Nnovant launches Project IMPACT in Delhi

Delhi, February 13, 2018: Innovant, with the support of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Future of Mobility and Transport Panel and Aeris, launched the Phase 1 of Project IMPACT (Innovative Mobility for People Advancement through Communications and Technology), today, at the IEI Centre, New Delhi. IIT BHU is the Incubation Partner and Saraswati Seva Foundation is the Social Impact partner for the project. At the event, Innovant showcased its e-rickshaw project, a sustainability initiative that is enabled with IoT kits and other functionalities for rural India. The program is aimed at improving the livelihood in rural India and increase the living index parameters.

ProjectIMPACT will be led by Innovant International, which is working towardsdeveloping cost effective scalable technology solutions for Agriculture,Alternative Energy, Waste Management and Environment spaces; and powered withIoT Platform by Aeris, a pioneer and leader in the Internet of Things (IoT)market, committed to utilize its IoT technologies to improve the lives of thosemost in need and to foster better utilization of the planet’s scarce resources,under the aegis of its CSR global practice. 

Speaking atthe launch of the project, Vivek Singh said, “e-Mobility could truly be agame changer for rural and semi-urban skilling and employment.  ProjectIMPACT is an effort towards wrapping the best-breed technologies with sunriseindustries such as e-Mobility to create supply-chain linkages, e-healthdiagnostics, Government policy dissemination, Farm facilitation.” 

Dr RahulSingh, Chairman, SSF which is the social impact partner for Project IMPACT said“Social context will build the idea in rural areas starting with healthservices and agriculture outcome support; SSF will take this to Eastern andWestern UP networks and build a chain of development sector and socialenterprise networks for delivery of services. It will help in creating moreemployment and develop authentic rural data.” 

The IET willbe the programme partner for Project IMPACT. Taking on its role as a neutralcommentator and a credible authoritative voice, The IET is also in the processof forming ‘Future of Mobility and Transport’ panel which will focus on variousmobility technologies. Led by Mr Mustafa Wajid, CEO, Meher Group, the panelwill have three vertical based working groups in the sector - Urban mobility,Rural mobility and Freight. 

With theIET’s deep roots in the UK, various stakeholders from the UK transport andmobility sector will play a significant role as advisors to the panel. Theworking group will focus on issues and roadmap for Rural India Mobility. 

Commentingon the launch, Mustafa Wajid said, “Efficient, sustainable Mobility andtransport solutions are key to accelerating India’s economic progress &creating vast number of jobs. The challenges to achieve this are diverse &complex. This is even more so due to the interweaving of emerging technologiessuch as e-transportation, digitisation & electric road systems. Themobility & transportation needs in rural India are very unique. Judiciousapplication of engineering & technology combined with different businessmodels can boost rural incomes. The support to this project is part of the IET’slarger focus within its “Future of Mobility and Transport Panel.” 

As aPrinciplal Sponsor of the IoT Technology, Aeris will support Pilot Phase ofProject IMPACT in eastern UP with SSF and Innovant International. The companywill back the project with complete mobile application development for thehealthcare, agriculture facilitation, policy dissemination and skilldevelopment tracks including the tools to communicate and analyse data with itsdata management platform. As part of the project, Aeris will also implement afully-operational, tested and optimized IoT solution for healthcare and vehicletracking incorporating connected hardware devices and data connectivity.   

“It hasbeen our belief that IoT can bring more jobs and can be used to serve theunderserved better. The launch of rural mobility project is a clear instance oftechnology delivering improved services around healthcare, agriculture,knowledge dissemination and skilling options while generating new avenues foremployment across the nation. I am certain that this launch will trigger moresimilar innovations, and this is definitely the way forward in terms oftechnology delivering multi-dimensional benefits for citizens”, said Dr Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairmanof the IET India IoT Panel, The IET and President, Aeris Communication.

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