VIT College students win second prize at Danfoss Innovator Awards-PG Category

Student Innovators have been awarded based on their novel design 3 Level Inverter Design and Control for 690V applications.

July 09, 2014 10:38 IST | India Infoline News Service
Students of VIT College finished a close second place at Danfoss Innovator Awards PG Category that was announced here by Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India. Nakul Thombre, Priyanka Rana and Ratika Rawat were given this Award for their study on 3-Level Inverter Design and Control for 690V Applications in the Climate and Energy space.

A very delighted winner Nakul from VIT, who won prize money of Rs. 75,000, said, “We are overwhelmed that we have won this prize. A lot of work went into this and this was possible only with support from our institution. We wanted to come up with a study on energy efficient solutions that carry practical use. We hope our ideas bear fruition soon.”
The runner-up prize winning project studies the loss calculations of 3 level NPC inverter, neutral point potential and its balance using both the strategies and output current distortion.

Danfoss also announced the second edition of the Danfoss Innovator Challenge 2014-15 during this occasion. Prize money of 2 lakhs will be given to winners of the second edition of the awards. This intercollegiate competition is designed for final year students in Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) courses, who have an interest in creating innovative solutions in the areas of Climate and Energy. In addition to benefiting from working on innovative solutions, students who win also stand to gain prize money.

Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India said, “The engagement program with select Universities is a strategic priority for Danfoss India and by working in partnership with them, we seek to nurture a new generation of individuals who actively contribute to a sustainable future. Innovation is homegrown. With the given challenges with regard to energy and power worldwide, there is a need for innovation in this space to come up with novel ideas to tackle real world problems which is exactly what the Innovator Award seeks to do.”

“We are extremely happy to know that our students have come runners up. The Danfoss Innovator Award has kindled the spirit of innovation among our students and we hope this takes them a long way in their careers”, said Professor V Raju, Vice Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology.

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