Smart Pitch

Deadline Over.

Smart Pitch Competition is the flagship event of AAKAAR IIT Bombay which aims at providing a strong sharing platform and offers a unique opportunity for the entrepreneurs, alumni, corporate people and college students alike to get involved in the development of smart cities, to exchange ideas and foster the new integrated approaches in India. A smart city is a developed urban area that creates sustainable economic development and high quality of life by excelling in multiple key areas: economy, mobility, environment, people, living, and government.

Audience Registration

Jury Details

Name Designaion
Mr. Bipin Kumar Co-Founder, GAIA Cities
Mr Sathish Kataria Managing Director, Catapoolt
Mr Aamer Azeemi Managing Director, CISCO Consulting Services
Mr Sanjay Sasane Deputy RTO
Dr Aparna Rao Senior Project Manager, Centre for Entreprenurship, IIT Bombay
Prof. P Vedagiri Associate Professor, Transportation engineering , IIT Bombay
Prof Mohammed Salman Associate Professor, Construction technology, IIT Bombay

Selected Ideas

Id Name AakaarId
1 Touhid Rahman AKR-TOU-001
2 Akshit Gandhi AKR-AKS-015
3 Mohammed Abdul Mubeen AKR-MOH-007
4 Alok Rathod AKR-ALO-002
5 Rahul Gope AKR-RAH-009
6 Ritesh Saurabh AKR-RIT-008
7 Bharadwaj B AKR-BHA-014
8 Ketan Partani AKR-KET-006
9 Kiran Kumar S. AKR-KIR-009
10 Param Parekh AKR-PAR-014
11 Ira Kataria AKR-IRA-001
12 Viver Kumar Jaiswal AKR-VIV-004
13 Aninda Sircar
14 M R Radhika AKR-M.R-001
15 Tejas Jagtap AKR-TEJ-005


  1. Innovative transportation
  2. Innovative living
  3. Innovative construction techniques
  4. Smart Society
  5. Innovative Retail Concepts

Note: Your ideas will be kept confidential. It will not be shared with any Third Party.

Innovative transportation

A smart city should be easily accessible to visitors and residents, and travel across the city should be problem-free. The aim is to provide a multifaceted, efficient, safe and comfortable transport system, which is linked to Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and open data.

Innovative Transportation
  1. Vehicle control and management system: Already today certain technical functions of the vehicle's’ on-board systems can be monitored on line by the service centre or garage to allow for preventative maintenance, remote diagnostics, instantaneous support and timely availability of spare parts. For this purpose data from onboard sensors are collected by a smart on-board unit and communicated via the Internet to the service centre.
  2. Traffic management and control: There are few in this world who can say they've never sat, solemnly, in some sort of traffic. Cars should be able to organise themselves in order to avoid traffic jams and to optimise drive energy usage. This may be done in coordination and cooperation with the infrastructure of a smart city’s traffic control and management system. Additionally dynamic road pricing and parking tax can be important elements of such a system. Further mutual communications between the vehicles and with the infrastructure enable new methods for considerably increasing traffic safety, thus contributing to the reduction in the number of traffic accidents.
  3. New transport scenarios (multi-modal transport): In such scenarios, e.g. automotive OEMs see themselves as mobility providers rather than manufacturers of vehicles. The user will be offered an optimal solution for transportation from A to B, based on all available and suitable transport means. Thus, based on the momentary traffic situation an ideal solution may be a mix of individual vehicles, vehicle sharing, railway, and commuter systems. In order to allow for seamless usage and on-time availability of these elements (including parking space), availability needs to be verified and guaranteed by online reservation and online booking, ideally in interplay with the above mentioned smart city traffic management systems.
  4. Autonomous driving and interfacing with the infrastructure (V2V, V2I): The challenges address the interaction between the vehicle and the environment (sensors, actuators, communication, processing, information exchange, etc.) by considering road navigation systems that combines road localization and road shape estimation to drive on roads where a priori road geometry both is and is not available. Address a mixed-mode planning system that is able to both efficiently navigate on roads and safely manoeuvre through open areas and parking lots and develop a behavioural engine that is capable of both following the rules of the road and avoid them when necessary.
  5. NFC Payment: Payment processing based in location or activity duration for public transport, gyms, theme parks, etc.
  6. Quality of Shipment Conditions: Monitoring of vibrations, strokes, container openings or cold chain maintenance for insurance purposes.
  7. Item Location: Searching of individual items in big surfaces like warehouses or harbours.
  8. Storage Incompatibility Detection: Warning emission on containers storing inflammable goods closed to others containing explosive material.
  9. Fleet Tracking: Control of routes followed for delicate goods like medical drugs, jewels or dangerous merchandises.
  10. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Reservation: Locates the nearest charging station and tell the user whether it's in use. Drivers can ease their range anxiety by reserving charging stations ahead of time. Help the planning of extended EV road trips, so the EV drivers make the most of potential charging windows
  11. Vehicle Auto-diagnosis: Information collection from CAN Bus to send real time alarms to emergencies or provide advice to drivers.
  12. Management of cars: Car sharing companies manages the use of vehicles using the Internet and mobile phones through connections installed in each car.
  13. Road Pricing: Automatic vehicle payment systems would improve traffic conditions and generate steady revenues if such payments are introduced in busy traffic zones. Reductions in traffic congestions and reduced CO2 emissions would be some of the benefits.
  14. Connected Militarized Defence: By connecting command-centre facilities, vehicles, tents, and Special Forces real-time situational awareness for combat personnel in war areas and visualization of the location of allied/enemy personnel and material would be provided.
  15. Smart Car Parking
  16. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart Roads and Intelligent Highways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams
  17. Smart Tourism

