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Open Showcase

Just two decades ago, no one could have ever imagined that we would be working on tablet-sized computers or making missile loaded unmanned airplanes that are controlled from remotes situated thousands of miles far away.

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention.  Yet, if we sit back and ponder upon the reason for such a huge transformation, there’s certainly something more to necessity. We could have been content with a telegraph that made communication possible. In that case, how would one explain the existence of over thousands of varieties of mobile phones and other gadgets these days. Ever tried to think why did the Wright brothers endeavor to conquer the air when land transport was enough to quench the need of transportation?

The answer lies in the human brain itself. It is the special quality attached to the human behaviour, which is responsible to bring about such a drastic change. This quality is “innovation “. It is because of this trait that we are able to think out of the box, that we are in a more comfortable and advanced era than our ancestors.

So here is an event which will shake your innovative minds and offer you a platform i.e. The Open Showcase to exhibit your ideas and skills in the genius of project, based on your disciplines or even a blend of them.


                                                                                             Prize money worth Rs. 1.2 lacs !!!!!!


We here at Open Showcase, Quark 2012 provide you the stage to showcase the hidden innovative and design skills within you. We present you Open Showcase; an event that promulgates well designed innovative models/projects (working and/or nonworking) relating to any of the following categories:

  1. Computer Science and Information Systems / Technology: Projects based on software applications, applications in real life situations, emerging technologies and innovations from the computing world and fields of information exchange, etc.
  2. Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation: Projects based on VLSI systems, developments in semiconductor technology, microcontrollers, image and signal processing etc.
  3. Chemical and Mechanical: Projects based on automotive designs, modeling using CAD/CAM, PRO-E and other 3D-Modelling softwares, fluid dynamics etc. Emerging areas of chemical & mechanical engineering like energy crisis, environmental pollution control and innovative industrial applications, etc.
  4. Civil and Architecture: Projects related to designs and construction of sustainable buildings and other structures, handmade models or using modeling softwares like AUTOCAD, ARCHICAD, 3DS MAX, STAAD PRO etc. Green, sustainable design thoughts, better redesign of existing buildings and/ or other structures of importance etc.
  5. Pure Sciences: Projects in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Research and Projected Applications of the Sciences in day to day life, use of pure sciences in climate change mitigation etc.
  6. Management: Projects carried out in Finance, Economics, Management, Business Studies, and Entrepreneurship etc. Research in subtopics like supply chain management systems, strategic marketing etc.

*For any information regarding the above mentioned categories please contact the event manager(s).


All students with a valid identity card of their respective educational institutes are eligible to participate in the event.

Certification Policy:

  • Certificate of Excellence will be given to all winners.
  • Certificates of Participation will be given to all teams that are selected after the abstract submission and are present during QUARK 12.
  • Disqualified teams will not be considered for any certificates.

                                                                                                                        Prize money worth Rs. 1.2 lacs !!!!!!





Abstract Submission:

  1.  Participants should mail their abstracts with the registration number as the subject and the participation category should be clearly mentioned in the body of the mail preferably in 'doc' or 'PDF' format.
  2. Last Date for submitting the abstracts: 5th January, 2012. An exhibition of the entries selected on the basis of the abstract submitted under Open Showcase event will be held during QUARK 2012. Participants are also required to mention at the beginning of their abstracts if their idea has a prototype / model. A brief idea of how the design would be presented (exhibited) during the exhibition should also be included in the abstracts.
  3. The abstract should be concise and to the point and should not exceed three A4 sheets of text typed with Times New Roman font of size 12 excluding the first sheet containing the title and the last containing the references (if any).
  4. The first sheet should only contain title of the project, team registration number, names of the team members and their respective institutes.
  5. The last sheet, following the abstract, may have a list of references - websites, books, journals and so on which amply support the ideas or solutions implemented/proposed.
  6. The information in the abstract should not be very descriptive or vague. It is recommended that vital aspects of the project that require special focus be mentioned as bold points.
  7. The selected entries will be informed via e-mail and they would have to send replies confirming their participation within two days failing which they will not be allowed to participate.

General Rules:

  1. Participants are required to submit a pre-event abstract, in a standard format (as mentioned above) for the screening round. The abstract should be mailed to: [email protected].
  2.  Only the participants who are short-listed in the screening round based on judging of the abstracts shall be invited Quark 2012 for the final round.
  3. Qualifying participants will have to make a presentation before a panel of judges explaining the salient points of their idea/innovation.
  4. Teams will be given only one hour prior to the competition to set up their model/design at the venue for judging.
  5. A detailed report in support of the design and highlighting the important aspects should also be brought. The report will be considered for judging.
  6. Participants should list their hardware, software and other requirements (if required) needed at the time of competition along with the abstract for the screening round.
  7. Working models will be preferred.

Team Specifications:

Minimum : 1 members
Maximum : 4 members

Judging Criteria


The participant will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Innovation
  2. Feasibility and Sustainability
  3. Cost Effectiveness
  4. Social Viability
  5. Discipline
  6. Project Report




The decision of the judges shall be treated as final and binding on all . The organizers reserve the rights to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. Change in rules, if any will be highlighted on the website and notified to the registered participants.



Winning projects in Open Showcase-

Computer Science-

1)- Seamless networks, PICT, Pune.

2)- Social Media Analytics, Indira COEM.

3)- Project Aurora, PICT , Pune



1)- Smart Glove

2)- Automated Wheel Chair

3)- Humanoid, BITS Goa



1)- Tricopter

2)- Emmission Control

3)- Desalinisation System.


If you have any query, please feel free to drop an e-mail to [email protected] or get in touch with any one of us:

Nishant Agarwal
+91 9960531284

Aman Preet Singh
+91 9960531287

Gargi Biswas
+91 8975790536


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