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Event Schedule

Dates: November 27-29, 2019  Venue: ICAT Centre - II,  IMT Manesar

Student Pavilion

For the last five years, starting 2014, Auto Tech Review has been conducting a competition among engineering students in the country as part of its annual awards programme – the Indian Automotive Technology and Innovation Awards (IATIA). The Student Innovator of the Year (SIoY) contest has attracted participation from students across the country representing premiere institutions, including IITs and NITs.

This year, Auto Tech Review has expanded the scope of its student-related initiatives and will set-up and manage an exclusive “Student Pavilion” at the upcoming NuGen Mobility Summit 2019 organised by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) on November 27-29, 2019.

The key features of the Student Pavilion include the following:

  • Student Innovator of the Year (SIoY);
  • Student Poster Presentation;
  • Vehicle displays from student competitions;
  • Innovator Sessions;
  • Sponsor showcases;
  • Masterclasses;
  • Open House;
  • Visits from schools, colleges, universities.


The Student Innovator of the Year (SIoY) was conceived as one of the categories in the Indian Automotive technology and Innovation Awards (IATIA), the annual awards instituted by Auto Tech Review in 2014 to recognise and honour excellence in automotive engineering, technology and innovation.

The SIoY was instituted as a platform for the industry and academia to come together, interact and benefit mutually. The aim of the initiative was to encourage young engineering student to bring fresh new thoughts to the automotive industry through innovative products, processes or systems that the industry could make use of. The SIoY aims not just to encourage young minds, but also to find and offer solutions to the industry. The objective is to assist the industry find and build a talent pool of innovators.

In the past few years, IATIA developed this category into an innovation challenge among engineering students. Undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate engineering students were invited to find innovative solutions in the areas of vehicle light weighting; electric & hydraulicbrid propulsion systems; infotainment systems, HMI & connectivity and future mobility and transportation.

What’s new in 2019?

The SIoY would become a standalone competition for engineering and design students on automotive engineering, technology development and innovation showcase across products, processes or systems.

Execution plan

  • Phase 1: Application stage;
  • Phase 2: shortlisting and mentorship stage (maximum 20 teams);
  • Phase 3: final execution of idea and showcase at NuGen Mobility Summit (maximum 10 teams).

Proposed themes

Mobility/ Transportation:

  • Using Reinforcement learning for traffic management
  • Making Road Transport Smarter


  • Improving Vehicle Efficiency
  • Connected Technology for Passenger Safety

Electric Mobility:

  • Light electric vehicle charging

Vehicle displays from student competitions

  • ICAT to select and get all the vehicles for display from various student competitions, such as SAE Supra, Efficycle, SAE Baja, etc.

Innovator Sessions

  • Separate section to be created within the pavilion for a gathering of 50 people, with a stage and AV set-up;
  • Key innovators to be invited for engagement sessions with students;
  • Key innovators to deliver lectures, share their innovation journeys, and offer guidance to participating students;
  • Three such innovators to be invited – one for each day of the event;
  • Innovators may also bring their innovations to showcase at the pavilion.

Sponsor showcases

  • Sponsors of the pavilion/ student competitions will be offered space to showcase their key innovations – physical/ digital/ virtual.
  • Spaces provided could be in the form of dedicated booths, or dedicated open area.


  • Sponsors to be given two-hour slots to interact with the students in the form of masterclasses, wherein they can showcase/ train students on their software or products.

Open House

  • Open house for participating students to share their innovations/ posters/ experience, etc;
  • ATR to organise quiz competitions for participating students as well as visitors;
  • These activities will run through the day.

Visits from institutions

  • Selected schools, colleges and universities to be invited to visit the student pavilion at NuGen Mobility Summit;
  • This will serve two key purposes:
  • Work as encouragement to visiting students, especially school students;
  • Increase footfalls at the event.


  • Competition announcement: June 2019
  • Entry submission by: October 31, 2019
  • Phase 1 shortlisting by: November 05, 2019
  • Phase 2 (Mentorship): November 06 - 20, 2019
  • Final submission date: November 20, 2019
  • Showcase of innovations: November 27-29, 2019
  • Awards presentation: November 29, 2019.

Winner Benefits

  • Industry guidance (mentorships);
  • Cash rewards;
  • Internships at ICAT & other companies;
  • Software licence and training by Knowledge Partner Dassault Systemes
  • Book vouchers (Springer Nature);
  • Opportunity to be featured in ATR;
  • Opportunity to network with the captains of the industry.
  • Opportunity to showcase capabilities/ innovations;
  • Trophies and certificates;


The summit will provide a common platform to more than 2500 professionals related directly or indirectly to the automotive fraternity. The participants will include experts from the automotive industry, system and technology companies, experts in technology domains, researchers, policy makers, test houses/agencies, associations, academia etc. from all around the world. These professionals would discuss and share their experiences and learn about the trends & innovation in automotive technology. The summit will host conferences, track events and an exhibition in which manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will showcase their products and services, with a special focus on touch and feel of a concurrent and futuristic technologies.

