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Warangal: Hackathon-20 brings out new innovations

National Institute of Technology, Warangal
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National Institute of Technology, Warangal

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The Centre of Innovation and Incubation (CII) at National Institute of Technology, Warangal, (NITW), has conducted nationwide competition - The Open Innovation Challenge event which ended with Hackathon-20 on Sunday through online mode.

Warangal: The Centre of Innovation and Incubation (CII) at National Institute of Technology, Warangal, (NITW), has conducted nationwide competition - The Open Innovation Challenge event which ended with Hackathon-20 on Sunday through online mode.

The theme of the event is creating innovative apps and toys that provide children with a more holistic learning experience through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. The Open Innovation challenge valedictory programme was coordinated by Prof. Srihari Rao, in-charge of CII.

Dr VA Sastri Aumnli of NIT and software professional expert, the chief guest of the valedictory programme, said, "Innovation is need to every sector like education, health, banking, IT etc. because of Covid pandemic situation." He appreciated the contestants who participated in the open innovation Challenge event. "Which is a cheaper, faster and better solution to invent that is called innovation" he stressed.

NITW Director Prof NV RamanRao said that the event was part of Atma Nirbhar Bharath Abhiyan programme. The Open innovation challenge is to improve the innovation and incubation culture to develop the young technocrats. 41 teams participated in the event, he said.

National Innovation Startup Polacy (NISP) Assistant Director Dipan Sahu said that "there are more than 250 institutions in the field of higher education though only one percent of the institutions on the wing of innovation. It is a proud thing that all the Alumni of NITW, faculty, students and entrepreneurs have participated in the event.

The Startups for innovation should rise in academic institutions."

The winners of Hackathon-20 event: FUSION-X, SIMONS and QUASER won the first, second and third prizes respectively. Dean Student Affairs Prof. J Ramana Murthy and Prof L Anjaneyulu were among others present.

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