Do you have an idea for India that can disrupt the industry and change the way we live? If so, Analog Devices is providing a platform for you to showcase your idea.

The Anveshan 2018 Fellowship gives an opportunity for the Indian Engineering students to innovate and design an innovative product that can uplift the standard of living of our society. The selected projects will be funded and guided by Analog Devices for a full-fledged development duration of about 6 months. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and Register!


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Top winners of the Finalists from the selected student teams will get attractive cash awards

1st Prize   2nd Prize   3rd Prize
Rs. 2.5 Lakhs   Rs. 1.5 Lakhs   Rs. 1 Lakh

Awards Terms and Conditions

  • Judges decision will be final.
  • No substitution or transfer of prize permitted.
  • Organizer is not responsible for any dispute arising regarding prize dispersal.
  • If a winner cannot, or will not accept a prize, then the prize will be forfeited.
  • Taxes, if any, may be deducted as per the Income Tax Laws.

By accepting a prize you agree to participate in promotional events and activities without any additional payment that may include, but are not limited to, showcases of your entry at industry events, and allow the Organizer to use your name on presentation slides and other materials for promoting the Competition on the Organizer's Internet sites and in other documentation. That may take various forms, including printed materials, on-line articles, video, audio, and other digital recordings.

For more details please go to the "terms and condition".


  • Analog Devices will not be liable for any infringement of copyright/patent/publication norms regarding your entry.
  • All efforts will be made to adhere to the dates, specified but unforeseen circumstances might force changes in the dates at the sole discretion of the Organizer.



Design Resources (Kits)

All teams are encouraged to join EngineerZone™ This is an forum for engineers globally and great resource for all teams to ask questions, review answers over and beyond the contact with Analog Devices mentors and experts.

View the list of recommended websites, resources from ADI before submitting your project idea.

Connectivity boards
Sl No. Product Description
1 EV-COG-BLEINTP1Z EV-COG-BLEINTP1Z board is a connectivity Cog board for MCU Cogs (EV-COG-AD3029LZ and EV-COG-AD4050LZ). This board enables wireless RF transceiver connectivity, Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity and WIFI connectivity for various IoT applications.

Can support
· EVAL-ADF7023
· EVAL-ADF7242
2 ADALM-PLUTO – SDR AD9363--Highly Integrated RF Agile Transceiver and Xilinx® Zynq Z-7010 FPGA RF coverage from 325 MHz to 3.8 GHz
3 EVAL-ADF7023 Sub Gig RF daughter cards - Need EV-COG-AD3029LZ + EV-COG-BLEINTP1Z
4 EVAL-ADF7242 2.4Gig RF daughter cards - Need EV-COG-AD3029LZ + EV-COG-BLEINTP1Z
5 Smartmesh IP Starter Kit SmartMesh IP products are wireless chips and pre-certified PCB modules complete with ready-to-deploy wireless mesh networking software. They are built for IP compatibility, and based on the 6LoWPAN and 802.15.4e standards.

Processor boards
Sl No. Product Description
1 EV-COG-AD3029LZ MCU Development board for IoT applications. Can connect to various sensors.

Can be used for breadboarding (along with EV-GEAR-EXPANDER1Z)
2 ADZS-BF707-BLIP2 The Blackfin Low-power Imaging Platform (BLIP) is a low cost, low power embedded computer vision platform targeting a vast array of real-time sensing applications. BLIP leverages the latest entry within the industry-leading, low power Blackfin processor family as well as Analog Devices' optimized software library deliverables. This solution offers end equipment manufacturers an out of the box form factor development platform with multiple functional profiles covering intelligent motion sensing, people counting, vehicle detection, and face detection deployable in both indoor and outdoor use cases

Sensor boards kit
Sl No. Product Description
1 EV-GEAR-EXPANDER1Z Add-On board for EV-COG-AD3029LZ, Arduino interface enablement, SD Card slot, PMOD connectivity enablement
2 EVAL-ADXL362-ARDZ The EVAL-ADXL362-ARDZ shield illustrates the functionality of the ADXL362 - an ultralow power, 3-axis MEMS accelerometer.
3 EVAL-CN0326-PMDZ PMOD The CN0326 is a completely isolated low power pH sensor signal conditioner and digitizer with automatic temperature compensation for high accuracy.
4 EVAL-CN0357-ARDZ CN0357 single-supply, low noise, portable gas detector circuit using an electrochemical sensor.
5 EVAL-CN0397-ARDZ CN0397 is an Arduino compatible shield that is optimized for smart agriculture utilizing wavelength specific photodiodes.


