For Innovation to serve the people and move the country forward, we ultimately need to reach the most underprivileged in our society. This was exactly our goal when we teamed up with the local government – Udupi District and developed this Grand Challenge.
The District officials under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner Smt Priyanka Mary Francis and Assistant Commissioner Shilpa Nag, picked issues they grappled with most.
We are hosting and funding this unique opportunity to democratize innovation. Even though many of you are outside the area of interest, I encourage you to send in your suggestions and ideas that other students can pick up and work on. Your suggestions are always welcome.