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Tata Technologies announces winners for InnoVent 2023

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Added 19 January 2024

Offers career opportunities to all finalists.

Tata Technologies, a global product engineering and digital services company, has concluded the 1st edition of the InnoVent hackathon, an innovation platform that provides engineering students in India with an opportunity to showcase their creativity and innovate solutions to address the challenges being faced by the manufacturing industry.

The Top 10 teams participated in the Demo Day at Tata Technologies headquarters in Hinjawadi, Pune, where they presented their innovation prototypes and wowed the audience. The final evaluations were done by an eminent jury comprising Warren Harris, CEO and MD, Tata Technologies; Ravi Arora, Senior Vice President and Head Group Innovation, Tata Sons; Sven Patuschka, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Limited and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited; and Jyotin Kutty Sastabhavan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tata Motors.

The winning team, Rolex from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Erode, was felicitated with a cash prize of Rs 3,00,000 for their innovation in generative AI for car design, unleashing creativity and efficiency in automotive styling.

The team Blitzkrieg from RVCE, Bangalore, won the 2nd prize—a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000—for their innovation in the design and development of an autonomous electric vehicle (AEV) for Indian roads.

The 3rd prize of Rs 50,000 was won by the team ThunderBolt from VIT, Vellore, for their battery system and pumping station for buses using vanadium redox flow batteries.

Tata Technologies offered 34 team members from the top 10 teams an opportunity to start their careers with them.

Warren Harris, MD and CEO of Tata Technologies, stated, "We identified real-world challenges while inviting projects for the InnoVent hackathon, and I am inspired by the way innovators have applied ingenious, frugal solutions to these issues, blending the finest of human creativity with cutting-edge technology."

Santosh Singh, EVP and Global Head, Marketing and Business Excellence at Tata Technologies, added, "The students today will innovate some of the biggest solutions in the next few years. It is important for us to support, mentor, and empower these young engineering minds, equipping them with the skills necessary for a successful career. We are delighted that we were able to offer them not only cash prizes and learnings but also job opportunities to all the finalists."

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