HP recognises outstanding creative ideas of young engineering graduates in India.
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, has won the HP Innovate 2009 award for the technical paper on Ce-Pal – an infra red based remote control for cerebral palsy patients.
The paper aims to assist spastic cerebral palsy patients in using electronic appliances like TV, tape recorder, laptop, PC or any other equipment operating at Infra Red frequency.
HP India Friday announced the winners of the second annual edition of ‘HP Innovate 2009’. The award recognises and rewards outstanding creative ideas of young engineering graduates in India.
NIT Calicut was awarded the second prize for the paper on Image Processing while the third prize was won by Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, Noida for the paper on Processor usage monitoring and management system.
The awards include HP Mini, tablet PCs and laptops for the teams that stood first, second and third, respectively. Additionally, the winning team along with their faculty guide will be invited to a fully sponsored visit to HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA and interact with eminent researchers there.
“Going by the tremendous response to the programme, there is a wealth of talent in India and this is an opportunity for the bright young minds to meet and interact with senior researchers from Labs and exchange ideas,” said Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, region lead, India, HP Labs Open Innovation. “HP’s Open Innovation Office emphasises HP’s aim to help universities drive innovation and create new models of success for integrating technology into learning.”