Sunday, 28 July 2019

NXP helps young minds to innovate for the future




  • Launches the Season 1 of the unique challenge for its employees kids of 10 years onwards
  • 15  winners in different categories across all its centers in Noida, Bangalore and Hyderabad
  • Innovative ideas and creative project execution were at display for the audience
National, July 26th, 2019: NXP India one of the largest design centers for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), today conducted its one of the most aspirational project, ‘YOUNG INNOVATOR DESIGN CHALLENGE 2019’ across its 3 centers in Noida, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Young Innovator Design Challenge was crafted specifically for the children of NXP employees, to provide them with an opportunity to learn and imbibe the knowledge and passion for electronics and software.
The event kickstarted in May 2019, which saw the participation of 115+ students across India, belonging to the 6th – 12thstandard, who were then invited for the training session at the NXP campus. During the session, the young minds were mentored by the experts about the NXP based Microbit kits and the challenge was to convert the innovative ideas into working prototypes using the Microbit Kits.

After two long months, post rigorous scrutiny and filtering at the each round, 30 children were shortlisted for the grand finale and were invited to present live demos of their prototypes to the external jury. The eager contestants were evaluated on their confidence, overall understanding of the concept, final demos , presentation and communication skills and finally 15 students emerged victorious under multiple categories. There were eminent industry experts who were invited as member of the jury for the grand finale.

While congratulating the winners, Sanjay Gupta (India Head), Vice President and India Country Manager NXP said, “We were amazed to see how the young minds could come up with such innovative concepts. NXP encourages more efforts like these to develop country’s future entrepreneurs and innovators. It was a learning process not just for the students but also for us, as there was exchange of ideas from both the sides. We are planning to come up with similar events in the future to nurture young minds and develop a symbiotic relationship between the tech industry and them”.

Innovative prototypes:
With lot of enthusiasm, kids exhibited some marvelous prototypes such as Smart ROBO car, a juvenile tracker device, automated pet feeder, food freshness detector and many more. The story behind these innovative ideas are equally interesting. For Reetam Chowdhury from Hyderabad, who won second prize for creating a water flow sensor says he came up with his idea because his grandmother used to check for water in taps every five minutes.

Winners details:

Centre: Noida
Category 1: Junior category (6th to 8th Class)
Prize
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
Ishaan Gupta
Arin Singh
Arnav Gupta
Project Title
Smart ROBO Car
Juvenile tracker device
Smart watch
Category 2: Senior category (9th – 12th Class)
Prize
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
Akshat Sharma
Anmol Rao
Archit Jain
Project Title
Smart Home: The future homes
eSahara
Road roughness index
Jury Award - Best Product Demo Award
Winner Name
Divyam Sood
Project Title
Automated pet feeder
Jury Award - Most Innovative Idea Award
Winner Name
Vani Sethi
Project Title
Food freshness detector

Centre: Bangalore
Prize
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
Dweep Joshipura
Sreerag Vadde
Esha Shirwal
Project Title
Efficient and optimized irrigation system for large firms and gardens
Accident detector
Tremor detector
Jury Award - Most Innovative Idea Award
Winner Name
Sara Johary
Project Title
Ingenious bottle holder

Centre: Hyderabad
Prize
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
Winner Name
C Niel Joisah
Reetam Chowdhury
Vishal Sriram K
Project Title
Smart irrigation system
Water flow sensor
Smart security lock

NXP India, the largest R&D center of NXP Semiconductors Pvt Ltd with over 2000 design engineers across India, is an employee focused organization driving and supporting the innovation from the forefront in the country. The objective of such events is to challenge the young minds to expand their creative ability and lay the foundation stone for tomorrow. These events will open plethora of options in front of our next generation and will drive their interest towards the field of engineering, creating innovative solutions for our existing problems eventually leading to a well-equipped workforce in the country.

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