Pune: KPIT Technologies recently announced the winners of KPIT Sparkle 2018, a national innovation contest in which Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering, DY Patil College of Engineering and Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune have won the silver awards.
They also received a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh each.
Team Nanoknocks from Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering developed a solution that solves the problem of massive oil spills and filtering the water up to drinkable level by using new material.
Team Thermo from DY Patil College of Engineering and Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune developed a device that converts waste heat from kitchen stoves into electricity using thermoelectric modules (TEG).
Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore won the gold prize while the platinum award was won by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
Out of over 12,000 registrations from more than 600 engineering and science colleges across India, 30 teams were shortlisted based on novelty, affordability and commercial viability of
K Radhakrishnan, former chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Harkesh Mittal, adviser of member secretary, National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) felicitated the winners.