Innovation Exhibition
Chief Guest: Dr Ravindra Kulkarni
Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University
31st Jan 2024 | Time - 10:15 am
31st Jan - 1 Feb 2024 | Time - 10:30 am to 07:00 pm
2nd Feb 2024 | Time - 10:30 am to 02:00 pm
Innovation Awards
Chief Guest: Dr Anil Kakodkar
Padma Vibhushan, Nuclear Physicist, Core Team Member of India's Nuclear Tests in 1974 & 1998. Chairman Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Government of Maharashtra.
2nd Feb 2024 | Time - 2:35 to 06:00 pm
CiiA*: What’s the Purpose & WHY ??

As a collective Nation building responsibility, CiiA has launched an initiative to encourage innovations at grassroot level in schools, colleges, engineering, pharma & chemical technology institutions and involving incubation centres to get start-ups onboard.

Thus, the purpose is to discover & showcase the young Indian talent-pool from high schools to graduates, post-graduates to PHDs, individual professionals, young entrepreneurs and others of age up to 28 years.

CiiA encourages these incumbent innovators through inter-institution innovations exhibition & competition with rewards, awards, certificates for the winners, and through highly promoted exhibition, to expose them to industry, manufacturers, MSMEs, start-ups, research institutions, defence, BARC, ISRO, venture capitals, angel investors, HRs and others, so as to provide a head-start in their careers.

CiiA is creating a platform to facilitate the innovation creators, potential users of these innovations and the innovation promoters to come together to explore their potential & utility and for those which are MVPs (Minimum Viable Projects) to tie-them up with incubation centres with an ultimate aim to provide to them market tie-up for acquisition, collaboration, licencing et al and such other supporting.

CiiA shall be a nursery, a breeder and a catalyst for future scientists, researchers, inventors, innovators and others. CiiA further throws open the potential to adopt talented students to get channelised & absorbed into appropriate positions in the rapidly evolving technology field so that the nation gets future ready and it could develop into a multi-trillion economy.

The Objective of CiiA
is to encourage the
Students, Innovators & Start-ups
with Rewards, Awards, Certifications
and build a culture of Innovation
at grassroot level.
CiiA - 2 had organised its Second Innovation, Competition,
Exhibition & Award Presentation Ceremony on 1st to 3rd February 2023
of Interest
Highlights - 35 Exhibitors chosen to join Mumbai University Incubation Centre
CiiA-2 Photo Highlights 2023
CiiA-2 Video Highlights 2023

If you have an “IDEA” that can be translated into a working model or a prototype or gadget or equipment or a demonstrable presentation plan, which has a good functional, Industrial, or Utility value and a marketable potential. CiiA provides a platform to showcase your IDEA in a popular and widely promoted CiiA-3 Innovations Exhibition & Competition. Here you can interface with Innovation Users from Industry, MSMEs, R&D labs, FMCGs, Private, & Angel Investors, and others throwing huge opportunities for the Innovators to acquire, collaborate or take licences, royalties, etc.

Venue, Date & Time - The Exhibition shall be organised at Nehru Centre (Planetarium Complex) Worli, Mumbai. Starting from Wednesday, 31st January to 2nd February 2024. The CiiA Awards shall be on Friday, the 2nd February 2024, between 2:40 to 6:00pm.

Last Date for Applications Submission:

31st October 2023

Hurry up!

Who can apply?

Students studying in Engineering, Bio, Pharma & Chemical Technology Institutions, any technical fields, or in a Science College, in High or International School. Students from the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, South Rajasthan & South MP. but Schools & Science Colleges shall be from MMR (Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Thane).

Startups and Professionals for details Click here

How to apply

Click here (FORM-2) to apply for participation in CiiA-3 exhibition.

NB: There is no fees or exhibition cost for the selected exhibits. It’s Free! For more details on Benefits, Rewards, Awards, Prize Money, Selection Criteria, Exhibits chosen per category, Innovation Exhibit Segments, and others, Click here

CiiA is recommended by
Directorate of Technical Education, Govt of Maharashtra.
for all its affiliated institutions in Mumbai & MMR
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CiiA-3 Media Promotion Campaign

Purpose - To get potential Innovation users & business visitors to the CiiA Exhibition.

The Means - Huge advertisement, publicity & promotion campaigns shall be launched in popular press media, social media, digital & e-media to create awareness among potential Innovation users & Investors.

We have tie-ups with Industries Associations, MSME Associations, Incubation Centres, Investor associations, and others.

CiiA Exhibition Visitor’s Profile

The visitors shall be B2B & B2G, potential Innovation users, Industry Consultants, Advisors, Experts, R&D Heads of Labs, Institutions, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Professionals, HR heads, Patent consultants, Private & Angel Investors, Venture Capital Promoters and others. *(This is not a Consumer Exhibition, hence the general public & children are not admitted.)

Entry FREE to CiiA Exhibition - It’s FREE for Invitees. One can walk in and register or an online registration option is also available. Get a FREE ENTRY PASS at the entrance or download it on mobile itself or take a printout.

Exhibit Segments
Exhibits received for Innovations Exhibition & Competition
are classified under following 10 segments
& Leisure Gadgets
Clean Energy (Energy derived
from Solar, Wind, Water, etc.)
Defence, Space,
Astronomy & Others
Electronics, Robotics, Drones,
Telecommunications, AI & Others
Healthcare (Gadgets / Equipment
/ Instruments et al)
Traffic Management
Waste-recycling &
Waste Management
Water Management
General Segment
Any segment not covered in any
of the above regular segments are by
default covered under this section including cost effective projects & import substitutions.
Benefits for the
exhibitor students
Benefits for the
empanelled institutions
Benefits to CiiA council
members (CCMs)
Benefits for
CiiA Vision & Mission

To Discover, Mentor & Showcase the Young Indian Talented Pool of Inventors, Innovators, Scientists, Researchers & others among students from High Schools, International Schools, Science Colleges, and Technology Institutions (Engineering, Pharma, Bio & Chemical Technology), in partnership with Universities, Institutions, Academicians & Industry Associations, and others.

CiiA showcases its Innovations to Potential Users & Promoters and recognizes them & their Institutions, through Cash Rewards, Awards & Certificates.

The Supporters Of Mission CiiA
A Project by
Title Sponsor
Official University Partners
Industry Association Partners
Innovation Partners