Spend more time in labs than classrooms: Venkata Simhadri

“Elated by the response for the IoT Hackathon, we are organising a Makeathon on November 12 and 13 in association with IESA,” she added.

By Author  |  Published: 29th Oct 2018  9:26 pm
Computer programmers at SR Innovation Exchange in Warangal on Monday.

Warangal Urban: A novel two-and-a-half day IoT Hackathon, which was held for the first time in Telangana, at SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX), concluded on Monday. As many as 31 computer programmers, designers and others participate in the event and built the Internet of Things (IoT) product prototypes.

“We are happy that our product innovation lab series-I concluded successfully. The aim is to build a talent pool of engineering students equipped with knowledge and experience to be industry-ready or to start businesses on their own. Some 25 engineering students of SRiX partner/ associate colleges participated. They have undergone a five-week intensive programme, which focused on the theme of IoT-related ideas and products. Multidisciplinary teams— Electronics, Electrical, Computers Science, Mechanical Engineering and MBA — were formed. Problem statements were defined by the industry to the teams; each team was given five weeks for building the minimum viable product for a given problem statement with mentoring support,” said Sreedevi Devireddy, CEO, SRiX.

“Elated by the response for the IoT Hackathon, we are organising a Makeathon on November 12 and 13 in association with IESA,” she added.

Venkata Simhadri, CEO, Moschip Semiconductors, who was the chief guest, emphasised the need to develop engineering graduates on niche technologies and also asked students to spend more time in labs than classrooms. Madhukar Reddy, SRiX chairman, distributed certificates to the participants of the IoT HACK and the SRiX Product Innovation Lab IoT Series1.

SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX) is a technology business incubator promoting entrepreneurship by facilitating technology innovators to create products or services and providing the resources required to go to market with their innovation. The vision of SRiX is to be the centre of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India, providing an environment for startups from all over the globe to grow from innovative ideas to successful companies, with a focus on hardware and other related cutting-edge technologies.

SRiX brings together co-working ventures, industry mentors, eminent academic experts, and researchers at their state-of-the-art facility to create a unique ecosystem.