JOHN KEELLS X
WINNERS OF THE OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE
John Keells X, an open innovation challenge conceptualised by John Keells Holdings (JKH), announced the winners of its first Open Innovation Challenge on Wednesday, 2 November, at the Atrium, Cinnamon Grand. The winning team, Jendo, received a Rs. 2 million cash prize, while the runner-up, Markify, received Rs. 1 million. These winners received the reward with no strings attached. Co-founded by Keerthi Kodithuwakku, Isuru Rajakaruna and Charith Vithanage, Jendo will provide new technology to monitor peripheral cardiovascular systems with research conducted under the supervision of senior medical professors. Runner-up Markify, a voice-controlled SAAS analytics platform with data ingestion capabilities, is spearheaded by Sohan Dharmaraja.