Entrepreneurship, innovation awards to city schoolkids

Entrepreneurship, innovation awards to city schoolkids


Students of Greenwood High International School, Sarjapur, bagged multiple awards at the national Ideation and Entrepreneurship Challenge, Innoventure, held in Pune.

Karthik Ghoshal, a Grade 7 student from Greenwood High, won the first award for his innovative prototype, while Ansh Kundu of Grade 7C and Vedant Narayanswami of Grade 6C respectively bagged the second award.

Innoventure encourages innovation and entrepreneurship among children from the fourth to ninth grade.

Over 400 schools from across the country had participated in the prestigious competition. Of these, only 110 schools and 200 finalists competed in the grand finale.

As part of the event, students were asked to find solutions to real life problems. Karthik Ghoshal developed an app prototype -“Spent -Up”- that allows parents to keep track of their child’s spending and set up expense limits.

The app picks up data from bank interfaces, net banking, ATM withdrawals and credit card expenses, besides features that help create profiles and monitor the spends, alerts upon reaching the threshold limits and itemized expense reports.

Kundu won an award for infrastructure to protect animals during floods named ‘Animal Rescue Shelter.’ His shelter was placed 500 metres above sea level, was 10-metre long and 40-meter wide which ensured that it did not sink during the flood.

The shelter had two modern boats with two motors to increase speed, two computers connected with a satellite to monitor the seas and oceans and check on any approaching flood.

Narayanswami won the award for “MyCarParker”, which solves parking related issues. The prototype explained how establishments like malls and hotels can register with the app and share the number of parking spaces available with them.

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