February 4, 2019

Mr. Ayush Shekhar, 5th Semester, ISE and his Team won the 2nd prize and a cash award of Rs. 50,000/- in ‘Reimagine Waste Hackathon-3’ organised by CPDM, IISc., Bangalore.


Name of the Team: Flow Tensor (a Team of Engineers from different branches)
Team Members: Ayush Shekhar (5th Semester, Dept. of ISE, MVJCE) and the others from different colleges
Team Strength: 7 members
Competitors: Engineering students from various colleges, Academicians, Entrepreneurs and Working Professionals from various technical fields
Result: 2nd Place and Cash Prize – Rs. 50,000/-
Event Dates: 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th September, 2018
Theme: Waste, Water and Livelihood

About the Competition:
‘Reimagine Waste’ is a series of Waste Hackathons designed to speed up the process of co-creation of innovative, inclusive solutions. Each Hackathon has a specific theme – each of these supported by the best in the industry.

‘Reimagine Waste Hackathon-3’ was conducted by CPDM Dept., IISc. Bangalore on 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th September, 2018. The aim of Hackathon-3 was to propose solutions that can improve the condition of water bodies like lakes, enhance the living conditions of manual scavengers, and manage wastes more effectively.

Our college student Ayush Shekhar and his team Flow Tensor won the 2nd Place, with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000. Around 86 solutions were pitched. The proposed solution by team Flow Tensor was to make a filter that will trap plastics, when water enters a lake. In the second stage, impurities will be filtered from the drainage water, which will then be allowed to enter the lake. The whole system will have many interfaces that will alert the municipal corporation about the quantity of plastics in the first filter.