Launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the view that cultural diversity is a joy that ought to be celebrated through mutual interaction & reciprocity between people of different States and UTs in the true spirit of Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat.
The Innovation Challenge is designed to build an App to learn basic sentences in various languages to reduce the language barrier which exists due to the huge diversity in our country.
The challenge will motivate developers across the nation to come up with an app that will be used by people all over the nation & learn different regional languages, which promotes unity in diversity.
Problem Statement: Create a mobile application, which could serve as a Language Learning App for Indian Languages for Indian Citizens.
The application should have a user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) to attract and engage the language learner. The application should also have additional features or sections which should enable gamification of learning or ease & continuity in learning.
The application is required to be equipped with different modules of language learning and user management to enable language learning in Indian languages.The application should have features to enable different ways of learning using textual, audio, and visual data with ease.
The application should also offer an automated way to evaluate and rank learners in different languages. Top learners in a language may be awarded badges that will be based on achieving certain milestones.
- The product to be developed for the Challenge should be designed and developed in India.
- The participants should be Indian Citizens or companies/Startups with a majority stake of Indian Citizens.
- The challenge is open to both individual developers or startups/companies in the market.
More details regarding the eligibility can be found here.
Stage 1: Prototype Stage
The participants should develop a prototype of the solution within a 30 days’ time frame and provide a link/apk file to their working prototype for evaluation.
The top 10 teams would be selected for the presentation in front of an esteemed Jury, constituted by MyGov to select the maximum of the top three teams.
The solutions would be evaluated based on broad parameters such as Innovation, Scalability, Usability, Interoperability, Ease of deployment/roll-out, Campaign.
The Top winning team will receive INR 20 Lakh and the second team will receive INR 10 lakh and the third team will receive INR 5 Lakh as funding to further develop and add content to the selected application.
Final Stage: Mentorship and Production Stage
In return for this funding, the winning team(s) will make a production-ready product in the next 30 days. They will allow the government to use this application for promoting language learning across schools, colleges, and in general.
The ideas/ prototype/ final product will be judged on the following parameters :
- Approach Towards Problem Solving
- Business Use Case
- Solution Technical Feasibility
- Gamification or Organic quotient
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