BENGALURU: In an attempt to address the issue of depleting groundwater and shrinking resources for potable water, Pune-based tech firm KPIT has opened a crowdsourcing contest for engineering students and entrepreneurs to come up with cost effective technology solutions. These will be adopted in developing nations. Students who are selected will get an opportunity to work on KPIT projects apart from cash incentives.
The contest called “KPIT BetterWorld” is to encourage students and entrepreneurs to come up with technology solutions in the areas of energy, water, air, among others. The proposed ideas need to be practical for application in developing nations and cost effective, a release from KPIT stated. This being the first edition, the theme is ‘Water’. The contest will focus on finding solutions around extracting water from air, measuring groundwater stock and surface water flow.
Interested can submit applications until March 31, 2018. After evaluation, the company will announce the winners by May 2018. Apart from getting an opportunity to implement their ideas in different parts of the country with KPIT’s partner NGOs, the selected candidates will also be awarded a cash prize of over `2 lakh.