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SIF 4.0

May 8 @ 10:00 am - May 10 @ 2:30 pm

Embark on a transformative journey with SIF 4.0, where we invite students aged 13-18 from across the globe to dive into the realms of artificial intelligence (AI) and computing skills to create a positive impact on individuals and communities.

What to Expect:

Inspiring Talks: Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions led by industry experts, shedding light on the incredible potential of AI for social good.

Interactive Workshops: Roll up your sleeves and engage in hands-on workshops designed to enhance your AI and entrepreneurial skills, providing you with the tools to shape the future.

Innovative Competitions: Join forces with like-minded peers in a global tech challenge that pushes the boundaries of creativity. Showcase your innovative ideas and compete against students from around the world.

Win Exciting Prizes: Compete in Innoventure for a chance to win exciting prizes, recognition and support for your innovative ideas.

The three themes for SIF 4.0 are:

  1. HealthTech : AI-Driven Wellness Innovation focuses on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology to revolutionize wellness solutions. This domain aims to address various aspects of individual well-being, including physical, mental, and emotional health. By harnessing the power of AI algorithms, HealthTech innovators seek to create personalised and proactive approaches to healthcare, empowering individuals to make informed decisions and adopt healthier lifestyles.


  1. EcoTech : Showcasing AI for Environment solutions focuses on harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to address pressing environmental challenges and promote sustainability. This field encompasses a wide range of innovative solutions aimed at mitigating climate change, preserving natural resources, protecting ecosystems, and fostering a harmonious relationship between humanity and the environment.


  1. UniversalTech: AI-Driven Accessibility Solutions focuses on utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) technology to create inclusive and accessible solutions for individuals with disabilities. This field aims to remove barriers to participation and ensure equal access to information, communication, education, employment, and public services for people of all abilities.




  1. Clearly articulate the problem statement and the target audience:
    • Problem Statement: Clearly define the specific issue or need your solution is addressing. This should be a concise statement that summarizes the core challenge your product or service aims to solve.


    • Target Audience: Identify and describe the specific group of people or organizations that face the problem you’re addressing. Understanding your audience helps to tailor the features and communication strategy of your solution to meet their needs.



  1. Showcase the AI-driven features and functionalities of the solution:
    • Describe the artificial intelligence components of your solution, explaining how AI is integrated and why it is necessary.


    • Highlight unique features that are enabled by AI, such as predictive analytics, natural language processing, machine learning, etc.


    • Explain how these AI features benefit the user directly, with examples or use cases.


  1. Demonstrate the prototype’s usability, effectiveness, and potential impact:
    • Usability: Discuss how easy it is for users to interact with your product. This can include user interface design, customer support, and the overall user experience.


    • Effectiveness: Provide data or evidence that shows your solution works as intended and effectively solves the problem it’s designed to address.


    • Potential Impact: Discuss the broader implications of your solution, such as social, economic, or environmental benefits.



  1. Provide evidence of market demand and competitive differentiation:
    • Market Demand: Offer research or data that indicates a real demand for your solution in the market. This could include market size, potential growth, and customer surveys.


    • Competitive Differentiation: Explain what makes your solution stand out from existing alternatives. This can involve a unique value proposition, better performance, cost-effectiveness, or innovative technology.


  1. Outline the scalability and sustainability of the business model:
    • Scalability: Discuss how your business can grow in size, handle increased demand, and potentially expand to new markets or audiences.


    • Sustainability: Describe how your business will remain viable over time, including financial stability, adaptability to market changes, and environmental considerations.


  1. Address potential challenges, risks, and mitigation strategies:
    • Challenges and Risks: Identify possible obstacles and risks that could affect the success of your solution, such as technological limitations, market competition, or regulatory issues.


    • Mitigation Strategies: Provide plans or measures that are in place to minimize or respond to these risks and challenges.

Each of these points should be addressed comprehensively in your presentation to provide a well-rounded view of your product or service, and to persuade potential investors, customers, or partners of its value.

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Project Categories


  1. Software Solutions: These projects focus primarily on developing AI   powered software applications, platforms, or algorithms aimed at improving accessibility for individuals with disabilities.



  • Communication apps computer, web or phone.
  • Accessibility plugins or extensions for web browsers and mobile devices.
  • Educational software.
  • Utility apps providing reminders, task management, and organizational tools.


  1. Hardware Solutions:These projects involve the development of AI driven hardware devices, gadgets, or wearables designed to enhance accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities.


Examples include:

  • Smart wheelchairs or mobility aids equipped.
  • Wearable devices with AI based sensors for monitoring vital signs or providing sensory augmentation.
  • Robots or robotic prosthetics incorporating AI algorithms for assisting users with daily tasks or mobility challenges.
  • Braille displays or tactile feedback devices.


  1. Hybrid Solutions (Software and Hardware): These projects combine both software and hardware components to create integrated AI driven accessibility solutions that offer enhanced functionality and usability.


Examples include:

  • Augmented reality (AR) glasses or headsets.
  • Smart home systems integrating.
  • Communication devices combining software-based speech recognition and synthesis with specialized hardware interfaces for individuals with speech or motor impairments.
  • Rehabilitation devices incorporating.


At SIF 4.0, we celebrate the power of innovation and encourage our students to dream big and make a positive impact on the world. It is one of its kind initiatives that will spearhead the revolution of change and inspire the youth to become the future of our country.



