Team Kissan Connect from S. G. Balekundri Institute of Technology, Belagavi won the Gold award of INR 5,00,000 for designing a multifunctional retrofit for EV tractors, which can integrate all the various attachments -KPIT Sparkle Announces Winners of 2022 Innovation Challenge.
KPIT, a global leader in automotive software and mobility solutions, announced the winners of KPIT Sparkle 2022, an annual national design and development innovation contest for Engineering, Science and Design students. The competition is amongst India’s most sought-after innovation platforms that support budding young innovators to develop indigenous solutions to real-world challenges in the energy and mobility sector. The platform nurtures, mentors and supports aspiring entrepreneurs and connects them with incubators in the ecosystem to transform their inventive ideas into viable products. It also encourages and facilitates students to secure intellectual property rights for their solutions.
KPIT Sparkle 2022 received more than 1300 ideas from over 15,000 students across more than 800 colleges in India. The top 24 teams presented working prototypes of their solutions at the grand finale held on Saturday, 26 March 2022 at the Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Pune. Over the last eight years, KPIT Sparkle has received nearly 16,000 ideas from more than one lakh students nationally.
KPIT Sparkle is one of India’s biggest innovation platforms for Engineering, Science and Design students. The platform’s multidisciplinary outlook empowers tech enthusiasts to solve society’s biggest challenges in creative ways through path-breaking innovations. So far, KPIT Sparkle has nurtured and identified almost 50 patentable solutions, many of which have been incubated by nodal agencies, such as NITI Aayog and DST. From ideas like the customised Diesel Oxidation Catalyst and Acoustic Energy Harvester, to Wind Turbine and Smart Helmets, KPIT Sparkle has kick-started many innovations that are now thriving as start-ups.