NMIMS, Mumbai was the India winner of Henkel’s international student competition – Henkel Innovation Challenge 8 held in Mumbai recently. The young team with its innovative idea “Nanobend” will represent India at the Henkel Innovation Challenge 8 global finals in Vienna, Austria from April 8 -10, 2015.
The winning team presented its project “Nanobend”, which is a coating on the walls that eliminates air pollutants and provides a clean air at home. It is moisture absorbent and nutrient rich, facilitating growth of algae similar to vines. The algae would absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.
The 10 teams were selected from a wide variety of disciplines across India where they had to develop a visionary product or a new technology for one of the three Henkel business sectors: Beauty Care, Laundry & Home Care or Adhesive Technologies. The Jury members were Jeremy Hunter, President, Henkel Group – India, Dilip Chabria, Marketing Lead, team Indus and Raman, Director, SIBM.