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Hyundai Motor India Foundation announces the Winners of H-Social Creator 2021

● Winners of HSC 2021 (Mr. Manobala S & Mr. Manoj M – Sethu Institute of Technology, Madurai and Mr.Ayush Kale – IIT Bombay) were felicitated with a total seed capital of Rs.15 Lakh for development of winning projects

● 10 finalists belonging to prestigious institutions across India were shortlisted for the Grand Finale after a tough Semi-Finals Round

● Aimed at encouraging youth to develop socially innovative and unique ideas themed around Road Safety, Environment, Clean India, and Healthcare

● Over 150 recognized institutions from varied fields of Medical, Aeronautical, AI, IT, Engineering and Management took part in H-Social Creator 2021

Chennai, March 28, 2022: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited, today announced the winners of globally renowned ‘H-Social Creator’ 2021. The most meaningful and pragmatic ideas (Wearable Prenatal Monitoring Device by Mr.Manobala S & Mr.Manoj M – Sethu Institute of Technology, Madurai and Anti-road intrusion system by Mr.Ayush Kale, IIT Bombay) were felicitated with a total seed capital of Rs. 15 Lakhs for development of the projects.

Inspired by our vision ‘Progress for Humanity’, H-Social Creator program brings together some of the most innovative minds in the country for generating ideas that trigger meaningful change for people and communities. For the 3rd consecutive year, HMIF brought young talent to the forefront which is geared towards fostering innovation centred around Road Safety, Environment, Clean India, and Healthcare. HSC 2021 saw students participating from over 150 recognised institutions and 10 finalists were shortlisted for the grand finale. The H-Social Creator 2021 Grand Finale was held in Chennai on March 26th and 27th, 2022. All 10 finalists were provided expert guidance by mentors from various fields.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL, said, “H-Social Creator is the distinguished programme of Hyundai Motor India Foundation that aims to empower youth in the direction of positive social transformation by deploying the right kind of resources, mentorship and platform. We believe that the actionable ideas presented by the winners (Mr. Manobala S & Mr. Manoj M – Sethu Institute of Technology, Madurai and Mr.Ayush Kale- IIT Bombay) along with the finalists, have the potential to introduce innovations and technology that elevates communities and lives, displaying our commitment of going ‘Beyond Mobility’ and embracing Intelligent Technology, Sustainability and Innovation towards betterment of the society. Through this initiative, we honour the engagement of the bright minds who participated in H-Social Creator 2021.”

The H-Social Creator’ has witnessed immense growth over the last three years. It has become a catalyst for social transformation and will continue to serve as a platform to fulfil the vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’. HMIF through this initiative, has provided a consolidated platform to more than 3 lakh students across the country, encouraging them to deliver next-generation solutions for human welfare. The 10 best finalists entries across two zones (Zone 1-North & East and Zone 2 – West & South) ideated proposals to enable social inclusion, community upliftment, and improve human conditions at large. Thus, inculcating capabilities in our future generations, to overcome uncertainties and devise solutions for a better tomorrow.

H-Social Creator 2021 – List of finalists

S No Type Name College Category Ideas

1 Team Yuganchan Kant/Saksham Gupta VG SOM, IIT Kharagpur Environment Carbon offsetting as a sustainable solution to reduce Co2 global emissions.

2 Team Manobala S/Manoj M Sethu Institute of Technology, Madurai Health Care Wearable Prenatal Monitoring Device

3 Team Rudresh Vijay Kurhe Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune Road Safety Light Weight Smart Helmet

4 Team Tejopavan Karicharla/Doppalapudi Sriharshavardhan VG SOM, IIT Kharagpur Environment It proposes to use solar pond technology for power generation and desalination.

5 Team Suryansham T/Sonali Rastogi National Institute of Technology, Agartala Health Care Smart Neuromuscular Movement Simulator

6 Individual K P Arun IITDM, Chennai Clean India Solar Panel Cleaner

7 Team BinduMeghana Gullipalli/Nikhil Kumar Pathak VG SOM, IIT Kharagpur Environment Green House Gas Emissions in Housing Sector

8 Team Vignesh D/Seshadhri S Sairam College & Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Environment Solar Prism with Total Internal Reflection

9 Team Ashish Saha/Puja Kumari NIT Durgapur Health Care Sahayak- An assistive mouse for physically challenged

10 Individual Ayush Kale IIT Bombay Road Safety Anti-road intrusion system

About HMIF

Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) was formed in the year 2006 with the purpose of ‘giving back’ to society and to initiate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the areas of Community Development, Health Care, Educational and Vocational Training, Environment, Road Safety, Art, Science, Technology, etc. The Hyundai Motor India Foundation operates to care for the underprivileged and has undertaken many welfare projects under the aegis of Hyundai Motor India to encourage sustainable development and promote inclusive growth in the country.

Under the global philosophy ‘Progress for Humanity’, Hyundai has been at the forefront in introducing numerous community development projects such as Sparsh Sanjeevani, bringing healthcare at Doorstep in rural hinterlands, Saksham-enabling India’s youth towards employment,

#BeTheBetterGuy Road Safety campaign, Art for Hope, H-Social Creator, support to Central and State Govt. during COVID times, setting up of oxygen plants, ventilator production, mask distribution, aiding COVID Warrior children with education by distribution of tablets, renovation of schools, distribution of consumables to underprivileged during the COVID times nationally and around the plant.

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