Greater Noida Carnival 2019 - Ideathon Contest


The UN Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Cities initiative has selected Noida and Greater Noida to participate in the 'University City' category, as the only invitee from India and they will be competing with elite university cities such as Cambridge, Palo Alto and Heidelberg, among others. Overall, 25 cities across the world have been selected in five categories.


While the overarching objective of the initiative is to facilitate an inclusive approach to overall development (“Make Greater Noida a Happy and Smart City”), the specific purpose is to invite ideas/suggestions from citizens as well as from entities like NGOs and Universities.

It is believed that selecting and implementing appropriate suggestions from such submissions, coming from the beneficiaries themselves, would go a long way in improving not just the quality of life, but also the trust and relationship between GNIDA and the citizens.


To ensure better quality participation from the general public, it is proposed to invite ideas for improvement under various themes. Following are a few such sample themes:

  • * Street cleanliness
  • * Traffic management
  • * Women’s safety
  • * General patrolling
  • * Maintenance of parks
  • * Employment generation
  • * Street lighting
  • * Use of water resources
  • * Use of Solar power
  • * Public transport
  • * Others. (Themes suggested by participants)
  • Eligibility:

  • * Submission can be made by individuals in their personal capacity, or by individuals representing an institution like NGO, university, company
  • * An individual or an organisation can submit maximum one idea/suggestion
  • * All submissions will be accepted ONLY through the submission link available on the bottom of this page. No personal queries/visits/postal mail will be entertained in this respect.
  • * Proposed idea/suggestion must have already been implemented in any part of the world
  • * All ideas must be accompanied by the name and full contact details of the person submitting the ideas either in personal capacity or on behalf of an organisation
  • Timelines

    Following are the important dates for the Ideathon:

  • * Idea registration link goes live on: 14thJanuary, 2019
  • * Idea submission link goes live on: 14thJanuary, 2019
  • * Last date for idea submission: 5.00 p.m. on 31st March, 2019
  • * Declaration of results: To be announced
  • * Awards ceremony: To be announced
  • Screening and selection process

  • * Date for Initial screening and shortlisting : To be announced
  • * Final selection of top three ideas by GNIDA authorities: To be announced
  • Awards

  • * A certificate and cash award of Rs. 50,000 will be given to the top idea
  • * A certificate and cash award of Rs. 25,000 will be given to the second-best idea
  • * A certificate and cash award of Rs. 11,000 will be given to the third-best idea
  • * The next seven submissions on merit will each be given a certificate.
  • Shortlisting and selection criteria

    A. To maintain objectivity in screening and selection of ideas, we will use the following criteria:

  • 1. Relevance of the idea to make Greater Noida smart/happy
  • 2. Novelty/uniqueness of the idea
  • 3. Possible impact of the idea
  • 4. Viability of implementation
  • Each idea will be rated on a scale of 10 (equal weightage) for each of the 4 criteria, taking the maximum score to 40.

    B. Final selection of top three ideas will be done exclusively by the GNIDA authorities based on online submissions only. There will be no personal meetings/interviews. If found necessary, authorities may seek clarifications from those submitting ideas.

    Shortlisting committee

    Initial screening and shortlisting of all online entries will be done by:

  • * School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • * School of Management
  • * School of Law
  • * School of Media
  • * Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Application Process / Guidelines

  • 1. Upload your content on to your Google Drive. You can create a new Gmail account if not available
  • 2. Access GNIDA website https://www.greaternoidaauthority.in/ideathon
  • 3. Go through the contest details and click on the registration button to register for the competition
  • 4. The final content can be uploaded by clicking on the submission link.
  • 5. A form with Bennett University logo will appear
  • 6. Select the file from your Google Drive where the video content has been uploaded and then click on the submit button. No modification can be made once the content is submitted.
  • 7. Each student/ institution can only submit single response after signing into their google account.

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