Top 10 Finalists Announced in Intel and DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge

Intel India Announces 'Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur' Initiative to Empower Non-urban Citizens Through Technology

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Top 10 Finalists Announced in Intel and DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge
Top 10 Finalists Announced in Intel and DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge

New Delhi, November 20, 2015 – At an innovation event in New Delhi today, Intel made announcements aimed at driving technology adoption and making the benefits of technology broadly accessible across India in support of the Indian government’s Digital India vision. Intel revealed the top 10 teams in the Intel and DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge. The company also launched the ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’ program, through which Intel will work with national and regional governments to create a blueprint to drive technology-enabled transformation at the grassroots in 10 states in India.

Intel & DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge

Launched in April 2015, the Intel & DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge was created to attract aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, makers and innovators to develop intuitive and easy-to-use solutions to drive technology adoption or create applications that accelerate the delivery of e-governance services through eKranti/MyGov apps on mobile platforms. The challenge drew more than 1900 entries from all over India.
At the innovation event, the top 10 teams of the Intel & DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge were honored by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honorable Minister of Communications and IT, Government of India; Mr. Gregory R. Pearson, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation; and Ms. Debjani Ghosh, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Group and Managing Director, Intel South Asia. The event was also graced by eminent dignitaries including Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Chief Executive Officer, MyGov; Mr. Hasit Kaji, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Tata Consultancy Services; Mr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM; Mr. R. Chandrashekar, President, NASSCOM and Mr.Vikas Jain, Co-Founder, Micromax Informatics Ltd.

“I would like to congratulate and thank Intel and the innovators for taking us one step closer to our goal of Digital India through the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. We strongly believe that grassroots level innovation built through robust Public Private Partnerships like this will lead the way towards achieving a truly Digital India. I would also like to congratulate Intel for launching ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’. Programs like these are the need of the hour to enable citizens, facilitate digital infrastructure as a utility, and provide governance as well as services on demand.”

– Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honorable Minister of Communications and IT

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available ‘conflict-free’ microprocessors.

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