To encourage innovation among young researchers, 15 students were awarded BIRAC-Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) awards in life science technologies and SRISTI-GYTI awards for students in other disciplines of engineering on Saturday at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. These students were conferred awards by vice president, M Venkaih Naidu. Union minister of health and family welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan was the guest of honour.
15 entrepreneurial ideas at the university level from across India will be nurtured for 2 years in-situ with a grant of Rs 15 lakhs.
These awards, under the overall umbrella of Honey Bee Network, are designed to encourage technology students to think of pushing tech frontier.
Prof Anil Gupta, founder, Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, while welcoming the distinguished guests, mentioned that the BIRAC-SRISTI Gandhian young technological Innovation (GYTI) awards are given every year to some of the most promising technologies being developed by the students in life sciences, biotechnology, agriculture, medical devices etc. SRISTI-GYTI awards are given to students in other engineering disciplines.