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Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam with finalists of the TI Innovation Challenge ( India) 2015
Student radar project wins top award at TI India design contest

Bangalore, June 14 2015: More than 80,000 engineering students from across India have participated in theTexas Instruments Innovation Challenge (TIIC) India Design Contest this year. Robots, radars, smart-sensing devices, solutions for boosting agricultural productivity and assistive devices for the differently-abled were among the projects demonstrated by engineering students during the finals , held at the Texas Instruments (TI) Bangalore campuson June 12. 
Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was Chief Guest,  spoke about his vision of Innovation as a key to national development as the audience listened with rapt attention. 
The ‘FMCW Radar for 3D Automotive Imaging’ project by the students of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore was  the winner  this year. 
 “The TIIC is a platform to showcase the innovative projects of aspiring engineers. We mentor students in engineering colleges for a year and equip them with the latest analog and embedded processing technologies to bring their ideas to life. This helps students build an understanding of technology and nurture their passion for solving real-world problems.” said Sanjay Srivastava, Director - University Program, Texas Instruments India.
Established in 1982, the TI University Program is a global programme dedicated to supporting educators, researchers and students.