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Apr 30 2017   3:47PM GMT

India Innovation Challenge under Texas Instruments University Program

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja


A recent visit to BM Munjal University, Gurgaon (or Gurugram) was an eye-opening day. It was the second semifinals for the India Innovation Challenge 2016 on April 22. There were 24 student teams pitching their product to the panel of judges from IIM Bangalore. Also on the panel were various Industry Experts. There was a high level of enthusiasm among students showcasing their hardware prototype through and exhibit booth to all the evaluators and visitors. The same energy I could find on the face of Sanjay Srivastava, Director University Program, Texas Instruments India. In the lobby area near the auditorium, the student teams were presenting their product demo. What all it demonstrates is magnificent disruptive ideas coming from these budding scientists and innovators of India.

India Innovation Challenge

Student innovators demonstrate disruptive ideas in the 2nd semi final of 7th Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest

The winning team would get a funding of around INR3.5 Crores. This is a good amount to convert their team into a reality. The collaboration is DST-Texas Instruments India Inc. The contest is heading towards its final stages. More than 11000 students were participating from over 600 engineering colleges from across India in this contest. These 24 teams were from 22 engineering colleges. The first semifinal was on April 15, 2017 at IIM Bangalore (now Bengaluru). India Innovation Challenge is a good way to nurture innovation. Everyone could sense a stream of pathbreaking innovation with a focus to bring socio-economic change for India. Most of the entries are in close proximity with the Government’s vision of Swaach Bharat, Digital India, Smart Cities, etc. These solutions have the potential to address pressing problems across various sectors. This in turn promises to bring positive change to the lives of millions of people.

India Innovation Challenge

It was the 2nd semifinal of 7th Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest. Texas Instruments collaborates with IIM Bangalore and Department of Science & Technology (DST).

In fact, Texas Instruments takes India Innovation Challenge to greater heights after collaboration with IIM Bangalore and DST. It has become a benchmark.

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