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EVangelise Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge 2021

September 15, 2021 8:00 AM
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iCreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology) is India’s leading institution for transforming startups based on tech innovation into successful businesses. We are supported by the Govt. of Gujarat and the Govt. of India, and are located in a state-of-the-art 40-acre campus in Ahmedabad. Till date, we have supported over 389 innovations and 30+ patents with a ‘high-touch, entrepreneur-first’ model, connecting them with mentors, markets and money. Over the past few years, we have created a track-record of supporting projects in the EV space – from batteries and battery management systems, to charging systems, energy recovery systems, hybrid energy storage systems, autonomous driving assisting systems, and smart functionality systems. Our campus is equipped with design and simulation labs, rapid prototyping facilities, and core expertise in embedded systems. We have forged a deep relationship with the innovation ecosystem of Israel, the country known as the world’s “Startup Nation”.


Whether you are a college student, an independent innovator, a researcher or a startup, we welcome all to participate in EVangelise, and come up with breakthrough solutions across different stages of the EV technology value chain.


Define fundamental logic behind your proposed innovation and submit the method of increasing efficiency and effectiveness of an electric 2&3 wheeler with a detailed description.

Shortlisted participants move on to the Design stage.

Submission Deadline: 15 September 2021
Announcement of results by: 23 september 2021

Prizes :

1st Prize: INR. 75,000 (1 each across all 4 categories)

2nd Prize: INR. 50,000 (1 each across all 4 categories)

3rd Prize: INR. 25,000 (1 each across all 4 categories)

Requires theoretically proven idea with calculations, design plans and should be simulated on a standard software. Only the output submitted as a report.

Shortlisted participants from the Idea and selected direct applicants of this stage will be eligible to move to the Build stage.

Submission Deadline: 15 OCTOBER 2021
Announcement of results by: 23 OCTOBER 2021


Requires delivery of a functional prototype of your design presenting a solution to our challenge and built to showcase your engineering and implementation skills. All finalists move on to the Evangelise Innovation Showcase and Selected finalists will get an opportunity to pitch at ‘Electrify Your Future’


ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS BY: FEBRUARY 2022 (announcement at the Expo; participates shortlisted for the Pitch would be intimated in advance)

Prizes :

Other than top 3 winners, 15 Finalists will get a prize of INR 3,00,000 each

Support from iCreate in terms of expert mentoring, rapid prototyping facilities (iLab@iCreate), and the opportunity to get a suitable grant (through Create Pro-Fund Gateway).


This will be the grand finale in Kevadia, against the backdrop of the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue built to honour Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Showcase Stage will consist of 3 events:

EV EXPO: All finalist will present their innovations to a jury comprising top EV industry experts and VCs.

ELECTRIFY YOUR FUTURE PITCH: From 15 finalists, selected few will get a chance to present their innovations to a jury comprising top EV industry experts and VCs and win incubation support, market connect and mentorship from industry leaders.

STATUE OF UNITY EV RACE: Various EV 2&3 wheeler manufacturing companies will participate in this race under various categories and race their vehicle to the finish line

Prizes :

1st Prize: INR. 10,00,000

2nd Prize: INR. 7,50,000

3rd Prize: INR. 5,00,000

Selected participants will get incubation support of INR.50,00,000 each, market connections and industry mentorship


Startups are welcome to apply to any of the three stages but will be entered into the build stage only after an evaluation of their final application.

Early-stage or idea stage startups are recommended to apply to the idea/design stage depending on their TRL(Technology Readiness Level) level.

All questions should be addressed to the official website of the Evangelise, FAQ section is provided on it.

Notification of any additions and/or corrections to this rulebook is made on the official website.

Organizers have rights to change rules and regulations. iCreate’s decision will be final.


Anyone can apply to Evangelise, be it a startup, Individual innovator, researcher or academician.

Startups incorporated less than 5 years ago and not having significant revenue (less than INR 25,00,000)

Individual innovators, researchers and academicians having intent to take it forward as a startup

International innovators are eligible to apply.

Innovation must include a hardware element

International innovators or startups are encouraged to apply

Project or concept must be part of the given focus area wholly or partly

Presence of some innovative element or in house design.

Pure trading and assembling is not encourage

what is Evangelies?

EVangelise is a series of events focused on encouraging startups working on innovative technologies specifically in Electric Vehicle sub component space.

what are the stages in the challenge?

Evangalise consists of 3 stages- Idea, design and build.

How to apply?

You can apply only through our website -

can I apply for categories which are not listed?


Can international participant apply?

international participants are encouraged to apply! Depending on the merit of the startup/technology proposed, iCreate may offer special support as well.

what will the winner get?

There are total 42 prizes to be won, spread across at every stage of this event.

When will the registration for challange will open?

Registrations open on the 15th July 2021 for the challenge and registrations for the race are to be announced.

What if our idea/design/prototype is not selected?

If you are not selected in any stages then the applicant can not continue for this event.

How we will receive update on our application? who is the person of contact?

You can check update on Accelerator App where you have submitted you application using registered email address. You will also receive a mail on registered email address. You can find contact details in Contact Us Page.

Can we apply for multiple challenges?


What Ev race?

The iCreate EV race to be held near the Statue of Unity is a showcase event for electric two and three wheelers of different categories where the winners get exciting prizes.

Do we have to buy components by our own?

Yes, expenses incurred in the complete event by the team is to be borne by the team.

Will iCreate provide design & simulation software(s)?

iCreate will not directly provide softwares but will provide discounts through our partners Mathworks, Solidworks and AWS.

How we will receive update on our application? Who is the person of contact?

You can check update on Accelerator App where you have submitted you application using registered email address. You will also receive a mail on registered email address. You can find contact details in Contact Us Page.


If you are interested in this contest and the eligibility criteria matches, you can register for this event by clicking the Register button.

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Design stage Submission Deadline on -15th September 2021
Announcement of results -23rd september 2021
Submission Deadline on - 15th OCTOBER 2021
Announcement of results by - 23rd OCTOBER 2021

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