Last date of Abstract Submission is Extended to 10th February 2024

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VISAI 2024 - 14th International Project Competition & Exhibition

23rd  & 24th February 2024   

VISAI 2023 HIGHLIGHTS


VISAI provide the right platform enabling students to convert Technology into Sustainable Development Goals

VISAI was launched nation-wide in 2011, to acknowledge and reward the finest Engineering graduates of our country. Until 2020 the projects were invited under conventional streams such as Computing, Electrical, Mechanical etc.

Since 2020, the conventional stream-wise Projects have been changed to themes based on the 8 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations, enabling the students to come up with workable ideas/projects in meeting the “Real-world Engineering Challenges”.

This year we have also included Problem statements by Industries as Hackathon Projects and invite student projects under the following two categories:

SDG Projects: : Student projects under 8 themes of SDG (Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations).

Hackathon Projects:i.e. Problem Statements given by Industries as student projects

Sustainable Development Goals

Projects are invited under 8 SDG themes set by United Nations

Affordable and Clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

61 Projects till date

Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

68 Projects till date

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

56 Projects till date

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

80 Projects till date

Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

67 Projects till date

Life on Land

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

69 Projects till date

Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

69 Projects till date

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

64 Projects till date

Hackathon Projects


Problem Statement for Ashokleyland would be

Description

Using mobile phone camera, the software / application to track the environment realtime and generate 3D models (can be point cloud or surface model). Output to 3D XML.

Description

Using mobile / video / live stream processing, the application to detect different operator movements, categorise as per MOST (Maynard Operation Sequence Technique), bucket into value added / non value added activity and provide recommendations based on time – motion study and movements.

Description

AMR usage is observed to be on the rise, however cost economical AMR’s are not available in the indian market. Ie Less than Rs. 5.00 Lakhs for a pulling load of 2 Tonnes.

Description

Existing forklift are without safety net around them. The project is to develop a low cost kit using LiDAR sensors for upgrading the forklifts to fall under the Digital Safety net for safe operations.

Description

Existing smart home management applications are vendor specific and difficulty faced while using products / solutions from multiple vendors. Design and development of simple, very low cost, affordable smart home management gadgets with applications would be garner large market share and attention.

Problem Statement for Mahindra & Mahindra would be

Description

Design and Develop an effective solution to significantly reduce the battery charging time for electric vehicles, addressing the growing demand for faster and more efficient charging.
Key considerations for this problem statement may include:

  • Charging Infrastructure Optimization: Enhancements or new designs for charging stations to accommodate higher power levels and faster charging capabilities
  • Optimized Charging Strategies: Intelligent charging algorithms that optimize charging profiles to minimize stress on the battery cells, factors such as temperature, charging rate, and depth of discharge to develop charging strategies that promote longevity.
  • Smart Charging Algorithms: Intelligent charging algorithms that adapt to the state of the battery, environmental conditions, and grid load to optimize charging times dynamically.

Description

Develop an innovative and sustainable solution to mitigate and manage electric vehicle battery degradation, focusing on extending battery life, enhancing performance, and minimizing environmental impact.
Key considerations for this problem statement may include:

  • Battery Health Monitoring: Battery health monitoring system that can accurately assess the condition of an EV battery over its lifecycle, real-time diagnostics and predictive analytics to identify factors contributing to degradation and suggest preventive measures
  • Optimized Charging Strategies: Intelligent charging algorithms that optimize charging profiles to minimize stress on the battery cells, factors such as temperature, charging rate, and depth of discharge to develop charging strategies that promote longevity
  • Thermal Management Systems: Advanced thermal management systems to regulate the temperature of the battery pack during both charging and discharging cycles, Novel cooling and heating methods to prevent overheating or extreme cold conditions that contribute to accelerated degradation

Description

Design an innovative system or an architecture to enhance the capabilities of electric tractors, allowing them to function as all-terrain vehicles capable of river crossings.
Your solution should address challenges such as waterproofing electrical components, providing sufficient torque for challenging terrains, and implementing a reliable navigation system for safe river traversal. Consider aspects like buoyancy, traction control, and energy efficiency in your design, ensuring that the modified electric tractors maintain their eco-friendly nature while expanding their versatility for agricultural use in diverse landscapes.

Description

Devise and implement an effective regenerative braking system for an electric tractor to harness and utilize kinetic energy during field operations.
Your solution should focus on optimizing energy recovery during braking instances, designing a robust energy storage system, and integrating the regenerative braking technology seamlessly with the tractor's overall functionality. Consider factors like the tractor's varying speeds and loads during field work, and explore innovative ways to efficiently convert and store the recaptured energy. Ensure that your solution enhances the tractor's overall energy efficiency and contributes to sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural practices.

