Agilent Technologies has announced the commencement of its annual awards, Agilent Engineering & Technology Awards (AETA) 2008, to recognise innovative projects by engineering students from across the country.
The technology solutions provider is inviting B Tech and M Tech engineering students from over 50 leading engineering colleges in the country to participate in this competition, Agilent said in a statement.
AETA 2008 requires participants to submit innovative engineering projects either in the field of electronics & communications engineering or in the life sciences/ bio analytical streams.
The winning team would get an opportunity to visit and interact with world-class scientists at Agilent's R&D facility in San Francisco, USA.
"Practical engineering talent is critical to the growth of India as a base for cutting edge R&D and innovation across industries. Agilent is... Working in the cutting edge areas of electronics, nanotechnology, life sciences and chemical analysis. It is only appropriate for us to promote science education and innovations in such future technologies in India," the company's President and Country General Manager Venkatesh Valluri said.
Through the awards, Agilent aims to build competence in R&D among students, with an emphasis on future technologies, leading to innovative product development.
The last date for submitting entries online is January 30.
The competition would involve four regional rounds of short-listing leading to the selection of eight best entries.