Honorable Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad announced the results of the Grand Challenge for Developing Video Conference Solution. ‘Vconsol’ a product of Alappuzha (Kerala) based Techgentsia Software Technologies Pvt Ltd has been declared the winner for Developing Video Conference Solution for India. The winner of the challenge will be provided financial support of Rs. 1 Crore with additional Rs.10 Lakhs.
Techgentsia was selected by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) as the winner from the 1983 applications received.
Out of these, 12 applicants with innovative VC solutions were shortlisted to develop / mature the prototype for which support of Rs 10.0 Lakh each was provided. The prototypes so evolved were further evaluated by the eminent Jury comprising of senior officers of the Government, reputed academicians and eminent members from the IT industry to shortlist five applicants for building a ready to market product. – Ministry of Electronics & IT
MeitY had announced an Innovation Challenge for Development of a Video Conferencing Solution under the Digital India Initiative on 12th April 2020. The Innovation Challenge was open for participation from Industry, start-ups and individual experts.
In addition, the Jury also selected the products developed by three applicants (Jaipur-based Sarv Webs Pvt. Ltd. (Sarv Wave), Hyderabad-based PeopleLink Unified Communications Pvt Ltd (Insta VC), Chennai-based Instrive Softlabs Pvt Ltd (HydraMeet)) as potential products and decided to offer a developmental contract to be supported by Rs. 25 Lakh each for further maturing their product within a period of three months.