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ADI India Design Fellowship Program- Anveshan 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-May-2016
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What is ADI India Design Fellowship Program- Anveshan 2016?

If you have an idea in the rapidly growing and evolving Internet of Things (IoT) space that would transform tomorrow, Join Analog Devices' Anveshan 2016. Anveshan will help give shape to your idea and make it a reality!

This year we are opening up Anveshan to Engineering University Students, Startups and Makers, Hobbyists, alumni, graduating students and would-be-entrepreneurs.

Anveshan provides a platform to create and experiment innovative IoT Applications, develop a prototype from Sensor to the Cloud, experiment and innovate with key technologies like energy harvesting and connectivity, develop breakthrough concepts and algorithms for IoT use-cases and experiment with IoT platforms with analytics running on the edge, fog or cloud. The Fellowship gives an opportunity for the Indian Engineering students, alumni, startups and makers, hobbyists and would-be-entrepreneurs to showcase their innovation, learn, design and architect a complete innovative product or an ioT service in a low risk setting with all the help from Analog Devices specialists and mentors, with the creation, funded and guided by Analog Devices for a full-fledged development duration, up to 9 months.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Engineering University Students, Startups and Makers, Hobbyists, alumni, graduating students and would-be-entrepreneurs.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.


What is Anveshan?
Anveshan is fellowship program conducted by Analog Devices India every 2 years and on to its 4th edition in 2016. Last 3 editions of Anveshan was for university students only and focused on building or prototyping complete system designs.In 2016, we are changing the format to include the growing community of startups, alumni, makers, hobbyists and would-be entrepreneurs and focusing Anveshan towards Internet of Things (IoT) which is rapidly changing the business and technology landscape as we know it.

What are the timelines, dates and process?
Applicants who are interested to participate, please register on Applicants submit their application by 31st May 2016
Analog Devices shortlists the applications received and selects a subset of projects by mid June 2016. The Round 1 selected teams have conference calls or face to face discussions with Analog Devices mentors to understand and detail the scope of the IoT project further.
Finalists will be selected from Round 1 teams (both university teams and startups/professionals) by June 2016. All Finalists will be intimated by phone/email about the decision
For the next 9 months, the finalist teams go through development of their IoT project with the assigned mentors and specialists, have interim milestones, showcase their project at India Technology Day in Feb, 2017 to ADI and ADI's customer/partner executives and then final demonstration and presentation in April-May 2017.
Winners are selected by a team of esteemed internal and external jury members and awards given in May-June 2017

What is an "Entry”?

Who is eligible to participate in the Anveshan 2016?
Anveshan is targeted towards two groups.
Students in Full time Bachelors / Masters program of accredited Indian educational institutions are eligible to participate.
Startups, makers, alumni, hobbyists and future entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate, but will be judged separately from the university students. Each group will have separate winners and cash awards.

Am I allowed to be a part of multiple teams?
No, you can be part of only one team.

I'm not an Indian citizen and currently studying in an accredited Indian educational institution. Am I eligible to participate in the fellowship?
Yes, as long as you are a full time student of the Indian institution for the duration of Anveshan 2016. If you are a startup with engineering team in India or you are a professional who is located in India for the duration of Anveshan 2016, you are eligible to participate.

Are we allowed to modify the team composition after entry submission?
This is not generally encouraged. However under special circumstances, decisions will be taken on a case by case basis and will be at the sole discretion of Analog Devices.

Can we have external mentors or guides for the challenge?
Anveshan Guidelines

Does the whole team have to come over for the final round of presentation?
At least one team member needs to be present at Analog Devices to present your work to the Senior Technologists during Feb 2017 and the whole team is expected (but not a must) to be present during final presentation in May-June 2017.

How and when will we know the results of the first round?
The results of the first round and the finalists will be declared on the website. The participating teams and the teams who have made it to Round 1 and Finalists will also be notified through email and phone.

How can we participate in the contest?
Your first step is to register your team on the website. You can then submit your proposal through the submit page of the website. The Anveshan design could also be part of the student's final year project with necessary approvals from the department and faculty advisor.

