Accenture announces winners of ‘Innovation Jockeys’

Bengaluru, Oct 25 (IANS) Systems integration and outsourcing giant Accenture in collaboration with Yahoo on Tuesday announced the winners of the fifth season of “Innovation Jockeys” in Bengaluru.

The “Innovation Jockeys” contest was focused on finding the most promising technology innovations in three categories, including detecting fraud and preventing business malpractice, creating an inclusive digital India and empowering women.

The grand prize was awarded to the team ‘Devoted Dudes’ from BITS Pilani for developing an SMS-based mobile biometric authentication system to help people in rural areas.

The award for the ‘Innovation to detect fraud and prevent business malpractice’ category was given to the team ‘IAFC’ from IIT Kharagpur.

Another award for ‘Innovation to create a digital India’ category went to the team ‘AirPure’ from IIIT-Delhi.

The third award for the ‘Innovation to empower women’ category was awarded to ‘Wayne Enterprises’ from CUSAT, Kochi

The competition received 3,600 idea submissions from 800 campuses across the country.