The Contest is a skill-based contest. The goal of the Contest is to create excitement and energy among students by giving them the opportunity to use technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve real-world problems.




The Contest submission period starts at on ______, 2024, and ends on 1st May, 2024.

Any Entries that we do not receive during the Entry Period (regardless of reason or fault) are ineligible for and will not be judged in the Contest.



  • ONLINE – Dates ( 7th May, 2024)
  • ONSITE – Dates ( 8th May 2024 to 10th May 2024 )




Teams: AI for Good:

  • Each Team must be comprised of one (1) Team Leader (Teacher) and a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of six (6) Team Members (Students) age 13 – 18.
  • Schools must register online and pay Rs.1500/registration fee as school participation fee and Rs. 500/per team member. The registration fee covers all the charges for three days of the event.
  • Maximum 2 teams can participate from each school.
  • Last date of registration is 25th April 2024.




  • Register the Team for the Contest at _____________.
  • Submit the Team’s Entry during the Entry Period;
  • Follow the instructions at com/sif4.0 to access Contest materials (including lesson resources)




To be eligible, an entry must meet the following content and technical requirements:

  • PowerPoint Presentation: Each Entry must include a PowerPoint presentation of no more than ten (10) slides that use the template provided to each Team Leader and includes:
    • A title page/title slide and table of contents
    • A link to the Team’s Video (defined below) A short description of the character and magnitude of the Problem.
    • A description of the Team’s research process including, without limitation, details of any interviews or other research conducted by the Team;
    • A list of resources used by the Team to aid the Team Members in their understanding of the Problem and development of the Solution;
    • A description of the ethics of the Team’s Solution that takes the following principles into consideration:
      • Fairness
      • Reliability and safety
      • Privacy and security
      • Inclusiveness
      • Transparency
      • Accountability


  • A description of the Solution, including how the Team developed it, how it engages with and addresses the Problem, why it is needed; and how it uses AI (i.e., what form the Solution takes and how it effectively leverages AI to engage the Problem) for the AI for Good category












Judges will assign 1, 2, or 3 points for each criterion below:

  Low (1 point) Medium (2 points) High (3 points)
Innovation: How original is the AI concept? The AI concepts lacks innovation. It is already in existence, or is an idea put forward by many student teams. (1) The AI concept shows some innovation. It is an addition to an existing approach or shows good creativity. (2) The AI concept is exceptionally innovative. It is either completely new or represents an exciting update to an existing AI approach. (3)
Artificial Intelligence: How strong are the AI concepts presented? Does the team specify the type of AI and which APIs were leveraged in their concept? The concept may be an example of technology but does not have elements of AI in it. (1)


The type of AI used is specified but not adequately explained. (2)


The Al concept goes deeper to intelligently draw on APls and the type of AI used is thoroughly explained. (3)
Impact: What is the potential quantity and quality of impact for the world in one of the AI for Good categories? The AI concept’s potential for positive impact is not high. (1) The AI concept has potential to make an impact in one of the  AI for Good categories. (2) The AI concept has enormous potential to make an impact in one of the AI for Good categories. (3)
Creativity: How creatively was the idea presented? The team presented the AI concept in a basic manner using the PowerPoint template. (1) The team made an effort to present their AI concept creatively using the PowerPoint template. (2) The team were creative in how they used the PowerPoint template and used elements such as drawings, simulations, videos or other formats to support their submission. (3)
Ethics: How does the AI align to the AI for Good Ethical Principles? The team did not engage with the ethical principles. (1) The team made an effort to align their AI concept with the ethical principles. (2) The team thoroughly explained how their AI is aligned to the ethical principles.(3)
Cybersecurity: How has the team planned to reduce cyber security risks? The team did not explain any cybersecurity features of their AI. (1) The team identified some cybersecurity features of their AI. (2) The team has taken clear steps to reduce cybersecurity risks to their AI. (3)









  • ONLINE SIF 4.0
    • First Prize: Rs. 10,000
    • Second Prize: Rs. 8,000
    • Third Prize: Rs. 5,000
  • ONSITE SIF 4.0
    • First Prize: Rs. 31,000
    • Second Prize: Rs. 21,000
    • Third Prize: Rs. 11,000
    • Other Prizes
      • Robotic Kits
      • Printers
      • Gift Vouchers and Coupons



AI for Health

  • Cancerscope is an AI app that creates a predictive model to find the probability of cancer in a person and recommends preventive measures.
  • Rehabity is an AI skin-applied patch and app that helps people recovering from addiction.



AI for Environment

  • FoodPrintBot is a multimodal bot that can detect food waste, encourage people to donate food based on the amount of waste, and provide advice on how to reduce food waste in the future.
  • Smart lighting system that minimizes electricity consumption while maintaining sufficient lighting.



AI for Accessibility

  • AI for Memory Loss is an app that uses Azure Cognitive Services to help people with dementia navigate through their daily lives.
  • Smart chip for aphasia patients is a smart chip that connects to a smartphone application, compatible with all spoken and written international human languages, and allows communication between aphasia patients and other people by translating it into readable or audible text.
  • AI interactive mobile application that provides resources and techniques designed to relieve anxiety disorders and address mental health for children and teenagers.


May 8 @ 10:00 am
May 10 @ 2:30 pm
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Ludhiana, Punjab 141002 India
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