Project 'Praanam' has won the What Design Can Do : Clean Energy Challenge 2019 under student category reaching to the Accelerator phase done by Prankur Kataria and Priyanka Rai, students of first year, Master of design program, under the guidance of Prof. Srinivasan Venkataraman


Desciption of the Innovation: Praanam is a portable window attachment which will decrease the energy consumption, designed for cities like Delhi where rapid building construction results in high demand for energy consumption. It's a product which will help in cooling as well as purification of air entering houses through windows.


Brief about the challenge: The Clean Energy Challenge called on start-ups, designers and students from all over the world to rethink how can we produce, distribute and use energy to find creative solutions to get as much power from as little energy as possible, wasting as little as we can.


There were total of 457 entries in the competition from 39 countries around the world.

The team is now in the accelerator phase, this program aims to give the winners the tools to make their innovation ready for market and financing.


Read more about the project here

Winners list here

Amit Kumar and Rituparna Guha, students of second year M.Des at Department of Design, IIT Delhi have been recognized by The James Dyson Award 2018 for their innovative creation - SAMARTH. Samarth is an assistive mechanism which provides an easy, safe and convenient way of shifting wheel chair users from wheelchairs to other mediums, and eases the life of care givers as well as the users themselves. Read more here

Abhishek Dahiya and Naveen Kumar, Ph.D students at DOD, IIT Delhi, secured first position in Student Design Challenge, at DEW 2016, a design workshop organized by IIITDM Jabalpur in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.


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