AI4GOOD 2024

Call for Proposal from Indian Startups

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Objective of this challenge

To promote Indian Startups focussing on building innovative AI applications to accelerate progress towards meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

About ‘AI for Good Global Summit’

The AI for Good initiative by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) aims to harness artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal of AI for Good is to identify practical applications of AI to advance the SDGs and scale those solutions for global impact. The AI for Good Global Summit, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with 40 UN sister agencies, serves as the primary United Nations platform actively advocating for the use of artificial intelligence to progress health, climate, gender equality, inclusive prosperity, sustainable infrastructure, and other key global development objectives.

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Who can Apply

C-DOT invites applications from DPIIT recognised Indian Startups who are working in the field of AI and have innovative solution meeting any of the SDGs for showcasing at ‘AI for Good Global Summit’.

Selection Process

Phase - I: Submission of Application
Eligible applicants to submit the proposal by 20th April 2024   

Phase -II: Screening Process
Shortlisting of proposals having strong potential through initial scrutiny of internal domain expert(s)

Phase – III: Evaluation Process
Evaluation of successfully screened and shortlisted proposals through pitch-in session in front of the Jury of experts for selection of top two startups

Phase – IV: Result
Declaration of Result by 1st May 2024


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*Dates are tentative and are subject to change
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• Exhibition space at AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland from 30-31st May 2024 for the top two selected startups to showcase their selected solution
• Consolidated Grant of Rs. 1.25 Lakhs for each of the top two selected startups to be released as below:
  -  50% on submission of copy of ticket and visa
  -  50% on successful showcase of the solution at the ‘AI for Good Global Summit’

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For any queries, kindly write to coi_3c[at]cdot[dot]in