3M India recognizes winners of the “3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Awards 2021”

8 NS The Challenge Edition witnessed participation from over 1500 young innovators across India

Ability to focus on and have a positive impact on ideas that reshape society with science and sustainable solutions

Nationwide, September 20, 2020: 3M India announced the winners of the 8th edition of the prestigious 3M-CII Young Innovator Challenge Awards at the CII Innovation Summit 2021 in Bangalore.This year’s agenda is aimed at helping young innovators reshape society with science and sustainable solutions. “Ideas that stimulate hope for the resurrected India”. The challenge included entries such as technology solutions that provide affordable digital classrooms, friendly learning platforms for the hearing impaired, clean biomass burning stoves, and innovative products for cancer survivors. Since its inception in 2014, the 3M-CII Young Innovator Challenge Awards Program has recognized and encouraged youth-led innovations that have shown potential to have sustainable impacts on our society. In eight successful editions, the Young Innovators Challenge recognized more than 40 young innovators and generated more than 5,000 impact ideas. This year, the jury selected two winners in the Product Innovation category, one in the Service Innovation category, and two in the Regional and Comprehensive Innovation category. In addition, each of the product and service innovation categories has two specially mentioned winners. The Challenge aims to investigate, identify and encourage innovators with ideas that can also contribute to the United Nations’ commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Facilitate the creation of solutions / services that create unique value for viewers across sectors such as health, education, environment and governance. Ramesh Ramadurai, Managing Director of 3M India, praised the winners, saying: “The pandemic has created a sense of urgency to create an environment that promotes sustainable growth by empowering bold leaders on future challenges. 3M is working with CII to make it better. We aim to provide a platform for young innovators who have shown tremendous potential to create the world and serve the community. .. We are proud of the talent we have in our country and look forward to following the journey of the 2021 winners. “ This year’s external judges included technology sector experts, social innovators, and members of the business community. Given the turmoil caused by the pandemic, virtually all challenges were taken. The 3M-CII Young Innovator Challenge Awards provide a great opportunity for “change makers” who can lead the future with their ideas. 3M India will provide seed funding of Rs 3,000,000 to each winner and Rs 1,50,000 to the winners of the Special Awards. Award-winning project Category: Product Innovation Impact award Project title: AKIcare participant: Dilip Shankar, Niharika CS Idea Summary: AKICare is a new attachment to traditional urethral catheterization systems that provides real-time analysis of urine to provide new tools for detecting the development of imminent renal dysfunction. Idea award Project title: Bliss Care participant: Chinmaya Nike, Nikitakumari Idea Summary: BlisCare provides visually impaired students with an affordable digital classroom solution with a digital braille display system (Braille tablet) that can replicate any text, graphical […]

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