Encouraging Innovation

Published: 05th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2014 12:49 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Offering a platform for budding entrepreneurs and digital experts a chance to develop relative content is the aim of the ‘Internet For All’ agenda by Uninor.

Towards this, the telecom company in association with NASSCOM foundation, has identified an app developer team to represent India at the Digital Winners conference in Oslo to be held on October 21 to 22. The nominee from India will compete in the category  “The Best App in Asia”. The winner of  this category will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 9,79,000 approximately for further development of the app as a commercial venture.

This year, Uninor’s nominee for “The Best App in Asia” category of the digital winners 2014 is Raghu Kanchustambham, the founder and CEO, ConceptWaves for his mobile innovation ‘Livelihoods 360’. The solution that has been adopted by over 12,000 farmers across 658 villages in the Araku valley region in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Livelihoods 360 is a rural Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, which supports livelihoods associated with agricultural produce, estimating quantity of produce in the fields and selling the crop at fair prices as well as getting instant remittance from buyers. It builds a holistic connection from demand to produce, which encompasses practically anything, right from procurement from the farmer to the material records of production to be able to quantify yield and determine the quality of the produce.  Digital Winners over the course of two days, 45 plus speakers will give fresh and thought provoking perspectives on innovation and digital business opportunities.


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