Inno-thon and App-a-thon 2017

Tata Power-DDL hosted two mega events - Innothon 2017 and Appathon V2.0 from 20th to 22nd January 2017 at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Dwarka

The 1st edition of India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) competitions, which were held in March 2016 at NSIT Campus in association with Tata Power-DDL, was a huge success. The event received participation from 34 different colleges across India (like Delhi Technological University, Punjab Engineering College, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Amity University etc.) and corporate houses like TCS, Secure Meters, CESC Kolkata etc. with a total of 156 participants. Around 47 Smart Technology Solutions (Hardware and Software) were developed during this 48-hour non-stop event.

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Taking this initiative further, Tata Power-DDL hosted Innothon 2017 and Appathon V2.0 from 20th -22nd January 2017. The second edition of the event organized by Tata Power-DDL along with India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) saw an increase in participation, with a total of 171 participants. The participants were primarily from institutions like PEC, IIT-Roorkee, DTU, GTBIT, Jaypee, Amity, IIIT, XIMB, Galgotias, Manav Rachna, Jamia, VJTI, NSIT, etc. and corporates like ABB, Snapdeal, PSPCL, Southco, ErosLabs, CacheFi, etc. The event was aimed to engage students, professionals, researchers, utilities, industry and technology enthusiasts to develop innovative solutions in the field of Power Distribution, Smart Grid, Renewables, Demand Response, EV Infrastructure, Business Analytics and Software Applications etc.

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Innothon is a hardware based competition where young minds prototype their innovative ideas and find solutions to the problems specific to power sector in India. Appathon is a software application-based competition where participants develop innovative apps for Smart Grid and Smart City applications. The event provides an opportunity to many amateur enthusiasts to prototype their ideas, innovate and offer solutions to some of the pressing challenges in the Power Sector, meet like-minded people, showcase their talent to the investor community and also win prizes worth Rs. 10 Lakh.

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