“New Generation Mobility”

Sub themes & colour themes

  • Connected vehicles (Blue)
  • Internships/ placements;
  • Autonomous vehicles (Purple)
  • E-mobility (Green)
  • Intelligent Transport System (Red)


  • No more than 250 words, including references;
  • Should address at least one of the conference sub themes and must be designed in respective colour themes;
  • Team size: minimum 3 members, maximum 5 members.

Poster proposals will be evaluated by the NuGen Mobility Summit organising committee against the criteria of originality, quality, relevance and standard of writing/ presentation.

Recognition & Awards

  • Top three poster presentations will be awarded;
  • Certificates will be issued to all selected poster presentation teams at the event.

Poster Formatting Guide

Title: The title should be the same as in the submitted poster proposal. Author name(s), College/Institute should also be displayed on the poster.

Size and Profile: The poster must be no less than A1 and no larger than A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm). Orientation of the poster may be portrait or landscape.


Last Date to Submit Poster October 31st 2019,

Acceptance or Rejection of Poster- November 07th 2019

Team Size – Min 3 & Max 5 Members

Event Dates: 27th to 29th Nov 2019

Venue: ICAT, Centre II, Plot No 1, Sector M-11 HSIIDC, IMT Manesar, Gurugram- 122050, Haryana

Headings: 48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.

Lettering: The poster should be easily readable at a distance of two meters. Use upper and lower case (normal text) for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.


  • 24 to 32 font size single spaced is recommended. The messages illustrated by your poster should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. If relevant, methods should be presented simply and concisely.
  • Results should be presented graphically if possible. Avoid large tables of data. Results should be in line with those originally submitted in your abstract.
  • Use pictures, symbols and colors. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. If using graphs, they should have a short heading. For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 120 mm x 180 mm.
  • Photographs shouldn’t be smaller than 12cm x 18cm.
Any sample Picture of Student Poster PPT

Entry Form

Registrations closed.

Student Innovator of the Year 2018, MUSKAN TANEJA (WINNER)


Design optimization of automobile crash box

Student Innovator of the Year 2018, ABDUL ADIL BASHEER (1st RUNNER-UP)


Variable Intensity Brake Lighting

Student Innovator of the Year 2018, KAVYA S (2nd RUNNER-UP)


Automatic Ticket Delivery System

Student Innovator of the Year (WINNER)

IIT, Madras

Cargo Ground Build-up Systems (CGBS)

Student Innovator of the Year (RUNNER-UP)

SRM University, Chennai

Wheel Hub for Tractors

Student Innovator of the Year

SRM University, Chennai (Nishta Sen, Chakshu Ishan Kaplas, Nishant Saha) – Web Mining and Artificial Intelligence-based Infotainment

The purpose of this technology is to enable the use of a mobile application as an interface for human-vehicle communication, for increasing safety and allowing the vehicle to customise infotainment options based on the user’s personal preferences, which remain stored on the Web.

Student Innovator of the Year (1st Runner-up)

Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad (Chirag Malhotra, Rais Raja, Garvit Dudeja) – Technologies for Safer, More Efficient Electric Vehicles

The team from MRIU has designed a host of safety technologies for electric cars and have tried to make EVs more efficient via solar charging of the batteries. They have also designed a smart controller for the battery pack, which extracts the least possible power, depending on load.

Student Innovator of the Year (2nd Runner-up)

NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad (Suryan Kumar, Arjun Ramesh, Ananthan) – Turbo Lag Removal and Turbocharging of Single Cylinder Engines

To deal with increasingly stringent emissions norms, Suryan, Arjun and Ananthan, from the NSS College of Engineering, have designed an experimental turbocharger system for single-cylinder engines. This system is expected to help reduce emissions, boost performance and increase mileage, without compromising on power delivery and performance.


Ankit Kandpal and Jatin Bhandari, College of Technology, Pantnagar (UK)

Turbo Lag Removal in Automobiles


Ckakshu Ishan Kaplas & Samitha Ganguly, SRM University Chennai

Smart Accident Detection & Automated SOS System


Knowledge Hub

Dear readers, thanks for your overwhelming participation in our NuGen Mobility Summit 2019 (Popular Innovation Award) poll. Our jury meet is underway and the poll has been closed now. Stay tuned for the results, which will be announced soon.

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