Team VaxiBead of MIT win study trip to New Zealand 


Team VaxiBead of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) has won the ‘New Zealand-India Sustainability Challenge 2017’ trophy for their invention ‘A mobile healthcare programme to ensure complete vaccination for every child’ at New Delhi recently.


VaxiBead – an innovative mobile healthcare platoform that tracks vaccination details for the users and ensures that every new born is vaccinated on time won the New Zealand-India Sustainability Challenge (NZISC). The project themed on “Sustainable Lifestyle” was presented at the grand finale of the New Zealand – India Sustainability Challenge that was held by Education New Zealand. It was held in association with premier New Zealand universities and the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on December 7, 2017.


The winning team including Dhruv Suri, Sairi Akondi from Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) and Nicholas Steyn from University of Canterbury developed and worked on the project under the mentorship of Dr Arun Shanbhag, Chief Innovation Officer, MIT.


The two Indian students won an all-expense paid internship for three weeks at the New Zealand partner universities — University of Canterbury, University of Otago and University of Waikato.


The competition was organised by Education New Zealand, in association with premier New Zealand universities and The Energy and Resources Institute. Following the winners, the two runner-up for NZISC was team AlphaQ from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai; and team Green Computing from Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Of the 90 teams which entered the competition, the finale showcased the work of six top teams displaying six different sustainable solutions for everyday problems.

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