Y.S. RANA, CHANDIGARH—KPIT, a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT consulting, invites applications from students of science and engineering colleges across the country for its second edition of KPIT Sparkle 2016, an annual national design and development innovation contest in association with College of Engineering, Pune.
Aims at fostering a culture of innovation and critical thinking, it invites engineering and science students across Indian colleges to come up with ground breaking solutions on the theme “Smart Solution for Energy and Transportation.” The winning teams will be given cash prizes worth over Rs 20 lakhs and nationwide recognition.
“KPIT does not give students a problem statement to solve, but allows them to choose the problem from within the scope of the theme and create their own solutions,” said the official of the company. The solution should not only be innovative from a technology point of view but also be cleaner, safer, greener and affordable for the end consumer, added the official.
Commenting on the contest, Ravi Pandit, Cofounder, Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT said “There is a huge opportunity for innovation as world seeks answers to achieve sustainability in the growing industrial and urbanized ecosystem. Through this contest we aim to inspire bright young minds to recognize and solve critical problems in this area with impactful and commercially viable solutions in energy and transportation.”
The last date of registration for the prequalification round is September 20, 2015. Shortlisted students will present solutions through posters and working prototypes at a grand exhibition which will be held in Pune in the beginning of 2016.
In the previous edition, KPIT’s Sparkle competition received more than 400 ideas ranging from unconventional power generation and hybrid solutions to intelligent transport systems and driver safety.