India & Israel 2-Nation Challenge

ABOUT

The Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh is sponsoring its largest 2-Nation Challenge to date, between India and Israel. The event will take place in Tel Aviv on 27-28 January 2019, and in Andhra Pradesh on 2-3 February 2019.

 

Teams will be selected for each Challenge Question - Local Water Purification, Digitizing Water Infrastructure, Cyber Security, and Agricultural Supply Chain - to travel to India with a terrific opportunity to get into the huge Indian market.

START

The Challenge will take place at the Council for a Beautiful Israel, 80 Rokach Blvd, Tel Aviv on Sunday January 27, and the final pitches will take place at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, 2 Ahuzat Bayit, Tel Aviv on Monday January 28.

 

CHALLENGE QUESTIONS

Choose the Challenge that you have the answer for, at least at the Proof Of Concept (POC) level.  The Indian government is eager for solutions!

Local Water Purification

Untreated bodies of waste-water and ground water are a huge challenge in India's outlying towns and remote villages.  Do you have an outstanding technology that can treat water to be usable or drinkable in these types of communities, reliably and cost-effectively?

Cyber Security

Indian companies face cyber threats on many fronts.  This Challenge Question relates to enterprise security and particularly keeping a company's data and other electronic resources safe.  Do you have a technique or technology that will give Indian companies the upper hand in preventing incursion, theft, or manipulation of their electronic systems, transactions, and data holdings?

Digitizing Water Infrastructure

The infrastructure for water distribution in India is massive and has many moving parts. Connecting it all to the web is a huge challenge, but it will allow easy monitoring of water quality, leaks, contamination, pumping and energy management, and flow/usage measurement.  Can you provide innovative tools to meet these needs?

Agricultural Supply Chain

Excellent Supply Chain Management is critical in getting the most value possible from India's agriculture produce.  Do you have a technology or system that can enhance efficiency and security in India's agricultural economy, from seeds through farming and to the point of food consumption?

 

JURY & MENTORS

Managing Director @GE Ventures
VP Corporate Development @Hutchinson
Managing Director Innovation @Lear
Head @Let-Lab Industry 4.0
CEO @Nogaplus
Venture Partner @Our Crowd
Founder, CTO @Cyber DB
Manager of the Platform @Tel Aviv Global
COO @Terra Venture Partners
Partner @DLA Piper
Head @Coller Institute of Venture
CEO @Kinneret innovation
Producer @i24
Founder @GeekChicTLV
Program Director @Pears Program for Global Innovation
Asia Program Director @Pears Program for Global Innovation
Director @Pears Program for Global Innovation
Head @i4F - India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation Fund
Head Of Sales and Markets Development @TASE
Associate Director of Admissions
@IE Business School
Executive Director @MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel
Security Solutions @Syncsort
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SCHEDULE

The 2-Nation Challenge includes an exciting group of Investors and Speakers, Indian representatives and mentors to guide you in adapting your innovation to Andhra Pradesh's needs, and time to bring your innovation to top presentation condition.

17:00-19:00 

AP start-up success stories

DAY 1

January 27

09:30-10:00 

Team meetings - preparation and with Indian Reps and Mentors

Team meetings - preparation and discussions with Indian Reps and Mentor Session 1

10:00-10:45

Review of Challenge Questions

11:15-13:15

13:15-14:00

14:00-15:30

Team meetings - preparation and discussions with Indian Reps and Mentor Session 3

Gathering and registration

Opening, welcome, plan for the event, doing business in India/Andhra Pradesh

10:45-11:15

Lunch

Team meetings - preparation and discussions with Indian Reps and Mentor Session 2

15:30-17:00

Council For A Beautiful Israel 

 09:00-11:00

Presentations​ and jury

 08:30-9:00

11:00-12:00

Arrival

Winner announcement and wrap-up

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

DAY 2

January 28

 

PRIZES

Over $65,000 total prizes - this Challenge leads directly to results!  Prizes include:​​

5 fully expense-paid trips plus cash allowance to meet with Indian governments and business leaders to advance your innovations​​

2 fully paid pilots of your innovation with the appropriate Indian government departments​​

Extensive connection with Indian government representatives and investors who are in need of your innovation, and strategic connections with the movers and shakers within each industry.

Road To Success In India!

Terms and Conditions -This initiative is on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS) part of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.    APIS will award a total of USD65,000 for the Israel SOCH initiative as follows:  First prize of USD31,500 for travel to India and initiation of a pilot project with APIS, to be disbursed in three installments. First disbursement of USD9,450 upon full definition of the solution and acceptance by APIS, second disbursement of USD9,450 upon completion of the solution and pilot, and third disbursement of USD12,600 within 90 days of the solution running in a production environment and providing field results.   Second prize of USD21,000 for travel to India and initiation of a Pilot project with first disbursement of USD6,300 upon full definition of the solution and acceptance by the Department, second disbursement of USD6,300 upon completion of the solution and Pilot, and third disbursement of USD8,400 within 90 days of the solution running in a production environment and providing field results.  In addition five teams will each be awarded USD2,500 for travel to India and participation in APIS SOCH activities in India.   The terms of participation in the Challenge and awarding of prizes are the sole responsibility of the government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

​PARTNERS

 

VENUES

Date 27 January, 2019

Rokach Blvd 80, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Council For A Beautiful Israel 

Date 28 January, 2019
Ahuzat Bayit St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo,
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

 
 

APPLICATION

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