About the challenge

About the challenge

Idea stage innovators working on a scientific or invention based solution can analyze and understand their problem landscape in detail, with the help of Villgro’s technology platform - “The Innovators' Solver”.

Here’s how you can use the tool:

  • Demonstrate market insights including impact on end beneficiaries
  • Discover insights relevant to your problem statement in a systematic manner

About the Innovators' Solver

The Innovators' Solver is a unique, homegrown digital platform built on defined business rules, giving direction to the innovator to come up with key insights, thus accelerating their journey from idea to pitch in just 8 steps.

The USP of the solver

The USP of the solver

A one-stop solution to accelerate an Innovators' journey of discovery.

  • Systematic workflow to guide innovators through the maze of problem solving
  • Application of unique intuitive logic to lead innovators to view their problem landscapes holistically
  • Intuitive navigation with built in tools such as videos to enable better understanding of the platform

Eligibility to participate

Innovators or startups working on an idea to solve a social problem

Registrations for the Challenge are accepted if you are:

  • An individual innovator/ entrepreneur
  • A startup or a team

The solution must be a scientific or invention based solution

Students, early-stage innovators, academicians, researchers are encouraged to participate

Startups will need a GST Number or TAN, individuals will need a PAN

Participants from across the globe are encouraged to participate

Idea stage startups / innovators are best suited for the challenge given the focus of the Innovation Solver. Startups / innovators at other stages are encouraged to apply.

Evaluation Criteria

Depth of understanding of the problem

  • The number of players in the problem statement identified and the number of interviews conducted
  • Types of insights derived from the interviews
  • Number of pain points validated via the interviews

Comprehensive environment map

  • Presentation of the entire problem landscape using built in features on the form
  • Parse results shown by the platform and how they have been clarified by the innovator

Overall look and feel of the solution

  • Use of images/ icons in the map
  • Updation of interview transcripts
  • Use of tags and details for the final specifications


innovator (Individual)

  • 1st ₹ 1,00,000
  • 2nd ₹ 50,000

Group (Teams or Startups)

  • 1st ₹ 2,00,000
  • 2nd ₹ 1,00,000


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Call for Registrations

24 March 2022 to 22 April 2022

Submit online application form

Registered innovators perfect their pitches

23 April 2022 to 14 May 2022

Once registrations close the platform will allow registered innovators to continue their problem analysis and documentation of the findings

Last date for submission on the platform

14 May 2022

Innovators submit their Challenge entries on the platform

Review of submissions by Villgro and Jury

14 May 2022 to 20 May 2022

Announcement of shortlisted submissions

20 May 2022

5 entries in each category of individual and startup submissions will be shortlisted

Jury presentations by shortlisted candidates

21 May 2022 to 26 May 2022

The shortlisted innovators will make virtual presentations of their submissions to a jury

Announcement of winners

27 May 2022

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