What is anveshan?


Anveshan is fellowship program conducted by Analog Devices India and on to its 5th edition. Last 4 editions of Anveshan was for university students (only in 2016 we had entries from professionals, entrepreneurs and hobbists) and focused on building or prototyping complete system designs.

What are the timelines, dates and process?

  • Applicants who are interested to participate must submit their application by November 15, 2017
  • Analog Devices shortlists the applications received and selects a subset of projects by mid December 2017.
  • The Round 1 selected teams have conference calls or face to face discussions with Analog Devices mentors to understand and detail the scope of the project further.
  • Finalists will be selected from Round 1 teams by mid-January 2017. All Finalists will be intimated by phone/email about the decision
  • For the next 6 months, the finalist teams go through development of their project with the assigned mentors and specialists, have interim milestones, showcase their project ADI's customer/partner executives and then final demonstration and presentation in July 2018.
  • Winners are selected by a team of esteemed internal and external jury members and awards given in August 2018

Who is eligible to participate in the Anveshan 2018?


Anveshan is targeted for Students in Full time Bachelors / Master’s Program of accredited Indian educational institutions are eligible to participate.

Am I allowed to be a part of multiple teams?


No, you can be part of only one team.

I'm not an Indian citizen and currently studying in an accredited Indian educational institution. Am I eligible to participate in the fellowship?


Yes, as long as you are a full time student of the Indian institution for the duration of Anveshan 2018.

Are we allowed to modify the team composition after entry submission?


This is not generally encouraged. However under special circumstances, decisions will be taken on a case by case basis and will be at the sole discretion of Analog Devices.

Can we have external mentors or guides for the challenge?


Anveshan Guidelines

Does the whole team have to come over for the final round of presentation?


At least one team member needs to be present at Analog Devices to present your work to the Senior Technologists during the phase submissions and the whole team is expected (but not a must) to be present during final presentation in July 2018.

How and when will we know the results of the first round?


The results of the first round and the finalists will be declared on the website. The participating teams and the teams who have made it to Round 1 and Finalists will also be notified through email and phone.

How can we participate in the contest?


Your first step is to register your team on the website. You can then submit your proposal through the submit page of the website. The Anveshan design could also be part of the student's final year project with necessary approvals from the department and faculty advisor.

I'm a sponsored student by an organization. Am I eligible to be a part of a team?


Yes. As long as you are a full time student of your educational institution, you can participate in the fellowship.

I'm currently a full time student but will be passing out of my college before the finals of Anveshan 2018? Am I eligible for the fellowship?


No. You should be a full time student to be able to participate in the finals of Anveshan 2018, which will go till July 2018.

I have submitted a similar solution in another contest / conference / publication? Can I also submit it in Anveshan 2018?


No. Your entry should not have been submitted anywhere else at any time. It should not be copied from any existing source. If at any stage, your proposal is found to violate this criteria, your team may get disqualified from the contest.

Is it valid to form a team with members from different institution?


The team members must belong to the same institution.

Is it valid to have a single member team?


We have always found that innovation and development cannot be done alone. So the team size should be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 members. In addition, the student teams are encouraged to have a faculty member as an advisor.

Is there a file format for submitting the entry?


Yes. Pdf or Microsoft word file format should be followed. The proposal must be written within 4 single spaced pages, including figures, tables and references. A picture is worth a thousand words, so you are strongly encouraged to use pictures and videos in your proposal.

Is there a limit to the file size?


Yes. The file should not be greater than 5 MB in memory size, and video size is up to 100MB.

What should be the team size?


The team size should be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 members.

Where can I get more information about Analog Devices and Analog Devices components?


Please visit Analog Devices website at Visit the Design Resources Link for more information on platforms, solutions and more.

Will our entry be valid if I register without submitting a proposal?


No. Proposal submission is the first and a necessary step to enter the contest. We encourage all teams to submit proposals as soon as possible, as it will help us to keep you posted on the latest updates / timelines / changes about the fellowship.

Will there be travel grant to participate in different rounds at Analog Devices?


Analog Devices will fund the project development and travel cost up to a maximum of Rs.1,00,000 (Rs. 1 Lakh) per team.

Will we be provided accommodation to participate in the final round?


It is the duty of the team members to find suitable accommodation. Analog Devices will fund the project development and travel cost up to a maximum of Rs. 1,00,000 per team.

What if I have more queries regarding the contest?


You can email your queries to Please keep visiting our web site for more updates.

