MUMBAI, India, Aug. 28 -- The Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers' Association issued the following news release:
ELECRAMA 2014, the world's largest power transmission & distribution (T&D) confluence to be hosted by IEEMA early next year at Bangalore city, will unleash among various other concurrent events, The Engineer Infinite (EI), a platform for engineering studentsto showcase their innovative projects aimed at providing smart and simple solutions in the electrical energy sector.
Following the huge success of the tech fest in the previous two editions of ELECRAMA in 2010 and 2012, Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA), the apex association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment, will once again hunt for India's greatest innovation talent in the electrical sector during the event spread over five days period between January 8-12, 2014.
"IEEMA recognizes the growing young population of India and understands the potential of powerful youth, which can generate innovative solutions in the electrical energy sector. ELECRAMA 2014 will be the prestigiousevent for these young & dynamic engineering students who can showcase innovative products in technology areas such as electricity generation & transmission, switch gear, electro mechanical machines, electrical & electronics instrumentation etc. These products will not only be put on display and viewed by lakhs of domestic and international visitors, but also be handsomely rewarded for their efforts," said Mr. J.G. Kulkarni, President, IEEMA.
"With every passing edition, Engineer Infinite has been growing in stature, participation by the colleges and attention from the industry and policy makers," said Mr. Kulkarni.
The pan-India competition opened for engineering students - comprising of under-graduates, post-graduates and diploma students from colleges covering Electrotech subjects -will have to submit their abstract online before September 22, 2013. While the branches in traditional Electrical and Mechanical Sciences are already a part of the branches eligible to participate, Engineer Infinite 2014 will include ComputerScience and Information Technology branches as well - recognizing the increasing role of Information Technology in Electrical Energy sector.
The abstract will undergo evaluation process consisting of originality of thought and innovation of ideas, impact of the project on environment and innovation etc, following which the project will be placed under grant list.
The projects qualifying for the grant list will be provided a financial grant of Rs 12,500, while each student member would be provided with a fixed financial subsidy to assist them in meeting the expenses for travel, stay, board and local conveyance to attend ELECRAMA 2014 for display of their project.
Further, onefaculty guide (if registered as part of project team) per selected project team would be provided with a fixed financial subsidy to assist them in meeting the expenses for visiting the event to support their respective student teams.
The winner of the Engineer Infinite event will get cash reward of Rs 2 lakh, while two winners in the second position would receive cash prize of Rs 1 lakh each and Rs 50,000 each would be given to three participants winning the third position. The Faculty guides and the Institutions the prize winners belong to would be recognizedwith a number of certificates