Mini Demo Day at SINE, IIT-Bombay
Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), the technology business incubator at IIT Bombay, conducted a mini demo day as part of its social and hardware accelerator programs. A total of 17 hardware and technology startups presented their solutions to a 100+ audience comprising corporates, investors, mentors, faculty members, and members from the startup ecosystem. The day started with a keynote by SINE CEO Poyni Bhatt, followed by pitching sessions by the startups. The 100+ audience provided feedback for each pitch. The event offered a networking opportunity for startups. The day concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr Pradeep Pillai, Head of Programs at SINE.
Acceleron was among 200+ startup invitees at Govt’s Champions of Change event
Plugin startup Acceleron was among the startups that participated in Government of India’s Champions of Change program organized by NITI Aayog. The event aimed at creating a dialogue between the government and startups enabled discussions between startups, government, industry and venture capitalists. Being one among the 200+ entrepreneurs who participated in the program, Acceleron founder Prasad L K said his company was chosen for its unique data and cloud hardware solution. The startups divided into groups presented their ideas and proposals for Digitizing India. “Acceleron made a recommendation to NITI Aayog on accelerating digital infrastructure and connectivity in rural and semi-urban areas. Our roadmap submitted to the government focuses on reaching the last mile through edge computing and cable network,” says Prasad, adding the program offered an opportunity for him to connect with a number of VCs, government representatives and startup CEOs.
Intel India Atal Tinkering Labs generate 100+ ideas
As part of its Future Skills Program in collaboration with NITI Aayog, Intel India has made good progress in its 10 Atal Tinkering Labs in India.
So far, 10K+ youth have been engaged in the pre-Tinkering level, 3K+ youth have completed the Tinker Club Level. Till date, 100+ ideas have been generated across 10 ATLs with some of them in the prototyping stage such as:
- Cost efficient prosthetic limb
- Life saver band that will check pulse rates and pop the required medicines of the patient when needed
- A smart blind stick that uses Google maps, talk back and accessibility
- Crop protecting rotors that will monitor the amount of oxygen in the water
That apart, Intel India has trained 400+ coaches/trainers from 100+ Atal Tinkering labs across India. The workshops held in Bengaluru, Chandigarh and other cities in India focused on electronics, Arduino, sensors, Internet of Things and 3D Printing. The trained coaches are now working towards bringing together the best ideas, innovative practices, and action-oriented leaders to inspire disenfranchised youth and expand access to opportunities that will help them succeed.