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IESA Lauds the Innovative Efforts of Industry and Academia, with Technovation & Makeathon Awards during Vision Summit 2018

The award ceremony is a dedicated effort of IESA to celebrate the success of the veterans of the electronics industry players, budding entrepreneurs and recognizing students from leading educational institutes in India. Further, the initiative is focused on encouraging them to continue with their efforts in innovating endlessly.

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) announced the winners of Technovation and Makeathon Awards, at the 13th edition of Vision Summit. The gala award ceremony held by IESA is a dedicated effort to celebrate the success of the veterans of the electronics industry players, budding entrepreneurs and recognizing students from leading educational institutes in India. Further, the initiative is focused on encouraging them to continue with their efforts in innovating endlessly.

echnovation and Makeathon Awards
Techkins, winners of the Makeathon Awards

Congratulating the winners, Mr. Ashwini K Aggarwal, Chairman, IESA commented, “Innovation has no limits, it could be creating something from scratch or just enhancing something to make it more efficient. The developers should definitely continue to innovate and create something new and better with every attempt. As an industry body, we are extremely proud to recognize such determination and acknowledge these efforts. We are always focused on keeping them inspired so that they keep up with their efforts. We applaud their success and believe that with such a scale of innovation and such talent, India can easily soon become the global technology and manufacturing hub, with the right support.”

 The coveted winners of Sarabhai Award and Technovation awards were felicitated by the Guest of Honor; Sh. Nara Lokesh, Honorable Minister for IT, Panchayati Raj & Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Makeathon (contest) celebrated ideas that are transforming manufacturing, mobility, and technology.  Over 150 participants, 29 teams, 15 mentors participated in the 48 hours contest this year. IESA encouraged technologists, students, and start-ups to come and create cutting-edge technology around the theme of Make in India and Digital India.  The Makeathon winners, jointly presented by IESA and Intel India, was awarded US$ 100 worth of Amazon Web Services coupon + US$ 100 worth of DigitalOcean credits will be given to all the participating teams to use during the Makeathon. Additionally, innovative Ideas may get an opportunity to get incubated at JUiNCUBATOR, a Technology Business Incubator supported by DST, Govt. of India.

He further added, on the Makeathon winners, “Just watching the passion of these young people over the past two days has been inspiring and a very encouraging sign for the industry. With this kind of quality talent and an innovative mindset that exists among our young people, we can be rest assured that the future of the industry is promising and the role that India will play in the future of ESDM will be that of a leader.”

Listed below are the names of the winners and their respective award category.

Industry Awards
Award category Winner name
Sarabhai Award(Posthumous) ·         Late Dr. Shivaling S Mahant Shetti
Sarabhai Award ·         P Rajamanickam, Tessolve Semiconductor Private Limited
Most Promising Startup ·         Pranav Asthana, Transpacks Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

·         Gokul Srinivas, Minion Labs India Private Limited

Most Innovative Product ·         Apu Sivadas, Steradian Semiconductor Private Limited

·         Srinivas Avalapalli, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

·         Dr. Pradipkumar Thaker, Geo Semiconductor India Pvt. Ltd.

·         K. S. Sankar Reddy, Terminus Circuits Private Limited

Best Electronics Manufacturing ·         Ravindra Kumar, Infopower Technologies Ltd.

·         N. Narendra, Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Academia Awards
Techno Visionary Award ·         Dr. Ashok Shettar, KLE Technological University
Techno Mentor Award ·         Anil Kottantharayil, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Techno Inventor Award ·         Kunal Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Techno Graduate Award ·         Akanksha Yogesh Maskeri, Acharya Institute of Technology
Techno Graduate Award ·         Aliraza S Merchant

·         Jay D Raval

·         Hiren D Padaliya

From OM Engineering college, Junagadh

Makeathon Awards
First prize ·         Techkins – Their solution aimed at minimizing the chances of workers being electrocuted at industries
First Runner Up ·         Hacknok – Aims accident recovery system with the automatic communication portal
Second Runner up ·         NMIT Sparts – Personal monitoring device for pregnant women in remote areas
Special mention ·         The Dost Team, Syntax Error, Jeevan Anand, Trispace

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