From left: JS Shin, President, Samsung Electronics, India; Vijaya Pastala (Innovation - Under The Mango Tree); Alok Kejriwal, CEO, Games2Win; Raman Roy, Chairman & Managing Director, Quattro BPO Solutions; Vijay Bhaskar Reddy (Innovation - Kisan Raja); C. Mallesham (Innovation - The Laxmi Asu Machine); Senthil Chengalvarayan, President & Editorial Director, TV18 Business Media; K. Chandrasekhar (Innovation - 3nethra); Himanshu Sheth (Innovation - ‘Coir Atlas’) & Sasha Mirchandani, Managing Partner, Kae Capital at the Samsung Innovation Quotient’s Grand Finale in New Delhi, August 11 2011
Samsung honours people-centred Indian innovation
A portable, non-invasive, low cost device that helps in pre-screening of five eye major diseases; a solution that allows the farmers to remotely control the agricultural motor using his mobile or landline through An Interactive Voice Response System; A device that mechanizes the tedious process of pattern-weaving on the ‘Tie & Dye’ Pochampalli silk saree (Laxmi Asu Machine) …. These were some of the innovations that honoured at the Grand Finale of the Samsung Innovation Quotient, in New Delhi on August 11.
The ‘Quotient’, an exclusive platform that showcases and recognizes the best of innovations across the nation, saw the top 5 shortlisted innovators present their innovations before a high powered jury comprising of Raman Roy , CMD , Quattro BPO Solutions ; Sasha Mirchandani , MD , Kae Capital ; Alok Kejriwal , CEO , Games2win ; Senthil Chengalvarayan , President & Editorial Director , TV 18 Business Media and Mr J S Shin , President & CEO , Samsung South West Asia.
The Samsung Innovation Quotient Award went to K Chandrasekhar for his innovation ‘3nethra’ on preventive eye care ; the First Runner Up Award went to Vijay Bhaskar Reddy for Kisan Raja – a solution for farmers that allows them to remotely control the agricultural motor and the 2nd runner up Award went to C Mallesham for the Laxmi Asu Machine.
Explained JS Shin, “Samsung Innovation Quotient was created under the aegis of Samsung Hope Project, our CSR Initiative, to promote innovations that benefit the Indian community at large. The theme of Samsung Innovation Quotient is Innovation for development and we are very happy that all the innovations that have been recognized at this Forum are truly benefitting the community in their own unique way". Aug 13 2011