Innovative living

Smart Home connects the devices and appliances in your home so they can communicate with each other and with you.Any device in your home that uses electricity can be put on your home network and at your command and the home reacts, whether you give that command by voice, remote control, tablet or smartphone.

Innovative Living
  1. Intelligent Shopping Applications: Getting advice at the point of sale according to customer habits, preferences, presence of allergic components for them, or expiring dates.Energy and Water Use: Energy and water supply consumption monitoring to obtain advice on how to save cost and resources. Maximizing energy efficiency by introducing lighting and heating products, such as bulbs, thermostats and air conditioners.
  2. Remote Control Appliances: Switching on and off remotely appliances to avoid accidents and save energy.
  3. Weather Station: Displays outdoor weather conditions such as humidity, temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and rain levels using meters with ability to transmit data over long distances.
  4. Smart Home Appliances: Refrigerators with LCD screen telling what’s inside, food that’s about to expire, ingredients you need to buy and with all the information available on a smartphone app. Washing machines allowing you to monitor the laundry remotely, and run automatically when electricity rates are lowest. Kitchen ranges with interface to a smartphone app allowing remotely adjustable temperature control and monitoring the oven’s self-cleaning feature.
  5. Gas Monitoring: Real-information about gas usage and the status of gas lines could be provided by connecting residential gas meters to an Internet protocol (IP) network. As for the water monitoring, the possible outcome could be reductions in labor and maintenance costs, improved accuracy and lower costs in meter readings, and possibly gas consumption reductions.
  6. Safety Monitoring: Baby monitoring, cameras, and home alarm systems making people feel safe in their daily life at home.
  7. Smart Jewelry: Increased personal safety by wearing a piece of jewelry inserted with Bluetooth enabled technology used in a way that a simple push establishes contact with your smartphone, which through an app will send alarms to selected people in your social circle with information that you need help and your location.

Innovative construction techniques

Smart buildings deliver useful building services that make occupants productive (e.g. illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, sanitation, and many more) at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. They use information technology during operation to connect a variety of subsystems, which typically operate independently, so that these systems can share information to optimize total building performance.

Innovative construction techniques
  1. Perimeter Access Control: Access control to restricted areas and detec-tion of people in non-authorized areas.
  2. Liquid Presence: Liquid detection in data centres, warehouses and sensitive building grounds to prevent break downs and corrosion.
  3. Indoor Climate Control: Measurement and control of temperature, lighting, CO2 fresh air in ppm etc.
  4. Intelligent Thermostat: Thermostat that learns the users programming schedule after a few days, and from that programs itself. Can be used with an app to connect to the thermostat from a smart telephone, where control, watching the energy history, how much energy is saved and why can be displayed.
  5. Intelligent Fire Alarm: System with sensors measuring smoke and carbon monoxide, giving both early warnings, howling alarms and speaks with a human voice telling where the smoke is or when carbon monoxide levels are rising, in addition to giving a message on the smartphone or tablet if the smoke or CO alarm goes off.
  6. Intrusion Detection Systems: Detection of window and door openings and violations to prevent intruders.
  7. Motion Detection: Infrared motion sensors which reliably sends alerts to alarm panel (or dialer) and with a system implementing reduced false alarms algorithms and adaption to environmental disturbances.
  8. Art and Goods Preservation: Monitoring of conditions inside museums and art warehouses.
  9. Residential Irrigation: Monitoring and smart watering system.
  10. Innovative modular construction techniques
  11. Sustainable Construction techniques
  12. Low cost housing
  13. Innovative buildings (Zero energy buildings , e.g. illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, sanitation, and many more inside buildings)

