Bangalore, April 28, 2014: The 2014 edition of the“Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: India Analog Design Contest ” held recently, drew entries from over 7000 students nationwide, submitting over 1700 entries. The 50 who made it to the finals, exhibited their projects at a well attended expo in the TI Bangalore campus. There were 19 finalists and 29 consolation prize winners in the exhibits programme, all of whom received cash awards and certificates. The 19 finalists will also competed for the top 3 awards that include the prestigious Chairman's Award with a cash prize of $10,000 that was shared by students from the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Jamalpur and the RV Engineering College Bangalore.
The students contest was held on the sidelines of the TI Educators Conference which featured more than 50 paper presentations in 9 technical sessions. These papers and technical sessions were in areas such as Industrial & Instrumentation, Automotive, Security &safety and Medical
“In India, TI has a robust University program encompassing nearly 2000 labs in engineering colleges to help encourage innovation in system and applications design using TI’s Analog and Embedded Processing products. TI gives strong emphasis to the nurturing of technical talent in universities across the country,” said Sanjay Srivastava, Director - University Programs, TI India.
“TI Educators conference 2014 provided an ideal platform to launch the next Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge: India Analog Design Contest 2015” said Dr. C P Ravikumar, General Chair, TIIEC 2014. “The two-tiered contest will start at the college level across India in May 2014 and culminate in a national level contest in April 2015.”
This year's student contest entries included many innovative as well as socially relevant projects.
Link to a full list of winners here
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We also have for a few days, a video in our Tech Video Spot on our home page, on the entry from students of M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (Bangalore), a futuristic technology that automates the detection and characterization of road conditions