IntelliSmart Concludes its 2nd Edition of Innovation Challenge with Potential Ideas to Disrupt Smart Metering, Power Distribution via Digitalisation

IntelliSmart Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (IntelliSmart) has concluded its flagship innovation challenge INSTINCT 2.0, which aimed to create an active tech ecosystem in the power sector by nurturing ideas and talents and enabling the industry to push the envelope of digitalisation.

May 18, 2022. By Manu Tayal

IntelliSmart Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (IntelliSmart) has concluded its flagship innovation challenge INSTINCT 2.0, which aimed to create an active tech ecosystem in the power sector by nurturing ideas and talents and enabling the industry to push the envelope of digitalisation.

IntelliSmart is a Joint Venture (JV) firm of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).

After receiving an overwhelming response from both individuals and teams, registrations rose 38 per cent as compared to the first edition. Also, participation saw a significant uptick with students participation stood by 37 per cent, start-ups by 35 per cent and professionals by 40 per cent.

On receiving the responses, Anil Rawal, MD & CEO, IntelliSmart said, “I am glad to see such overwhelming response for INSTINCT 2.0 from the innovation community. In our bid to pioneer digitalisation in the power sector, it is our responsibility to create an enabling ecosystem which can breed transformative ideas and solutions that can tackle some of the most difficult industry issues. In this effort, INSTINCT has emerged as a prime proposition.”
 
The program was focused on four critical challenges relevant to smart metering and the energy sector:
 
  • Re-usability or safe disposal of outdated meters.
  • Hybrid communication modules for smart meters.
  • Device level data trimming to reduce stress on AMI systems.
  • Developing cost effective and indigenous solutions to achieve plug and play interchangeability or integration among CCMS.
The winning ideas and concepts showed deep solution-focused thinking with the potential for mass-scale commercialisation. For the hybrid communication modules challenge, the winner developed an AI-based device concept that can trim AMI data by cutting down DLMS payloads and expand network capacity.
 
For the hybrid communication modules challenge, the winner built a NIC with dual radio frequency which can ensure data assurance and cost efficiencies of smart meter deployment.

For both the challenges, the winner was Team Boltron, constituted by Ravi Subramanyam, Bhautik Ramoliya and Somaraju Pitchika.
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