Bengaluru, 12 June, 2019 – Analog Devices, Inc (ADI) today announced the winners of its Anveshan 2019 Design Fellowship Program. Anveshan Design Fellowship is one of its kind focused fellowship program in the semiconductor industry by Analog Devices India. The sixth edition of Anveshan saw double-digit growth in registration with 90 teams participating from 35 cities across India. This year, the fellowship program focused on sectors such as energy, healthcare, agriculture, environment and resource management with the technology focus on sensors, power, IoT, cloud, algorithms, etc.
JewelBeetle from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar is the winner while team CocoKnock from Canara Engineering College, Mysore and SpineCare from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla secured second and third spot, respectively. The top winner took home prize money of INR 2.5 lakhs while the runners-up received INR 1.5 lakhs and INR 1 lakh, respectively. The jury also recognized another finalist Urban Farming (Villam) from RV College of Engineering with a special award for Best Business Idea presented who took home prize money of INR 50 thousand.
“India is known for its engineering prowess and many design engineers have made a global mark,” said Sai Krishna Mopuri, managing director, ADI. “As the Indian education system transforms from ‘rote learning’ to ‘conceptual learning’, the gap between academia and industry needs to be bridged. Anveshan addresses the gap and connects industry and student engineering community. The focus at Anveshan has always been to honour innovative ideas.”
This year, Anveshan has witnessed an upsurge of more than 60 per cent in fellowship registrations. As a part of its fellowship, Analog Devices India funded projects with a maximum amount of INR 1 lakh assigned to finalist teams for a period of six months. Unlike other initiatives, Anveshan stays committed to the participating teams to conduct deeper research and develop an idea. This year, Anveshan’s winning team JewelBeetle developed an Energy Harvesting for Forest Fire Detection System. It is a reliable system aimed at efficient monitoring and detection of forest fire that uses plant based Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs).
Launched in 2010, Anveshan provides a comprehensive platform for students to create innovative solutions using sensors, ADI components and platforms, cloud, data analytics and more. Anveshan is a design contest that provides a level playing ground for the students of hundreds of engineering colleges across India. Anveshan process is engaging and participating teams undergo rigorous reviews like architecture, component selection till the stage of prototype demo. Students are encouraged, challenged and inspired by committed mentors from Analog Devices India.