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Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
French Embassy in India

EASY RIDE – Prototype and Design Competition

On 22-23 January 2018
Theme: Smart and Sustainable Transportation
Last date for Abstract submission & Registration : 17th December 2017


Bonjour India

Vel Tech , Chennai joins hands with French Embassy in India to organize the Easy Ride – Prototype and Design Competition on the occasion of Bonjour India to create a forum for young minds to showcase their potential and creativity.

Bonjour India was launched in 2009, travelling across India to offer a series of events around ideas, science and arts to illustrate the fruitful development of Indo-French relations. Bonjour India 2017-2018, scheduled during November 2017 – February 2018 across Indian cities will focus on innovation and creativity, establishing a platform that will allow us to create Indo – French joint initiatives in all possible fields.

EASY RIDE – Prototype and Design Competition

Our modern world is shaped by mobility, both physical and virtual. This competition on the theme Smart and Sustainable Transportation is a premier forum to disseminate smart and sustainable principles, ideologies and practices in various layers, new advances and research results in the fields of aerospace, railways, metros and roadways from the micro to macro level.

Smart relates to unfolding creative roadmaps with digital and intellectual connectivity. Sustainability, on the other hand, can be represented by having three aspects namely i) environmental ii) social and iii) financial responsibility. The forum would enable the participating students with the necessary insights to integrate the principles in creating new avenues for mobility. This Easy Ride competition will bring together leading industrialists, scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

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Guidelines For Abstract Submission

The abstract may broadly include:

  • The Idea/ Concept which has to be original or adapted from an existing concept, if adapted, bring out the changes in the adaptation.
  • A brief outline of the Concept design and execution methodology.
  • Brief on expected results from the design initiative, though actual results may not be available at the time of submitting the abstract.
  • Whether the idea/concept will result in S/W and H/W design or else it will result in prototype / Breadboard model.
  • Usefulness to the community and marketing potential if any to be highlighted.
  • Any other aspect which can be highlighted.


Students Pursuing Diploma / B.E. / B.Tech. / BCA / B.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. / MCA / M.Sc.

Selection Process

  1. Applications are invited under either Prototype or Design Stream.
  2. All Engineering / Technical Projects under the given theme are eligible for this competition.
  3. Submitted projects will be reviewed by a committee of experts and will be shortlisted.
  4. Shortlisted projects will be informed through e-mail / published in our website for participation in the competition.
  5. On the day of event, shortlisted participants under prototype stream has to demonstrate their prototype and the shortlisted participants under design stream has to design their concept at Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR Convocation Centre during 22-23 Jan 2018.
  6. The juries would evaluate the projects following a standard rubrics.

Best three projects of each stream i.e. Prototype as well as Design will get prizes as below:

  • First Prize: Rs. 30,000 per theme + Certificate + Trophy
  • Second Prize: Rs. 25,000 per theme + Certificate + Trophy
  • Third Prize: Rs. 20,000 per theme + Certificate + Trophy

Benefits Of Participation:

  1. Apart from awards, innovative projects have the opportunity to get incubation support financially up to Rs.6.5 lakhs from Vel Tech Technology Business Incubator.
  2. Students get an opportunity to showcase their projects directly to the companies visiting the Exhibition leading to enhancement of technical knowledge, its application in industry and further scope for improvement making the project viable for commercialization.
  3. The visiting industries are prone to provide employment to students after seeing their Projects and their communication skill.
  4. Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University will help the students to file the patents for the best project.
  5. Projects with innovative ideas which can be commercialized will be supported by Vel Tech MSME / TBI.


  1. Participants are requested to fill the online registration form and attach their project abstract on or before 17th December 2017.
  2. The project abstract on receipt will be screened by a committee and shortlisted for participation allocating a project reference number to each shortlisted project.
  3. Shortlisted projects will be informed through e-mail / published in our website for participation in the competition.
  4. On receipt of email on shortlisting, the students should immediately make the payment.
  5. Registration Fee is Rs.1500 per team of 3 members, and for additional member Rs.1000 each.
  6. Payment can be done either by online payment mode by clicking the payment link or through Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University” payable at Chennai and may be sent by post.

Accommodation :

Accommodation will be provided in the University hostels at nominal charge for each participant of Rs.200 per day during the event. This will include Breakfast, Dinner, Tea / Coffee & refreshments at Hostel.

Lunch will be provided at the event venue for all participants on both days.

Interested participants may book it by filling the online accommodation request form and making payment either by online payment mode by clicking the payment link or through Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University” payable at Chennai and may be sent by post.

Allotment will be purely on First Come First Served Basis.

Contact Us

The Secretary – E-Ride
Directorate of Industry Relation
Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University,
400 Feet Outer Ring Road, Avadi, Chennai- 600 062,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Mobile: 87544 84203
Email: eride@veltechuniv.edu.in / dindoffice@veltechuniv.edu.in