STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Indian student team second in Microsoft's Asia competition

Team Blume, together with fellow runners-up Tulibot from Indonesia and Zest from Singapore will receive $2,500 each for their projects.

Published: 02nd March 2020 07:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2020 07:13 PM   |  A+A-

Microsoft

Microsoft (Photo | AP)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: A student team from India has emerged as the runners-up at Microsoft's annual "Imagine Cup Asia" regional finals for developing an Android app that allows patients to scan the RFID tag on prescription medication to ensure its authenticity and allergen-compatibility with the patient.

The Team Blume-India members are from the Vellore Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu and the Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bengaluru who met through college connections, Microsoft said in a statement.

Team Blume, together with fellow runners-up Tulibot from Indonesia and Zest from Singapore will receive $2,500 each for their projects.

This year's Imagine Cup Asia Finals was held via Microsoft Teams and saw the 10 finalists from seven countries virtually present their inventions to secure a place in the World Championships in May.

"We're glad to see student teams from across Asia showcase their unique solutions that have the potential to create lasting impact," said Jennifer Ritzinger, General Manager, Audience Evangelism, Microsoft.

The Team Blume-India includes VR Karthik, an Android Developer with a knack for blockchain development; Hemant Joshi, a backend programmer whose core skills are website and blockchain development; and Hemant H Kumar, an electronics enthusiast with a passion for UI/UX Design, Video Making, and Marketing.

The 10 finalist student teams - from Japan, Singapore, Nepal, Indonesia, India, China and Hong Kong - were selected from various rounds of the competition online or through in-person events.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp