Mysuru: Jeevan Dasan, a graduate from The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru, currently working as R&D Engineer in Germany, was part of the team that won the Energy Efficiency Hackathon-2017 Award in Berlin.
The team, consisting of five young engineers from different countries, in which Jeevan Dasan and Samarth Kumar — two Indians who pursued their Post-Graduation in Germany — were part of the team, and which worked on ‘Making Heating Smart for Everyone,’ was declared ‘The Danfoss Challenge Winner of the Energy Efficiency Hackathon-2017’and was presented ‘The Best Business Model Award.’
The winning team suggested a new business model that focused on ‘initiatives to lower energy consumption and increase tenants’ satisfaction’ and strived to find ‘new ways of addressing the multifamily houses market for electronic heating controls.’
The first Energy Efficiency Hack, organised in the first week of March 2017 in Berlin by the German Business Association for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) in collaboration with several companies, was a fascinating hub that facilitated about 100 interdisciplinary experts, engineers, designers and start-up-entrepreneurs to gather together, ideate on new climate-friendly energy efficient solutions, and create concepts and prototypes for an eco-friendly sustainable future.
Sixteen competing teams from across Europe were asked to hack on any of the three energy efficiency challenges, namely:
- ‘Making Heating Smart for everyone’, powered by Danfoss, a world-leader in Energy Efficiency solutions.
- ‘Ensuring Electricians Pick the best parts for Repairs’, powered by Sonepar and CO2 Online and
- ‘Making Energy Consumption Data Actionable for Industrial Managers’, powered by Veolia and Ökotec.
The winning-team members were privileged to visit the Danfoss Headquarters in Denmark in April to pitch their ideas to the top management of the Company and look at the prospects of developing the business model further so as to provide affordable smart heating to every consumer.
Jeevan, son of Prof. A.S. Dasan and Prof. Nalini Xavier, who are residents of Mysuru,was one of the few Asians selected in 2014 to pursue a Mobility Master Programme on Energy Technologies in Portugal and Germany, funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology under a category named as ‘Horizon 2020 Programme.’