Problem Statement for Viruksa would be

Description

The current state of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) gas stoves used for domestic cooking exhibits suboptimal thermal efficiency, resulting in inefficient fuel consumption and increased greenhouse gas emissions. This inefficiency is primarily attributed to the design and performance limitations of the combustion system, specifically the burner and mixing tube components. Addressing these issues is crucial for enhancing energy efficiency, reducing fuel consumption, and minimizing the environmental impact associated with LPG combustion. Present thermal efficiency of LPG gas stoves reached 72 %:

Develop the high thermal efficiency combustion system / burner / mixing chamber to achieve 78 – 80 % with cost effective way

Description

The conventional use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in domestic gas stoves presents a series of challenges, including environmental concerns, resource sustainability, and reliance on fossil fuels. To address these issues and promote a more sustainable and eco-friendly cooking solution, there is a need for the development of alternative fuels for LPG gas stoves. The primary goal is to identify and implement alternative fuel sources that can efficiently replace or augment LPG, mitigating environmental impact, ensuring resource diversification, and enhancing the overall sustainability of cooking practices. This research and development initiative should explore viable options for alternative fuels, taking into consideration factors such as cost-effectiveness, ease of adoption, and compatibility with existing LPG infrastructure and appliances.

The successful development of alternative fuels for LPG gas stoves will contribute to a cleaner and greener cooking environment, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and transition towards more sustainable energy solutions.

Description

The conventional mixer grinder used in households is often associated with a significant level of noise during the grinding process, causing disturbances to the surrounding environment. This noise not only affects the comfort of the users but also disrupts the peace of the household, making it an inconvenience for individuals in close proximity to the kitchen area.Addressing the issue of noise pollution generated by mixer grinders during grinding is crucial for enhancing user experience and promoting a healthier living environment. Therefore, there is a need for innovative solutions that can effectively reduce the noise produced by mixer grinders without compromising their grinding efficiency and functionality..


Cost effective innovative solution to reduce the noise while grinding.

Description

In the contemporary culinary landscape, the fast-paced lifestyle and reliance on convenience have led to a significant shift in cooking practices, often compromising the healthfulness of meals prepared at home. Traditional kitchen appliances, while serving essential functions, lack the sophistication needed to optimize cooking processes for nutritional excellence. To address this, there is a compelling need for the development of kitchen appliances that seamlessly integrate both Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, aiming to revolutionize cooking practices and promote healthier lifestyles.


Develop the cooking appliance using IOT / AI for healthier cooking

Problem Statement for Turbo energy would be

Description

As an initiative by the Government of India to prevent Global warming, Industries are to be monitored by ESG (environmental, Social, Governance) to calculate the Carbon footprint per part to be calculated and to fix the target against the calculation.:

Expected Outcome: Carbon Footprint per-part calculation automation (Emission of carbon from Manufacturing).

Description

Monitoring from a reactive to a proactive and data-driven approach for machine utilization, downtime, and efficiency hampers & decision-making

Expected Outcome: Effective utilization of machine hours

Description

The application monitors and analyses human thinking patterns, expectations, and preferences.The challenge is to develop an intelligent system that can accurately interpret and respond to human thoughts

Outcome: The goal is to bridge the gap between human expectation and technological solutions (6th sense)

Description

Understanding the potential correlation between human behavior and blood group remains a complex and relatively unexplode area; the challenge is to investigate and determine the specific behavior tendencies and association with blood group)

Outcome: The goal is to explore the potential links between human behavior and blood groups, leading to insights that could affect healthcare medicine and broader societal understanding. (can plan future instead of horoscope blood group )

Description

Develop a comprehensive procurement strategy for sourcing material from international suppliers, focusing on the efficient and effective utilization of forex optimization

Outcome: To minimize the cost and on-time delivery, addressing the key consideration of raising forex.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

Innovative projects have the opportunity to get financial support

     Incubation support financially up to Rs.10 lakhs from Vel Tech Technology Business Incubator (Vel Tech Technology Business Incubator, supported and funded by Department of Science and Technology enables start-ups with funding, infrastructure, mentor-ship, industry networking, resources and training).

Students get an opportunity to showcase their technical prowess

     To various participating industries leading to enhancement of technical knowledge, its application in industry. Vel Tech has collaboration with more than 2500 industries and these industries are invited to participate.

Employment opportunities to eligible students

     This forum since being conducted by Vel Tech every year, the participating industries provide employment opportunities to a number of students after seeing their Projects and communication skills.

Further the students can patent their projects.

        The best projects in each Theme will be selected for awards and Prizes. We have declared a prize money Rs.1,50,000 for the winners and also Surprise Gifts will be awarded.

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Contact Us

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
Contact Convener– VISAI 2024

No.42, Avadi-Vel Tech Road
  Avadi, Chennai-600 062.

+91 8754484202, +91 8754484207,   7338747795, +91 8754484203

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