Team ‘Path Finders’ from Manav Rachna College of Engineering (MRCE), has won the Microsoft ‘Imagine Cup 2013’ for their project ‘Swasthya Sanjivani’ in the national finals held in Hyderabad. This is the most innovative concept to provide an affordable, faster and automised portable digital testing lab for blood & urine, conforming Diabetes, Anemia, Jaundice and Renal damage in supervision of doctors and Electronic Pill.
‘Path Finders’, the winning team would represent India at the global finals to be held at St Petersburg, Russia. “We are thrilled and excited at the same time that our model has won at a platform like Imagine Cup, which is iconic for any engineering student”, said the ‘Path Finders’ Team from MRCE. “We wouldn’t have achieved this without the guidance of our mentors who have a progressive and innovative outlook”, team added. With the help of key mentors, the winning team would be guided to further hone their solution to present at the global event.
The winning team was amongst 10 other finalists that made it to the annual competition conducted by Microsoft to identify and support promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. “We congratulate the winning team and ensure to guide our students towards innovative thinking in the times to come”, said Dr Naveen Prakash, Director MRCE.
“There is no dearth of innovative solutions to pressing issues in India. This platform allows students to come up with ground-breaking solutions to global problems and even turn their ideas into a business. ”, said Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd.