Who: Indian firm Nualgi
What: Won Popular Choice Award at Climate CoLab of MIT
When: 7 October 2015
Nualgi, an Indian company with entirely Indian technology in the field of nano biotechnology, on 7 October 2015 won the Popular Choice Awards at the Climate CoLab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge.
With this, Nualgi became the first Indian company to win the annual MIT contest.
The Indian company had submitted two proposals to reduce power and fuel consumption for sewage treatment and reuse of water built around their nano-scale product called Nualgi for the 2015 edition of the contest.
A panel of judges selected both of their proposals in the Top 10 category. Subsequently, both the proposals won the Popular Choice Awards in voting by general public internationally.
Bengaluru’s T Sampath Kumar invented Nualgi after 15 years of research and development in nano biotechnology. It is an advanced product used to grow diatom algae in all types and volumes of water, from aquariums to oceans.
Nualgi contains trace, special and appropriate nutrients that can deliver in a biologically available form.
What is MIT’s Climate CoLab?
MIT’s Climate CoLab initiative is a budding community of 50000 people from around the globe, who work together online through a series of interrelated contests focused on different aspects of the climate change problem.