Team Slick of Techno NJR students won the First runner-up prize of Rs. 75,000/- in prestigious Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware version held at NIT, Trichy from June 18 to 22, 2018. 6 teams of Techno NJR were shortlisted for this event.
This 5-day event was conducted at 10 centers across the country at IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IISc Bangalore, IIT Roorkee, NIT Trichy CEERI, Pilani etc to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among engineering students and find solutions to real problems of India. This was in continuation of Smart India Hackathon software version which was held from March 30 to April 1, 2018. Techno NJR was one of the center for the software version.
Team slick consisting of students Lokesh Puri Goswami, Kunjpreet Arora, sayed Amir, Kunjal jain, Gaurav Suthar and Dharmendra Vaishnav of Civil and Mechanical branches created eco-friendly construction bricks and paver blocks out of waste materials like marble slurry, waste plastics etc and was appreciated by an eminent panel of judges. These bricks are called wricks These students had presented a research paper also last year at IIT, Mumbai and received first prize. Encouraged by the response at IIT, Mumbai these students decided to implement their research paper.
Disposal of marble slurry especially in Udaipur and other wastes in all cities is a major problem faced by most municipal authorities. This innovation can solve the problem of waste disposal in a profitable and eco-friendly way.