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Indian-origin software engineer wins UK's 'KTP Best of the Best Awards 2015'
An Indian-origin software engineer Nandagopal Lakshminarayanan has won a prestigious award in the UK for creating an innovative electronic smart key system which enables the creation and management of keys and locks that cannot be copied or picked. Laxminarayan had studied previously in India and Singapore and hails from Tamil Nadu. He has been working as a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) associate at Lincoln Security Ltd for the past two years, won the Business Leader of the Future award at Innovate UK's 'KTP Best of the Best Awards 2015' at a ceremony in London.
The project was a result of a partnership between the university and the security firm under the UK's national KTP scheme, set up to help businesses innovate and grow by linking them with academia to work on a specific project. The software for the electronic locking system, called eLOQ, has been created jointly by the University of Lincoln's School of Computer Science and Lincoln Security under the KTP. eLOQ enables the creation and management of electronic keys and locks that cannot be copied or picked. The locks contain no batteries and do not require rewiring as all of the power is taken from the key and allows all areas to be controlled.