IIT Madras students’ surface boat ranks in top three at Njord Challenge 2023 in Norway


A student team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has secured third place and won the Sustainability Award in the Njord Challenge 2023, a global competition hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The team designed and built an autonomous ship, earning them a cash prize and recognition. The competition aimed to inspire innovation and smart autonomy solutions for the marine domain, and saw participation from top international teams. The project has potential applications in coast monitoring, climate change studies, and more. The team was supported by sponsors and mentors from IIT Madras.

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