about IMC Awards

The IMC Awards are highly coveted accolades, given to the best businesses, innovations and institutions. With an eminent jury comprising of technology experts and distinguished doyens from the industry, the Awards this year promise to recognize the latest and the best of the ICT and TMT industry, and in turn put up a spectacular and memorable show. 

2019 categories

    1. Definition
      The entrant state(s) must have a network service providers within the state in whole of India. The service providers must have all the necessary documentations as prescribed by the law, must contain a minimum average speed of 8.00-23.1 mbps (download).*
    2. Eligibility Criteria
      Certified report on the speed of the network as offered in the specified region (speed test)
    3. Evaluation Parameters
      – Speed
      – Latency
      – Bandwidth
      – Customer Feedback
    4. Questions
    • How many 4G towers have been installed in the state as per the population
    • Does the state have a RoW policy w.r.t to 2016 RoW rules from Govt. for cable and towers
    • Is the state implementing Bharatnet? How many kms of fibres have been laid down?
    • What % of state is covered in Bharatnet
    • How are they planning to support future 5G with RoW policy with street furniture?
    • How does the State ensure last mile connectivity and service provision via the service providers?
    • In the light of “Bharat Net”, how does the State ensure fixed mobile convergence (FMC) is reached?

*Open signal testing would also be one of the parameters utilized for evaluation

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant organization must include state of the art technologies for the dedicated segment/whole of the project. The project must have been received their OC before the 31st of December, 2018.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Utilization certificate/cost benefit analysis/completion and appreciation certificate from Smart City authority.
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
  4. Questions
  • Enumerate how was the smart city project started include the execution plan ( wrt the tranches of project execution). Also elaborate what lead to the initiation of the project
  • What is the future roadmap for development of smart cities? From a policy perspective, has a concrete policy been put in place for current and future smart city development?
  • If policies have already been implemented, what has been the actual progress vis-a-vis planned progress?
  • What are some of the use cases that have been developed for smart cities in the last one year?
  • Elaborate on the funding arrangement with tie-ups with an institution,(if any) with respect to project execution tranches.
  • From city governance point of view how does the solution aid in improving the government efficiency/productivity?
  • Why is the solution innovative? How was the decision for this particular innovative technology taken?

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must be providing services for over a period of 1 year as on the 31st of March,2019. The service provider must have all the necessary documentations prescribed by the law, must contain a new innovation for the automotive industry.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Patent/ Trademark License
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
    v. Availability of the service
  4. Questions
  • What are the key applicability features in the Indian car scenario?
  • What is the back end ecosystem that has been placed to support connectivity and how scalable and sustainable is it?
  • What are the key features associated with the product?
  • How will it solve the problem of urban transportation
  • How is the solution differentiated from the ones already available in the market
  • How has the technology adopted brought about an affect in the automotive industry?
  • What are the distribution channels being utilized? How is it ensured that the product reaches the targeted market?

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must have engineered an innovative product that solves a problem with a simple fix, and should result in making life easier than understood. The developer must have tested the market with his product for a period of 1 year as on the 31st March,2019.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    i. Patent/ Trademark License
    ii. Sales Report 2018-19
    iii. Customer Feedback
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
  4. Questions
  • What prompted the organisation to take up IoT from a product development perspective?
  • What are the key benefits that have been derived by using IoT?
  • How does the organisation differentiate their IoT product from the ones available in the market?
  • What are the distribution channels being utilized? How is it ensured that the product reaches the targeted market?
  • Why is the product the most innovative IoT product in the market?

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must have engineered a product/application which aids the consumer such that he is able to monitor his health better. The innovation must have been done before the 31st of March,2019 and such innovation must have taken place with all the necessary documentations required by law.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Patent/ Trademark License
    Consumer Feedback
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
    v. Availability of the service
  4. Questions
  • What prompted the organisation to take up mHealth from a product development perspective?
  • What are the key benefits that the organisation would want to deliver to society through the product?
  • How is the product differentiated from the ones available in the market?
  • What are the distribution channels being utilized? How is it ensured that the product reaches the targeted market?
  • Why is the product the most innovative mobile health product in the market?

