i2e Lab helps entrepreneurs drive social innovation through technology – The New Indian Express
HYDERABAD: Arun Kumar and Ashutosh quit their jobs at Microsoft to launch their startup and named it Urban Brain Technologies, which aimed to solve the traffic congestion problem that prevails in Tier I cities using the IA. They are ready to unveil their pilot project because they recently graduated from the “i2e Lab” (from innovation to entrepreneurship) managed by the Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) and Make Room India.
They were one of eight teams that came up with ideas for social innovation that have the potential to solve the problems people face on a daily basis through the use of technology. Participants in the four-month program found ways to treat primary dysmenorrhea, solve mental health issues in students, reduce air pollution, and find innovative ways to mechanize farms and even d ‘use the Internet of Things to help farmers grow mushrooms.
“Traffic jams have an economic impact. For example, data shows that the people of Bengaluru waste 60 million hours a day on the road, which represents a loss of productivity. People spend Rs 3,700 crore a year on gasoline there. Add to this the amount spent by governments on the construction of highways and skyways, we felt that the best solution was to use AI by monitoring CCTV cameras on the roads to operate the traffic lights ” , Arun told Express.
“To make Telangana a hub for problem solving, we believe that i2e Lab’s focused approach of bringing in resources and connecting them to opportunities with government is the biggest benefit of the program,” said Annie Vijaya, Head of Sustainability Office, TSIC.