Falling Walls Lab – Veera Shanthi Ram M - Breaking the Wall of Inefficacy in Grading Coconuts
Mr.M.Veera Shanthi Ram and G.S.Rahul of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering have an essence of developing standardized methods to grade the coconut. They developed a prototype model of a product “Coconut Qualifier” which is supported by NewGen IEDC and NSTEDB, DST, Govt. of India with funding of 2.5 Lakhs.
As an integral part they applied for the contest in Falling Wall Lab. Sixteen finalist from across the country selected through a rigorous process and presented their top notch research and entrepreneurial ideas on water problem, climate change and energy conservation as a part of the falling walls Lab Contest hosted by the Germany academic agency DAAD and German House for research and Innovation New Delhi at Jadavpur University, Kolkata on 7th April 2018.
Veera Shanthi Ram from Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, was adjudged the winner of the contest. He provided the technological solution for quality check of coconuts for the food industry especially coconut based products.
He will compete with Falling Walls Lab winners from across the world at the global Lab finale that takes place in Berlin on 8 November 2018, and also gets a ticket to the prestigious Falling Walls Conference on 9 November where leaders from science, industry and policy-making meet. The trip to Berlin is financed by the DWIH - German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi. This initiative is supported by the Federal Foreign Office, Germany.