The celebrities who did the honours for CiiA-3
CiiA-3 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
CiiA-3 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-3 Guest Of Honour
Guest of Honour: Dr. Abhay Jere
Vice Chairman AICTE & Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
CiiA-3 Guest of Honour
Rotary District Governor: Rtn Arun Bhargava
Master in Nuclear Physics, Marketing, Exports and Event Management, is a certified holistic counsellor and Director of a leading packaging Company.
CiiA-3 Guest of Honour
Guest of Honour: Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha
Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Tourism, GOM
CiiA*: What’s the Purpose & WHY ??

As a collective Nation building responsibility, CiiA, since 2022, has launched an initiative to encourage innovations at the grassroots level for students in Institutions such as Engineering, Pharma & Bio and Chemical Technology and involving incubation centres, Startups and now Innovators who are non-formal educated like the School dropouts, college dropouts or those who have graduated or post graduated and are no more in Institutions.

CiiA encourages these incumbent innovators to compete and get Cash rewards to further develop their Winning Innovation Projects, present to them the CiiA Certificate of Excellence, and present the prestigious CiiA Trophy to the winning Project and their respective Institutions.

The CiiA Innovations Exhibition is highly promoted in Social Media, Print Media, WhatsApp messaging, emailing, and hoardings.

The Innovation Projects get exposure to industry houses, manufacturers, MSMEs, start-ups, research institutions, venture capitalists, angel investors, HR consultants, industry experts, consultants, and others.

There are plenty of opportunities for innovators to incubate, collaborate, acquire, or associate with. They are on the go to get a head-start in their careers.

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 receives future-ready and it could develop into a multi-trillion economy.

CiiA initiative is offered at no cost to the participants at the Innovations Exhibition; the Entry is Free, The Knowledge Seminars are Free, etc., because this is a philanthropic Project funded by the BS Marshalls Foundation and Marshalls Wallcovering Group.

The Objective of CiiA is to encourage,
empower and provide a platform for
Innovators from Engineering, Pharma,
Biotech and Chemical Technology and
STARTUPs to showcase their projects to
large Industry Houses, MSMEs, Startups,
Industry Experts/ Consultants and others.

CiiA-4 adds a new category: JUGADU from
Non-Formal Educated Innovators, mainly
from Rural India.
CiiA - 3 organised its 3rd Innovations Exhibition, on 31st Jan.,
1 st and 2nd Feb. 2024 and CiiA Innovation Awards on 2nd Feb. 2024.
Innovation Applications
Selected Exhibitors
University Partners
Expression of Interest (on Projects)
Innovation Partners
Empanelled Institutions
Industry Association Partners
Highlights - 35 Exhibitors chosen to join Mumbai University Incubation Centre
CiiA-3 Photo Highlights 2024
CiiA-2 Video Highlights 2023
Who can apply to participate in CiiA-4?

If you have an “IDEA” that can be translated into a working model or a prototype, gadget, or demonstrable equipment with an excellent functional, Industrial, or Utility value with a marketable potential, apply online through the CiiA website for various Project categories.

Who can apply?

1. Students in Engineering, Bio, Pharma & Chemical Technology Institutions or other technical fields.

2. Startups & Professionals (those who graduated or post-graduated and are not in institutions)

3. Non-formally educated innovators (School & College dropouts)

States covered for CiiA-4:

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Telangana.

Innovators who do not have formal education or are school or college dropouts can also apply. Those who have passed out of Institutions can also apply in the Startup & Professional Categories.

CiiA-4 Innovations Exhibition:

Venue: The Exhibition shall be organised at Nehru Centre (Planetarium Complex) Worli, Mumbai.

Day & Dates: Wednesday, 5th, Thursday, 6th & Friday 7th February 2025.

CiiA-4 Innovation Awards:

Venue: Nehru Centre Auditorium (Planetarium Complex), Worli, Mumbai: 400 018

Date, & Time: The CiiA Innovation Awards shall be on Friday, the 7th of February 2025, between 2:40 and 6:00 pm.

Last Date for Application Submission:

10th November 2024

Last Date for Project Submission:

10th December 2024

How to apply

a. To Apply for Non-Formal Educated Innovators in FORM-1, Click here

b. To apply for Student Innovators in FORM-2, Click here

c. To apply for Startups & Professional Innovators in FORM-5, Click here

What benefits are for Institutions of participating Innovators?

Yes, the Institutions have several unique benefits. To Apply in FORM-3, Click here

Can the mentors of the CiiA participating projects get a Certificate?

Yes, the mentors shall obtain a CiiA Certificate. To Apply in FORM-4, Click here

Is Participation Free?

Yes, it's FREE for the selected Projects. There are no costs to the exhibitors. However, the Exhibitors must arrange to reach the venue, display their Project, present, and provide a demo.

For more details on Benefits, Rewards, Awards, Prize Money, Selection Criteria, Exhibits chosen per Category, Exhibit Segments, and others Click here

CiiA Participation is Recommended By:

1. Eight Universities

2. Directorate of Technical Education, Govt of Maharashtra, for all its affiliated institutions in Mumbai & MMR,

3. 6 Innovation Partners,

4. 6 Industry & Commerce Associations.

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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