Assam innovator shines at Festival of Innovation, Rashtrapati Bhawan

In the recent Festival of Innovation 2017 held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Swapnanil Talukdar bagged the “Ninth National Grassroots Technological Innovation and Tradition” consolation award making the state proud.

It must be noted that Swapnanil Talukdar is also working on Sustainability Development Goals by United Nations in different Forums (World Youth Conference- Delhi, Global Initiative Symposium – Taiwan, Youth to Youth Initiative –Dubai). He is also the co-founder of Finderbridge and start-up adviser at Work Garage, Explorer and Adventure, Lilimai, Tech Variable, etc.

Swapnanil’s projects include-
• Page Turning Machine
Filed Patent at the age of 16 for this Invention designed for differently able. A Page Turner operates by foot for flipping of book pages. Currently the only existing devise in the world. The electrical version of the devise is under construction.
• SDG No. 2, ‘Zero Hunger’ by UNO during WYC, November 2016, India:
Invited as the International Speaker during World Youth Conference at Vigyan Bhawan, India to discuss upon the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. My focus area was ‘Zero Hunger’ and worked on designing ‘a system to use left-out foods and evenly distribute food supply in a state’.
• Applying IoT designed the Know Your Health App, July 2016, NTU:
Participated as an International Delegate in the “Global Initiative Symposium-16” at National Taiwan University. The theme was “Redefine the Limitations” and worked hands-on in the Action Plan Project on ‘Internet of Things in the field of Pharmaceutical Industry’.
• Designed the NASA Moon Buggy and Volunteered to build the Jesco Von Puttkamer School, August 2017, ISEI-Germany:
Participated in the International Workshop cum Summer Camp at International Space Education Institute, Germany under Ralf Heckel (NASA Outreach Program Manager, Europe) from 5th to 23rd of August, 2016 as a part of the Indian International Team for NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge to be held at Alabama, USA next year. Worked hands-on to study the Moon Buggy and design a more efficient rover for Mars.
Selected as the Pit-Crew Member in the International Team under ISEI for NASA HERC-17 USA.
• ICT application in Education Sector during the upcoming Youth to Youth Initiative (from Lithuania) to be held in Dubai from 23rd to 27th April, 2017.
• Assam State Waste Management Survey; Participation and designed the Plan for the Assam State Waste Management Project (under Team ‘Panchiyaan’) where Dhekiajulli was the survey ground for the Pilot Project.

Awards and Recognition-

• Selected for the “Third Batch of Innovation Scholars In-Residence Programme at Rashtrapati Bhawan” for his Innovation “Foot Operated Manual Page Turning Machine” 12th-26th March, 2016 in collaboration with National Innovation Foundation – India.
• IGNITE-14 AWARD by Former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam: The National Competition for Ideas and Innovations organized by National Innovation Foundation at IIM-Ahmadabad, 19th November, 2014.
• Ninth National Grassroots Technological Innovations and Traditional Knowledge Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan, 4th March, 2017.
• Youth Icon of the Year 2017 during All Assam Entrepreneurs Meet at Sivasagar, Assam.
• Delhi Youth Award for contribution in Science and Technology by Young India Foundation during Quitennance Youth Summit.
• Leadership Award by The Assam News during Assam Youth Summit.


Team UniTreed congratulates him on his success and wishes him luck for his future.



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