Pune students gave tough competition to nine other finalists for Rs.15 lakh seed capital

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Pune November 28 2019: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd, conducted a finale where two students from Pune presented their idea.The ‘H-Social Creator’ is a social innovation program instituted to felicitate young minds who can deliver simple yet big innovations in areas of road safety, environment and clean India.

Aryan K and Ninad Shagadkar from International Institute of Information Technology

(IIIT Pune) enthralled the jury and audience alike by their innovative idea on wet &dry waste segregation. Jury members appreciated the efforts and ideation of both the students.

The main aim of the project presented by the students was to segregate wet waste and dry waste more efficiently and without the use of any harmful methods that are hazardous to the environment and the living organisms. The basic difference between wet waste and dry waste is the presence of organic components in wet waste particles. The wet waste spontaneously emits natural gases at a certain rate. The students proposed that the emission of natural gases would be detected by a gas detecting sensor known as GT3000 sensor. The GT3000 sensor would be able to detect the emission of the gases from the wet waste and then accordingly it would segregate the given garbage as wet waste and dry waste and with the help of a flicker it would transport it to two different conveyer belts each marked as Wet waste conveyer belt and dry waste conveyer belt, thus segregating the garbage efficiently.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. S.S.Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are glad to host the first edition of ‘H-Social Creator’ in India. India is a repository of young and innovative minds. With such young and brilliant social minds the future of India is very bright. India is at a juncture wherein social inclusion and economic progress goes hand-in-hand. Today’s youth are the ‘Future Torch Bearers’. We are committed to promote social innovation and hope ‘H-Social Creator Awards’ continues to spark youth to find innovative solutions that drive transformative change and serve communities.”

Mr. Kim further added: “On behalf of Hyundai Motor India Foundation, I take this opportunity to emphasise that we are committed to the spirit of think, create and resolve. I am sure that the ‘H-Social Creator’ program will be able to inculcate the same spirit amongst the youth of the country.”

HMIF created the ‘H-Social Creator’ as a platform to encourage the millennials to find solutions for problems affecting society. With over 1,400 registrations received from educational and technical institutions. In its first edition, the entries submitted by the students (age group 17 years and above) giving solutions on waste management, road safety, electric mobility and rising problem of pollution.

The shortlisting and screening was done on the basis of complexity and application of the ideas. Subject matter experts selected the ten finalists based on the criteria of innovation, sustainability, and more importantly the social impact. To refine and help the final ten participants, all of them were mentored by industry experts. To culminate and choose the best social idea out of ten big ideas, an independent panel of distinguished jury selected the final winner.