Participation Guidelines

Team registration process

The teams must send out a registration email in the format mentioned in Annexure 3 to in order to participate in the MICHELIN Mobility Innovation Challenge.

Terms and Conditions of MICHELIN Mobility Innovation Challenge

The below terms and conditions govern the MICHELIN Mobility Innovation Challenge.


“Contest” means the MICHELIN Innovation Challenge conducted by MICHELIN India Private Limited (“MITC”) in accordance with the terms and conditions as  set out in this document.

“Participating Institute” means the institute selected to participate in this Contest by MITC .

“Participant(s) or Participant Team” means the individual or team registered via email from the Institutes selected by Michelin to participate in the Contest.

“Themes” means the pre-defined themes set out under the section “themes for Mobility innovation challenge”.

"Intellectual Property Rights" shall mean trademark, copyright, and trade secret laws, and any other intellectual property or proprietary rights, including any moral rights and similar rights.

By registering in this Contest, the Institute and the Participants agree to abide by all the terms and conditions set out below.  MITC reserves the right in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and these Terms and Conditions, for any reason, at any time and without any liability.

The detailed requirements for each stage of the competition are highlighted in their respective sections.

Participants must abide by the timelines, procedures, formats and details mentioned in the terms and conditions in order to ensure relevance to the Contest.

In consideration of MITC providing a platform to the Participant(s) to showcase their innovation, the Participant (s) agrees to assign  the intellectual property rights of the content submitted in the contest to MITC by signing necessary agreement(s) in favour of MITC. By participating in the contest and submitting the content, each Participant(s) consents to grant a perpetual, exclusive, royalty free, unconditional use and reproduction rights of his/her submission(s) to MITC. MITC will have the right to edit, alter, adapt, modify, publish, exhibit or deal with the entries/submissions in any manner in which it considers fit without further reference to the Participant(s).


•   The contest is a closed competition where only the students from engineering institutes in India are eligible to participate.
•   The contest is only open for all engineering students in or above 2nd year undergraduate programmes and master's students from the participating institutes.
•   The Participants shall be above 18 years of age and resident of India.
•   The innovations must be submitted in alignment to the predefined themes (see section Themes) in order to ensure relevance.
•   The participants can submit their innovation through an individual or a team with a maximum of 5 members provided each member of the team meet the eligibility criteria.
•   The Entries should be submitted in English Language only
•   Innovations will be shortlisted by an internal Jury based on the synopses.
•   The challenge does not restrict the number of entries coming from one institute.
•   The right to permit participation in the contest is at the sole discretion of MITC.

Stage 1: Online Synopsis Submission:

•   The following website shall serve as an interface for all information sharing
•   The first stage of the competition requires all teams to submit the Synopsis of their innovation to the designated email address (See the next sub section for the detailed requirements of the synopsis)
•   The synopses would be internally reviewed and the participating team might be asked to provide additional information or make modifications during the review week.
•   Based on the Evaluation Criteria (as set out below), the Jury will shortlist 5 innovations which shall progress to the second stage of the Contest.
•   All synopsis must be sent by email to the above email address on or before the deadline date, 11.59 P.M,  post which the entries shall be closed and further submissions shall be restricted.
•   The 5 shortlisted innovations will be eligible to participate in the Stage 2 of the Contest to make a presentation before the jury panel at MICHELIN India Research center in Pune.
•   The validation plan should provide a clear picture on how the teams envision validating their solutions through models, tests, simulations etc.
•   The shortlisting of the 5 innovations for the second round will be done solely on the basis of the evaluation of the synopsis submitted by the Participants.

Evaluation Criteria For Stage-1

•    Relevance with the themes: How relevant is the problem and solution to the themes of the innovation challenge (see section themes).
•    Strength of Validation Plan: How strong is the proof of effectiveness of the solution and the accuracy of facts presented to prove it (simulations, tests etc.)
•    Innovation index: The freshness of the idea, how new is the innovation presented and its destructive capabilities.
•    Feasibility: How readily the innovation can be implemented in real time scenario (today or in the future)
•    Impact: What is the impact of the proposed solution?

Requirement of the Synopsis

•    All synopses must be submitted in the form of a .pdf document and in format defined in Annexure 1.
•    The synopsis must highlight an original innovation. Plagiarism in any form will lead to disqualification.
•    The synopsis must contain the following: 
    Title (Problem Statement)
•    Author’s names
•    Keywords
•    Brief Literature
•    Proposed Solution
•    Proposed Methodology (simulations, tests etc.), which shall be used to validate the solution in Stage 2.
•    References
•    The maximum length of the synopsis should be 4-5 pages.

