Underlining its focus on
driving innovation across the communities, MG Motor India has shortlisted 12
start-ups under its ongoing ‘MG Innovation Grand Challenge’ programme in an
event held at IIT Delhi.
MG Motor India received 71
applications from across the country for the ‘MG Innovation Grand Challenge’.
Of this vast talent pool, 12 promising teams were shortlisted for the final
round comprising presentation and mentoring.
The solutions aim at addressing the challenges in the EV ecosystem and
the auto tech space. These start-ups will get mentoring and assistance with
market access for their domain-transforming ideas.
Commenting on the event,
Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said,
"Young India has tremendous potential and it can not only transform
automotive technology, but also make automobiles safer, comfortable,
eco-friendly, and well-connected. Our event was aimed at providing a stage to
the next wave of automotive innovators and nurturing their disruptive ideas. We
also created an All Women Team category to encourage female entrepreneurs to
showcase their talent and support their involvement in the traditionally
male-dominated automotive space.”
This was followed by the
announcement of the three winning teams by the jury comprising stalwarts such
as Pradeep Gupta - Founder and Chairman, Cybermedia Group, Dr. Anil Wali -
Managing Director, FITT, IIT Delhi, Gaurav Gupta - Chief Commercial Officer, MG
Motor India, Digbijoy Shukla - Head Startup Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, and
Sandro Stephen - Regional Head, Indian Angel Network.
The short-listed startups
Grand Prize Winner - Rs 2,00,000: Vecmocon Technologies for their
Smart Electric Mobility Solutions for 2 wheelers
Best Prototype Award - Rs 1,00,000: Zyme Technologies for their
Telematics solution for connected car ecosystem
Best Concept Award - Rs. 1,00,000: Team Vijayanat from Oriental
Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal for their Auto Typer Pressure Inflation
Popular Choice Award: AutoSync Technologies for their Plug n play
Smart car speakers, Carpod
Source: MG Motor
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