BPCL Startup Grand Slam 2020 - Season #1

  • Key features and highlights of the Grand Challenge are :

    • 6 Problem Statements, 6 Winners

    • Cumulative prize money of INR 3 Cr

    • One winner for each problem statement to receive INR 50 Lacs as the prize

    money which will be one of the highest, not only in India but beyond; making BPCL Startup Grand Challenge a marquee platform for startups. BPCL can explore additional funding if needed.

    • For Startups this could be a great entry to work with BPCL & Indian Oil and Gas industry.

    • Opportunity to work & collaborate with BPCL to develop and build new products/solutions for Startups. BPCL shall extend all possible support including mentorship, access to data/facilities and evangelizing within the oil & gas industry.


    • Date of publishing: Frinday 3rd January 2020

    • Last Date of Submission of Entries for initial round: 2nd February 2020

    • Announcement of finalists for each problem statement: 20th February

    • Pitching sessions: Last week of February (dates shall be announced and communicated shortly)

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  • Should we only develop solutions only related to Oil & Gas or it's an open innovation?

  • The theme of the challenges is Oil & Gas, Fuel Retailing, Marketing and Energy Conservation and they also provided complete problem statement on their website.

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    @salmanfaris best if you could point me to an example that works as described: getting different values depending on hoe close the finger is without really touching. nothing i tried did work yet

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  • F

    @salmanfaris I haven't found a good sensor module for this at all. I used a thing which was calles touch sensor and it returns only 1/0. Tried to use touchRead() but it is not sensitive apparently, only 40 and 1 more or less.

    #define touch_pin_numer 33

    const int VALUE_THRESHOLD = 30;
    void setup()

    void loop(){
    TOUCH_SENSOR_VALUE = touchRead(touch_pin_numer);
    Serial.println ("Touch ON");
    Serial.println ("Touch OFF");

    should show something between 40 (current max) and 1 (current min) the closer the finger gets but it shows 40/41/39 and 1 - nothing inbetween. got this code from the web

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  • @FlorianB Can you share the code, output window/error and details of the sensor module?

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  • F

    Hi! I am trying to add an capacitive sensor to the ESP32, that will work through glass with 3mm thickness and an distance of 8 to 2 cm. I have bought sensors which only work on touch, i have looked into the touchRead() function but cant get a steady value increase/decrease with distance and only a real touch gets me enough difference to count it as a "touch". I have checked Arduino examples with foil where a resistor can set the sensitivity but nothing worked on my ESP32. i have spent hours looking for an example, can somebody point me to one please?

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