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Texas Instruments ‘India Innovation Challenge 2017’ to nurture engineering innovation among university students in India
Business World | 20 July, 2017 |
Collaboration with IIM Bangalore and the Department of Science and Technology will mentor students and fund winning teams with INR 3.5 crore for start-ups
Texas Instruments (TI) today (20 July,2017) announced the launch of the second edition of India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC 2017). TI will continue the collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) to nurture innovation and consistent with the goals of the Make in India program. Last year, IICDC 2016 attracted registrations from 11,000 engineering students across 624 colleges in India. During IICDC 2017, TI will provide resources and in-depth technical training program throughout the contest. DST will provide Rs 3.5 crores to the student start-ups for prototyping and seed funding. NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore will provide business mentoring and incubation support. MyGov, the government’s online portal, will be extended to the participants for registration. Sanjay Srivastava, Director, TI India University Program said, “TI believes in nurturing engineering students through our university program, especially through experiential learning. IICDC is a great example of this. We are thankful to all the partners for helping us build IICDC as a thriving platform for young minds to generate ideas and then launch their start-ups.”
Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIM Bangalore said, “IIMB sees an exciting opportunity through this collaboration with TI on the IICDC by coming across unique entrepreneurial ideas from the best talents of the country and helping them incubate the ideas and transform them into successful enterprises. With mentors from NSRCEL, we see a lot of growth and competitive opportunity for students who want to address critical problems through their innovations.” Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of MyGov said, “MyGov is glad to support DST and TI India in bringing innovative ideas from different corners of the country to one platform, thus further strengthening government’s Make in India program. The Innovative Platform of MyGov has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) that has great engagement and evaluation features to conduct such contests. The platform has hosted number of such innovative contests in recent years.”
- The contest is open for all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate&Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges.
- All the participants must be Indian Nationals
- TI will be providing TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost. You must use all TI devices in your solution.
Click here For Registration and More Details : https://innovate.mygov.in/india-innovation-challenge-design-contest-2017/
The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The Award is open to current and recent design engineering students. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.
Design something that solves a problem.
The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. Rough and ready prototypes. Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind.
Why should I enter the James Dyson Award?
Lots of reasons. The chance to win nationally or internationally – and the prestige. The James Dyson Award celebrates and publicises the work of young designers on a global platform. You will also have a project page on the James Dyson Foundation’s website – a place to direct family, friends, professors, and even investors and prospective employers.
Who can enter the James Dyson Award?
Entrants must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate engineering or design program at a university in a country chosen to participate in the James Dyson Award. In the case of team entries, at least one team member must meet the above criteria and register as the team leader. All other members of the team must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in a country chosen to participate in the James Dyson Award.
All entrants are required to provide documentation of their student or alumni status. Acceptable documentation includes: transcript, dated schedule of classes, grade report, signed and dated letter from a professor or dean, or a degree certificate. You will be required to provide this documentation during the registration process and can upload a PDF, JPEG or MS Word document.
Timeline : Mar 30 – Entries Open, Jul20 – Entries Close, Sep7 – National Winners & Finalists Announced, Sep28 – Dyson Engineers Shortlist, Oct26 – International Winner Announced
https://jamesdysonaward.org/ / Click here to register : https://jamesdysonaward.org/individual-registration/
Business Standard | Romita Majumdar | Mumbai June 24, 2017 | Gridlock Hackathon |
Its seventh such annual hackathon will come to a close today, with over 100 solutions emerging from.
