BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award
“Solutions for Community Health” ( SoCH) Hyderabad
6th - 7th March 2018
BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award was organized by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Govt. of India under Hackthon - Ideathon for Healthy & Swachh Bharat (myGov) at IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad on 6th - 7th March 2018.
Project titled “Bin-Bot” developed by Mainak Pakira and Aditi Biswas, students of ECE 4th year under the guidance of Mr. Raj Ranjan Prasad, Assistant Professor - ECE from Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida was shortlisted for this award. The purpose of this project is to make a robot which can perform waste management. This robot can move on a desired path from the source to destination. It can collect waste from person to person and segregate the waste on the spot and collect in separate bins. This project also has an auto lid system which will cover the dustbin properly and open when needed with the help of infrared sensor. This will prevent rodents, diseases like malaria, dengue etc., foul smell and littering of waste due to rain and wind. The project was conceptualized keeping “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” in mind.
Appreciable response was received on pan-India basis under both the themes until the call closure on 31st Oct 2017.
- Platform technologies for reducing disease burden (Communicable & Non-Communicable Diseases)
- Sanitation and Waste recycling
After rounds of evaluation, expert review panel shortlisted 49 proposals. “Bin - Bot” was shortlisted for the final round. Shortlisted applicants were called for Hackathon - Ideathon at IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad where finals were held on 6 - 7 March 2018.
The event was inaugurated on 6th March 2018 by Ms. Deepanwita Chattopadhay (Chairman & CEO, IKP Knowledge Park). She delivered an inspirational speech.
Participants from different parts of the country demonstrated the project ideas. One mentor was assigned to each team who would guide the student and shape there’s idea for the second day. Mr. Abdul Rahman Janoo (Product Manager at Waste Venture India) was nominated as the Mentor for DGI project who guided the students in building a clear presentation on their proposed idea reflecting how they aim to come up with a Minimal Viable Prototype (MVP) in next 6 months.
On 7th March 2018, all finalists gave a brief presentation of their project.
The Jury members for the finals were:
- Mr. Pradeep Mittal (CEO, GreatFour Systems Inc, Anthill Venture)
- Mr. Ranjan Patnaik (Director, DuPont Knowledge Center)
- Mr. Ranajit Sen (Founder & CEO, Graphene Med Resource)
- Mr. Veera Prakash Yella (Head Technology Transfer and Product Lab)
Team of DGI, Greater Noida did their best to explain and demonstrate their innovative idea. Their idea was highly appreciated by the jury members.
Concluding ceremony started with the speech of Ms. Deepanwita Chattopadhay where she briefed about the ways of thinking and aiming big in life. She suggested that the youth should be involved more in startup which would help India improve its economy. She congratulated all the participants and their Mentors for their enthusiastic involvement during the two days.