KPIT Sparkle 2022
KPIT Technologies Ltd. is an organization that believes that there is a vast potential for innovation in the areas of Mobility and Energy. It also has a deep focus on Corporate Social responsibility, we at KPIT believe that providing support to technological entrepreneurship will have a much-needed impact on the progress of Bharat. KPIT Sparkle is a platform that connects budding technology entrepreneurs with the incubation ecosystem. KPIT Sparkle's Innovate is a platform that provides the multidisciplinary outlook required to first-time student entrepreneurs.
To spread the culture of innovation at grassroot level and inculcate innovative thinking to identify and solve a real-life use-case/problem by developing a solution
To give an opportunity of rising up to indigenous solutions to the problems faced by our country within the areas of Mobility and Energy
To encourage students to generate IP and facilitate them to secure their intellectual property
To provide faculty of academic institutions a hands-on experience on problem solving and strengthening the student - mentor bond.
To encourage students to become entrepreneurs
To facilitate incubation across India
Hall Of Fame
KPIT Sparkle 2020
In its sixth year now, the theme for KPIT Sparkle 2020 was Mobility & Energy for the future.
The event was held on 29th February and 1st March 2020 at the Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Akurdi – Pune. This year the contest attracted participation from 1000+ colleges in 25 States & 4 Union Territories of India, representing an astonishing 20000+ students through 3000+ projects. Highlights for this year was the increased participation from premier institutes (IITs – 17, NITs – 21).
Team Detox from Army Institute of Technology, Pune, won the gold award of Rs. 5,00,000.
Team Vortex from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur won the silver award for designing a vortex energy generator.
Team ZincAir from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru won the silver award for developing Eco-friendly Batteries for Electric Vehicles.
Team Bio from ST. XAVIERS CATHOLIC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Kanyakumari won the Most Popular Award for designing a Microalgal Hydrogen Production using Pollutant Consuming Photobioreactor. They won by acquiring 13190 votes from a total of 74987.
KPIT Sparkle 2019
The fifth edition of KPIT Sparkle received more than 2000 ideas from around 22,000 engineering and science students across India. The 30 best teams presented prototypes of their solutions to the jury and incubation partners at the grand finale at a public exhibition, held at the premises of the event's academic partner, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE), Pune.
Team Aqua from Army Institute of Technology, Pune, won the platinum award of Rs. 10,00,000 for developing a vertical axis water turbine (VAWT), which is 24% more efficient than a conventional system. The turbine can be used for both small and large-scale energy production and in all flow conditions.
Team Gravity from Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, for designing a scalable plant-based microbial fuel cell technology. The solution has the capacity to generate electricity and eliminate dependence on climate for renewable energy production.
Team AutoTrac from College of Engineering, Indore, for designing a driverless tractor, which saves labour cost, time and manual labour.
Team Drivetrain from Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Pune, won the Most Popular Award for designing a novel transmission system (single stage gear box) to increase the load carrying capacity and gradeability of existing e-vehicles. The team garnered online votes in excess of 11,000 for their project.
KPIT Sparkle 2018
This was the fourth year of KPIT Sparkle a national design and development innovation contest for science and engineering students. The theme of the competition in this edition was 'Next Generation Energy and Transportation Solutions'. This year we received over 12,000 registrations from more than 600 engineering and science colleges, highlights for this year was the increased participation from premier institutes (IITs, NITs) from 9 to 28. We also saw an increase participation 63 of top 100 institutes across India, the list as published by the MHRD (NIRF rankings).
Team Electrodes from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur won the Platinum award of Rs. 10 lakhs for their project Bacteria Powered Battery
Team SmartGears from SAHYADRI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT, Mangalore won the Gold award of Rs. 5 lakhs for their project Smart Helmet
Team NanoKnocks from PUNE VIDYARTHI GRIHA'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Pune won the Silver award of Rs. 2.5 lakhs for their project Organic Nano Material for cleaning Oil Spills.
Team Thermo from PAD. DR. D. Y. PATIL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH and PIMPRI CHINCHWAD COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Pune won the Silver award of Rs. 2.5 lakhs for their project Converting Waste Heat into electricity
Team Path Predictor from NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HAMIRPUR won the Most Popular Award of Rs. 1 lakh for their project Predictive Path Analyzer for Priority vehicles. This team received highest no of votes across India.
KPIT Sparkle 2017
The 3rd edition of the design and development innovation contest, in collaboration with College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), received 1,500 ideas on the theme of Smart Cities from over 10,500 engineering and science students across India
Team AlphaGears from Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering won the Platinum prize of Rs. 10 lakhs for their project on frictionless gear transmission system for vehicles using Polymagnets. This solution will overcome the drawbacks of present day mechanical gear system.
Team Robo-X-Prime from R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur, Maharashtra won the Gold prize for developing a robot for Power Transmission Line Inspection.
Team Robo-Climb from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) for their autonomous vehicle solution called Wall Climbing Robot, which can be used for this robot for transportation of goods as well as passengers over the distance.
Team Traffic Eye from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani for their project Traffic Eye to check traffic violations.
The Most Popular project award went to Team Humanoids from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar for their project on Exhaust Gas Emission Control device using Plasma Technology which results in less electric power consumption with no harmful gases discharged in the environment.
KPIT Sparkle 2016
KPIT Announces Winners of KPIT Sparkle 2016, All India Science and Engineering Students Contest
Top shortlisted teams from engineering and science colleges across India presented innovative, robust solutions to address energy and transportation challenges.
Team Assist from The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur won the Gold award of INR 5 Lakhs for their "i-Bike" project. The bicycle model can drive itself autonomously and also be driven manually, as and when required, in an urban bicycle-sharing system to achieve in last-mile transportation.
Team Explorers from Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Pambady, Kerala for their project IC engine efficiency increase without compromising present engine design.
Team Foxtrot Geeks from Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, for their project on virtual speed breaker.
Team BIA from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, for the project on green and facile synthesis of novel supercapacitor electrode material using JUTE fibres as precursor.
RMR M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore for the project on Remote Road Quality Assessment and Analysis.
Team Varenya from College of Engineering, Pune for their for developing a system to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of solar water heating system.
Team Trikeracers from College of Engineering, Pune for their project on reverse pedal braking system.
KPIT Sparkle 2015
The first edition of KPIT Sparkle received more than 400 ideas from around 800 engineering and science students across India. The 60 best teams presented prototypes of their solutions to the jury at the grand finale at a public exhibition, held at the premises of the KPIT Technologies, Pune.
Jainendra Mishra from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka won the grand prize (Platinum award) of INR 10 lakhs for his innovation. He developed a solution that was aimed at increasing efficiency of hybrid and electric vehicles, which run on lithium-polymer battery pack, by using a novel circuitry grid using SANDY (Switching algorithm ANd cell DYnamics) algorithm.
The team of Suraj Aru, Shubham Gajabhiye, Tejas Auti, Harshal Nikam, and Pravin Jadhav from College of Engineering, Pune won the Gold award of INR 5 Lakhs. They had worked on creating centrally suspended cage-less Differential for automotive sector.
Silver award winner Shruti Kharwandikar and Kruti Patel from MKSSS's Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune.
Silver award winner: The team of Ajay Kandgal and Vivekanand Kulkarni from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli
The team of Sourabh Alagundagi, Rajat Bapuri, Sumitra Malagi from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli