Panasonic has announced Smartphones Mobivation 2016 with the launch of Panasonic Open-Innovation contest. Panasonic’s Innovation contest is an innovation challenge for students studying in IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, DTU Delhi and NSIT Delhi. Panasonic is inviting innovations that are smartphone-centric (Android Platform). Interested candidates can register online at http://www.mobivation.in and submit their Synopsis by September 10. The contest will go on for a month and the winners will be announced on October 14.
Participants can register as individuals or teams. Teams can be a maximum of 3 persons with one staff member. Individuals or teams can choose to participate in maximum 3 of the following categories:
• Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Software: UI/UX Customization
• Software: Android Innovative features/App concept to enhance consumer experience
• Hardware: Hardware Innovation in terms of Design or any usable hardware-centric feature for smartphones
“With this contest, Panasonic is looking forward to receive concepts which could simplify existing usage, add more pleasure to mobile phone usage, make them more aesthetic or user-friendly, add newer convergence features. The participant/ teams will be evaluated on the basis of their ideas usefulness, commercial viability, practicality and the quality of the overall presentation of their ideas,” Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India said.
Panasonic will award cash prizes worth Rs 3 lakhs including a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for the winner across each of the five categories. The company will give away mobile phones and commendation certificates to teams or individuals if their idea is taken forward by Panasonic.