Young students rule the roost as winners of L&T Technology Services’ TECHgium™ open innovation national competition

Posted by: at 5/05/2017 06:26:00 am

BENGALURU, May 05, 2017:  L&T Technology Services Limited (NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play Engineering R&D Services company today announced the winners of its pan-India engineering talent hunt TECHgium™. The initiative is a nationwide outreach and open innovation model that offers a ready platform to students to solve contemporary challenges in engineering faced by industries globally.

Over 7,000 engineering talent with 193 faculty members from 164 reputed engineering institutes participated in the competition to solve the 22 challenges defined by LTTS’ clients like Intel, Calsonic Kansei, Wartsila, Danaher, Setra Systems, Continental, Zebra and Thomson International.  The multi-stage competition required students to create concepts, submit abstracts, present technical papers and showcase Proof of Concepts (PoCs) to address the challenges.
Dr. Keshab Panda, CEO & Managing Director, L&T Technology Services Limited said, “We are proud to be the dream engineering company in college campuses across India. Through TECHgium™ our aim is to further extend this strong association with the engineering student community and create the digital engineering skills much needed by our nation. We also thank our clients for sharing the challenges that has made this contest so exciting.”

The elite panel of jury members for the final stage which showcased live demonstration of Proofs of Concepts from 40 teams and 105 students, included Mr Pareekh Jain, Senior Vice President and Managing Director India, Hfs Research,  Mr Raman Ganapathiraman, Country Manager, India, ARC Advisory Group and Mrs Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

The team from Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore were declared as winners for their work on a Single Seated Powered Winch Mechanism. The second prize went to the team from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing College, Jabalpur who developed a PoC on Use of Phased Array Ultrasonic Technology for leakage detection. The winner of the third prize was a student from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore who developed a solution for incorporating variable compression ratio in a turbocharged engine to increase low power efficiency.


The winning teams were also awarded cash prizes of INR 3 lakhs, INR 2 lakhs and INR 1 lakh respectively. These successful students will be eligible for placements in L&T Technology Services after graduation based on the merit of their solutions.

Speaking on the award win, Charles Martin of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College,Coimbatore said, “It is yet to sink in that our work will solve a challenging problem faced by a global technology leader. We are grateful to LTTS for providing this unique opportunity to experience the pace of problem solving expected by the industry.”

“We are pleased to be part of this unique TECHgium™ contest. It has been immensely helpful in building our confidence to face industry challenges after we graduate,” commented Avashesh Singh of IIIT Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur.

Other PoCs showcased at TECHgium™ include a project on Vehicle assistance using Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore and a project related to the building industry - a mobile based control to adjust roof panels thereby maximizing day-light inside rooms.


About L&T Technology Services Limited:
L&T Technology Services Limited is a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D Services (ER&D) addressing global customers including Fortune 500 companies. The company offers consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle for various industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries. Digital Engineering portfolio of offerings from L&T Technology Services help build Smart Products & Services and offer Smart Manufacturing services and solutions to customers. The company also offers services and solutions in software engineering, embedded systems, mechanical & manufacturing engineering, value engineering and plant & process engineering.

Headquartered in India, L&T Technology Services Limited has more than 10,000 employees, 12 global delivery centers in India and overseas, 27 sales offices in India, North America Europe, the Middle East and Asia and 34 labs in India as of March 31, 2017. For additional information about L&T Technology Services log on to www.LntTechservices.com.


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