Makers Lab, the research and development arm center of Tech Mahindra Ltd., a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions announced today the launch of a women-led Ideathon to drive technology innovation. Launched on International Women’s Day, the Ideathon is aimed at solving real world challenges through technology, especially in the defense space. The Ideathon will run for 4 weeks and will end on 7th April.
The wider Tech Mahindra family including woman associates, women spouses of other associates and children are invited to participate in this Ideation. The Ideathon, supported by Josh, the cultural group of Tech Mahindra will consist of two rounds. The top 20 ideas will be rewarded and will get a chance to interact with Instructors as well as Army officers of College of Military Engineering (CME), Pune. College of Military Engineering is a premier technical and tactical training institute of the Indian Army (Corps of Engineers) with a focus on promoting innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for the Indian Army.
Nikhil Malhotra, Global Head of Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra, said, “The mission of Tech Mahindra’s research and development arm, Makers Lab, is to promote technology innovation and provide a common platform where academia and industry can come together to create disruptive solutions to solve real world problems. This women-led Ideathon is a first among a series of Ideathons and hackathons which are planned across the year in Tech Mahindra, to encourage women professionals especially to innovate and leverage technology towards betterment of society and world at large.”
Winnovate is a Tech Mahindra program with a vision to enable women to break the glass ceiling and bring excellence in technology as well as management. The program is aimed at inspiring more women with real life examples, monthly webinars and mentorship programs.
Kanchan Bhonde, Product Strategy Head, Makers Lab and Head – Winnovate (Women who Innovate) Program, Tech Mahindra, said, “There are some very challenging problem statements we have developed for the Ideathon, which will naturally generate curiosity amongst the teams. We are excited to hear from women and children who will get a chance to showcase their creativity and technical expertise.”
As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra’s Makers Lab is focused on developing future-ready solution by leveraging next gen technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality, 5G – Network of the future. There is a range of business problems that Makers lab aims to solve in the future to enhance citizen services and customer experiences.