IIT Madras students win Sustainability Award in Njord Challenge 2023
Njord Challenge 2023: The IIT Madras student team Aritra has secured third place globally and also won the Sustainability Award in Njord Challenge 2023, hosted recently by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
For their accomplishment, Indian Foundation of Innovation (IIT), Madras understudies won a monetary reward of 10,000 NOK (Norwegian Krone).
The competition, which is open to students, aims to encourage creativity and smart autonomy solutions for the marine domain. The opposition likewise offers understudies with a chance for proficient turn of events and systems administration.
This time, the opposition saw investment from seven top worldwide groups including one from Massachusetts Establishment of Innovation (MIT), USA.
IIT Madras’ Group Aritra involves four understudies from the Division of Sea Designing’s Marine Independent Vessels (MAV) Research center – Mohammed Ibrahim M, Amarnath Singh, Akash Vijayakumar and Rakshin Ramesh. They were coached by IIT Madras staff Dr. Abhilash Sharma Somayajula and Prof. Mama Atmanand. The group was additionally upheld by Prabhakaran Jay, Vallabh Deogaonkar from the MAV Lab.
Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, stated, “There exists an opportunity for Indian industry and startups to take this up on a commercial basis under the ‘Make in India’ program of the Government of India.”