Kandy bottle is a completely eco-friendly bottle made of terracotta, jute and cork.
The bottle is sealed by a t-shaped cap made of Cork. The entire bottle is encased in a jute pouch with extra padding to protect the bottle from damage on impact. There is also a small rope coil at the top of the jute case that makes it easy to carry the bottle (similar to how one carries a lunch-bag). The water inside the bottle is at a perfect temperature that is neither too hot nor cold and will exude an earthy taste while drinking. We hope that, the whole experience with Kandy bottles will increase the joy of drinking water for the user.
DLocus is a personalized learning platform to cater to the growing needs of higher education in STEM. We create and deliver content in a systematic way, so as to increase the understanding of highly technical concepts for the students by collaborating with academia.
The present-day two stage process for activated carbon production is in-efficient and energy intensive. This primitive process has the following two principal issues – (1) it consumes approximately 50 litres of diesel to produce 1 tonne of activated carbon, (2) the harmful pyrolysis products from the first stage are incompletely burned leading to severe air and water quality issues around the production sites. This is evident in many areas in and around the coconut belts of south India, as coconut shells are the major precursor for activated carbon. We propose to solve both these issues by replacing the current two-step process with a single stage self-sustaining activated carbon production process. In addition to activated carbon, this new process also has the potential for combined power generation.
Awards & Recognitions
A batch model for “single step self-sustaining activated carbon production process” was successfully developed and tested under the ‘innovative project scheme’ of ICSR (2016-2017).
Project is shortlisted for second round of czeroc2019.
Project is shortlisted for prototyping phase in KPIT-sparkle 2019.
The project aims to develop copper based antibacterial material for purification of potable water and disinfection of air. It also includes systematic experimental validation of the developed prototypical material for its antibacterial potency in tune with the current standards. Further, the various parameters for successful commercialization would also be evaluated. Focus would rest on the economic affordability and ease of use of the material for both rural and urban communities for large scale water/air purification.
We are a team of experienced professionals and entrepreneurs who want to create a niche in manufacturing and art industry. We aim to deliver top class product development and art works, with cutting edge technology and infrastructure we believe in design and manufacture that the general public could afford. We are here to address the challenges faced by artist and industries with the combination of artistic ideas and advanced cutting edge technologies We have a robust delivery platform with excellent engineers, artist and trained technicians.
With the growing trend of entrepreneurs among students they face huge difficulties in realizing their conceptual design ideas into products. We decided to provide solutions by bringing in conceptualization, design, prototyping and artistic services, all under one roof. We offer comprehensive design and customized and unique manufacturing process solutions using advanced technology with our engineering expertise.
Abrasive Waterjet (AWJ) cutting has emerged as one of the established non traditional method for cutting of several strategic materials. This technology is favorable for processing certain difficult to machine materials with distinct advantages such as negligible thermal damage and machining force. Recent development in AWJ technology is the abrasive suspension system with minimal consumption of abrasive and water, enhancing the cutting efficiency and accuracy of this system by multiple folds in comparison with the prevailing injection system.
This has been developed into a smart manufacturing solution for MSMEs and SMEs as MASS!
Electric Bevel Gear Cycle - In our nation where health and environment are at stakes due to exponentially increasing air pollution, the challenge is to build a sustainable & affordable mode of transportation and promote the use of health mobility to reduce carbon footprints making travel safe and healthy. A transformation in a transport system is being observed, and a lot of them is enabled by an emerging health mobility using an e-bike technology.
We are a team at IIT Madras building a smart e-bike with an in-house electric control system for efficient electric power management. This e-bike can become a larger fleet of transport technology going forward, improving the health, saving people time and the environment altogether.
Our vision is to come up with a smart bicycle using technological advancement whose sole purpose is to reduce human effort and reduce their carbon footprints by commuting with an electric power and improve health because health is good for the environment and good for the economy as well.
Awards & Recognitions
Winners of national clean air crowd sourcing competition organized by University of Berkeley, The Energy and Research Institute IIT Delhi and more.
Lovtics: Building simple,creative and engaging augmented reality experiences with the help of our apps.we are a feature-as-a-service provider focusing mainly on surprising and interactive animations for gifting industry with one click edit features.
