Innovations for a Better Tomorrow (IBeTo) is the flagship event of EXCEL. 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.

Event Format


Participants will submit their ideas and their choice of problem statement with solution. 60 teams will be shortlisted and asked to send a detailed abstract.


20 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 20 teams should present their working prototype in front of the judges at the event finals, on Day 0 of Excel 2019.

Problem Statements

IBeTo 2019 will endeavour to create lasting solutions for the following problem statements and herald a better tomorrow :

  • FinTech
  • Improving Governance
  • Project: Rebuild Kerala
  • Citizen Safety
  • Revolutionising Energy and Cleantech
  • Any other socially relevant problem statement
Register Rules


  • The best projects will be awarded cash prizes worth INR 1,00,000/-
  • Top 3 teams will get a direct entry into the final round of the ‘Idea Fest’ competition by KSUM.
  • Selected teams will get a chance to receive incubation & office space by InQ.
  • Certificate of Participation will be awarded, signed by the concerned authorities.
  • As per KTU regulations, socially relevant projects will be given 50 activity points.



9 April 2019

IBeTo Launch

12 May 2019

Idea submission deadline

17 May 2019

Announcement of shortlisted teams

9 June 2019

Detailed abstract submission

20 June 2019

Announcement of shortlisted teams.

June to September 2019

Prototype Development & Report Submissions

29 Sept 2019

Final Report submission. Video proof of working prototype.


Excel Day - Final presentation

IBeTo Jr.

Coming Soon


Shehzin Shajahan
Excel 2019
Akhil Abraham
General Secretary
Excel 2019
Sharat Kurup
Joint Secretary
Excel 2019
Bhairavi Sameer Shah
Social Initiatives Manager
Excel 2019