I'm a sponsored student by an organization. Am I eligible to be a part of a team?
Yes. As long as you are a full time student of your educational institution, you can participate in the fellowship.

I'm currently a full time student but will be passing out of my college before the finals of Anveshan 2016? Am I eligible for the fellowship?
No. You should be a full time student to be able to participate in the finals of Anveshan 2016, which will go till May-June 2017.

I have already passed out of my university recently. Am I eligible to be a part of a team?
Yes you are eligible to participate, but you will be part of startups/makers/alumni/hobbyists and future entrepreneurs and not part of student teams.

I have submitted a similar solution in another contest / conference / publication? Can I also submit it in Anveshan 2016?
No. Your entry should not have been submitted anywhere else at any time. It should not be copied from any existing source. If at any stage, your proposal is found to violate this criteria, your team may get disqualified from the contest.

Is it valid to form a team with members from different institution?
For university teams, the team members must belong to the same institution. For makers, alumni, hobbyists, professionals and startups, they are participating more as groups of individuals and hence there is no restriction.

Can I participate if I am working in a company?
We strongly urge you to take permission from your existing employer that you want to participate in Anveshan first. Analog Devices takes no responsibility in validating and seeking permission from your existing employer for participating in Anveshan.

Is it valid to have a single member team?
We have always found that innovation and development cannot be done alone. So the team size should be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 members. In addition, the student teams are encouraged to have a faculty member as an advisor.

Is there a file format for submitting the entry?
Yes. Pdf or Microsoft word file format should be followed. The proposal must be written within 4 single spaced pages, including figures, tables and references. A picture is worth a thousand words, so you are strongly encouraged to use pictures and videos in your proposal.

Is there a format for submitting the entry?

Is there a limit to the file size?
Yes. The file should not be greater than 5 MB in memory size, and video size is up to 100MB.

What if I have more queries regarding the contest?
You can email your queries to Please keep visiting our web site for more updates.

What should be the team size?
The team size should be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 members.

Where can I get more information about Analog Devices and Analog Devices components?
Please visit Analog Devices website at Visit the Design Resources Link for more information on IoT platforms, solutions and more.

Will our entry be valid if I register without submitting a proposal?
No. Proposal submission is the first and a necessary step to enter the contest. We encourage all teams to submit proposals as soon as possible, as it will help us to keep you posted on the latest updates / timelines / changes about the fellowship.

Will there be travel grant to participate in different rounds at Analog Devices?
Analog Devices will fund the project development and travel cost up to a maximum of Rs.1,00,000 (Rs. 1 Lakh) per team.

Will we be provided accommodation to participate in the final round?
It is the duty of the team members to find suitable accommodation. Analog Devices will fund the project development and travel cost up to a maximum of Rs. 1,00,000 per team.

Terms and Conditions

Winners of the Analog Devices Anveshan 2016 Fellowship has two participating groups and would be judged and awarded separately.

Top winners of the Finalists from the selected student teams will get attractive cash awards

  • 1st Prize: Rs. 2.5 Lakhss
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 1.5 Lakhs
  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh

Top Winners from the Teams representing Startups, Makers, alumni, Hobbyists and would be entrepreneurs will get attractive cash awards

  • Winning team: Rs. 3 Lakhs
  • Runners-up: Rs 2 Lakhs

Awards Terms and Conditions

  • Judges decision will be final.
  • No substitution or transfer of prize permitted.
  • Organizer is not responsible for any dispute arising regarding prize dispersal.
  • If a winner cannot, or will not accept a prize, then the prize will be forfeited.
  • Taxes, if any, may be deducted as per the Income Tax Laws.

By accepting a prize you agree to participate in promotional events and activities without any additional payment that may include, but are not limited to, showcases of your entry at industry events, and allow the Organizer to use your name on presentation slides and other materials for promoting the Competition on the Organizer's Internet sites and in other documentation. That may take various forms, including printed materials, on-line articles, video, audio, and other digital recordings.

For more details please open the "terms and condition" on Anveshan home page


  • Analog Devices will not be liable for any infringement of copyright/patent/publication norms regarding your entry.
  • All efforts will be made to adhere to the dates, specified but unforeseen circumstances might force changes in the dates at the sole discretion of the Organizer.

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