PoP 91 INNOVATION CHALLENGE

PoP 91 Innovation Challenge was a unique innovation contest that aimed to find actual and implementable solution for the real-world problems through Internet of Things.

The contest aimed at seeking practical, feasible and cost-effective solutions to the challenges that the industry is facing today, through IoT and related technology. The 7 focus industries were namely – Smart Cities, Healthcare, Energy, Agriculture, Retail, Digital Communications and Manufacturing.

Winners Announced

Smart City

Kill_A_Watt

Healthcare

Ayati

Manufacturing

Megalodata

Agriculture

BackPropG

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Jury:

  1. Arvind Tiwary, Chair, Cybersecurity WG, IET IoT Panel, Chair IoT Forum, TiE
  2. Ravi Pagar, Group COO & MD, DTDS Technology Pte
  3. Ashok G, Founder and CEO, Startup 360
  4. Supreeth Shetty, MD, Automation of Things
  5. Aziz Jiwani, Adviser, RevX Hardware
  6. Shailendra Miglani, Global Blackbelt Team, Technology Solutions Lead, Azure IoT Cloud, Microsoft
  7. Praveen Arora, VP & Chief India, IoT, Tata Communications
  8. Ananth Chandramouli, Managing Director, Local Business Service, Capgemini

PoP 91 Innovation Challenge Industry Segments

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Smart Cities

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Healthcare

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Energy

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Agriculture

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Retail

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Digital Communications

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Manufacturing

The challenge was one of its kind with approximately 350 teams competing over 3 months across 7 industries to win a cash prize of INR 1,00,000 or an incubation or recruitment opportunity in a top corporate firm/startup accelerator. The platform partner for the challenge was Skillenza.

The PoP 91 challenges of each of the 7 industries is mentioned below

PoP 91 Innovation Challenge flow

Presenting the first round of winners across our 7 industry segments

Agriculture

TeamTopic
ObscurusCrop insurance using blockchain technology
ProteoursOnline crop insurance
greenSaveIoT and Machine Learning based detection of illegal deforestation and prediction of forest fires
Grun11Solar-powered IoT based grain storage monitoring and grain spoilage control system
dszlabsA device to collect soil information and a mobile application to bridge the gap of information flow between different stakeholders in the agricultural sector
BackPropgPersonalized recommendation system + Voice HMI

Smart Cities

TeamTopic
Revengers_1Napkin disposal
IoT2019Bike navigation
TechnoTroopersSmart waste for seggration
Hakuna_MatataPeople safety
Tech_beastSmart sewage surveillance
ChakraSeat tracking in buses
Kill_A_WattSmart meter ( Low cost)

Healthcare

TeamTopic
AyatiPortable diabetic foot screening device
DisruptiveHuman health monitoring system at urinal
Dr_loopoConnected hospital
DreamEpicAn IoT-based computational framework for
healthcare monitoring in mobile environments
with BIO-smart wear

Retail

TeamTopic
MohtttSmart Shopping Cart
ElectrofinityInteractive Shopping with RFID
Tech_ExpressRFID as smart label for tracking customer
experience
1_in_CentillionDisplay Strips on Price Line of Items, where users will be displayed with the offers and price

Manufacturing

Team Topic
MegalodataA systematic tool for achieving ‘true-connectivity’ of auto-components
Double_TroubleIoT enabled shop floor maintenance
The_Bug_SlayersDesign of IoT based automatic accident detection

Digital Communications

TeamTopic
RevuruChannel Modelling and simulation in digital satellite communications systems

Mentors & Pre-jury:

  1. Purnendu Sinha, Group Technology & Innovation Leader, Tata Group
  2. Anand K, CTO, Powersquare
  3. Ganesh Shankar, Founder & CEO, Fluxgen Technologies
  4. Sunil David, Reginal Director, IoT, AT&T
  5. Subhendu Panigrahi, Co-Founder & CEO, Skillenza
  6. Aman Agarwal, Co-Founder & CTO, Syook
  7. Ravi Verma, Lead Engineer, Azgo