College of Engineering, Pune & KPIT to conduct KPIT Sparkle 2016

Jayita Ekka updated on : 15 Mar 2016

KPIT Sparkle 2016 is an annual national design and development innovation contest for Engineering and Science Students to find solutions to energy and transportation challenges.

KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in product engineering and IT consulting, has announced the start of the second edition of KPIT Sparkle 2016, an annual national design and development innovation contest, in association with College of Engineering, Pune. With the aim of fostering a culture of innovation and critical thinking, KPIT invites engineering and science students across Indian colleges to come up with groundbreaking solutions on the theme, ‘Smart Solutions for Energy and Transportation’ and win prizes worth INR 21.5 Lakhs.

Highlights of KPIT Sparkle 2016 

  • Second edition of the innovation contest encourages students to come up with ideas to resolve real world problems with technology
  • Winning teams to win cash prizes worth over Rs.20,00,000 and nationwide recognition
    • First Grand Team Prize:  10 Lakhs
    • Second Team Prize:  5 Lakhs
    • Prizes for up to five other Winning Teams:  1 Lakh
    • 3 Prizes for poster award:  (75K, 50K, 25K – one each

KPIT Sparkle 2016 does not give students a problem statement to solve, but allows them to choose the problem from within the scope of the theme and create their own solutions. The solutions should not only be innovative from a technology point of view but also be cleaner, safer, greener, and affordable for the end consumer. 

Commenting on the contest, Ravi Pandit, Co-founder, Chairman & Group CEO, KPIT said, “There is a huge opportunity for innovation as world seeks answers to achieve sustainability in the growing industrial and urbanized ecosystem. Through this competition, we aim to inspire bright young minds to recognize and solve critical problems in this area with impactful and commercially viable solutions in energy and transportation.” 

Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Director, College of Engineering, Pune said, “It is a pleasure to collaborate with KPIT for Sparkle 2016. This innovation competition will once again provide a platform to science and engineering students to perceive energy and transportation problems in a fresh light and come up with powerful solutions. We look forward to how the participants will apply their theoretical knowledge into practical working projects.”


Important dates for KPIT Sparkle 2016

  • The last date of registration for the prequalification: 20th September, 2015

Note* - In the final round, shortlisted participants will present solutions through posters and working prototypes at a grand exhibition in Pune in the beginning of 2016.

In the previous edition, KPIT’s Sparkle competition received more than 400 ideas ranging from unconventional power generation and hybrid solutions to intelligent transport systems and driver safety. 

About KPIT Technologies Ltd.

KPIT is a specialized Product Engineering and IT consulting partner to Automotive, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities companies. A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT currently partners with 200+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 companies, enabling them to become more efficient, integrated and innovative enterprises. 

About College of Engineering, Pune

College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), chartered in 1854 is a nationally respected leader in technical education. The institute is distinguished by its commitment to finding solutions to the great predicaments of the day through advanced technology. 

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