Lenovo announces the top ten finalists of the DO Network
It takes a dreamer to envisage change, but a DOer to start the revolution and make a difference!
Lenovo’s first Do Network campaign has encouraged just that! Themed ‘Technology Innovation’, Doers
From India are transforming ideas along this theme into reality. They have travelled the thrilling three-month journey of the Do Network and done more than just dream about making a difference to this country.
In an online space where like-minded Indians can unite to share and discuss ideas they are passionate about, Lenovo asked participating doers to bring their ideas to life and take on one of four challenge hubs, including:
Design a “classroom in a box” for remote areas in need
Create a new solution for gridlock and traffic congestion
Invent a new consumer product designed to make a positive impact
Have a different idea for a better tomorrow? Surprise us
“It has been an exciting journey and 1100+ projects later, we are down to the top10 finalists. We are proud to be the facilitators for such great ideas” says Shailendra Katyal, Director, Marketing, Lenovo India. “Lenovo is honored to be driving this initiative as part of its ‘For Those Who Do’ brand promise. We hope that these projects will generate positive outcomes for the local communities even after the contest is over.”
Projects like a Alternate Power Systems, Classroom in the box, Cars controlling the traffic lights, creating a campus where anyone can start teaching a group of people, removing the various hurdles in educating masses, and how to control distance between two vehicles, are not only innovative but also promising.
It’s interesting to note that Indian DOers have taken up Education as a challenge most seriously – six out of ten projects are based on improving the quality of education in India; while the second most popular challenge taken was to better the traffic system in India.
In their endeavours to address such vital social needs, the participants are guided and nurtured by reputed leaders, namely Rajan Anandan (MD Google India), Rajiv Makhni (Managing Editor, Technology at NDTV, India), Mahesh Murthy (Managing Partner, Pinstorm & Seedfund), Kishore AK(CEO & Co-Founder, Althea system), Narvir C Sud (Retired Scientist G & Lead Auditor, ISO 9000, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Defence Research & Development Organisation), Maxwell Pereira (Ex-Commissioner, Delhi Traffic Police), Prof. Shiva Prasad (Dean- Academics, IIT Bombay) and Shantanu Prakash (Chairman & MD Educomp solutions, Founder and Managing Trustee of the Learning Leadership Foundation (LLF)).
Following an intense voting process, the top ten exceptional projects are now one step closer to winning the USD25,000 grant to help complete their vision.
For more details, please visit: http://donetwork.lenovo.com/in/
Lenovo (HKSE:992) 9ADR:LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.