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IIT Madras wins CII’s ‘The Most Innovative Institute of the Year’ award for disruptive innovations

Innovations recognised include VITALSENS, a platform technology for clinical-grade wearable health monitoring; ARISE, a standing wheelchair and Shakti, an indigenous microprocessor

IIT Madras wins CII's ‘The Most Innovative Institute of the Year’ award for disruptive innovations

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has been judged as ‘The Most Innovative Institute of the Year’ by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for its disruptive innovations. The award that was bestowed during the ‘26th DST-CII Technology Summit’ held virtually on December 9, 2020, is one of the categories in CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2020.

The innovations recognised in this award include:

The VITALSENS platform for clinical-grade wearable health monitoring, which includes the ‘Wireless Continuous Multi-parameter Patient Monitoring Device’ and related smartphone apps, developed by Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, faculty head, Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC), IIT Madras
‘Arise,’ said to be India’s first standing wheelchair as per the Institute’s official notification. It was developed by Sujatha Srinivasan, faculty Head TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development, IIT Madras
‘Shakti’ considered as the country’s first indigenous microprocessor according to the institute’s release. It was developed by V Kamakoti, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science and Technology while addressing the winners said, “More incubators and startups have come in the last six years than the preceding 60 years. Both the Government and industry have realised that disruption to status quo can be beneficial. Awards like this one highlight the innovation in the Institutes.”

“We constantly focus on making our innovations employable by the domestic industry by providing global-level knowhow and fostering academia-industry collaboration,” said Ravindra Gettu, dean (Industrial Consultancy axnd Sponsored Research), IIT Madras.

The Institute was earlier adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in 2019 and 2020. The Ranking was launched by the Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education.