Madras Christian College, Chennai in a first-time collaboration along with Funskool India Ltd., India’s leading domestic toy manufacturer, conducted Stemathon 2022 at Madras Christian College.
Stemathon, an initiative by Funskool and MCC Innovation Cell, took shape to promote the idea of how learning science, technology, engineering and maths could be fun, interactive and application oriented.
Over 70 college students and working professionals from Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru participated in the contest and a total of 22 teams were selected. The participants underwent mentoring sessions for two-months and were guided in aspects of design thinking, creating their pitch and marketing the ideas.
The shortlisted team had an exclusive session with the Design Lead from Funskool to help redefine their concept and explore commercially viable solutions and another session with Ms. Ramya Mahendran, Innovation Expert, Founder of School of Empathy and Design Squiggle.
After exhibiting their working prototypes at the Stemathon expo, the top three teams were selected on four parameters- novelty, execution, finesse, and processing feasibility.
Mr. R. Jeswant, CEO, Funskool was present at the event along with Mr. Ashok Shanmugam, Founder Connect4mycoach (VC firm) and Mr. Paul Wilson, Principal, Madras Christian College, Chennai.
The top three finalist teams received cash awards from Funskool.
About Funskool India Limited:
Funskool is India’s leading toy manufacturing company promoted by the MRF group. Funskool started its commercial operations in the year 1987 and has state of the art manufacturing facilities at Goa and Ranipet. Funskool has been pioneering the concept of quality and safe toys in India and raised the standards of toys in the Indian Market. The company’s mission is to influence the parents to spend on toys that enable every Indian child to grow with quality toys that contributes to their mental development. With the largest range of toys offered by any Indian company, Funskool, has an assortment to meet the needs of every parent and child.