Anveshan Guidelines

  • The team's entry must be their original work.
  • The entry, in part or full should not have been published / patented / submitted for any other similar competition.
  • The entry should not have been supported fully or partially by any private/public-funding agency.
  • Entries Report shouldn't violate any copyright / patent / publication norms.
  • All participating team members should declare their current affiliation.
  • The abstract (and not full details) of the entries submitted will be in the public domain.
  • Student Team members shall be students of an academic institute in India for academic year 2017-18.
  • Each team shall have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 students.
  • Student teams are required to have a Faculty Advisor from the university as a mentor. Please review the Terms and Conditions before submitting
  • Student teams shall provide necessary approvals from respective institutes to participate in this Fellowship.
  • The Anveshan design could also be part of the student's final year project with necessary approvals from the department and faculty advisor.

Format of Proposal:

The proposal must be written within 4-6 single spaced pages, including figures, tables and references. A picture is worth a thousand words, so you are strongly encouraged to use pictures and videos in your proposal. We encourage you to upload a video with your proposal presentation as well. The proposal you submit should not be more than 5MB in size and you are also encouraged to do a video (maximum size 100MB) upload. View Format of Proposal submission

The proposal should clearly state

  • What IoT product, solution, algorithm, technology or application you are planning to build?
  • What motivated you to plan on building this?
  • Why is it different and innovative?
  • What are your motivations and plans on taking this project forward?
  • High level block diagram or flowchart
  • A Video explaining the solution
  • What is the plan of action and how would you proceed if you are finalist
  • What solutions, tools, evaluation boards, IoT platform would you require
  • The team, their capabilities

Terms and Conditions

Please read and accept following terms and conditions of the Analog Devices Anveshan Fellowship ("Anveshan" or "the Fellowship") conducted by Analog Devices India Private Limited ("ADI") before participating in the Fellowship. By registering and participating in Anveshan, you (on your own behalf and on behalf of any eligible organization or team that you represent) ("you" or "your") agree that you understand and unconditionally accept these terms and conditions and that these terms and conditions are a binding contract between you and ADI. By registering for a team, you covenant that all members of the team have reviewed these Terms and Conditions and have authorized you to agree to these terms on their behalf. Each individual participant, and each faculty supervisor (if applicable), is required to accept these terms and conditions.


1. Anveshan is open for participation by Engineering University Students who are resident in or based in India for the duration of Anveshan.

2. Anveshan shall open on 15th September 2017 and, for those teams selected by ADI as finalists, shall continue with Anveshan until July 2018. To participate, you must submit your Anveshan project proposal to ADI before 31st October 2017. Any project proposals submitted after this date will not be accepted by ADI under any circumstance.

3. For any team, the minimum team size is 2 and maximum is 5.

4. For any team, you are required to take one faculty member from one university or research institute to supervise the development of the project to be submitted for Anveshan. You cannot be a member of more than one team participating in Anveshan and the same faculty member cannot supervise two teams. In the event it is found that Anveshan participant or a faculty member is a member of more than one team, then both the teams shall be disqualified. However, more than one team from an institute/university/organiza tion/entity is eligible to participate in Anveshan.

5. You agree to adhere to the timelines, submission requirements and other criteria for Anveshan as communi cated to you from time to time by ADI or its representatives.

6. The manner and form of evaluation, decisions on the selection, prize or any matter pertaining to Anveshan by ADI shall be final and at its sole discretion. No claims or explanations in respect of such evaluation or decisions shall be entertained by ADI at any stage of Anveshan.

7. Participant entries will be judged for: innovation and creativity of solution, completeness of the solution, applicability of the product/solution/algorithm to real-life situation, number of Analog Devices products used and optimization of the solution/product/service/algorithm for best ROI.

8. All the documents, ideas, materials, designs and/or other work or deliverables submitted or developed by you as part of Anveshan ("Fellowship Materials"), and all intellectual property therein, are your property. The evaluation, use and publication of materials, designs and/or ideas submitted by participants in Anveshan are at the discretion of ADI Management. The manner, mode, form and timing of evaluation, use or publication, as also the alteration, deletion, addition and editing of content of the materials, designs or ideas submitted to Analog Devices as part of Anveshan will be determined by ADI.

