Young innovators put high-tech ideas to test

Innovation fest concludes in Warangal

The quest for innovation mavericks at InnovationX came to a close on November 23. Organised by SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX) here, the event saw the participation of 103 students teams from across the country.

The joint winners were Team MHFictio from SR Engineering College, which came up with a smart ring based on bone conduction technology that simplifies the communication process for the physically impaired and Team Aakaar from NIT-Warangal working on modular blocks to revolutionise the K12 education for visually challenged students. Teams from IIT-Mumbai and BITS-Hyderabad shared the runners-up title.

In the school category, Search Lives team from Ryan International School was declared winner. Comprising class 11 and 12 students, the team worked on creating a one-stop portal for emergency organ and blood donations.

Winners were awarded Rs. 25,000 cash prize each while runners-up received Rs. 15,000. They all were extended incubation and mentorship support from SRiX.

The jury included Rajasekhar Chandra, senior vice-president, MITS; Pankaj Diwan, founder-Idealabs; Lalith Mohan S. of IIIT-Hyderabad; M Gopi Nuti of MUST Research Lab and Aditya Atluri of AhamLearning.

SRiX CEO Sreedevi Devireddy said, “Innovation and entrepreneurial mindset is the need of the day to bring the paradigm shift in the educational outcomes to align with the dynamically evolving requirements in today’s VUCA world.”

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