James Dyson Awards 2017
International Top-20 Prize, in James Dyson Foundation’s global product design competition. The entries showcase inventions with novel designs, that can solve the pressing problems of today’s world. The final round, with the global top-20 projects, is judged by the acclaimed inventor, Sir James Dyson.
MIT Grand Hack 2019
First Prize, in the world’s largest healthcare hackathon, hosted by MIT Hacking Medicine. I collaborated with clinicians and designed a system that automates the administration of intraoperative medication—to curb opioid misuse in hospitals and also speed up surgeries.
Solvay APAC Innovation Meet 2018
Guest Speaker, at Solvay Asia-Pacific’s international innovation conference. I gave a talk on “Innovation in Young Minds”; I showed my projects, talked about challenges faced by innovators in India, and suggested ways for multinationals to influence changes in orthodox education systems.
KMC Hacking Cancer 2019
Mentor and Judge, at Manipal University’s first Cancer Hackathon, where students from medical and engineering schools collaborated to solve problems in cancer care. I gave a talk on “How to Hack a Hackathon”, and helped the teams with engineering solutions. As a judge, I critiqued the engineering aspects of the teams’ proposed products.
INK Makers Grand Finale 2016
Second Prize, in INK Talk’s inter-college product development competition. The winners of “INK Makers Hackathons” compete in the Grand Finale—they develop and pitch their products in front of an entrepreneurial jury.
First prize, in India’s largest national high-school robotics championship at that time. My robot smoked the other robots in a game of soccer!