Bangalore, July 30, 2017: Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology College, Coimbatore has won Chairman’s Award for the best innovative product for the Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2016 with their entry:Watchdog for agricultural farms. This was announced at the grand finale held at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore earlier this week.
The first runner up for the Texas Instruments IICDC 2016 was the team from IIT Kharagpur for their innovation on tracking sleep disorder and the second runner up was from Dream Institute of Technology, West Bengal for their innovative solution on safety ensuring wearable. a total of 30 teams participated in the finals which received Rs 15 million (1.5 crores) as product development fund. Out of this , the jury selected 10 teams which will receive Rs 20 million ( Rs 2Crores) seed fund and opportunity to be incubated at NSRCEL, IIMB.
The 2016 TI IICDC saw participation from around 11,000 engineering students across 624 colleges in India. The collaboration with Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) has helped to nurture the young engineering minds and support the Make in India Program at IICDC 2016. In the 10 months long challenge, the participants saw an intense mentoring program from IIMB and TI. TI provided technical resources and guidance throughout the contest, including tool support and mentoring to design & help the students make their prototypes. DST provided funding of Rs 35 million ( Rs3.5 cror) to the student start-ups, which went towards the product development and seed fund. The online platform MyGov, promoted active participation of Indian citizens in the country’s governance and development, helped students from all different corners of the country to register for the IICDC through the MyGov portal.
Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC) 2017 is now open for registrations at www.ti.com/iicdc