INK Labs was launched at the 2019 conference in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, with six chosen projects. Each of the innovators pitched to the audience and received real-time support from them. The details are as follows:

Albert Lin

Albert Lin

SCIENTIST AND ENTREPRENEUR, UCSD

Albert is a Research Scientist at UCSD, an Explorer of the National Geographic Society, and an innovative entrepreneur striving to promote low-cost prosthetics.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION : Project Limitless aims to provide affordable prosthetic limbs to amputees around the world.

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Anand Gandhi

Anand Gandhi

FOUNDER & CEO, MEMESYS LAB

Anand is an Indian filmmaker, media producer, and systems researcher whose debut feature film Ship of Theseus (2013) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. He is also the co-creator of ElseVR, India’s first Virtual Reality (VR) platform, aimed at bringing “extraordinary and urgent stories” to the digital mainstream.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Creating films and games that would inspire solutions for the future of humanity.

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Atul Jalan

Atul Jalan

CEO, MANTHAN SYSTEMS

In addition to being an author, Atul is a known voice on technology and is sought for his views on analytics and the consumerization of technology by publications and forums worldwide.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION : Creating The ME Model that enables data monetization for the owner of the dataTHE ME MODEL that enables data monetization for the owner of the data

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Manvendra Singh Shekhawat

Manvendra Singh Shekhawat

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MRS GROUP OF LUXURY HOTELS IN RAJASTHAN

Manvendra’s world revolves around hotels, culture conservation, design, agriculture, and social entrepreneurship.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION : Building a whole-systems community called Dhun on 530 acres in Rajasthan which provides innovators with the tools, inspiration and freedom to develop their potential

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Shannon Olsson

Shannon Olsson

HEAD, NATURALIST-INSPIRED CHEMICAL ECOLOGY (NICE)

Shannon is a chemical ecologist committed to using the universal language of chemistry to understand the interactions of plants, animals, and microbes in India’s diverse ecosystems.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION : NICE at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore, aims to promote chemical ecology in India.

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Yamuna Sastry Veedhulur

Yamuna Sastry Veedhulur

FOUNDER & CEO, CAB DOST

Yamuna feels there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help people from the bottom of the pyramid to reap the benefits of financial inclusion

PROJECT DESCRIPTION : Build technology and marketing capabilities as well as to build a network of tax consultants and advisors to achieve targets

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