A Journey to discover innovation from Colleges


IDEA Fest provides student innovators an opportunity to be part of a structured programme and pitch in front of the expert panel by presenting their ideas and can avail Grants up to 2 Lakhs, get Mentorship Support, Lab Supports, and other Product Development Supports from KSUM.

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The Application Process

  • Apply here for IDEA Fest - (Now closed)

  • Take the test for Pre-Bootcamp Assessment - here (CLOSED NOW!), and reserve your seat in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The Institute full name in the assessment link can be given as - Your IEDC Institution Name, District - IEDC KSUM (eg: Govt. Model Engineering College, Thrissur - IEDC KSUM)

  • The proposed activity schedule is as follows (for reference)

            1. IDEA Fest Application

            2. Pre-Bootcamp Assessment

            3. Orientation Session

            4. The Bootcamp

            5. KSUM Expert Committee Evaluation

            6. Funding & Pre-Incubation Support

            7. Call for next IDEA Fest Innovators

About the BootCamp

  • A 15-week intense structured program for the entrepreneurs at the Prototype/MVP ready stage, to take them from MVP to the Market launch-ready stage and get them investor-ready.

  • Each Innovator will go through a selection process and post shortlisting, he/she will be taken through a series of structured sessions/interventions, booster clinics, milestone-based journey to refine product-market fit, understand customer acquisition strategies and implement venture growth strategies in an iterative fashion.

  • At the end of the Bootcamp, the INNOVATOR will have a chance to pitch the validated growth story as part of the Demo Day.

  • Pitching infront of an Elite Panel and

  • Funding for the shortlisted Innovative Ideas