October 14, 2021 The Print

iCreate announces winners of idea stage of ‘EVangelise’21’ – 12 startups wins prize money worth 6 lakhs

iCreate, India’s leading startup incubator concluded a 3-day Bootcamp today at its campus as part of its flagship event; EVangelise’21, a grand innovation challenge aimed at identifying next-generation innovators in the electric vehicle sub-components segment in India. The boot camp had the participation of all 12 winning startups from the idea stage of EVangelise’21 along with 7 other shortlisted startups from various categories.

The winners for the idea stage were selected from a total of 145 applicants from across the country. These startups went through rigorous one-to-one mentoring sessions with industry experts and mentors at a 3-day boot camp held at the iCreate campus, with the winners proceeding to the second stage i.e., the design stage. Three winners were chosen from each category which includes Battery, BMS and Hybrid Energy Storage Systems (HESS), Electric Powertrain (motor+controller), Intelligent Vehicle Management Systems, Regenerative Braking Systems. Furthermore, the winners also received a cheque of INR 75,000, INR 50,000 and INR 25,000 respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place holders in each category.

The three day boot camp also included training sessions from companies like Uber, Mathworks, Altair and mentors from iCreate who took the participants through technical specifications of Motor modelling, Green mobility, EV dynamics and architecture, electric motor design and technology development and innovation.

iCreate launched EVangelise, a grand challenge aimed at identifying the next generation of innovators in the electric vehicle sub-components segment. Planned in three stages over a period of seven months, EVangelise is targeted at startups, college students, research institutions, independent innovators and EV enthusiasts, with revolutionary innovations in sub-components used in 2W & 3W electric vehicles.

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