Friday, May 09, 2008

Imagine Cup - "INDIA" SDI National Finals

These are the Eight teams selected for the Imagine Cup National Finals in Software Design Invitational challenge...

  • Team BlankSpace :
Anuj Kumar
Ishan Bishnoi
Prateek Khurana
Ravi Atluri
Details :
A system to connect those who want to dispose of “garbage/junk” with those who might have innovative uses for the same. The system also gives potential users of such items optimal collection-paths to collect all the items in a locality.
From :
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhi Nagar

  • Team Green Waves :
Aadhar Mittal
Gagandeep Singh
Sandeep Bansal
Shobhit Sinha
Details :
A citizen-activism-based solution that exhorts the public to take photographs of environmental issues in their daily life, and to send the same via mobile-phone to a centralized grievance-redressal agency, which can then disseminate the information to appropriate NGOs.
From :
Delhi University

  • Team Eco Warriors
Apurva Arvindakshan Nair
Charu Rajkumar Jain
Ishita Sunity Chakraborty
Mamal Jayendra Karani
Details :
An ecological e-Governance mechanism that gathers information from different service-providers about usage by citizens, and then calculates corresponding carbon-emission-levels. Ecological-performance reports are also generated for individuals, based on which they can be taxed.
From :
Vivekananda Educational Society’s Institute of Technology, Mumbai

  • Team Gurus
Abhishek Chhajer
Amit Prakash Ambastha
Archit Jain
Sasank Tatinen
A system that accepts inputs from the public on the preferred locations for civic utilities and resources such as sewers, dust-bins, etc. The system then uses Vertex Cover algorithms and K-Means algorithms to determine the most suitable location for the same, thereby offering an ideal blend of democratic participation and scientific rationale in town-planning.
From :
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhi Nagar

  • Team EcoPals
Arpita Shrivastava
Kshitij Shukla
Rohit Bhat
U. Karthik
Details :
An interactive application to dynamically guide farmers as to which crops are best suited to their soil, water and weather conditions, which fertilizers, irrigation schemes, and other agricultural methods to use. The application also assesses the effect of the current crop on the soil condition and suggests the crop that should be sown next, which it then iteratively uses to suggest a series of crops to grow one after the other.
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

  • Team Novices@Work
Krunal Dedhia
Paras Doshi
Saili Dharia
Veenit Mavan
Details :
A self-configurable wireless-sensor mesh-network system that monitors and analyzes agricultural-soil parameters such as moisture-content, nutrient composition, temperature, pressure, and light. This system can be used by the government or NGOs at a large scale in order to provide recommendations to farmers on crop-related decisions.
From :
Vivekananda Educational Society’s Institute of Technology, Mumbai

  • Team GRAS
Abhishek Kumar
Gaurav Paruthi
Shubham Malhotr
Details :
A mobile-phone-based application that uses Web-services to share real-time data with potential buyers of products at the point-of-purchase. The data contains information on the carbon-footprint of each product and aims to educate potential buyers into making smart and ecologically empathetic choices.
BITS Pilani, Goa Campus

  • Team SKAN
Amith P George
Karun A. B.
Noel Sequeira
Sameet Singh Khajuri
Details :
A centralized power-management system to monitor an organization’s entire computer network and to switch idle computers into the power-save mode.
From :
Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Mumbai
Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Vivekananda Educational Society’s Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Out of these eight teams again three (Skan, Novices@work, Green Waves) were shortlisted and these three teams had the opportunity to present their ideas to all the delegates and to all other attendees which was really marvelous. Finally NOVICES@WORK were the winners of the national finals.They will be going to Paris to compete in the Finals of the Imaginecup. For more insights into their project/idea see the video .......

Video :

Photo Slide show :

Read an article on "The Hindu"


Abhijeet said...

Hey cool work man... Thnx a lot! It'd b great if u send me the link to individual photos esp the ones we shot with Paul, Ajay.

Sattvik Chakravarthy said...

You have done a better job than media people! Great work!

Vittal P said...

I attended the Imagine Cup Finals held in Bangalore. And I must say it was totally worth it. The teams did have some very good innovative ideas and Novices@Work deserved to win the India Finals which they did. I am a proud participant of the Imagine Cup 2008 through the team "Innovative Minds". We got through to Round 2 but unfortunately not to the Finals :(
I must say it was very disappointing not to get through. But anyways we will try with all our might to better this years performance in the next year's competition.

Lakshman Srikanth said...

@ abhijeet - Thanks a lot, Sorry I don't have those pics, its with Raveesh i guess! :-)

@ sattvik - Oh is it??? Media people do it for some other reason, but I do it bcos its my passion.
Thanks a lot :-)

@ Vittal - Dont worry , next time "innovative minds" will get the Imaginecup ! :-)

charu said...
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Karun AB said...

Hey! I'm Karun from Team SKAN. Thanks for putting us up. I was going to write about it but I was too tired. I might put it up in a few days, once I do, I'll make sure I link to you :-)
Thanks for the video and the link to The Hindu. It was a great experience to be there and I'm hoping we can go all the way next year. :)

Tech Maddy said...
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Tech Maddy said...

Seriously nice Work dude, keep it up. Have u ever thought of a career as a free lance writer to media companies?? (lol).

I have given link to your blog in my website. Didnt want to type all again (too lazy these days).

@ Abhijeet : I have already mailed the photos (with paul n ajay) to the student-partners thread. So u can check out. Or I can forward it to u if u ping me at my id

Lakshman Srikanth said...

@ Karun - Thanx a lot :-> , I will add your blog on my blogroll!, send the link everyone you know :D.
yeah It was really amazing being there. Keep in touch :)

@tech maddy - Thank you so much :) free lance writer??? hehe hmm.. will think about it! Thanks a lot for putting my link on your blog. Keep in touch. :)

pa said...

Hey Laksman,

Thnx for uploading all the videos.....keep up the good wrk...

Paras (Novices@Work)

Onkar Bhat K said...

Hey Lakshman, nice work on the coverage... I hereby officially declare you as the Media Manager for the Bangalore MSPs :-)... you have collated all the data in a really cool manner dude... keep it going!!

Lakshman Srikanth said...

@ Paras - Nice to see your comment :-) thanks

@onkar - thanks man! Media manager???Oh really?? :-)

Anil said...

Dude you hav more coverage than the media man...Nicely Captured :-)

Karun AB said...

Microsoft were asking for links to posts like these. I gave a link to this post and one from me.
That's a detailed version of how the IC feels like as a finalist. It was bigger but.. something went wrong :(

Also, we were selected in the top 3 in the world for the interop award so we're going to France. ( Not to mention we had a lot of fun at IIM-A.
So keep reading my blog ( to see how the whole IC story turns out :)

Thanks for the videos and stuff. I wish you would have taken our finals presentation on stage too. If you have it, could I have a copy of our presentation? :)

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