Flipkart is looking at hackathons as a way to fast track innovations and build solutions that can be implemented in its business quickly. So far, the company says a little over a dozen such solutions born at hackathons over the past six years have made it to production. The company’s seventh such 24-hour annual hackathon will come to a close on Friday, with over 100 solutions emerging from it. Flipkart says unlike other schemes to help engineers come up with new innovations, hackathons work best because they have fewer restrictions on what engineers can build. “It’s an engagement program to empower our engineers to create something that excites them. Engineers have a green signal to take projects to production, get experimental data and then take a call on its viability. The teams just come together organically with their ideas,” said Amar Nagaram, Engineering VP at Flipkart. The theme of innovations range from increasing customer impact, easing customer experience and simplifying employee interface to social welfare. Flipkart is also running another Hackathon in Bangalore to help solve the city’s traffic woes. The contest is open to people outside the organisation as well. The management takes a backseat during hackathons to allow “Flipsters” or employees to indulge themselves in 24 hours of absolute innovation. Participants are given a free run to take their hacks to production and ensure that they are workable. In the past more than 30 hacks have gone into production with almost a dozen still in production. “It is a seamless engagement of product, business and engineering teams to innovate, ” added Nagaram. Almost 70 per cent of Flipkart’s engineering team participated in this year’s hackathon.
Flipkart’s hackathons have thrown up innovations that have not only reduced company spending but also increased ease of use for customers. The hackathons do not necessarily focus on business-centric hacks for innovation. After the Nepal earthquake participants created a hack that allowed the creation of chain of networks to help people access internet connection in times of disaster. “Even on regular days we resolve a number of problem statements but this is just concentrated 24 hours where we just hack and not think about anything else,” he said. Hacks have to be completely usable to qualify for evaluation. The evaluation is a four-hour long process spanning ideas from almost 200 teams of three to four participants each. Sometimes Flipkart hackathons are opened up for non-organizational participants like the current Gridlock event. Does it help to attract talent? “After being exposed to 24 hours of Flipkart’s core infrastructure, people have expressed interest to work here, although that is not necessarily the intention of opening it up to outsiders,” said Nagaram. Hackathon are becoming more common across India’s technology landscape, as companies look to speed up development, come up with creative ways to solve problems and even look at employment or partnerships. While startups are well versed with the hackathon culture, larger organisations too are picking it up. SBI has already launched a hackathon to reimagine banking technology while TCS has launched nationwide hackathons to zero in on future recruits. – Courtesy / Take a look at https://www.hackerearth.com/sprints/flipkart-hackathon/
Avenue Mail | Jamshedpur June 14, 2017 |
Jamshedpur, June 13 : Tata Steel, today, announced the winners of its pioneering initiative, ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, aimed at encouraging gender diversity in the manufacturing sector. In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel announced the scholarship programme, ‘Women of Mettle’ in January 2017. The programme aims to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has imbalanced gender representation. Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India were invited to be a part of this initiative. Through a rigorous multi-phase process, a total of 30 candidates were selected for the 2-day finale, which witnessed an amazing showcase of talent, hard work and competitiveness.
Top 11 candidates emerged as the winners of the 2017 edition. The winners are eligible for a scholarship amount of Rs 2 lakh (Rs.1 lakh in the 3rd and 4th year respectively), internship opportunity in their third year, sponsorship to participate in technical conferences, a pre-placement job offer and mentorship from the senior leadership of the organisation. Speaking at the Grand finale of ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President, HRM, Tata Steel said, “Our constant pursuit of excellence has enabled us to take up new challenges and set industry benchmarks. Building an equitable culture and a diverse leadership team is a responsibility we take seriously. Women of Mettle is one of the first programmes in the manufacturing industry where we not only provide scholarships but a career at Tata Steel.” The winners of the Women of Mettle Scholarship Programme 2017 edition are- Sharon Manvika Deva from NIT Warangal, Megharanjini, CET Bhubaneswar, Dedeepya Regatti, NIT Warangal, Khyati Mahatab, CET Bhubaneswar, Ragini Sreenath, IIT Madras, Subhashree Nayak, CET Bhubaneswar, Urja Agrawal, CET Bhubaneswar, Anupma Arya, NIT Jamshedpur, Daria Nair, IIT Madras, Saloni Ranjan, BIT Mesra and Aakanksha from IIT Kanpur. – Courtesy
KPIT Sparkle 2018 – KPIT opens registrations for the fourth edition of its national innovation and design contest
KPIT Sparkle 2018 – KPIT opens registrations for the fourth edition of its national innovation and design contest
- Invites science and engineering students across India to develop innovative solutions for the energy and transportation sectors
- To honor the winners with a grand total cash prize of Rs. 21 lakh
Pune, May 22, 2017: KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT consulting, announced the launch of the fourth edition of its annual national design and development innovation contest, KPIT Sparkle 2018. Engineering and science colleges across India are invited to develop next-generation solutions that help the energy and transportation sectors to address the challenges of building products that are greener, safer and provide user-convenience.
