Contest

Primal Research Ideas in Science and Management [PRISM] 2021


In general, research is a process of identifying problems and seeking solutions through a variety of perspectives, sources, and methods to develop a new understanding or new knowledge. Developments in science and technology are fundamentally altering the way people live, connect, communicate and transact, with profound effects on economic development. The extent to which developing economies emerge as economic powerhouses depends on their ability to grasp and apply insights from science and technology and use them creatively.

There exists a strong correlation between science and technology. Science uses scientific methods in its experiments and collects data through systematic processes. Application of science can be seen in technology where it tries to solve the problems in the natural world. Yet, this technology itself can be used to solve scientific problems.

PRISM 2021, the third edition of this contest, provides the participants to think beyond theoretical research and look forward to ideas that solve scientific problems using artificial intelligence. They have the opportunity to venture into artificial intelligence to showcase the potential of this latest technological trend to bring a positive impact to science. The goal is to recognize and support promising research and ideas emerging from students/researchers. Great ideas will have the opportunities for funding towards further research, ideation and incubation.

Goal:

To recognise and support promising research and ideas emerging from students and researchers

Description:

The contest is to ideate solutions that use Artificial Intelligence to solve scientific problems. Artificial Intelligence has grown to be a key tool for researchers across different disciplines to analyze huge datasets, detecting new patterns or extracting varied insights leading to solutions to problems. By processing the large amounts of data now being generated in various domains such as genomics, organic chemistry, material science, satellite imaging, etc., Artificial Intelligence is becoming a potential enabler for problem-solving in a range of scientific fields.

Title:

Artificial Intelligence for solving scientific problems

Attractions of the Contest:

  • Talk by experts

  • Free participation

  • Total prize money worth ₹3 lakhs

  • Certificate to all selected participants and winners

  • Further funding opportunity for the selected proposals


Eligibility:

  • Students in UG / PG from any discipline (Student category)

  • PhD students / staff of research organizations (Researcher category)

(Students graduating in 2021 are also eligible to apply)



Selection Procedure:

  • Stage 01: Proposal- Applicants must submit a proposal, which will be evaluated by a panel of experts and shortlisted participants will be asked to provide prototype/design.

  • Stage 02: Prototype or Design - The submitted prototype or design will be assessed.

  • Stage 03: Final Presentation - Venue and mode will be communicated later


Evaluation Criteria:

  • Originality of proposal

  • Adherence to rules of the contest

  • Rationality and feasibility of the idea presented

  • Adherence to the proposal format

  • Appropriateness and clarity of the proposal

  • Professionalism, organisation and style

  • Implications of the proposed idea to science