KPIT Sparkle 2017 invites Engineering and Science Students across India to create innovative solutions for Smart Cities
  • Third edition of national design and innovation contest provides a platform for students to use technology to address real world challenges in Smart Transportation and Smart Infrastructure
  • Cash prizes over INR â‚1 20 Lakhs will be awarded to the winning teams
Pune,  24 May, 2016:KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT consulting, today launched the third edition of its annual national design and development innovation contest KPIT Sparkle 2017, in association with College of Engineering, Pune. This contest focuses on creating a culture of innovation and disruptive thinking among engineering and science students. KPIT invites students from across Indian colleges to come up with cutting-edge solutions within the theme, ‘Smart Cities’ and win prizes worth over 20 lakhs.
This year, KPIT Sparkle 2017 invites students to create solutions for Smart Transportation and Smart Infrastructure within the scope of Smart Cities. The solutions should not only be inclined towards advanced technology, but it should aim to be cost efficient and address environmental issues as well. The winning entries should be able to be implemented in real time to make for a cleaner, greener society and improve the quality of living for the end consumer. Finalists will also be invited for job & internship opportunities with KPIT.
Commenting on the contest, Ravi PanditCo-founder, Chairman & Group CEO, KPIT said, “The energy of the youth in India will help push the boundaries of innovation to create a more efficient, cleaner and greener world through the use of technology. The Smart Cities initiative by the Indian government is vital to the development of our country and provides many opportunities to create groundbreaking solutions to solve real world challenges. With KPIT Sparkle 2017, we continue to engage the current generation of engineering and science students to enhance their technological acumen and scientific thinking.” 
Dr. B. B. AhujaDirector, College of Engineering, Pune said, “It is our pleasure to collaborate with KPIT Sparkle 2017. It is a great platform that provides opportunity to all engineering and science students who are driven to create a sustainable ecosystem. I am pleased to announce that all the winning teams of the contest will get an opportunity from COEP to facilitate their respective startups.
The last date of registration & Submission of Idea form and documents for the prequalification round is 15th July 2016. For application details and more information, visit Shortlisted participants will exhibit their ideas at the grand finale. The exhibition will be organized in Pune in early 2017.
Last year’s edition of the contest, KPIT Sparkle 2016, received more than 1,700 innovative ideas on Green Energy, Alternate Fuels & Materials, Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Traffic Management from over 10,000 students across 500 colleges in India.
About KPIT Technologies Ltd.
KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT) is a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and LifeSciences companies. Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient.
About College of Engineering, Pune 
College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), chartered in 1854 is a nationally respected leader in technical education. The institute is distinguished by its commitment to finding solutions to the great predicaments of the day through advanced technology. 
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