Ericsson announced the winners of ‘Networked India 2015’ at New Delhi. The two winning projects are: Arterial Pulse Analyzer and ImmunizeIndia. The winning Projects were given Cash Rewards of Rs.5 Lacs each.
The Grand Finale of Networked India 2015 included keynote address by Dr. M Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre & Programme Director of Mars Orbiter Mission (ISRO) followed by brief presentations by the finalists showcasing their projects and a power dialogue with India’s leading thought leaders on ‘Networked India: Are we there yet?’
The awards were presented to the winning teams by the Chief Guest for the evening Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt of India.
Synopsis of the Top 5 projects:
- Arterial Pulse Analyzer – The innovation is a low cost arterial pulse analyzer which can help clinicians diagnose CardioVascular Diseases (CVDs) cases in a more effective manner as well as automate the process of CVD diagnosis to enable medical camps and mobile medical vans to diagnose CVDs without the need of trained healthcare professionals, especially in a rural setup. The device is a low cost non-invasive diagnostic instrument with onboard analysis being performed on a Mobile phone/tablet.
- Constapark - Parking on demand app. Constapark is a parking on demand solution app which lets users pick and drop cars at the tap of a button anywhere in the service location.
- WiFi Trash Bin – Free wifi for people who dispose trash in these bins. The WIFI Trash bin gives out a unique passcode for users to access the WiFi network every time they put the trash in the bin. The idea helps in keeping the surroundings clean aided by the availability of free WiFi access.
- Helping Faceless – App to combat child trafficking, this is a social initiative to help combat child trafficking using state-of-the-art technology. This app tracks vulnerable children and helps restore them back to their homes.
- ImmunizeIndia – This is the world’s largest free sms service to get get vaccination reminders for your child. It aims to prevent 500,000 child deaths and disabilities by the end of year 2018.
Chris Houghton, Head of Region Inda, Ericsson, said, “Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Societywhere we believe that everything that benefits from a connection will be connected.We endavour to enable the change makers, who are using mobility and the internet to make a positive impact on society. Networked India is a platform to encourage the real change-makers and motivate others by sharing their inspring stories.”
The nominations were invited from innovators all across the country through the campaign portal www.networkedindia.com. Over 140 entries were received in the period 8th June to 12th July, 2015 and top five projects were selected by an eminent jury comprising of industry experts. The shortlisted projects were on diverse subjects and sectors such as Healthcare, Environment, Transport and Human Rights. Out of the top 5 projects, the jury announced these top two winners.
Jury Panel included:
- Kiran Karnik – Former President, NASSCOM
- Harkesh Mittal – Head of Innovation, National S & T Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Govt of India
- Nishant Rao – Country Manager, LinkedIn & Chairman, IAMAI
- Alok Goel – MD, SAIF Partners & Former CEO, Freecharge
- Sonam Wangchuk – Innovator & Founder – SECMOL