Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Ecosystem is a CSR initiative of Sairam Institutions aimed at encouraging and inspiring students across India to showcase their skill and talent by applying their Engineering knowledge in several fields to find solutions for various day-to-day problems which could help build a better world for the future. The "Innovation Ecosystem" named after former President of India Dr.APJ. Abdul Kalam, will organize a National level project competition. The participants can submit their projects in any one or more of the chosen 5 domain, namely - Agriculture, Energy, Water & Environment, Manufacturing & Technology and Infrastructure. The submitted projects will be evaluated by eminent jury headed by Shri. Ponraj Vellaichamy, Scientist and Technical Advisor to Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
The competition has attractive prize money of about Rs.10 lakhs with the finalists (5 in each area) being offered the required guidance and support to take the concept to the next level. The winners of the state level competition would take home the winner's cheque of Rs.1 lakh. The objective of the "Innovation Ecosystem" will bridge the gap between academia and industry by providing the necessary technical support and access to venture capitalists to help bring the nascent ideas to life. This initiative, we believe will help build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovations and Startups in a developing country like India. The innovation ecosystem would help transform ideas and knowledge into products and services that fuel economic growth, create large scale employment opportunities and generate significant improvements in the region's standard of living.
The major objectives of "Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation Ecosystem" is as follows:
The Innovation Ecosystem will support the needs for innovation, research and education and help further enhancement in the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit the society. We will look also look to explore the opportunities to work in collaboration with the government and also other organizations like ICT Academy of Tamilnadu (ICTACT) who have similar objectives.