- The theme of this year’s contest was appliances that make cooking an enjoyale chore
- The contest was organised for engineering students from Indian colleges
V-Guard awarded winners of tech contest with prizes worth Rs One lakh, Rs 50 ,000, Rs 25,000 for the first, second and third positions along with trophies and certificates of appreciation. The company has been organising this contest for past several years in India.
Company’s official statement read, “After the massive success of V-Guard’s Big Idea Business-plan Contest over the past several years, this year for the very first the Big Idea Design and Tech Contest curated solely for the brightest of Engineering students all across India was launched.”
It continued, “The event has created a platform for interaction with top leaders of V-Guard, wherein young minds can discuss and understand the business challenges to fine tune their thought process and foster a spirit of innovation in them. The contest challenged the participants to develop ideas on smart and intelligent products that define modern kitchen spaces. This year’s theme was: ‘How can V-Guard delight its consumers with thoughtful appliances that enable cooking to become an enjoyable chore, bringing home a better tomorrow.'”
Fitting the strategy of V-Guard?
Participants were invited to breathe life into the theme with insightful ideas, fitting the strategy of V-Guard. The contest witnessed entries from engineering colleges all over India with amazing ideas pouring in, supported by protypes and great design diagrams. And after a rigorous selection process, 13 teams have been shortlisted for the recommendation of a creative and comprehensive design and technology idea for the growth of V-Guard Industries.
A jury comprising of eminent professionals selected the winners after final presentation on 10th of June 2019. The five-member Jury Committee headed by George Sleeba (Executive Director- Kochouseph Chittilappilly Foundation) and comprise of Narender Singh Negi, Vice President – R&D (Electronics); Mohammed Tanveer, GM, New Product Development; James M Varghese, GM – R&D (Industrial Design); and Prasad Teni, Sr.GM, Home Appliances. The ideas put forth were judged on parameters such as ingenuity, practicality of application, feasibility, simplicity and the positive impact it can have on V-Guard’s business, its consumers and the world in general.
Shri. Mithun Chittilappilly, MD, V-Guard Industries was the chief guest for the valedictory ceremony and Shr. V Ramachandran presided over the function.