The Infy Maker Awards are testimony to Infosys’ commitment to encourage the concept of ‘Making’ in India, acknowledging those individuals that have an interesting or innovative solution for real-world issues or a knack for leveraging technology to make things easier. These Awards were initially launched in the U.S. by the Infosys Foundation USA in June 2015 in support of President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative.
Mr. Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys said,“The Infy Maker Awards in India aim to recognize some of the best minds, and unleash the power of creativity and imagination of the next generation of thinkers. We believe that these awards will ignite the spirit of ‘making’ in India and celebrate excellence in innovation. Through these awards we aim to inculcate and foster an ecosystem of forward-thinking makers. Infosys intends to steadily empower and reward such makers in India across communities and organizations.”
Congratulating the winners on their achievement, Vandana Sikka, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation USA said,“The Infy Maker Awards program celebrates the spirit of making that is innate to all of us. These awards seek to recognize and reward the creative excellence of makers throughout India whose ideas and solutions have the potential to address the various challenges facing our world today. We believe that this initiative will spark thinking, ignite curiosity and fuel the spirit of innovation across the maker community in India. Building on the success of this awards program in the U.S., the Infy Maker Awards program in India is a reaffirmation of our commitment to contribute significantly to the larger global community and inspire the next generation of makers. The future is, and has always been, shaped by those who make.”
In the first Indian edition, 20 winners were selected from more than 280 entries and more than 2,500 registrations. The winners were selected by a panel of distinguished judges representing technology, academia and the business community. The jury, comprising Ms. Kiran Mazumder Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon; Ms. Rama Bijapurkar, Author; Mr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Aarin Capital Partners; and Mr. Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, evaluated and selected the winning entries that were relevant to real-world problems, used technology in an innovative way, displayed originality of ideas and brought forward quality presentations.
The Infy Maker Awards India enable the creation of an ecosystem of innovation through ‘making’, one that will help India contribute more deeply to the larger global community of inventors and entrepreneurs. The 20 winning ideas will be presented an award of INR 5 lakh each, a trophy and a certificate.
• 20 winners were chosen across different categories: Health, Energy, Education, Sound & Music, Social Change Solutions, Robotics, Art & Design, Artificial Intelligence, Electronics among others
• Here is a list of the winners of the first edition of the Infy Maker Awards, India:
Social Change Solutions:
– ASSISTYOU - Communicative glove solution for hearing impaired people to communicate - Sourabh Alagundagi, Sandeep Patil and Shreya Gudasalamani
– Regenerative brakes for cycle rickshaw to make pedaling easier and safer - Sanjeev Arjun Gaur
– Multi-functional elevator to move in a vertical and horizontal direction - Vuppari Kalyani
– RASS device to ensure safety and communication amongst linemen - Ilampothigai K., Vignesh V., Anand Gopi and Ibrahim Ahmed Hassan Awad
– Maritime border warning system for fishermen - Aravind S., Balaji V. and Aravind G.
– Selfiee Innovators - Public over-dump limiter sensor to track garbage levels - Arun Kumar S. and VishnuPriya S.
– Invisible bus bay to ease parking in overcrowded areas - Chetan Prasad
– Shour - The smarter way to shower by conserving water - Aakash Goel
– TycheeJuno - BPPC technology to self-track and cure punctures - Sameer Panda, Dr. K.N. Panda, Smritiparna Satpathy and Jayant Pradhan
– Heartbeat monitoring system using light-fidelity (Li-Fi) - Deepika Giri, V. Krishna Kumar, Kavitha Sowndararajan and L. Jamuna
– Clinic-in-box for pregnant rural women who do not have access to healthcare facilities - Shantanu Pathak and Aditya Kulkarni
– Arduous therapist for stroke patients for physiotherapy needs - C. Cornelius Durai, T. David Thevaram and S. Sairam
– VTALK solution for autistic people to help them communicate - Abhinav Shekhar Vashistha
– SitAby a posture proctor to alert wrong posture at work Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, Kunal Panchal, Yerra Prasanthi, Satish Reddy and Vishakha Choudhary
– FIZIO to ensure that physiotherapy is on the right track - Veerpal Sharma, Divyanshu Varshney and Roopam Sharma
– Low cost wind turbine - Krishnanand Venkatasubramanian and Senthilvel S.
– Artificial Intelligence:
– Human safety system for two wheeler vehicles - Kannabiran S., Gokul Srinath V. and Boobalan B.
– Weather proof liquid level switch and indicator to prevent water overflow- Nagarjuna Paturi
– Fermedicius - Solution to figure out if irrigation is required for a particular land and control mechanism for water supply from a tubewell Subhajit Biswas, Nithin Raju D. and Nitesh Kumar
– Walking stick for visually Impaired - Abhishek Matlotia
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