NetApp Women INnovathon (WIN)

1314 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
1314 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

starts on:
May 25, 2020, 12:30 AM ()
ends on:
Jul 03, 2020, 06:25 PM ()



Round 1 shortlist is out! Check the shortlist here. Congratulations to the shortlisted teams on making it to the second round! Shortlisted teams will be notified on the next steps by the end of this week (31st May 2020).


NetApp has repeatedly set the industry standard with game-changing innovations that have the power to transform businesses. Our growth is driven by innovators who come from diverse backgrounds and are nurtured within our inclusive culture to try new ideas, push boundaries and explore beyond.


NetApp celebrates the spirit of innovation and diversity among students through our Women INnovathon. We invite you to share your unique ideas with us which will impact the data driven world. It can be a simple idea towards data management, a game-changer in the cloud or anything that is close to your heart!

This female student innovathon gives developers one month to register, team up and ideate. Selected teams will be assigned mentors who will guide them towards implementation of their ideas over the duration of eleven weeks. All selected teams will be invited to NetApp India, Bengaluru campus for WIN Showcase where they will pitch their solutions and interact with our leaders.


Female students from Indian-based academic institutes with unique ideas can register individually or as a team of up to four. Participants should be pursuing

  • B.E./ B. Tech – first, second and third year students
  • Dual Degree – first, second, third & fourth-year students
  • MCA – first and second year students
  • M.E./ M. Tech – first year students
  • Ph.D students

IMPORTANT: Refer to the Rules section and Timelines section for better clarity of the innovathon flow.


Open Innovation

The importance of innovation and developing new solutions that take advantage of data, advanced analytics, digital technologies, and new delivery platforms has never been more important. This theme accentuates your imagination with least restrictions. Build the ideas that you believe in!

This theme invites ideas across any domain relevant to NetApp's business functions. Put on your thinking caps and start submitting your innovative ideas.

Cloud Technology

The influx of technologies like Artificial intelligence, Big data, IoT, and ML has rendered traditional businesses redundant. The rapidly changing customer needs are forcing organizations to evolve and adapt Cloud. Cloud offers analytics, functional programming, and low code platforms. It is essential for informed decision making.

You are expected to come up with innovative ideas in the cloud space.

Data Management and Security

Intelligent data-driven disruption is at the forefront of corporate strategies. Using data to capture new opportunities requires a strategic focus on business-critical data. Companies are carrying out a variety of business-led initiatives using efficient data management.

You are expected to come up with innovative ideas in the field of Data management and Data security.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is the intelligence displayed by computers by perceiving their environment. AI-based devices can take actions on their own to achieve a set goal. With technological advancements, machines are now capable of learning and solving problems just like humans.

The current focus is to improve the existing deep learning models and AI technology to increase the learning ability of machines without intervention. This means that AI machines will have the ability to take complex decisions like humans. By leveraging data sets, AI machines are getting smarter.

  • Image recognition
  • Chatbots
  • Speech recognition
  • Recommendation system
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)


Main Prizes
First Prize
INR 200000
Second Prize
INR 150000
Third Prize
INR 75000
Special Prizes
Internship Opportunities

Selected participants get a chance to interview with NetApp for internship


Top performers will be mentored by NetApp Experts to take the selected ideas further

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