Education: Using technology to enrich learning
Samsung Innovation Awards
Instituted with the objective of recognising the spirit of innovation amongst IIT students, the Samsung Innovation Awards seeks to encourage young minds to come up with more innovative and relevant solutions for products or services that make a difference to the community at large.
The Samsung Innovation Awards recognises projects on the basis of the degree of innovation, feasibility, usability, relevance, time to market and the overall impact in the areas of Web Technology, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Embedded & Hardware System Design, Graphics & Visualisation, Audio/Visual Content Processing, Cloud Computing, and Product Design & Related Aspects.
Over the three years of the program (2010 – 2012), Samsung Innovation Awards has thrown up innovative ideas from using algae to control CO2 and NOx emissions to a robotic manipulator or an app that uses NLP and sentiment mining to match strangers and enrich avatars. Based on the overwhelming responses received from students and faculty alike, Samsung Innovation Awards spread its wings to cover IITs across Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Roorkee and Chennai.