribution and monitoring of various utilities such as gas, water and electricity.
  • Realtime Monitoring, Maintenance alert and fault/failure prediction of smart city infrastructure & assets including bridges, over bridges, skywalks, rail tracks, buildings, towers etc.
  • Smart Poles for smart city infrastructure.

Timeline & Process Flow

  • Formal Launch & Commencement of Stage-1 - Solution Challenge: Feb 10th, 2021
  • Webinars & Session to encourage enthusiasts for application: Feb 10th – Mar 20th, 2021
  • Last to apply and the closure of Stage 1: Mar 21th, 2021
  • Evaluation, Cohort formation & providing assessing kits components boards: Mar 22nd – Apr 5th, 2021
  • Commencement of Stage 2 – PoC Challenge/Hackathon: 2nd week of Apr 2021
  • Closure of PoC Challenge/Hackathon: 1st Week of Jun 2021
  • Grand Finale - Final Pitching, Evaluation: 2nd Week of Jun 2021
  • Result declaration & Prize distribution: Last Week of June 2021

Ecosystem Partners

Technology & Implementing Partner

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