Mangaluru, Feb 20, 2018: Team SmartGear from Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangalore won the Gold prize for developing a smart helmet for motorcycles at the national innovation contest KPIT Sparkle 2018 held in Pune on 18th Feb 2018.
Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management students Smart Helmet provides accident alerts along with details of the location to emergency contact lists saved in the app. They won a cash prize of Rs 5,00,000, said a release from the KPIT.
KPIT Sparkle 2018, with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, as its knowledge partner, invited students to develop next-generation technologies—applying artificial intelligence, new materials, and cybersecurity—to make products in the energy and transportation sectors greener, safer, and user-convenient. It received more than 12,000 registrations from more than 600 engineering and science colleges including 28 premier institutes like IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and NIT (National Institutes of Technology) in the pre-qualification stage and shortlisted 30 of the 1,500+ teams for the finals based on the novelty, affordability, and commercial viability of their proposed ideas.
The finalists exhibited their projects at a grand public exhibition, hosted by the academic partner,Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Akurdi, Pune on18th February and were evaluated by international jurors consisting of eminent industry experts, technologists, academicians, and business leaders.
Team Electrodes from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, won the platinum award (Rs 10,00,000) for developing a flexible and disposable battery by using bacteria from sewage water.
The winners were felicitated with cash prizes and medals in the august presence of Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Harkesh Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB).