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.
There were three Silver award winning teams - Shruti Kharwandikar and Kruti Patel from MKSSS's Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune; the team of Ajay Kandgal and Vivekanand Kulkarni; as well as the team of Sourabh Alagundagi, Rajat Bapuri, Sumitra Malagi from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, Karnataka. Each team won cash prize of INR 1 lakh.
Silver award winner Shruti Kharwandikar and Kruti Patel from MKSSS's Cummins College of pEngineering for Women, Pune
There was also a poster designing contest, which was won by the team of four students from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai. They received INR 75K and certificates.