Students from IIT Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur and Rourkee participated in the contest that adjudges the best from among various innovative projects in the areas of Web Technology, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Embedded and Hardware system design, Graphics and Visualization, Audio/Visual content processing, Cloud Computing, Product design and many other related to innovation and designing.
Projects ranged from using algae to control carbon emissions and a gesture-based controller that would operate anything from a mouse to robotic 'arms', to universal eyeglasses that have a tuneable-focus lens system. They were judged on the parameters of innovative's, feasibility, usability, relevance and possible impact on masses, by jury that had representatives of the IIT's Samsung's R&D team and the industry in general.
The top three winners received cash rewards along with a trophy and a Samsung Tablet for their institute. Dipesh Shah, Deputy MD, Samsung India Software Oerations said "Samsung as a brand believes in the power of innovation, and we believe that this programme will encourage the culture of innovation in the student community. We would like to incubate and nurture fresh fresh ideas that have the potential to be grown and supported, either at our own R&D centre or at the IIT's".
According to FITT MD Anil Wali, "The objective of our partnership with industry is to create an eco-system whereby our students get a sense of the industry's requirements as well as push their own boundaries to come up with innovative solutions. The Samsung Innovation Awards provides a platform whereby the fresh ideas of our students will not only be recognized, but also the high potential ones will be further supported".