RCOEM is among top 30 Finalists of the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

The SpectroProcessor team of Centre for Microsystem, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering, Nagpur have been shortlisted amongst the top 30 finalists of Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge an initiative by MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under #AatmaNibharBharat Abhiyan.  The team consists of Ms. Sangeeta Palekar Sammanwar, Research Scholar, Electronics Engineering Department, faculty mentors Dr. (Mrs.) Jayu Kalambe (RCOEM, Nagpur) and Dr. Rajendra Patrikar (VNIT, Nagpur). The team is working on the project titled “Design and development of SpectroProcessor for Biomedical Applications”, This project focuses on the development of fully indigenous blood analysis platform around swadeshi core processors and overcomes the hardware dependency of existing instruments by providing software-based solutions.

The Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge provides impetus to the strong ecosystem of start-ups, innovators & researchers in the country. Under this challenge Swadeshi Microprocessors were made available under Microprocessor Development Programme initiated by MeitY by IIT Madras (शक्ति processors) and C-DAC (वेगा processors) on FPGA Boards of XILINX, to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by innovating frugal solutions around home-grown processor ecosystem catering to both global and domestic requirements.

Total 6169 teams (about 10,024 Participants) had registered for the challenge, out of which 1200 qualified for the quarter final,100 teams were selected for the semifinal and now 30 have reached final round. Rs. 1 lakh was awarded to the team at semifinal stage and now will be awarded with upto Rs. 4 lakhs for prototype development. Top 10 team will be awarded with 23 Lakhs for product development and 12-month incubation support.

 

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