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The NanoChallenge 2017

Held on Jan 10th to 11, 2018 at PSG College of Technology organized by PSG IAS and Dr. Pradeep Haldar (CNSE). An Indian national level competition in nanotechnology applications was sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Pricol Ltd.

Over 100 teams from all institutions all over India participated.

The theme: An original idea in Nanotechnology which can be transformed into a product" supported by a model, cost and marketing plans. A working prototype is highly appreciated. Ideally, the concept should be an input for a start up company.

Participants in 2017 NanoChallenge

Winners of NanoChallenge 2017:

1st Place:      Mitradip Bhattacharjee & team: IIT Guwahati: Lung monitoring device (LMD): A point of care testing (POCT) device to monitor lung - Health

2nd Place:     Dr. R.Mala & Team; Mepco schlenk Engineering college Sivakasi: Agronomic Biofortification of Amaranthus Caudatus and coriandrum sativum using nano Fertilizers to solve hidden and hunger (Bio Splendour)

3rd Place:      Aniruddha Adhikari​; SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata: One Nano medicine for dual Therapy; Route of Administration plays the magic

Honorable Mention Teams:

  • Shubhadeep Pal; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad: Ammonia Sensor

  • Sita VG and Dhananjay Jadhav; Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai: Theranostics for Parkinson's Disease

  • Jiya Jose, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam: Nanofibers for Chronic Wounds

Judges for NanoChallenge 2017

  • Dr. Nikhil Koratkar, RPI

  • Mr. Dorai Thodla, Technology Strategies

  • Dr. Prabhakar Singh, UConn

  • Dr. Ashok Patil, US DOD

  • Dr. Pradeep Haldar, CNSE

Dr. Rajiv Sharma from DST/SERB at valedictory function 

Visit to to ISHA Yoga Center in Coimbatore

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