Co-founder, Mrutyunjay Mishra on ‘Innovation and Open Data for Environment’ at IIM-L Conference on EMCB 2017
The Annual Conference of Emerging Markets Conference Board 2017, held at IIM-L Noida campus, was based on – “Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets”. Mrutyunjay talked about how he took up the task of developing a low-cost and scalable solution for air quality monitoring and generating open data on air quality.
It all started at MIT KumbaThon 5, Nashik, 2015 which he attended with a bunch of open-source sensors and IoT boards inviting participants to build a prototype. This marked the beginning of the Open Environment Data Project
OEDP has grown manifold since then and even led to the incubation of a startup named Oizom which builds a range of low-cost air quality monitoring devices today and has featured their work internationally.
Here is a glimpse of Mrutyunjay’s talk at the event:
The story holds great significance to us, as it was a JSM initiative. Looking at the success of the project, Mrutyunjay formed the India Open Data Association (IODA) a platform which creates, incubates, promotes, and supports sustainable projects that solve a real-world problem and generate open data. The work on completing the cycle of “Data > Knowledge > Action” is in progress and there is a lot coming through in the near future.