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Accenture Concludes 'Innovation Challenge 2018' Announcing Winners With Cash Prizes

Accenture concludes its largest-ever student innovation competition in India with over 13,000 entries from over 31,000 students

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Accenture has announced the winners of the Accenture Innovation Challenge 2018, a competition in India that aims to inspire students to apply their technical talent and creativity to develop innovative ideas that can create social and business impact. The grand prize was awarded to the team from Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology (Sir MVIT), Bengaluru for their solution ‘Aayush’, a cost-effective ingestible battery-less electronic health pill that can continuously record health metrics to predict and prevent heart attacks and cardiac arrests.

The Accenture Innovation Challenge 2018 was open to students pursuing graduate, undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Students were encouraged to develop ingenious technology solutions using advanced technologies such as advanced analytics, automation, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cybersecurity, immersive reality and internet of things, among others.

Mohan Sekhar, senior MD and lead for Accenture’s Advanced Technology Centers in India said, “Technology innovation is driving disruption in many industries, and it is exciting to see how students have applied advanced technologies to develop innovative ideas in diverse areas such as medical care, trauma care, dairy farming, energy management, music, railroad management, personal data privacy, fraud management, eco-construction, and so on. The innovative and creative abilities these students have exhibited are commendable and we heartily congratulate all the winners and participants.”

The Grand Prize winner received prizes worth INR 150,000 and each member of the two teams selected as category winners — for ‘Innovate for Businesses’ and ‘Innovate for the Society’ — received prizes worth INR 75,000.

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