FAQs

The deadline for submission is 14-June-2021 12:00 noon IST.

Refer to the FAQ on “How will eligibility of consortium(s) be evaluated?”

The relevant experience of the lead start-up in a consortium will be considered for eligibility (Stage 1). The relevant experience of each partner will be considered for evaluation (Stage 3)

A start-up can partner only with another start-up company to form a consortium and participate in the challenge. The lead of the consortium must be an Indian start-up. The organisers will engage only with the lead start-up.

Consortium need not be in place to apply for the challenge. Shortlisted consortium will be asked to submit an MoU. A consortium agreement is expected to be finalised by Stage 5- Pilot Deployment.

Value-added services solutions are not a part of the challenge scope.

If a start-up has capability in one part of the proposed solution and would like to collaborate with another start-up to further strengthen their capabilities, they may partner with another start-up and form a consortium.

Please refer to “Stages of the challenge” section of the challenge site.

A start-up can use any open data registry/registries to demonstrate the capability defined in the challenge scope.

Yes, open source is not prohibited.

Details on infrastructure support will be provided to the eligible entities during Stage-2 “Prototype Development”

If a start-up reaches the final selection stage, they will be given incubation support from AIM and TIHs to further develop their solution. Additionally, they will get the opportunity to co-create a first of a kind biometric boarding solution capability to scale up to a global biometric process which can provide passengers a seamless, contactless, hassle-free and health-risk-free journey at the airport. Once the solution is successfully rolled out in India, the selected start-up would have the ability to build similar solutions across the world, giving them the opportunity to do business globally, with a proven, effective solution under their belt. The Digi Yatra solution is also something that can scale up to the entire Travel, Transportation and Tourism industry, wherever Identity validation is needed to complete the customer validation process. It is however clarified that there will be no monetary consideration provided to the start-up for participating in or undertaking this challenge.

In not more than 1000 words, please include the following but not limited to:

  • Experience with building and successfully deploying a biometric solution/ e-KYC solutions
  • Experience with building and successfully offering SDKs to different stakeholders
  • Experience with application development/ identity management
  • Experience with or ability to work on a distributed ledger system or blockchain
  • Proposed solution details for the MVP. Refer ‘Challenge Reference Guide’ for details of MVP scope..

Contactless travel experience will minimize the need for physical touchpoints at the airport such as security gates, which can be automated using face bio metric recognition making the way for more passenger-focused terminals than pushing travellers from one processing step to another. This would also provide seamless access to value added services specific to your need such as airline lounges wherein airports will collaborate with airlines to simplify and personalize the travel experience. Instead of long processing times and worries around losing documents, the contact less experience can enable the passenger to calculate their journey from beginning till the destination.

Please reach out to aim.challenges@gov.in

The scope of the DYCE challenge does not include any compensation for any stage of challenge.

In comparison to the implementation at foreign airports, where the solution is predominantly based on enrolment using e-passport validation and creation of the Digital Travel Credentials, there are certain unique requirements in Digi Yatra like AADHAAR/ Driving License based enrolment. No solution is implemented with a central ecosystem as envisaged in Digi Yatra Central Ecosystem.

Contactless travel experience will minimize the need for physical touchpoints at the airport such as security gates, which can be automated using face bio metric recognition making the way for more passenger-focused terminals than pushing travellers from one processing step to another. This would also provide seamless access to value added services specific to your need such as airline lounges wherein airports will collaborate with airlines to simplify and personalize the travel experience. Instead of long processing times and worries around losing documents, the contact less experience can enable the passenger to calculate their journey from beginning till the destination.

Please refer to the FAQ “How can other entities apart from start-up apply for the challenge” on the FAQ page of the challenge site.

Please refer to the FAQ “How can other entities apart from start-up apply for the challenge” on the FAQ page of the challenge site.

If a consortium has been created to participate in the Challenge, a lead start-up may be identified to submit the application. The lead of the consortium must be an Indian start-up (refer to “Who can apply?” section) of the challenge site) and eligibility of the lead start-up will be considered for the eligibility of the consortium. The lead start-up shall act on behalf of the members of the consortium in exercising all rights and obligations towards the organisers.

Refer to the FAQ on “How will eligibility of consortium(s) be evaluated?”

Data from Aadhar/ Driving License/ Passport is not required for applying for the challenge. The Organisers will provide facilitation support to the shortlisted entities during Stage-4 MVP Development

Interface for manual verification at the airport is not required for applying for the challenge. Only the data receiver module (see challenge reference guide, slide no 13) is needed for stage-4 MVP Development.

For the current phase of the challenge, this is beyond the scope. DYF will provide further information to the shortlisted entities during the MVP stage.

Applicants need to develop the implementation strategy as a part of their proposed solution.

Please refer to stage 6 of the challenge stages on the site. Following the MVP rollout, a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) will be made available by the Digi Yatra Foundation for Scale up and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the DYCE platform for a further period of seven years.

IPR transfer is not required to apply for the DYCE challenge. An agreement with details of requirements and provisions will be shared with shortlisted entities during stage-4 MVP development

The challenge does not include any contract value. DYF will provide further information to the shortlisted entities during the MVP stage.