The contest was organised in memory of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
An IIT Roorkee professor and a startup incubated at the institute have bagged the innovation contest “Dare to Dream 2.0”, which was organised by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Arranged in memory of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the contest aimed to create an ecosystem of innovation and technology development in defence and aerospace domains.
The contest comprised 5 verticals in individual and start-up categories.
Sudipta Sarkar, the IIT Roorkee professor, participated in the “Eco-friendly Explosive Waste Management” vertical and won the first prize for his entry “Hybrid Anaerobic Reactor and Microbial Fuel Cell for Enhanced Biodegradation and Energy Harvesting from Wastewater containing TNT – HAnMFC”.
The startup, Log 9 Materials Sci Private Limited, has bagged the second prize for its innovation “Novel and Efficient Aluminium Crosslinked Graphene Oxide for Fire Protection in Defence Applications” in the “Materials and Technologies for Fire Suppression/Protection” category.
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