Ericsson’s Innovation Awards 2016 has entered its most exciting phase with the announcement of the eight finalists!
On 12th January, 2016 Ericsson announced the initiative for the second successive year after a successful inaugural launch in 2015. It is open to students from across all the IITs, IISc, BITS Pilani and IIITs Gwalior and Delhi. The last date to receive entries was 7th February, 2016 – and the response was overwhelming!
The Ericsson Innovation Awards India seek student innovations in the following areas: Web design, cloud computing, storage and networking, human-machine interface, embedded and hardware system design, MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output), machine-to-machine/Internet of Things, software-defined networking, open source, signal processing, graphics and visualization, as well as research.
All of the entries were excellent and showcased the innovation prowess of India’s students and the technological incubators that these campuses are transforming into. Here are the eight finalists:
1) Nishant Bugalia – IIT Delhi – Censor Video Player
2) Aman Mishra – IIT Varanasi – Solar Reflectors
3) Shodan AR – IIT Varanasi – Silent Horns
4) Naman Singhal – IIT Varanasi – Advanced Breathanalyzer Helmet
5) Chandradeo Arya – BITS Pilani – Human Recognition using GAIT
6) Chandradeo Arya – BITS Pilani – SMS Based Mobile biometric authentication system
7) Dheeraj Kotagiri – IIT Bombay – LED Beacon and receiver module
8) Vivek Gupta – IIT Kanpur – Vision to visually impaired
These finalists will now be given time for developing the proof of concept /initial prototype for their Projects which will be basis for the selection of the final winner to be announced at a Mega event at IIT, Delhi in May 2016. Meanwhile, watch this space for updates on how the finalists are doing!