Sahyadrians win Gold Award for ‘SMART HELMET’ in KPIT Sparkle 2018 at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune
The 'SMART HELMET' concept representing Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management has won the ‘Gold Award’ in the Grand finale of KPIT Sparkle 2018, one of the largest and most reputed innovation contests. The team has received a trophy, medals and cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakhs. The Award was conferred to them by Mr. Harkesh Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) in the august presence of Dr. K Radhakrishnan, former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as the chief guest of the event. The ‘Platinum Award’ was won by IIT, Kharagpur for developing a flexible and disposable battery by using bacteria from sewage water along with a cash prize of Rs. 10 Lakhs.
The Grand Finale of KPIT Sparkle 2018 witnessed Top 30 products which were selected through 4 rounds of rigorous scrutiny out of 12,000 applications received this year from more than 600 engineering and science colleges including 63 out of 100 top institutes of India and 28 premier institutes like IIT’s and NIT’s. The selection was based on the novelty, affordability, and commercial viability of the proposed ideas. The finale witnessed a reputed jury panel consisting of 14 jurors for the selection of the winners. The jury panel consisted of Padma Vibhushan, Dr. RA Mashelkar, Chairman Innovation Council KPIT; Dr. Alberto Sangiovani, Co-Founder Cadence Design and Synopsis Inc and Professor at the University of California and Berkeley; Dr. Kalus Bickle, CEO Audi and Dr. Peter Tropschuh, VP Strategy and Sustainability, Audi; Dr. Satish Ogale, Professor at IISER, Pune; Dr. Ashish Lele, Chief Scientists, National Chemistry Laboratory; Dr. CS Kumar, National Innovation Centre, Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab of IIT Kharagpur; Dr. Rajesh Zele of IIT Bombay and Dr. Milind Rane, IIT Bombay; Dr. Ravi Pandit, Co-founder, Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Technologies Ltd and Dr. Anup Sable CTO, KPIT.
It was an honour for Sahyadrians to participate in such a reputed event, compete against other premier universities and also get recognised nationally.