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REC, T-Hub to power renewable energy ideas

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31/01/2018

The Rural Electrification Corporation’s REC Foundation and tech start-up incubator T-Hub have joined hands to launch a programme to help 1,800 young college innovators in the two Telugu-speaking States to produce 600 projects focused on renewable energy.

This is to be achieved by extending support and mentoring under the REC Innovation Platform to 30 government engineering colleges in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The students selected from these colleges will go through the Conceptual Research Experience Programme. They will be mentored on the finer aspects of research and innovation in the field, a release on the joint initiative said.

Of the 6,000 projects, 30 will be selected for advanced mentoring. The top three from them selected for further mentoring at T-Hub.

The documents for the REC Innovation Platform were exchanged at a function in T-Hub on Monday by senior representatives of the two sides, in the presence of IT and Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao, REC Chairman and Managing Director P.V. Ramesh and IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan.

The students would be building innovations in renewable energy ranging from solar energy and wind energy to geothermal energy and alternative bio fuels, and more, the release said.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister underscored the need for forging more industry-academia partnership to help prepare the engineering students to be ready for the next industrial revolution. In the field of renewable energy, he sought to highlight the role of innovation particularly in the area of power storage.

Mr. Ramesh said one of today’s challenges is energy, “how to ensure a constant supply without impacting the environment. The answer lies in renewable energy... However, innovation is still needed to ensure that it becomes the largest contributor to the energy needs. The REC Innovation Platform aims at empowering student innovators in the field of renewable energy.”

T-Hub CEO Jay Krishnan said capability to drive innovation from bottom up is important and is to be achieved through the programme.” To queries later, he said the duration of the programme is one year and students from around 20 colleges in Telangana and 10 in Andhra Pradesh will participate in it.

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  • News Section: Other Renewable Energy
  • Month: January
  • Year: 2018
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