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Indian team among 4 'Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018' finalists

The 'Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018' is a global competition that invites university students to collaborate with experts to envision the future of information and communication technology

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A team of four Indian students has been shortlisted among the finalists for a global innovation competition by Swedish Ericsson, the company said on Wednesday.

The 'Innovation Awards 2018' is a global competition that invites university students to collaborate with experts to envision the future of information and (ICT).

"Team TL;DR" had Prashasti Sharma and Shaurya Chaturvedi from Delhi University, and Yashish Dua and Kumar Neelabh from   They were selected among 1,400 university teams, representing 107 countries.

Team TL;DR's platform summarises and simplifies user agreements to help consumers make informed decisions.

The other finalists include Team Alfred from the US, Open Sesame from and OwnLabs from

While "Alfred" is an that gathers information, identifies bias and sifts through the noise, "Open sesame" is a platform that reviews and verifies and ratings to ensure a more reliable shopping experience

"OwnLabs" is building virtual science labs for communities without the funds to build their own physical labs.

All the four teams will compete in the grand final at the in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 17. The winning team will be felicitated with 50,000 euros and other prizes.

The "Innovation Award 2017" was won by Indian students from IIT Roorkee. The team's project worked around providing farmers with real-time data on soil analytics enabling them to select appropriate fertilisers.

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First Published: Wed, April 04 2018. 12:28 IST
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