PoP 91 Innovation Challenge: 27 Teams Competing to Win Rs 1 Lakh

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  • The winner will also get an incubation or recruitment opportunity in a top corporate firm/startup accelerator.
  • The finalists will showcase their solutions at IoT India Congress 2019, scheduled to begin from August 22

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has shortlisted 27 teams for the Pop 91 Innovation Challenge.

Pop 91 Innovation Challenge was launched in June as part of the IoT India Congress 2019 with an aim to find actual and implementable solutions for real-world industry problems through Internet of Things (IoT).

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the organiser of this event, came up with seven problem statements across seven industry sectors after a survey of more than 100 industry practitioners across agriculture, digital communications, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and smart cities, about their biggest problems that they want solutions for.

The contest urged participants to come up with novel solutions to these problems and received an overwhelming response with over 600 individual registrations and submission of nearly 75 ideas that addressed these problems.

The jury members of the challenge have selected 27 teams and ideas from across seven sectors for the final round. These finalists will compete to win a cash prize up to INR 1,00,000 or an incubation or recruitment opportunity in a top corporate firm/startup accelerator.

IoT India Congress Enters 4th edition

Industry experts from each sector have been aligned to mentor the shortlisted teams, whose solutions will be showcased at the 4th edition of IoT India Congress over two days of the event, August 22-23, 2019.

These finalists would be judged by a jury of industry experts consisting of large corporates, startup accelerators and investors, and will be felicitated on day two of the event.

Speaking about the contest so far Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, the IET India said, “It’s great to see the number of entries and innovative solutions being developed to address these pertinent industry challenges. We, at the IET have always been on the lookout for ideas that have the potential to impact society and are excited to see these promising ideals.”

IoT India Congress is a flagship event organised by the IET. While the first edition aimed at unifying the fragmented IoT ecosystem and building the Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things, the second edition focused on exploiting this platform for unravelling business outcomes and demonstrating business opportunities.

 

 

Longjam Dineshwori

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