The submitted ideas should use in combination, or in isolation application of any of the following technologies, but not limited to:
- Artificial Intelligence based on concepts such as deep learning and machine learning etc.
- Cyber Security including technologies that prevent connected vehicles from cyber-crimes, for instance
- New materials or cutting-edge material that is cost-efficient, energy-proficient and environmentally friendly. These include nanotechnology, renewable battery technologies, materials used in solar panels for improving the energy density, or materials used for generating electricity from bio-waste, etc.
Participants shortlisted from the pre-qualification stage will be invited to build and present working prototypes of their solutions at a grand exhibition to be held at the Deccan College Ground in Pune in January 2018.
Winners will be awarded a grand total cash prize of Rs. 21 lakh. In addition, any finalist with exceptionally impactful idea would be provided with incubation opportunities at KPIT.
Ravi Pandit, Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO, KPIT said: “The energy and transportation industries are in the midst of colossal shifts driven by industrialization, rural-urban migration and policy reforms aimed at improving the country’s carbon footprint. Through KPIT Sparkle we continue to harness innovation in the youth, and promote indigenous designing for the growth and sustenance of the two critical sectors.” The last date for registration and submission of form and documents for the pre-qualification round is 31st August 2017. Application details and further information on KPIT Sparkle is available on https://sparkle.kpit.com/
In 2017, KPIT Sparkle received over 1500 entries on themes such as smart cities, energy, urban mobility, and autonomous vehicles from over 10,000 students across 329 colleges in India.
KPIT (BSE:532400, NSE: KPIT) is a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Life Sciences companies. Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient. More Details : https://sparkle.kpit.com/
Thiruvananthapuram: Global engineering solutions provider QuEST Global, has announced that the 7th edition of Ingenium, an India-wide engineering talent search competition, will be held in the Kerala capital in September this year. The contest, in a bid to build engineering passion among the student community in India, would bring together the brightest engineering minds to compete with one another and win exciting prizes. Ingenium is also recognised by NASSCOM and has won many accolades year-on-year.
This year, the special focus of this inter-collegiate engineering contest will be on the Mechatronics stream, spanning Aerospace and Defence, Aero Engines, Hi-Tech & Industrial, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation. To be part of the latest edition of Ingenium, students of engineering colleges across India need to register and submit their abstracts before May 10, 2017 on the QuEST Ingenium website. The contest is open to all final year/pre-final year BE/ B.Tech/ dual degree students across India. Dr. Ajay A. Prabhu, Chief Operating Officer, QuEST Global, said, “2017 is a special year for QuEST Global, as we turn 20 this year. As a mark of celebrating this key organizational milestone, we are planning to host QuEST Ingenium in Thiruvananthapuram this year. We hope to give the talented youth in different engineering colleges spread widely across Kerala, an opportunity to showcase their engineering talent amongst their peers. The winners of Ingenium 2016, won a trip to Airbus’ facility in USA last year. Every year, we enable a global exposure to the top winning teams, apart from an opportunity to be hired by world’s leading engineering companies”. According to S Narayanan, Vice President and Center Head, QuEST Global , Thiruvananthapuram said, “The theme for this year’s ‘Ingenium’ is Mechatronics. We hope to see budding engineers create and showcase their projects in the Embedded and Electronics stream, which is the fastest growing engineering and R&D stream. For our Thiruvananthapuram centre to win the opportunity to host this prestigious corporate event, is an indication of the major role we play in the 2020 vision of QuEST Global. The Thiruvananthapuram centre remains on its growth trajectory, as we are poised to double our headcount in the next three years.” -Read More… https://www.questingenium.com/