IIT-Kharagpur students win first 'Accenture Innovation Challenge'

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A sleep-assistant that uses a wireless device to remotely monitor sleep patterns won students from IIT-Kharagpur the grand prize at the first "Accenture Innovation Challenge".

Other winners of the competition organized by global professional services Accenture were students from Dronacharya Group of Institution, Noida; Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram; IIT-Roorkee; Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Bhimavaram and IIT-Madras.

The challenge was designed to inspire innovation among college students in the country.

"We are thrilled that over 13,000 students from over 900 colleges took part in this year's Accenture Innovation Challenge and submitted over 7,000 innovation ideas," Mohan Sekhar, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Technology Services, said in a statement.

The students demonstrated innovative uses of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Thing