9. By making a submission of any Fellowship Materials as part of Anveshan, you authorize ADI to evaluate and use such Fellowship Materials for the purposes of the Fellowship. You further grant to ADI a right of first refusal on any licenses , sales or other transfers of rights in the intellectual property in such Fellowship Mate rials ("IP Transaction"); you shall provide ADI with notice of any terms and counterparty of the proposed IP Transaction at least 90 days prior to entering into such IP Transaction with any third party; if ADI delivers notice of acceptance of such proposed terms within such 90 day period, then you and ADI shall negotiate exclusively to enter into a definitive agreement documenting such terms for a period of 90 days from such ADI acceptance. If ADI does not deliver such notice, or if you and ADI do not reach agreement on the defini tive agreement in such 90 days after ADI's acceptance, then you shall be free to enter into such IP Transac tion with the disclosed counterparty on terms at least as favorable to you as the terms contained in your initial notice of the IP Transaction. This Section 9 shall repeat for any and all other such IP Transactions and counterparties. You agree and acknowledge that the fact that such Fellowship Materials could potentially make you eligible for awards offered by ADI to a winning participant of Anveshan forms sufficient consider ation for the above right of first refusal, irrespective of whether or not you are finally selected as the winner of Anveshan or provided any award or recognition.

10. The Fellowship Materials submitted by you in relation to Anveshan must be independent, original and genu ine work and must not infringe the intellectual property rights or otherwise of a third party. In the event of any non-compliance with the foregoing, you hereby agree to indemnify and keep indemnified ADI and its affiliates against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including attorney fees) incurred by ADI or its affiliates as a result of such non-compliance.

11. You shall ensure that you comply with all applicable laws and policies and procedures of your employer (if you are currently employed by a company and participating in Anveshan) in participating in, and submitting Fellowship Materials for, Anveshan. ADI has no duty to check your Fellowship Materials for such compliance and you alone shall be responsible for all consequences of failing to adhere to the pertinent laws, policies or procedures.

12. A shortened abstract of your initial proposals may be made available by ADI on a public website.

13. You acknowledge and agree that ADI may use or exploit any information you disclose to ADI, except that you do not grant ADI any license to your copyrights, patents or trademarks except as expressly contemplat ed by the right of first refusal in Section 9 above.

14. You acknowledge and agree that the Fellowship is not an offer of employment and that ADI is not bound to offer employment to you in connection with Anveshan, whether or not you are successful.

15. You shall ensure that you comply with all applicable laws and the policies and procedures of your institute/ university/organization in making the submissions for the Fellowship and you shall be solely responsible for all consequences of failing to adhere to such pertinent laws, policies or procedures.

16. You shall not indulge in any unfair or unethical practices in order to improve your chances of winning Anve shan and if you are found engaging in such practices, you shall be liable, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies enjoyed by ADI, to be disqualified from participating further in Anveshan. Further, ADI reserves the right to take any action in its sole discretion against the Anveshan participant found violating any of the above terms and conditions or any other rules and guidelines communicated by ADI or its repre sentatives.

17. You agree and acknowledge that you participate in Anveshan at your sole risk and expense. You are solely responsible for all your costs and expenses in connection with Anveshan, except as ADI may agree in writing from time to time in its sole discretion.

18. You are not guaranteed any awards or payments from ADI or any third party. All awards and payments made by ADI in respect of Anveshan shall be subjected to tax and other statutory deductions as mandated by applicable law. Any and all taxes, surcharges and charges in respect of the awards and payments shall be borne by the Fellowship Participant alone and ADI shall not be liable for the same.

19. ADI reserves its exclusive right, exercisable at any time, without notice, to amend, add to, delete from, alter or otherwise change the terms and conditions in relation to the Fellowship. ADI also reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to postpone, suspend, and cancel the entire Fellowship or a part thereof.

20. By participating in the Fellowship, you agree to release and hold harmless ADI, sponsors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of said sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the submission of Fellowship Materials in the Fellowship.

21. ADI makes no warranties whatsoever, whether express or implied, in respect of the Fellowship and any sub sequent interview or interaction and hereby disclaims all liability to you and all other participants in respect of acts or omissions regarding the conduct of the same and any decisions made by ADI with respect to selection of winning entries or use of submitted materials, designs or ideas. ADI shall not accept any liability in respect of any errors or oversights in conducting the Fellowship and selecting winning participants.

22. You may withdraw from Anveshan at any time by delivery of written notice of withdrawal to ADI; provided that, in any event, all rights you granted to ADI in the Fellowship Materials, and the right of first refusal set forth in Section 9, shall survive the expiration or termination of your participation in Anveshan.

23. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these terms and conditions, or the rights and obligations of the parties in connection with the Fellowship shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India as applied in the State of Karnataka. You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Fellowship shall be subject to jurisdiction of Courts at Bangalore.

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