Intel Announces The Intel India Embedded Challenge 2014

By Anusha

The Intel India Embedded Challenge 2014

Kharagpur, 21 March: Intel India today announced the commencement of the Intel India Embedded Challenge (IEC) 2014, an embedded design contest for students, interested individuals & entrepreneurs from all over India. This contest has been put forward to inspire the vast technically savvy community in India to architect, design and develop novel embedded applications based on Embedded Intel Architecture Processors in areas such as Consumer Electronics, Digital Security Surveillance, Medical, Storage & others. Segregated into three broad sections - Internet of Things Devices, Smart Solutions for Social Sector and Wearable Computing, the contest will provide a platform for participants to showcase their work on a global scale. The programme was announced by Ms. Kumud Srinivasan, President Intel India and Prof. P.P Chakraborty, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, at an event at IIT Kharagpur campus.

Talking about the competition, Ms Kumud Srinivasan said, "We at Intel believe that through right mentoring and opportunities, individuals can create solutions for some of the biggest problems, faced by the society today. Intel India Embedded Challenge will give aspiring minds an opportunity to make their concepts into reality."

Talking about the contest and the involvement of the IIT Kharagpur, Prof. PP Chakraborty said, "We are proud to see the innovation coming out of this institute. Intel India Embedded Challenge has provided the right platform to individuals to build on their ideas and showcase their work to the world."

The Intel India Embedded Challenge 2014 has two main categories:
1. Student Category:

Students studying in technical institutions, management institutions, degree, diploma colleges across India can participate in this category. Students can participate as individuals or in a team not exceeding 3 members.

2. Professional Category:

Working professionals, faculty members, research associates, project associates, technology enthusiasts, independent / freelance consultants, technology solutions providers, entrepreneurs from across India can participate in this category as individuals or in a team not exceeding 3 members.

Participants will be tasked with development of prototypes using Embedded Intel Architecture based processors such as Intel® AtomTM processors and Intel® Galileo Development Boards. The finalists will showcase successful models to an eminent jury panel consisting of technology leaders, senior academicians, venture capitalists and government representative in December 2014. Winners will get an opportunity to participate in regional and global innovation and entrepreneurship programmes of Intel or collaborators of Intel.

More Details and Registration of the contest are available on the website:

Important Dates*  
Launch- Opens for registration21st March, 2014
Phase 1 : Deadline for submission of abstract 20th June, 2014
Results of Phase 1 10th July, 2014
Phase 2 : Deadline for submission of final abstracts by short listed teams 30th July, 2014
Results of Phase 2 - Selected teams will be short listed for the finals 10th August, 2014
Finalists to receive the Intel® AtomTM Kits
 20th August, 2014
Finals - F2F, Presentations to panel & award ceremony December 2014

*Dates are subject to change by Intel India Embedded Challenge 2014 organisers

About Intel India Embedded Challenge (Intel IEC):
The Intel India Embedded Challenge (Intel IEC) was launched by Intel India in 2010 as a national level innovation competition for students and working professionals focused on architecting, designing and developing novel embedded & intelligent solutions in wide application areas. In last 3 years, over 6000 teams have participated in the programme, over 1600 innovative ideas were submitted and nearly 100 innovations were prototyped with mentoring support from Intel. For videos, glimpses and reports of the past contest and the contest details, please visit:

About Intel:
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The Company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at and

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