Bangalore December 8 2019: NASSCOM Foundation's ‘Tech for Good’ Summit, held here last week, brought together over 600 delegates consisting of CEOs, Tech leaders, CSR leaders, Social Entrepreneurs, Non-Profit heads, Universal Design Experts, Design Thinkers, Technology Thought leaders and consultants.
At the summit, NASSCOM Foundation announced the winners of its first ‘Tech for Good Awards’ exclusively curated to encourage and recognize the technology innovations across companies and start-ups in the space of social good. The Awards received 425 applications within a span of 18 days. The winners were chosen after going through a rigorous jury shortlist process in the categories of Education, Accessibility, Healthcare, Environment, Livelihoods and Disaster Management.
The NASSCOM Foundation Tech for Good Award 2019 winners are:
Accessibility: Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions PVT LTD Multi Point Audio Switch (MPAS) - An assistive technology device developed for visually impaired users to help ease office work by connecting multiple audio sources to a single headphone
Healthcare: AT&T Global Business Services India Private Limited OM (Order of Magnitude) – An AI/VR Eye Screening device that identifies and diagnoses more than 60% of the common causes of avoidable blindness
Environment: Ishitva Robotic Systems Pvt Ltd Air Sorter to sort different Plastic Polymer PET, PP, HDPE, Color sorting, Black Plastic Waste using Artificial Intelligence and Sensors
Livelihoods: Centre For Spatial Analytics and Advanced GIS (C-SAG) Agri-GIS: Collects and Disseminates information from multiple parameters like weather forecast; market rate; crop practices; satellite images to monitor crop health; episodic (cyclone/drought) events alerts; forward and backward linkages, all at a small farm plot level
Disaster Management: HW Design Labs OPC Private Limited Smartphone FM RDS Based Disaster Warning System
Education: Social Work and Research Center aka Barefoot College Digital Night Schools - Non-Formal schools using solar projectors to teach the marginalised and poor children