ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. one of India’s leading renewable energy companies, announced the winners of the EnvironmenD: Cleaning our Air & Water contest at Tryst 2018, the Annual Technical Festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. This ReNew Power-led initiative invited participants to submit disruptive technology-based solutions on ‘Avoiding or mitigating emissions that pollute air and water’.
Sumant Sinha, Chairman and CEO, ReNew Power said, “We are living in an age when access to clean air and water, basic necessities for a healthy life, has become unimaginably difficult. At ReNew Power, we understand the role technological innovation can play in solving this crisis. With this contest, we wanted to reach out to the brightest minds in India and ask them to work on solutions that could be converted to working projects. ReNew Power would be proud to support such solutions.”
He further said, “We are really excited to have received so many fabulous entries. More than ever, we are now convinced that the future of our country is in good hands. With their projects, participants have showcased how entrepreneurship and innovation, if applied effectively, can mitigate the looming crisis of unhealthy air and water. There could also not have been a better platform to reward the winners than Tryst 2018, an event synonymous with technology and innovation.”
The event saw high levels of enthusiasm and several entries were received from student teams across India. These were evaluated on parameters such as practical orientation, relevance to the theme, uniqueness, and cost effectiveness. Eight teams made it to the final round. In the end, Team Algaetreat from IIT, Delhi bagged the first place to win the contest while Team Vaayu from IIT Delhi and Mechanical Warrior from G B Pant Government Engineering College, Delhi came in second and third, respectively. The winners stand a chance of having their projects scaled up and commercialized to real-life implementation.
While the top three teams received cash prizes worth a total of INR 1,75,000, the eight shortlisted projects will also receive a funding sanction of a maximum of INR 25,000, for preparing their respective projects.