Smart City Innovation Challenge Workshop

Published: 04th January 2016 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2016 04:15 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: An open Innovation Challenge workshop on Smart City, organised jointly by the Garwood Centre for Corporate Innovation, University of California and Andhra University College of Engineering, was launched at YVS Murthy Auditorium on Sunday. On the occasion, executive director, Garwood Centre, Prof Solomon Darwin said: “Open innovation plays an important role in the establishment of Smart Cities in India.” 

Under the Open Innovation Challenges, two groups were formed to develop business as  well as engineering and technology models to help build Smart Cities. Solomon Darwin said that students from various institutions across the world had presented their innovative smart citymodels.

Apart from AU and  University of California, Berkeley, students from IIM-Visakhapatnam, GITAM, IIIT Bangalore, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, MICA and NIT Jaipur are participating in the workshop. On the final day on January 4, judges from India, the UK and the USA will assess the ideas presented by students and award the best ones.


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