KPIT Technologies has shortlisted 30 teams from engineering and technology institutes in India to compete in the finals of its annual national design and development innovation contest.
KPIT Sparkle aims at fostering innovation and critical thinking among students to solve real-world problems in socially-relevant sectors.
This year’s innovation program received more than 12,000 registrations from more than 600 engineering and science colleges 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.
KPIT Sparkle 2018 edition 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.
International jurors consisting of eminent industry experts, technologists, academicians, and business leaders will evaluate the projects.
Ravi Pandit, co-founder, chairman & group CEO, KPIT said, “Through KPIT Sparkle, we continue to inspire the young people of the country to unearth their enormous potential in engineering, product designing, and technology to develop solutions for a more sustainable future.”
The finalists will exhibit their projects at a public exhibition, which will be hosted by the academic partner, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Akurdi, Pune on 18 February 2018.
They will present working prototypes, or, life-size models of their solutions for improving road safety using technologies such as drones, data analytics, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and IoT (Internet of Things) to either help prevent accidents or reduce response time during emergencies.