Pune, India, February 19, 2017: KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT)
, a global technology company specializing in IT consulting and product engineering, announced the winners of KPIT Sparkle 2017
, a national design and development innovation contest for engineering and science students. The theme of the competition in this edition was on Smart Cities and centred on creating solutions for Smart Transportation and Smart Infrastructure using technology. Into its third year, Sparkle 2017 received 1,500 ideas from over 10,500 students across 300 colleges in India. The 35 shortlisted teams exhibited their solutions through working prototypes at the grand finale, held on 18th and 19th February 2017, at the Deccan College Ground in Pune
The winners of the contest were evaluated by a panel of eminent jurors and announced at an award ceremony on 19th February, 2017, where cash prizes of over INR 20 Lakhs were awarded to them. The award ceremony was presided by Union Minister for Human Resources Development (HRD), Shri Prakash Javadekar as the Guest of Honor. Padmashree Dr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM was the chief guest.
On display, at the finals, were some interesting and novel projects in areas such as urban mobility, autonomous vehicles, smart electric vehicles and self-learning bots, clean and efficient fuels technology, solutions to recover and clean oil spills, coherent use of energy from plants, wind, solar and waste water and separation of plastics from waste.