India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) space, has announced the winners of IESA Nationwide Makeathon 2018 in New Delhi. Sanjay Prakash and Naveen Kumar from Wearberry Soft Solution India Pvt Ltd, Warangal, were declared the winners. The winning team was awarded a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh. The first and second runners up were awarded cash prizes of Rs 70,000 and Rs 30,000, respectively.
The IESA Makeathon is an initiative that is aimed at promoting innovation in the Indian semiconductor and electronics systems industry. In July 2018, the IESA rolled out a pan-India challenge inviting budding tech entrepreneurs to develop products that will help solve urban challenges across specified. The IESA Makeathon is supported by ESSCI, Skill India and Startup India and powered by Jain Incubator (JUIncubator).
Rajesh Ram Mishra - President, IESA said, “Initiatives such as this Makeathon support entrepreneurs with industry mentors, and in converting their ideas to realizable products and solutions. I would like to thank all our partners for making this event a success and look forward to building a vibrant ecosystem supporting large scale entrepreneurship in the ESDM sector.”