Contest for techies
Accenture teams with Yahoo! India to call for nominations for the second Innovation Jockeys: The Hunt for India’s most Innovative Minds. Undergraduate and graduate students across India can submit innovative ideas for using technologies, such as social media, mobility and analytics, to change the way industries operate. This year’s contest will focus on Game-Changing Technology Innovation in Retail, Finance and Public Services, and it aims to discover bright, young, home-grown innovators — and encourage them to take responsibility for driving significant change. “We’re looking for India’s next generation of innovators to make a difference to the way businesses and society function,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, senior managing director — Delivery Centers for Technology, Accenture. “ This year’s winners will be selected by an eminent jury. The winning team will receive a trip to Accenture Technology Labs, San Jose, California, and an Apple goodie bag. Apple goodie bags will also be awarded to the best entry in the retail, finance and public services categories and to the winner of a special category for digital innovation, “Yahoo! Digital Innovation Jockey.”
The inaugural ‘Innovation Jockeys’ contest drew 1,500 entries from students across 500 colleges in India. It focused on developing “Everyday Innovations for Home, College and City.” The winning entry was a belt for the visually impaired that produced vibrations to let the wearer know the position of his distance from obstacles. For details, log on to innovationjockeys.yahoo.net. The last date for submitting entries is August 11, 2013.