Smart Society

Smart Society provides Internet based solution for the end-to-end Management of Office & Apartment Complexes (Commercial & Housing Societies). Through automation & timely information, Smart Society helps reduce time, effort & manual errors, leading to lowering the overall costs of managing the complex.

Smart Society
  1. Smart Parking: Real-time monitoring of parking spaces availability in the city making residents able to identify and reserve the closest available spaces. Reduction in traffic congestions and increased revenue from dynamic pricing could be some of the benefits as well as simpler responsibility for traffic wardens recognizing non-compliant usage.
  2. Structural Health: Monitoring of vibrations and material conditions in buildings, bridges and historical monuments.
  3. Noise Urban Maps: Sound monitoring in bar areas and centric zones in real time.
  4. Traffic Congestion: Monitoring of vehicles and pedestrian levels to optimize driving and walking routes.
  5. Smart Lightning: Intelligent and weather adaptive lighting in street lights.
  6. Waste Management: Detection of rubbish levels in containers to optimize the trash collection routes. Garbage cans and recycle bins with RFID tags allow the sanitation staff to see when garbage has been put out. Maybe “Pay as you throw”-programs would help to decrease garbage waste and increase recycling efforts.
  7. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Smart Roads and Intelligent High-ways with warning messages and diversions according to climate conditions and unexpected events like accidents or traffic jams.
  8. Safe City: Digital video monitoring, fire control management, public announcement systems
  9. Connected Learning: Improvements in teacher utilization, reduction in instructional supplies, productivity improvement, and lower costs are examples of benefits that may be gained from letting electronic resources deliver data-driven, authentic and collaborative learning experience to larger groups.
  10. Smart irrigation of public spaces: Maintenance of parks and lawns by burying park irrigation monitoring sensors in the ground wirelessly connected to repeaters and with a wireless gateway connection to Internet.
  11. Smart Tourism: Smartphone Apps supported by QR codes and NFC tags providing interesting and useful tourist information throughout the city. The information could include museums, art galleries, libraries, touristic attractions, tourism offices, monuments, shops, buses, taxis, gardens, etc.
  12. Pollution control

Innovative Retail Concepts

Smart retail is a term that is commonly used to describe the use of smart technologies in retail (e.g., smart shelves, smart carts, smart cards).It usually delivers their services via the Web, smart phone apps, and augmented reality applications in real stores.The intention behind the adoption of such technologies is to enhance the productivity of store space and inventory.

Innovative Retail Concepts
  1. Solutions to Make Consumer Durables Smart and Grow Service Revenues
  2. Consumer durable companies today are looking at adding intelligence to our refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens and more. In addition to making these durables more intelligent, how can companies use these intelligence features to create incremental revenue streams and make service opportunities more proactive and predictive. Your solutions needs to help enterprises improve consumer experience and satisfaction while driving new services revenue based on the usage data and consumer insights captured through intelligent devices.
  3. Solutions to Improve Retail Experience/ Grow Business
  4. Most retailers today have mobile apps to help consumers see their product listing and/or make purchases online. The solution you are recommending should go beyond basic mobile applications and should help retailers grow their business using IOT solutions to target new consumers, improve consumer experience / satisfaction, increase repeat consumers and frequency of purchase, improve inventory management and return on investment.
  5. Solutions to increase sale promotions
  6. Solutions to make the consumer durables smart and sustainable
  7. Solutions to refine shopping techniques ( Making shopping experience enjoyable)

How to Register?

  1. Entries can also be sent as a group of maximum 5 members.
  2. Everyone participating must have AAKAAR ID’s. If you don’t have one you can register here
  3. Only the group leader must register (for group entries) here
  4. After registering, the group leader must send a brief description about their idea and execution by clearly mentioning their sector/subsector name as header and AAKAAR ID before the deadline i.e 15th February, 2017 to