Innnovation Challenge Results

Agriculture Challenge 1: Solution for reducing post harvest loss and improve market linkage

AMVICUBE

Contact Email

info@amvicube.com, vikram@amvicube.com

Problem being addressed

After the paddy was harvested the samples are given to mills to evaluate. During this process the farmer is always mislead that the sample has higher percentage of brokens. To overcome this we have devleoped a non-destructive testing methodology to evaluate the paddy for rice, broken, chalky percentage, length, width and admixture in a given sample.

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Yuktix Technologies Pvt Ltd

Contact Email

support@yuktix.com

Problem being addressed

The environment conditions determine the efficiency of operations and in turn the quality of assets. Therefore, continuous 24x7 monitoring of environmental conditions can be a stated goal to measure the operation efficiency. Examples can be maintaining warehouses conditions inside prescribed temperature limits, the weather condition in field and humidity levels inside climate controlled agriculture production.

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Amber Solutions

Contact Email

aseemsindwani@gmail.com

Problem being addressed

Continuous monitoring of food-grains health stored in the warehouse. Every year in India nearly 10% of the total grains produced are wasted due to poor monitoring and storing facilities.

Agriculture Challenge 2: Affordable easy-to-use solutions to enhance agricultural productivity and increase farmer's earnings

RF Wave Technologies Private Limited

Contact Email

sakthi@rfwavetek.com

Problem being addressed

Knowledge of soil-moisture is dependent on time and space parameters, and becamea major problem for effective irrigation scheduling. The current system has too many sensors and wireless networking, which decreases its commercial viability and usability.

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Jagadeesh B Henjarappa

Contact Email

achyuthaenter@gmail.com

Problem being addressed

Efficient usage of water and fertilizer, along with lower yields in agriculture and horticultural crops.

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Vignesh Ravichandran

Contact Email

vignesh.ravi@htic.iitm.ac.in

Problem being addressed

Farming remains to be the backbone of developing countries and it is the principal source of livelihood for a majority of the population in these countries. Farmers, however, use antiquated techniques which lead to either overuse or under usage of fertilizers and water which leads to disastrous yields. While countries like USA use automated drone based crop diagnosis, small land holdings in India prevents the need of such technology and intensive farming. Extensive coverage of 4G network in remote Indian villages has created the demand and infrastructure for India specific farm advisory technology.

Water Challenge 1: Low energy and cost effective sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment/ desalination/ recycling or purifying large water sources and surface water

Innotech Intervention Pvt Ltd

Contact Email

priyangshu.sarma@innotechin.com

Problem being addressed

Exploration and extraction operations of fossil based energy resources like petroleum, natural gas as well as the newer non-conventional resources like coal bed methane, shale gas and gas hydrates, generates significant amount of waste water, also known as produced water (PW). There are reports that indicate in some of the oil fields for every barrel of oil there is over 90 barrels of PW generated. The management of PW thus incurs significant resources to the energy companies. In addition to the staggering volumes generated per day, PW has unique characteristics in its constituents. Thus, the conventional treatment processes fail not only to handle the volumes, but also in meeting the regulatory standards of the effluent due to its unique composition.

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Vanita Prasad

Contact Email

vanitaanand@yahoo.com

Problem being addressed

India has 17% of world population and only 4% of world fresh water resource. 62,000 MLD sewage is generated but no more than 18,883 MLD (21%) of sewage is actually treated. Out of 816 STPs, only 522 work. . In wake of this Waste Water Treatment Solution and Supply of low quality water is emerging.

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Rinaldo John

Contact Email

rinaldoj70@gmail.com

Problem being addressed

Treatment of Greywater: The total water consumption will increase from 5% in 2000 to 11% by 2050 in India. It is expected, that per capita water consumption will double from 89 L/day in 2000 to 167 L/day by 2050. 23 Indian metropolitan cities produce approximately, 9275 MM L of waste water per day, of which 31% is only treated.

Water Challenge 2: Innovative and affordable solutions that produce potable drinking water at point of use in both rural and urban areas

Pure Paani

Contact Email

kbrase@purepaaniindia.com

Problem being addressed

Pure Paani aims to address the problem of low-income residents in Bangalore lacking affordable, convenient access to clean drinking water. Reverse osmosis and gravity filtration systems are often too expensive or slow for low-income families. While bottled water brands offer convenience, they are often more expensive per-volume than most reverse osmosis systems. Finally, while water ATMs are making significant headway in these communities, they are yet to be implemented widely and are prone to frequent break downs. As a consequence, of the roughly 10.8 million inhabitants in Bangalore, 1.4 million boil their water routinely while 1.2 million take the risk of not treating their water at all. About 76 million people in India and 844 million people globally live without clean water. This market is underserved because the existing solutions are not tailored to the needs of the poor.

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Karthikumar S

Contact Email

skarthikumar@gmail.com

Problem being addressed

The staggering figures representing the rising pesticide contamination levels and studies showing the raising level of toxicity and potentially lethal health hazards calls for the development of treatment strategies to address.

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OCEO WATER

Contact Email

india@oceowater.com

Problem being addressed

Access to safe drinking water is one of the biggest problems we face today. Deteriorating quality and rising cost of drinking water is a big challenge faced by the ever-growing population. OCEO will be a game changer because of its smart sense technology blended with unique user ownership model.

Healthcare Challenge1 : Solutions for real-time health monitoring, home care, remote care, periodic counseling and advice on health management for NCDs (Non-Communicable Disease)

I Love 9 Months

Contact Email

anjali@ilove9months.com

Problem being addressed

We are trying to address the lack of awareness about maternity wellness across all levels of society. Our home care segment tackles the key need for trained support during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

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Innov4Sight Health and Biomedical Systems Pvt Ltd-

Contact Email

corp.comm@therostics.com

Problem being addressed

Poor lifestyle choices affect the reproductive health of a person, leading to infertility. Lack of evidence based medical practices has adversely compromised quality of care and success rates in ART procedures.

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Zeolr Technologies Private Limited

Contact Email

roshit@zeolr.com

Problem being addressed

Asthma is an incurable and inheritable disorder/disease. Around 300 million people have asthma. It is the 3rd main reason for emergency department visits and 250,000 deaths are attributed due to poor compliance and non-adherence to medication.It Costs INR 480 billion ($7.4B approx.) annually in India.

Healthcare Challenge 2: Innovative, inclusive, low cost diagnostics and predictive solutions in rural areas

Bioscan Research

Contact Email

malik.shilpa@gmail.com

Problem being addressed

Detection of intracranial bleeding in closed head injuries at the site of accident.                                                                                                                                          

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Mercuri Biotechnologies

Contact Email

kashif@onemercuri.com

Problem being addressed

The conventional systems are very laborious, not point of care (PoC)- has too many moving parts. Multiple equipment systems, various toxic chemicals, various hassles, expensive procedures, requires skilled people.

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Ujjwaal Bhardwaj

Contact Email

ujjwaalbhardwaj07@gmail.com

Problem being addressed

Research shows that as low as 40% of patients stop their medication midway due to various reasons. We believe that we can address this situation of non - compliance in patients through - Tuberculosis Monitoring and Encouragement Adherence Drive ( TMEAD).