Warangal Urban: For the first time in Warangal a non-stop Makeathon was conducted by India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) at SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX) on Tuesday, where participants were given inputs and told to build products in 24 hours.
Makeathon is an IESA initiative to help creative minds and out-of-the box thinkers in India to drive technological innovation for the semiconductor and electronic systems industry in India.
Sreedevi Devireddy, CEO, SRiX, said: “There has been a paradigm shift and there is a need to create smart, sustainable, low-cost and efficient solutions for industry and for people in general. The demand for electronics products in India is projected to grow at 41 per cent. This increase will be a result of the projected spurt in disposable income and rising demand of middle class as well as working class, coupled with the needs of the industry to become more productive and globally competitive. SRiX is on a mission to create an innovation culture in Academic institutions.”
A few industry mentors and faculty of Mechanical and EEE Department of SR Engineering college guided the participants, she added.
Chief Guest Srinath Devireddy, founder Adroitent Ventures said: “I am amazed at the problems that the teams wanted to solve in the fields of agriculture, waste management etc. It was great to see young entrepreneur’s prototyping AI and IoT based solutions to solve real world problems that have tremendous social impact.”
He cautioned the innovators not to undermine the effort involved in taking a prototype to market ready stage.
Srinath Devireddy and Sreedevi Devireddy handed over the certificates to winners. All winners were given offer for incubation in SRiX. Three winners were given golden ticket to participate in the all India level finale which will be held in Delhi on December 14.
The golden ticket winning teams were: File 13 (Smart Dust Bin) comprising Prudhvi Raj, Gautam, and Sai teja of SR Engineering college; Python Nerd Squad (Disaster Management System) comprising T Kiran, Shubham Sonarghare, and Siddanth Tiwari of SR Engineering; Wearberry Soft (object detection device for blind people) comprising Sanjay Prakash and Naveen kumar of Hyderabad.