New Delhi, November, 2016: Team Airpure under the flagship of AirZen (incubated at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi) won the category award for Best Innovation for Digital India at the Innovation Jockeys grand finale.
Innovation Jockey, a competition organised by Accenture for college students across India, saw an enthusiastic response from over 800 colleges. There were 3600 entries, a 50 per cent increase over last year’s.
Varun Jain, IIIrd year, CSE BTech and Abhishek Jain, IVth year CSE BTech of IIITD were the co-founders of the award-wining innovation ‘Airpure’, aimed at tackling the growing air pollution. Airpure is a pollution surveillance system that not just monitors indoor and outdoor pollution levels, but also provides customised health risks and solutions based on an individual’s health, age and gender. The device can be useful in providing research data on pollution and help government formulated policies to control air pollution.