MICHELIN Mentor ( Know your mentors )

•    All Participants are expected to create and submit their ideas independently. However, they can get in touch with MICHELIN mentors whose details can be found on the Contest website. Participants or institutes can contact them directly for queries and questions regarding the challenge. A part of their roles is to ensure the relevance of the innovations with the themes declared.
•    The Mentors will not be responsible for in-depth technical guidance or for any help in solution finding.

Stage 2: Final Presentations

•    5 innovations already shortlisted in Stage 1 shall become eligible to participate in the Stage 2 of the Contest.
•    The 5 shortlisted teams shall present their innovation to the Jury at the MICHELIN RDI center in Pune.
•    For the second stage presentations, the Participants must prepare a detailed analysis of the problem statement and their proposed solution, the validation plan which is executed and results that prove the effectiveness of their solution.
•    The duration of the presentation is 1 hour. 30 mins will be allotted to the teams to present their innovation and he 30 mins are reserved for the questioning by the jury.
    Each presentation at the Stage-2 will be judged on the following brackets : 
    Innovation Index
•    Quantum of work done on the concept
•    Involvement of external agencies for the concept
•    Practicality of the concept
•    Presentation
•    Answers to Questions raised

Details of the Evaluation Criteria for Stage-2 are set out in Annexure 2.

•    Top 2 teams will be ranked by the Jury
•    The monetary rewards are subject to a minimum score of 65 in the final round. All teams must cross this minimum score to be eligible for any rewards.

Themes for Mobility Innovation Challenge

•    The following themes shall serve as a macro guiding light for the nature of innovations proposed by each team.
•    The idea of expressing these domains is not to restrict or limit the participants to any subject but to provide a direction of thought and ensure the relevance to mobility. 
•    Innovative materials
•    Sustainable Mobility
•    AI and Simulations
•    Value Adding Services

Other Terms and Conditions:

   The Participation in the Contest is voluntary and the Participants are free to opt of the contest at any point of time.
   The Institute/Participant(s) confirms that the content submitted in the Contest is his/her original contribution and does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party including copyright trademark, privacy or any other similar right. To the maximum extent permissible under law, the Institute and the Participant (s) hereby agrees to indemnify MITC, its directors, officers, employees and agents from any losses, damages, claims or demands whatsoever arising from or related to the Contest including the intellectual property rights , privacy and similar rights of a third party.
   MITC shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or liability arising due to the participation in the Contest.
   The Institute/Participant(s) grant rights to MITC to review, assess, test, evaluate, analyze or otherwise consider the submissions and all its content in connection with the Contest and feature the submissions and all its content for the marketing or promotion of the Contest.
   Nothing in the Terms and Conditions grants the Participant(s)/Institution any right or license to use the MICHELIN name or any MICHELIN trademark or any Intellectual Property Rights of Michelin.
   The Participant(s)/Institutes shall not be entitled to any compensation in connection with the submissions made except the winning prize decided by the Jury in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Contest.
   The Participants agree that under no circumstance the participation in the contest create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between the Participant and MITC or any other party.
   Participation in the Contest shall be construed as an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions stipulated herein. Any breach or default by a Participant of any of the Terms and Conditions herein shall result in immediate disqualification without notice.
   MITC also reserves the right to withdraw or discontinue with the Contest at any stage without any liability whatsoever to the Participant andor, anyone.
   MITC officials engaged in the organization and management of the Contest, including its directors, officers, partners, employees, consultants and agents are under no obligation to render any advice or service to any participant in respect of the Contest.
   Shortlisting of the Participant(s) in Stage 1 will be done by a MICHELIN Internal Jury.
   Shortlisting and ranking of the Participant(s) in the Stage 2 of the Contest will be chosen by an independent jury consisting of MICHELIN Personnel and external members from the Industry and the decision of the jury shall be final and binding on Participants.
   An incomplete entry /submission by a Participant(s)/ Institute are liable to be rejected. MITC reserves the right to reject any entry/submission without assigning any reason thereof.  Any decision taken by MITC for rejecting any entry /submission shall be final and binding and not subject to any dispute or challenge.
   Nothing in the Contest shall affect any intellectual property rights of MITC in any product or service, which may be the subject matter of the Contest.
   MITC employees in India and their families, employees of associated agencies and their families are not eligible to participate in this contest.
   MITC or its affiliates  shall be entitled to use the name, photographs and other details of the selected Participant(s), Institutes in accordance with law and as per the  MICHELIN Privacy Policy as provided in
   In addition to these Terms and Conditions, any other other specific terms may be imposed by MITC any time to deal with any unforeseen situation. Participants are requested to refer to such other terms and conditions, if any, which may be displayed online or intimated separately as MITC considers fit. However, no obligation is cast on MITC to separately intimate each individual Participant with regard to such additional terms and conditions.
   MITC is  entitled to take a decision on any case not covered by the present regulations.All disputes relating to the contest shall be subject to the laws of India and at the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of Courts at New Delhi.

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