GES 2017: The Most Eye-Catching Indian Innovations Unveiled in Hyderabad
Hyderabad is currently hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. Over 1500 entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives are expected to attend the global event addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the US delegation led by Ivanka Trump. The Summit will highlight India’s support ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship along with its efforts in ease of doing business, eliminating unnecessary regulations, and supporting startups. This year’s theme is ‘women first, prosperity for all.’ Image source: @NITIAayog A part of the event that has caught attention is the Product Showcase Wall put up at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre by the Indian government. Different startups and entrepreneurs have displayed their products for delegates to see and appreciate. One of them is the country’s first smart electric scooter — a model of the S340 — developed by Bengaluru-based techie Tarun Mehta, co-founder of Ather Energy. It costs around ₹1 lakh and will be available in the market by the middle of next year. The scooter runs on a lithium-ion battery pack design, with a touchscreen dashboard and a speed of up to 72 km/h. It can travel up to 60km on a single charge and can be driven in flood-affected areas as well. India’s first electric scooter. Image source: Ather Energy When partially submerged, you can ride it for up to 30 mins. It also has an inbuilt global positioning system, reports Deccan Chronicle. Another product that has grabbed attention is the AmbuPod, which is a three-wheeled solar-powered micro-ambulance developed by a Pune-based startup. The AmbuPod will help solve the issue of patients in need of emergency medical help getting stuck in traffic. It can act as a 24-hour ambulance accommodating one patient on a single stretcher and can be attached to a two-wheeler for navigating through crowded roads. Promotion There are seats for medical attendants as well. The AmbuPod. Image source: @DIPPGOI The vehicle is weatherproof and has a makeshift tent kit for pregnant women in case of an urgent delivery. It is charged with solar power. The AmbuPod is still waiting to hit the market. Ethereal Machine’s Halo, a 5D Printer was also on display at the Summit. According to its co-founder, the machine can be used in the defence, aerospace, and, healthcare sectors, Deccan Chronicle reported. In the defence sector, it will be able to manufacture small parts of heavy-duty vehicles. In the healthcare sector, it will be able to make moulds for syringes and medical equipment. The 5D printer has already arrived in the market. Other products displayed at the wall included a palm-sized micro drone by Drona Aviation, a smart sleep and wellness tracking baby monitor, the MiRCam from Cardiac Design Labs and an iBreastExam device that helps bring cancer detection and other health services closer to those who need it.
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