BVRIT is the first member of the Microsoft`'s Innovation Alliance Initiative in the State
The B.V.Raju Institute of Technology is the first engineering college in the State to be a part of the prestigious ‘Microsoft Innovation Alliance Membership' programme. The centre was inaugurated at the institute recently in the presence of officials from Microsoft.
Under the programme, students and teachers will be offered access to a comprehensive set of resources and facilities to enhance collaboration and skill development. “The primary objective of this alliance is to create, facilitate and establish an ecosystem of small business early-stage innovation through students,” says K.V. Vishnu Raju, Chairman, BVRIT. The target industries comprise inter-alia agriculture, assistive technology, energy, environmental, life sciences, Information Technology and medical devices.
As the first member of this alliance in the State, BVRIT will be a part of Microsoft`s Innovation Alliance initiative which fosters innovation and entrepreneurship among students. The partnership is also aimed to equip the students with latest Microsoft tools and technologies so that they could harness the magic of software to improve lives, solve problems and spur economic growth.
Microsoft Innovation Alliance is an effort from Microsoft to get the three important stakeholders in Innovation-local industry, educational institutions and Microsoft on one platform and work with ideas to solve the problems in different verticals of industry innovatively.
The BVRIT has already done pioneering work with two good ideas converted to innovative projects-Video Surveillance & Compression and remote operation of Motors and Pumps in Rural India using SMS from Mobile Phone for conservation of water in Irrigation.
In fact, the project on rural irrigation by the BVRIT student K. Swarana Rekha received good reviews at ‘India Innovation Initiative - i3' initiated by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and CII.
“She is working on making the innovation as a product with the help of industry,” says Srinivas Reddy Kaipa, Dean, Academic Affairs, BVRIT. After the successful completion of the two projects, seven projects from the college have also been shortlisted by the selection committee during the ‘Ideation Contest'. Some of them include Robo Leg, Mind Mouse and Digital Slate.
R. Ravikanth Reddy