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Samsung Innovation Awards at IIT-G

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - Samsung conducted the fifth annual edition of Samsung Innovation Awards 2015 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, a couple of days back.

Conceptualised in 2011, the Samsung Innovation Awards aims at recognising and rewarding innovations that have the potential to revolutionise everyday living and enables students to take this to the next level.

The first prize was won by the team of Sishir Kalita, Vikram CM, Akhilesh Kumar Dubey, with assistance from Prof SRM Prasanna and Dr Abhishek Srivatsava, for developing of a mobile application for the hyper-nasality assessment of cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients.

The other two winning teams were Tanmay Shankar and Prof SK Dwivedy (for hybrid assistive wheelchair exoskeleton), and Manas Das, Bijay Manali, Prof S Bhattacharya (GSM-based automatic cooking machine), a press release said.

The awards were presented by Dr Aloknath De, senior vice-president and chief technology officer, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore.

The Samsung Innovation Awards 2015 received an overwhelming response. Seven teams got an opportunity to present their ideas to the eminent jury comprising Dr Aloknath De, CTO, SRIB; Dr Hemant B Kaushik, Chairman Technical Board, IIT-G, and Dr Anupam Saikia, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT-G.

The top three winners were awarded prizes worth Rs 2.5 lakh. The other finalists received consolation prizes of Rs 40,000. Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, will engage with the award winners to further develop their innovations.

The competition witnessed path-breaking innovations, shortlisted from 41 entries. The innovative ideas and solutions were from across themes, including �Assistive solutions for the differently abled�, �Smart homes and buildings�, �Infotainment�, �Digital services and intelligent personalization for smart devices�.

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Samsung Innovation Awards at IIT-G

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - Samsung conducted the fifth annual edition of Samsung Innovation Awards 2015 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, a couple of days back.

Conceptualised in 2011, the Samsung Innovation Awards aims at recognising and rewarding innovations that have the potential to revolutionise everyday living and enables students to take this to the next level.

The first prize was won by the team of Sishir Kalita, Vikram CM, Akhilesh Kumar Dubey, with assistance from Prof SRM Prasanna and Dr Abhishek Srivatsava, for developing of a mobile application for the hyper-nasality assessment of cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients.

The other two winning teams were Tanmay Shankar and Prof SK Dwivedy (for hybrid assistive wheelchair exoskeleton), and Manas Das, Bijay Manali, Prof S Bhattacharya (GSM-based automatic cooking machine), a press release said.

The awards were presented by Dr Aloknath De, senior vice-president and chief technology officer, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore.

The Samsung Innovation Awards 2015 received an overwhelming response. Seven teams got an opportunity to present their ideas to the eminent jury comprising Dr Aloknath De, CTO, SRIB; Dr Hemant B Kaushik, Chairman Technical Board, IIT-G, and Dr Anupam Saikia, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT-G.

The top three winners were awarded prizes worth Rs 2.5 lakh. The other finalists received consolation prizes of Rs 40,000. Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, will engage with the award winners to further develop their innovations.

The competition witnessed path-breaking innovations, shortlisted from 41 entries. The innovative ideas and solutions were from across themes, including �Assistive solutions for the differently abled�, �Smart homes and buildings�, �Infotainment�, �Digital services and intelligent personalization for smart devices�.