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IIM-A acknowledges young tech innovators

Our Bureau  New Delhi | Updated on March 30, 2014

IIM-A’S SRISTI established the national awards for innovative projects in engineering, pharmacy, science and applied technologies   -  THE HINDU

The social initiative arm of India’s top business school IIM Ahmedabad - the Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) - recently organised its Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2014.

SRISTI announced the names of the award winners of the National Innovation Competition of Young Technologists (Yuva Yantriks) during the event.

To promote culture of innovation amongst country’s young minds, SRISTI has established these national awards for innovative student/faculty projects in engineering, pharmacy, science and applied technologies in three categories.

These three categories include the More from Less for Many (MLM) Award; SRISTI Socially Relevant Technological Innovation Award, and the Technological Edge/Strategic Innovation Award.

In all 1,400 nominations were received from 313 technology and scientific institutions from 24 States. These entries were spread across 54 technology areas.

After careful review by 150 jury members from 60 universities and MNC R&D labs across India and abroad, 40 entries were selected for recognition.

There are 13 awards and 27 appreciations in the above three categories.

Under the MLM category, two awards were given. The Socially Relevant Technological Innovation category had four winners, and seven participants won the Technological Edge/Strategic Innovation Awards.

Some of the award-winning projects under the three categories include a low-cost medical device to increase adherence among tuberculosis patients in rural Assam (Himanshu Seth); development of a fuel-efficient cook-stove (Vijay Hanmant Honkalaskar); injectable silk fibroin hydrogel for tissue engineering and drug delivery (Surojeet Das); a low-cost cardiovascular diagnostic instrument for rural healthcare (Sushanth Poojary); and low-cost diagnosis of pneumonia (Abhishek Khanolkar).

Published on March 30, 2014

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