Dynamove is building a plug-and-play intelligent driving assistance module that brings the features envisioned in autonomous and high-end vehicles to existing non-autonomous vehicles, designed keeping in mind emerging markets, and for an affordable cost.
Awards & Recognitions
Finalist, Flipkart Gridlock Hackathon 2017, June 2017.
Finalist, Rajasthan Hackathon 2.0, August 2017.
2nd Place, Startup Wars, Shaastra 2018, January 2018.
Finalist, KPIT Sparkle 2018, February 2018.
1st Place, DIY Robocars KuaiKai Autonomous Cars Racing Competition, May 2018. (Guiyang, China)
Top 50, India Innovates Growth Programme 2.0, June 2018.
At InfyU, we are try to provide the boon of spectroscopy as a product into the presently existing manual colour-matching techniques. We are designing a spectroscopic solution for the applications in industries like Textile, Paint, Dye , Food and Wine processing and so forth, where colour plays a crucial role into the manufacturing and quality control units. The current process of colour detection and mixing is highly inefficient due to its heavy reliance on the “expert human eye”. Thus it may led to high wastage and significant loss to the vendors as well as buyers. Presently, some companies are using the automated solutions to the colour-matching process in their supply chain but these solutions are extremely bulky, highly expensive and can only be operated by a skilled labour. This adds more cost to the manufacturing process and its not amenable to the low and average business owners.
What do we offer?
We believe that we can use our expertise in the spectroscopy domain to introduce a portable and hand-held, highly efficient, cost effective solution to the colour identification and mixing process which can decrease the wastage of the material and increase profit to the vendors by decreasing the manufacturing cost. This can transform the human eye driven sophisticated modality in colour-matching to a quantitative and affordable technology.
Where we can play role?
Colours are the important part everyone’s day to day life, a priori or a posteriori. Thus our current solution might be able to solve problems in the following domains such as:
Textile, paint and dye colour matching industries.
Quality check control units in colour identification.
Automobile re-painting and refurbishing industries.
Agriculture of food processing industries.
Post-harvest sorting of production.
Maturity detection and Wine quality detection.
Concentration and sweetness detection.
The list can go on and on but currently above mentioned are our key target customer segments.
What are our impacts?
The solution which we are providing can be effective for people from a wide variety of range. From a small scale vendor, for cost-effectiveness can be a value, to the large enterprises who would like to have efficient time management and improve their quality efficiency in the production, we believe we can generate huge impact in the current colour matching industries.
Awards & Recognitions - Selected for the second edition of the i-NCUBATE cohort by Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GDC) - Aug'18-Oct'18.
Water demands in Indian cities are growing rapidly in line with urbanization, leading to more stress on limited and depleting water resources, and supply chains. Water supply in most of the Indian cities are intermittent with non-uniform supply. Consumers only getting water for a fixed period. The poor service levels are perceived to be a result of not only resources constraints, but limited instrumentation, improper operation of the system and poor network maintenance. Water losses alone accounts for up to 50% of designated supply, leading to excess pressure on supply systems. To monitor and control these geographically distributed networks, measuring instruments should be placed in appropriate locations and manual valves should be automated. These instruments should be communicating to each other to collect the sensor data and to control the actuator. We have developed cost effective low power wireless sensor and actuator network for monitoring and control of water distribution network. The network consists of low-cost measurement nodes, gateway nodes and actuator nodes. LoRa is used to communicate between the devices, which is designed for low power long range operation and operates in the unlicensed spectrum. We have used open source hardware and software components to minimize the overall cost.
Awards & Recognitions
Developed modules were installed in IIT Madras campus water distribution network to monitor and control the network in real time. The network has 6 overhead storage reservoirs (OHSR), 4 main underground storage reservoir (UGSR) and several manual sluice valves. Distances between the tanks, valves and reservoirs being large, it is difficult to manually monitor and control the WDN. We have developed and tested the web and mobile user interface for monitoring and control of campus water distribution network.
The SDG Society project, partially funded by the U.S. Department of State as a part of the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Alumni Grants and being incubated at Nirmaan, IIT Madras focuses on raising awareness and inducing action among school students on the lines of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) spearheaded by the United Nations.