Winner of Smart City Startup Challenge Announced

MinionLabs (non-intrusive energy management solutions) & Vacus Tech (Making data centers go green) joint winners of the challenge

Chosen from among 150+ startups

Challenge focused on key smart city areas like Water Management/Supply/Distribution, Waste Management, Safety, Security, Health & Energy

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (Maxim News): Smart city living labs at IIITH announced the winner for Smart City Startup Challenge 2021. The challenge attracted 150+ applications from innovative smart city startups across the Water, Waste Management, Health, Energy, Safety and Security sectors in May and June.

Out of these, an internal panel selected 70 startups who got a unique opportunity to be listed in the smart city innovation registry. A total of 14 startups were handpicked to pitch in front of the smart city innovation ecosystem leaders. MinionLabs India Private Limited & Vacus Tech Pvt Ltd came out as the winner for the challenge and will be awarded with the equity free grant of 5 lakhs each and an opportunity to do a pilot.

The two winners: Vacus Tech Pvt Ltd: Vacus has US patented technology to make cities/ data centres go towards green approach.

They have developed a sensor that is capable of indoor location & tracking, temperature & humidity measurement, vibration measurement, low-power. Their accurate tracking capabilities are helping their clients to reduce downtime by minimizing the human errors.

MinionLabs India Private Limited: Minion is a hand sized energy auditing device with much easier installations has the ability to analyze this data for valuable actionable insights with non-intrusive energy management solutions.

Minion senses each and every appliance, devices and tools turning ON and OFF inside the building and gives you a comprehensive report on predictive analytics and maintenance without burning a hole in your pocket. (Maxim News)

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