RCOEM among the 100 best semi-finalists of the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

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The Spectro Processor team at the Center for Microsystem, RCOEM Nagpur working on the project entitled “Design and Development of a Spectro Processor for Biomedical Applications” has been shortlisted among the top 100 semi-finalists of the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge. The project focuses on the development of platform-based solutions around Swadeshi main processors for the analysis of body fluids and has the potential to overcome the hardware dependence on existing instruments by providing software solutions.

The team consists of Sangeeta Palekar Sammanwar, University Researcher, Department of Electronic Engineering, as well as mentor professors Dr Jayu Kalambe (RCOEM, Nagpur) and Dr Rajendra Patrikar (VNIT, Nagpur). MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, had announced the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge under #AtmanibharBharat Abhiyan to boost the strong ecosystem of start-ups, innovators and researchers in the country. The semi-finalist team received a cash prize of Rs 1,000,000 and an FPGA board for MVP / POC development as well as free access to the Swadeshi processor ecosystem. Out of 6,169 teams (approximately 10,024 participants) that registered for the challenge, 1,200 qualified for the quarter-finals after an online quiz and submission of a summary. Only 100 teams were selected for the semi-final based on the submitted proposal.

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