Bennett University’s Student Startup C-Safekey Amid Covid-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up numerous challenges over the past few months. In these unprecedented times, we are hearing a growing number of inspirational stories of innovation - from healthcare applications to feet-operated machines to low-cost ventilators.
Zaid Naim, a student of BBA at Bennett University has also come forward in this fight by launching a simple and innovative product named ‘C-Safekey’, a contactless safety door opener tool with a stylus point, in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Zaid was mentored by faculty members at Bennett University’s (BU) Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Bennett Hatchery, the in-house incubation centre. The product is now available online at Amazon.
"At Bennett University, we are blessed to have students with entrepreneurial zeal, which we further nurture at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) to help them develop meaningful businesses. Zaid is one such student with a family business background who even in the current COVID 19 pandemic, could convert adversity into opportunity”, said, Mr. Manish Mathur, Sr. Manager, CIE, Bennett University.
The product is made from a solid brass alloy that has antimicrobial properties due to its 70% copper composition acting as a perfect means to avoid cross-contamination. C-Safekey is ideal for opening sliding doors, pulling down or up lever-type handles, pressing buttons on elevators and ATMs, and more.
Moreover, its front-located stylus point is suitable for use on all types of public touchscreens. The ergonomically designed, lightweight, and conveniently small C-Safekey helps in avoiding contact with potentially contaminated surfaces and is easy to carry around on your keychain or inside your bag.