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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Planetarium Innovation Challenge

Planetariums in metros and other big cities attract a large number of students and provide first exposure to learn more about Space. There have been efforts made to increase the availability of Planetariums in smaller cities and even in rural areas. Worldwide, efforts have been made for integrating Augmented Reality (A.R.), Virtual Reality (V.R.) and Merged Reality (M.R.) technologies into Planetariums. Mobile Planetariums have also become popular and provide an opportunity for people in rural areas to get experience of a planetarium. Several Indian start-ups and tech firms have the potential to build such AR/VR/MR solutions as also provide mobile planetarium solutions. With an objective to recognize the best such Indian solutions, MyGov under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), the Government of India, invites applications from Indian Startups and tech entrepreneurs for an Innovation Challenge to develop state-of-the-art technology for our Planetariums. Selected solutions will not only be given cash rewards but also an opportunity to deploy them in various cities and rural areas by getting them listed on the GeM portal
Some planetariums in India use outdated technology with no O.E.M. support available. At the same time, it has been observed that planetariums worldwide are making use of the latest technology (A.R., V.R. and M.R.) and making their planetariums systems mobile.

Qualification Criteria
The participants should be Indian Citizens or companies/Start-up with a majority stake of Indian Citizens.
The Contest is open to the following entities:–
Start-ups, Indian Legal Entities

Registration proof shall be submitted at the time of application. It should have a minimum of 51% shareholding of Indian citizens and should not be barred or blacklisted anywhere for government work. Blacklisted means that participants shall not have been blacklisted or debarred from tendering for corrupt or fraudulent practices or non-delivery, non-performance by Govt. of India and/or any State Government and/or any Central/State P.S.U. at the time of bid submission date.

Individual /Team

Suppose Applicant(s) is(are) not yet registered as Start-up. they are still allowed to submit ideas, but are required to be registered as a private limited company (as defined in the Companies Act,2013) or registered as a partnership firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act,1932) or a limited liability partnership (under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008) in India (as per definition available in the latest notification of DIPP at on or before 30 days from the date of declaration of stage 1 result otherwise applicant will be disqualified.

Fast Track your future: A platform to innovate and deploy the solution according to the requirements
Customers Outreach: A high viewership platform provide you with the opportunity to showcase promote your Innovation to Leaders from organizations across Indian Industry Sectors
Grow your expectations: Opportunity to meet peers in the field and get to know the latest advancement in the Ecosystem. Your peers in this Program are the regions' finest. They are an essential part of the experience, so we ensure you work with the very best.
Rewards and Recognitions:
1st Prize – Rs. 5 Lakh

2nd Prize – Rs. 3 Lakh

3rd Prize – Rs. 2 Lakh

The Planetarium Challenge will be available on
The last date of submission of entry is 10th October 2021
The applicant needs to login on th eMyGov portal:
Applicants are advised to provide self-contained proposals essential supporting materials provided as uploads for an informed and fair evaluation/review.
No changes will be accepted once proposals are submitted.
Providing incorrect information will lead to outright rejection of proposals.


Program Launch Date: 11th September 2021

Last Registration Date:  10th October 2021

Ideation Stage: To be announced

Presentation & Prototype Stage:  To be announced

Product Building Stage: To be announced


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