Let’s face it, 2020 has put us in quite a pickle.

But does that mean all hope is lost?

Well... We're part of a world where scientists and top experts in medicine work around the clock to combat the COVID-19 virus,

making huge strides in their knowledge every single day!

A world that has come closer to taking off on a rocket to colonize Mars,

or perhaps to explore galaxies...

It is with the innovations of the future that we conquer the problems of today!

So what is today, but a little mountain at the end of which lies new advancements and inventions.

A new world awaits for open minds and creative thinkers,

so hop onto the fun filled journey that IBeTo will take you on and let the innovations inside you come to life!

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Innovations for a Better Tomorrow (IBeTo) is a technical innovations competition hosted by Govt. Model Engineering College, Kochi as part of their annual national-level technical symposium, Excel 2020. It is a national level pursuit for socially relevant and technologically innovative ideas with the potential to trigger the next big social change. IBeTo gives the right platform and mentorship to launch the most technically innovative and revolutionary ideas and to develop them into a final product.

IBeTo 2020, in collaboration with HAC, IEEE MEC SB and GirlScript Kochi will not only bring better ideas for developing a project but will also help in understanding the need for innovation in the real world. The vision of IBeTo 2020 is to make groundbreaking developments and implement it on a large scale in an area where technology is yet to make strides.

Event Format



Participants will undergo an online evaluation with respect to technical aspects that supplement a project. 25 teams will be shortlisted and asked to send a detailed abstract.



25 teams shortlisted into the quarterfinals will be asked to send in their project plans and assigned mentors to whom the teams are to report to.



The teams are to submit a video presentation along with a demonstration of their working prototype in front of the judges on Day 0 of Excel 2020, which will be the final judgement of the event.

Problem Statements

IBeTo 2020 will endeavour to create lasting solutions for the following problem statements and herald a better tomorrow :

  • Emergency 112.
  • Smart Road Technologies for Future.
  • Cleanliness Automation.
  • Carbon Removable Technology.
  • Tech for Financial Operations.
  • Efficient control of epidemic spread.
  • Any socially relevant problem.


  • Prizes pool of Rs 1 Lakh for top three performing teams.
  • Opportunity to present top 3 projects in the IEEE HAC Conference and get further funding for its large scale development.
  • Top 10 teams can avail mentorships and seed funding to support projects into the development stage.
  • Online simulation tools for project purposes will be funded for the finalists.
  • As per KTU regulations, socially relevant projects will be awarded 50 activity points.


  • 15 November 2020

    IBeTo Launch.
  • 25 Nov - 6 Dec 2020

    Idea submission deadline.
  • 6 December 2020

    Problem Solving Round (Elimination).
  • 12 December 2020

    Problem Solving Challenge Deadline.
  • 18 December 2020

    Announcement of shortlisted teams.
  • 22 December 2020

    Detailed abstract submission. First draft deadline.
  • 26 December 2020

    Announcement of shortlisted teams.
  • 27 Dec - 25 Jan 2021

    Project implementation and development phase.
  • February 2021

    Excel Day - Final video presentation of project. Announcement of winners.

Ibeto Jr.

IBeTo Junior 2020 (Innovations for a Better Tomorrow Junior) is an initiative of Excel 2020 aimed at unfolding technologically innovative ideas from 7th to 12th grade school students.
Under efficient mentorship and with the provision of necessary tools and resources, the creative proposals can be contrived into a final product. This year, we will be focussing more on an idea pitching format with an introductory session into some useful engineering tools that will help the virtual world of today.