India: QuEST Global, the pioneering engineering services provider, has joined hands with global aerospace pioneer Airbus to foster innovation among engineering students in India through their flagship annual applied engineering contest Ingenium. Aiming to build enthusiasm and passion for engineering among the academic community, Ingenium encourages engineering students across the country to demonstrate their innovative ideas and creative potential. The grand finale of this one-of-its-kind event will be held on October 5, 2018 at Bengaluru.
More than 4,500 students from various engineering colleges in the country have registered for this year’s Ingenium, which intends to be a melting pot of the brightest engineering minds. In the eighth edition of the India-wide talent search competition, aspiring engineers will showcase ingenious ideas to solve the various challenges around Industry 4.0 revolution. The winners of Ingenium will be entitled to a jackpot of exciting prizes, including a visit to the Airbus facility in Wichita, USA, along with a cash prize of INR 1 lakh, and to top it all, an opportunity to work with QuEST.
Lauding QuEST’s initiative to promote young engineering talent, John O’Leary, Vice President, Airbus Americas said, “We are delighted to partner with QuEST for Ingenium and extend our support to nurture the vast engineering talent in India. Events like Ingenium can unearth the hidden gems among the student community and help them showcase their innovative ideas to the world. Airbus has been associating with QuEST for Ingenium ever since they launched the event, and we are happy to see this platform acquire fresher dimensions and grow by geometric proportions every year.”
Commenting on how the event is helping engineering students, Dr. Ramdas M Pai, President and Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal said, “Ingenium gives students the best opportunity to solve complex engineering problems using their own innovative ideas. In an earlier edition of Ingenium, our students won the first prize for a Solar Electric Road Vehicle. Constant interactions with the engineering fraternity during the event, and the constructive feedback from industry experts have helped them widen their perspective on the subject, and thus expand their career horizons.”
Dr. Ajay Prabhu, Chief Operating Officer, QuEST Global, said, “Over the years, Ingenium has acquired the momentum to create a positive impact on India’s future engineering talent. Every year, we get to see top talents from across the country in the event, and we are proud to facilitate global exposure for them, and to bring them the opportunity to be hired by world’s leading engineering companies. This is among the several initiatives QuEST Global organizes globally, wherein we work with the academia to make the next generation of engineers ‘future-ready’.”