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must be providing the service for a period of over 1 year as on the 31st of March, 2019. The solution must be cloud, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) based and entrant should contain all the required documentations required by law.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Patent/ Trademark License
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
    v. Availability of the service
  4. Questions
  • What prompted the organisation to design the product? 
  • Why open source?
  • There are multiple open source solutions available in the market. How does the organisation distinguish its product from others?
  • What are the distribution channels being utilized? 
  • How is it ensured that the product reaches the targeted market?

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must have streamlined internal processes, roaming, smart connection, smart transactions, mobile money, identity management etc. with his innovation. The participant must have developed and tested the market with his innovation over a period of 1 year as on the 31st of March 2019, should also contain all the necessary documentations required by law.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Patent/ Trademark License
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
    v. Availability of the service
  4. Questions 
  • What prompted the organisation to adopt blockchain as a solution?
  • Enumerate ways in which blockchain has proven to be effective for your organisation.
  • How has blockchain enabled your brand to overcome packet loss?
  • Explain how your block chain innovation has smoothen over processes such that it leads to operational efficiency and cost-effective among others.

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must have developed his application over a period of 1 year as on the 31st of March 2019. The application should be an innovative framework of services that application programs rely on for standard operations. The same should be available on all mobile platforms namely Play store, App Store, etc. and should contain all the necessary documentations as required by law.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    – Patent/ Trademark License
    – Letterhead approvals on being listed on the various platforms
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
    v. Availability of the service
  4. Questions
  • What was the inspiration for designing this product?
  • How does the organisation differentiate the product from what is already available in the market?
  • What are the distribution channels being utilized? How is it ensured that the product reaches the targeted market?
  • Enumerate the features of the application, and in which terms is the same innovative in terms of what is available in the market?
  • Elaborate on the ways the product supports the society. ( Can Include ways in which the product solves a problem that is prevalent in the society currently)
  • Why do you consider the application to be the most innovative app?
  • What is the total subscriber base and current average rating across iOS and Android app stores

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must have developed an application which provides an innovative touch to network security, it should have tested the market and should be providing the same for a period of over a year as on the 31st of March,2019. The participant must have the necessary documentations required by law.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Patent/ Trademark License
    Customer Feedback
  3. Evaluation Parameters
  4. i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
    v. Availability of the service
  5. Questions
  • What prompted the organisation to take up this product?
  • How is the product differentiated from what is already available in the market?
  • What are the distribution channels being utilized? How is it ensured that the product reaches the targeted market?
  • How is your solution innovative? Explain the features of the network security offered by the organisation?

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The entrant participant must have structured an initiative in the form of a product, service or a solution which is such that it either bridges gaps on innovation, it enhances customer engagements or creating self-optimizing and secure zero touch networks.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Report formulating the initiative
    Observation report noted post implementation of the initiatives
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
  4. Questions
  • What was the inspiration for designing this initiative? How did the organisation come up with it?
  • What has been the key takeaway from the solution, in terms of subscribers, reducing the capex, coverage?
  • How has this initiative affected the organisation’s/ clients business and its/ their operations?
  • How has the product/service/solution enabled higher customer engagement vis-a-vis rivals?

Innovation Awards 2019

  1. Definition
    The participant needs to have developed a product/ solution which has enabled industry players drive efficiencies as well as contributed towards cost savings.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    Patent/ Trademark License
    Customer Feedback
  3. Evaluation Parameters
    i. Innovation
    ii. Business Turnover
    iii. Impact of innovation on the socio-economy of the market
    iv. Targeted customer base
    v. Availability of the service
  4. Questions
  • What is the significant problem that the product/ solution aims to resolve for the target customer base
  • Is the solution scalable for future use and increase in customer base?
  • How does it enable operators to be agile in their networks?
  • Is the solution interoperable with existing networks?
  • Does it contribute towards any significant savings in time?
  • How efficient is the product/ solution from an ease of use perspective?

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