QuEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, will host innovative project ideas from engineering students across India and the United Kingdom at their flagship annual applied engineering contest, “Ingenium”. The winner of Ingenium 2019 will be selected after evaluating projects presented by the finalists from India and the UK at the grand finale to be held on October 19, 2019 in Hyderabad. The projects will be judged based on innovation, relevance to industry and society, and marketability by the jury consisting of industry experts from GE Power, Medtronic, MAN Truck & Bus India Pvt. Ltd. and QuEST Global.
The projects that will be presented at Ingenium finale are spread across Software & Digital, Power, Healthcare, Automotive, Embedded & Electronics and Mechanical streams. The finalists were selected after screening more than 6,500 registrations submitted by final year students from over 800 engineering colleges across India and the UK. The project ideas submitted by aspiring engineers were around solving the various challenges around digital transformation and Industry 4.0. The winners of coveted competition in the engineering community will be entitled to a jackpot of exciting prizes, including a visit to the Bombardier Transportation facility in Derby, the UK, along with a cash prize and an opportunity to work with QuEST Global.
This year, QuEST Global’s endeavors in nurturing engineering talent is being supported by Bombardier Transportation and Siemens Digital Industries Software. Ramesh Loganathan, Professor, Co-innovation and Head of Research Outreach, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad will be the chief guest of the event. The project presentation by the finalists will be evaluated by an eminent panel of judges which include Parag Marathe, Executive – Engineering, GE Power & Site Leader, Hyderabad Technology Center, Divya Joshi, Site Director – Medtronic Engineering & Innovation Centre, Hyderabad, Ashish Dugar, Chief Technology Officer, MAN Truck & Bus India Pvt. Ltd., and Venugopalan C. V., Chief Engineer, QuEST Global.
Robert Leclerc, Head of Global Engineering at Bombardier Transportation said, “Bombardier and QuEST Global look back on a successful partnership, which is also based on QuEST’s attractiveness for talent. Therefore, we are happy to support their engineering innovation platform, Ingenium – an event to unearth hidden talents among the student community. And, we look forward to further build up on our partnership to grow the Bombardier presence in the railway industry, with 500 million passengers that our products transport daily, in 200 cities around the globe.”
“Every year, we get to see top engineering talent participating in the event, and we are proud to facilitate global exposure for them by providing them with an opportunity to be hired by world’s leading engineering companies. This year, we have successfully completed Ingenium in Japan and the UK, which has evoked tremendous response from industry pioneers and students in these countries,” said Dr. Ajay Prabhu, Chief Operating Officer, QuEST Global. “In the coming years, we are planning to launch Ingenium in the key global markets where we operate from and build regional talent pool in these regions and improve the industry academia connect. By taking Ingenium globally, we aim at encouraging engineering students from across the globe to solve complex engineering problems in the society and across various industries.”
Aiming to build enthusiasm and passion for engineering among the academic community, Ingenium is a global confluence for budding engineering talent to showcase their path-breaking ideas that could leave a lasting positive impact on this world and lives of people. The event has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years and has also become one of the most strategic ways through which QuEST Global hires its future engineering talent to solve complex engineering challenges to its customers.