Arun Agarwal wins the Falling Walls Lab India with "Breaking the Wall of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality"
The Falling Walls Lab India was hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany on 24 September 2016.
The presenters pitched their ideas from different fields of research and society in 3 minutes each. A distinguished jury made up of representatives from academia and industry selected the most intriguing presentation.
The winner of the Falling Walls Lab India will travel to Berlin and participate in the global Lab Finale on 8 November 2016. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2016 within the scope of an A.T. Kearney scholarship.
Meet the winner
1. Place: Arun Agarwal, India, Janitri Innovations Private Limited - Breaking the Wall of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality
Uterine contraction is one of the important parameters to track labor progress. A Cardiotocographic machine is used for the same which is expensive, unportable, and requires a skilled person to handle. Janitri, a new cost effective, easy to understand, portable device/belt can measure the uterine contraction. It will probably be in market in the year 2018.
Meet the jury
Heike Mock, Director, German Academic Exchange Service, Regional Office, New Delhi; Chairperson, German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), New Delhi
Gabriele Boner, Deputy Consul General, German Consulate General, Mumbai
Dr. Arvind Natu, Senior Advisor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune; DAAD Research Ambassador
Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), Pune
Dr. Manohar Badiger, Chief Scientist, Polymer Science and Engineering Division, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Dr. Abhay Jere, Vice-President, Persistent Systems Ltd.; Member, Expert Committee of ‘Swachh Bharat’ Campaign