23 IITs to come together for research and development fair IInvenTiv
For the first time, all the 23 IITs of the country will come together for a mega research and development fair, named 'IInvenTiv', to be held on October 14-15, 2022, at the IIT Delhi premises.
By India Today Web Desk: For the first time, all the 23 IITs of the country will come together for a mega research and development fair to be held from October 14-15, 2022 at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi premises.
The inaugural session will be graced by Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan. A Steering Committee headed by Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, BoG IIT Madras and Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, BoG IIT Hyderabad and IIT Roorkee; has been assigned to look after the event.
ABOUT THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FAIR
Named IInvenTiv, the event is aimed at creating holistic awareness around the research and innovation work being done by the IITs and seeking collaborative avenues among state universities and institutes, industry, and the IITs for better development and reach of the innovations at the grass roots level.
It is being organized in commemoration of the 75th year of India’s Independence in line with the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative.
It will showcase projects on diverse areas covering climate change, sustainability, smart city architecture, rural agriculture, affordable healthcare, drone technology, and so on.
The objective is to promote innovations in line with the Make in India, and Digital India initiatives, and seek solutions for better reach and scalability of innovations that benefit the masses across regions.
The event would also host administrators and students from institutions from tier 2 and tier 3 cities for them to have a closer glimpse of the R&D ecosystem of IITs and in turn inculcate similar innovation-driven outlook towards developing projects of national interest.
It would facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the requirements at the grass roots level in key areas such as agriculture, rural development, sanitation, resource management etc., and would engage them to develop innovations that make a positive impact on a larger section of society.
TOP THEMES AT IINVENTIV
There are ten broad themes identified in focused areas for the event:
- Defence and aerospace
- Healthcare (including devices and digital health)
- Environment and Sustainability (including air, water, rivers)
- Clean Energy and Renewables (including Hydrogen and EV)
- Manufacturing (including smart, advanced and industry 4.0)
- AI/ML/Blockchain technologies (including quantum computing)
- Smart Cities and Infrastructure (including smart mobility)
- Communication Technologies (including education and 5G)
- Robotics, Sensors and Actuators
- Semiconductors, Flexible electronics and Nanotechnology
TOP PROJECTS TO CHECK OUT AT THE FAIR
A total of 75 projects brought out by 23 IITs are selected for the event, along with 6 showcase projects.
Out of the six showcase projects, IIT Kanpur will lead a presentation on the ongoing R&D in drone technology and how diverse its utilities have become; IIT Bombay will lead a presentation on the Bahubhaashak project, which enables speech-to-speech translation, NPTEL, SWAYAM, MOOCs videos in vernacular languages, in-line with the vision of National Education Policy 2020; IIT Madras will lead a presentation on 5G Core and allied technologies; IIT Delhi will lead a presentation on the R&D in the broader areas of climate change, agriculture, rural technologies, sanitation etc; IIT Kharagpur will lead a presentation on affordable healthcare devices and technologies; and IIT Hyderabad will lead a presentation on the technological innovations in the electric vehicle (EV) sector.
The selected projects will be presented before the audience in designated booths during the 2-day mega event.
Representatives from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), will be present at the event.
The audience shall also include administrators and students from universities and colleges from small towns, global IIT alumni, faculties of various CFTIs, scientists from DRDO, ISRO, CSIR and ICAR, and so on.
The 2-day event will hold interactive as well as one-to-one sessions among the academia and industry representatives. Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, BoG IIT Madras; Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, BoG IIT Hyderabad and IIT Roorkee; Dr. K. Radhakrishan, Chairman, Standing Committee for IIT Council and BoG IIT Kanpur; and all the directors of the IITs will be present among the other invitees.
Check out iitshowcase.com for more information.