Audience Choice Award winner Soumya Mondal, Winner Position 1 Veera Shanthi Ram M, Winner Position 3 Amit Lokhande and Winner Postion 2 Anisha Krishna Kumar

The Falling Walls Lab India took place at Jadavpur University Kolkata on 7 April 2018. Sixteen finalists from across the country selected through a rigorous process presented their top notch research and entrepreneurial ideas on themes as varied as but not limited to water problems, climate change, energy conservation, disabilities and impairments, cancer and other diseases, effective processing and production etc.

Veera Shanthi Ram M from National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, who presented his technological solution for quality check of coconuts for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, was adjudged the winner of the Lab. He will compete with Falling Walls Lab winners from across the world at the global Lab finale that takes place in Berlin on 8 November 2018, and also gets a ticket to the prestigious Falling Walls Conference on 9 November where leaders from science, industry and policy-making meet. The trip to Berlin is financed by the DWIH - German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi.

The second prize went to Anisha Krishnakumar from NIT Warangal for a user friendly product for detection of breast cancer while Amit Lokhande from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai got the third position for his work on Phosphorous diagnosis in cattle. Somya Mondal of Jadavpur University received the Audience Vote award for his gaming solution for energy conservation.

The 2018 edition of Falling Walls Lab India was hosted by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service and DWIH - German House for Research and Innovation New Delhi, in partnership with the Jadavpur University Kolkata. This initiative is supported by the Federal Foreign Office, Germany.

Further Information: http://dwih.in/event/falling-walls-lab-india-2018