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September 15, 2015, Bangalore: QuEST Global, a global leader in engineering services today announced the winners of the fifth edition of its annual pan-India innovation contest – QuEST Ingenium 2015. Riding on the huge success of its past editions, QuEST Ingenium, a national-level engineering contest in its fifth year was a shot in the arm for a large number of graduating engineering students across India. Honored by Chief Guest Dr Mylswamy Annadurai; Director of ISAC (ISRO) this year, Ingenium was even bigger and better with more dynamics, more variety and increased industry representation than ever before.

With over 5700 registrations from 27 states and 750 colleges this year, Ingenium is now a primary national forum for the engineering student fraternity to showcase their talent. The gala event held in Bangalore today, witnessed students from final year/pre-final year BE / B.Tech / dual degree across India, showcase some out-of-the-box projects. Among the shortlisted 10 teams, Solar Mobile from Manipal Institute of Technology was announced the winning team for their project on Solar Electric Road Vehicle by a panel of judges drawn from academic institutions and industries. Besides an enticing cash prize, the winning team are also sponsored by Airbus to fly to Europe on a facility tour of its Stade & Bremen facility in Germany. In addition QuEST Global, the brain behind QuEST Ingenium, extended an opportunity to the top 100 qualifying teams, for exploring placement with the organization.

Announcing the winners, Dr Ajay Prabhu, COO, QuEST Global commented, “India is a fast growing economy and the major reason for this growth is its young intellects. When we talk about Make in India, the real question is how to truly ”Create and Engineer in India”. Opportunities to new employable world need to be promoted to create new skill sets to “Engineer in India”. At QuEST Global we are glad that we could make a positive impact with this initiative to harness and nurture India’s future talent to shape tomorrow’s India. In that sense this program has successfully met its objective in supporting deserving students to chart out their future.”

Speaking on their victory, the team – Arvind Nayak, Amol Grover, Dharshan and Bhavesh Mehta, winners of QuEST Ingenium said, ”This is overwhelming for our team. Hard work has led to all this. The recognition that we have been awarded will bring us a step closer to living our dreams. We want to thank QuEST Global for the positive influence that they have had in our lives as well for the big opportunities they have brought our way”.

“QuEST Ingenium, a national contest for engineers to display their engineering and innovation aptitude fulfils the dreams of talented youth in India. Technology enables us to reach higher and I am really happy to be part of this event. Sometimes the best from tier 2 and tier 3 colleges can be better than an average student from an IIT; these students don’t have many opportunities presented to them and possess the hunger and talent, this initiative looks to tap just that,” Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) said addressing the gathering.

Mr Marcus Gehle, Head of Engineering for Wing Moveables & Plant Engineering Teams – Stade & Bremen of Airbus said, “We are delighted that we could provide the opportunity for these talented students in association with QuEST Ingenium to sponsor their trip to our facility based in Germany. Nurturing talent is an important aspect of our globalization strategy and we are glad that we are extending our hands to such students to come forward and be a part of this big industry”.

About QuEST Global

For more than 20 years, QuEST Global has been a trusted global product engineering and lifecycle services partner to many of the world’s most recognized companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy, Hi-Tech, Medical Devices, Rail and Semiconductor industries. With a presence in 13 countries, 55 global delivery centers and 11,450+ personnel, QuEST Global is at the forefront of the convergence of the mechanical, electronics, software and digital engineering innovations to engineer solutions for a safer, cleaner and sustainable world. QuEST Global’s deep domain knowledge and digital expertise help its clients accelerate product development and innovation cycles, create alternate revenue streams, enhance consumer experience and make manufacturing processes and operations more efficient.

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Kapil Singhal: kapil.singhal@quest-global.com