September 18, 2017, Trivandrum: Quest Global, a global engineering solutions provider, today, announced the winners of its pan-India student innovation contest – Quest Ingenium 2017. The coveted first prize was claimed by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala for their project Electricity generation using speed breakers. The winners will receive a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to the Airbus facility in Germany and will be given an exclusive tour of the Airbus facility and introduced to the manufacturing processes and the core engineering side of the business. Park College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu became the first runners up for their project Design and fabrication of a fighter aircraft with yawing wing, followed by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu for their project Hi-Tech bionic prosthetic legs.
The students of MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), Karnataka received Special Jury mention for their project Advanced prosthetic hand for handicapped. The Most Popular Project Award, a special category of award selected by public by voting on social media, was won by Sri Sairam Engineering College, Tamil Nadu for their project MOBSCOPE.
The seventh edition of Quest Ingenium received more than 6,500 applications from various engineering colleges across India. The top 10 teams were invited to present their projects to a panel of judges and eminent personalities from the industry at an event hosted in Trivandrum. Ms. Nidhi Mathur, Co-Founder of Niramai was the Chief Guest of the event and Mr. Burkhard H. R. Heinke, Project Leader, Airbus Cabin Electronics Buxtehude Predevelopment delivered a Keynote Address to the young engineers from across the country.
This year, Quest Global’s endeavours in nurturing engineering talent were supported by Ingenium sponsors including – Airbus, Siemens, Qatar Airways and MSC Software.
Speaking at the gala event, Mr. Shrikanth D Naik, Senior Vice President & Global Delivery Head, Quest Global, expressed, “Quest Ingenium brings together Indian students who demonstrate a passion for engineering and innovation. This national-level engineering innovation competition, encourages students to create engineering solutions that help transform our world. This initiative is one of many that Quest Global organizes globally, where we work with the academia to ‘future-ready’ our next generation of engineers.
“It was once in a lifetime experience to be a part of Quest Ingenium 2017. We are lucky to be chosen among the finalists and we are excited to visit the Airbus facility. All thanks to Quest Global and all who have supported us in this project”, said Joby George and Jose Tom, members of the winning team.
For more than 20 years, Quest Global has been a trusted global product engineering and lifecycle services partner to many of the world’s most recognized companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy, Hi-Tech, Medical Devices, Rail and Semiconductor industries. With a presence in 13 countries, 55 global delivery centers and 11,450+ personnel, Quest Global is at the forefront of the convergence of the mechanical, electronics, software and digital engineering innovations to engineer solutions for a safer, cleaner and sustainable world. Quest Global’s deep domain knowledge and digital expertise help its clients accelerate product development and innovation cycles, create alternate revenue streams, enhance consumer experience and make manufacturing processes and operations more efficient.
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