Meet the 10 winners of Intel and DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge

|November 20, 2015 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: These ten innovators stole the show at the recently concluded innovation event aimed at driving technology adoption and making the benefits of technology broadly accessible across India in support of the Indian government’s Digital India vision.

Meet the innovators.

Bhubaneshwar-based Phoenix Robotix has developed a lower-cost product called AURASSURE, which measures the environmental pollutants and particulate matters and feeds the real time data either in a central server through GPRS or on a LED display board through RF technology.

Bengaluru-based Jayalakshmi Agrotech has developed crop specific mobile applications for farmers in regional language. The solution brings advanced technologies like mobility, analytics and cloud (MAC) into the hands of farmers to bring about a social transformation.

Ahmedabad-based Indian TTS is a text-to-speech engine for regional languages with a strong significance on rhythm and prosody of speech that is closer to the natural enunciation.

Chennai-based ASHA+ aims to create an effective preventive healthcare model by unifying, monitoring and tracking health diagnostics in a uniquely designed, handheld device that can capture various vitals of a patient automatically through appropriate pre-incorporated interfaces.

Hassan-based AiRpaper is a digital data distribution platform built on the premise of India’s powerful radio network for the government to reach out to citizens.

Pune-based Embryyo developed CerviScope, a device innovated to help health institutes tackle lack of early screening for Stage 0 and Stage 1 cervical cancer and address the lack of trained gynaecologists through an affordable, image-based screening device for cervical cancer in the community.

Bengaluru-based AapnaSeva is a three track e-governance device and applications leveraging Aadhaar.

Chennai-based Haqdarshak is a multi-state, multi-lingual, mobile technology and service delivery platform that helps citizens discover, apply for, and benefit from government and private schemes that they qualify for.

Bengaluru-based TJay is an IoT-based wearable platform that enables sensing, remote monitoring, diagnosis, treatment and support for people with epilepsy and other chronic disorders.

Delhi-based Digital-Education-in-a-Box (DEIAB) is a portable, solar-powered, learning ecosystem that can create a digital classroom in the middle of nowhere–without the need for electricity or buildings.

The teams were honored by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and IT, Government of India; Gregory R Pearson, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Sales and Marketing Group and Debjani Ghosh, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel and Managing Director, Intel South Asia.

The event was also attended by Gaurav Dwivedi, Chief Executive Officer, MyGov; Hasit Kaji, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Tata Consultancy Services; Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM; R Chandrashekar, President, NASSCOM and Vikas Jain, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics.

It must be noted that the challenged was announced in April 2015. Intel & DST Innovate for Digital India challenge was created to attract aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, makers and innovators to develop intuitive and easy-to-use solutions to drive technology adoption or create applications that accelerate the delivery of e-governance services through eKranti/MyGov apps on mobile platforms.

Intel also launched Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur program, through which the company will work with national and regional governments to create a blueprint to drive technology enabled transformation at the grassroots in 10 states in India.

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