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Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates the 2nd edition of IInvenTiv at IIT Hyderabad

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IInvenTiv-2024 spread over two days (Jan 19-20) aims to showcase the holistic impact of the research and innovation carried out by the top Higher Education Institutes in our country.

IInvenTiv-2024 will present a diverse array of innovative projects, showcasing a total of 120 groundbreaking initiatives from 53 esteemed institutes. The featured projects span an impressive range, encompassing advancements from Orthopaedic Implants to the Development of a Lean Burn micro-gas turbine engine, and from 3D printed Sustainable Building & Structure to the creation of an indigenous Anti-Hail Gun, among others. These remarkable innovations stem from a broad and collaborative spectrum of participating institutions, including prestigious names such as IITs, NITs, IISERs, IIITs, IISc Bangalore, and the top 50 NIRF-ranked engineering institutions in the country.

Among the industries, top stakeholders including Cyient, Honeywell, Applied Materials, Bharat Forge Ltd, ICICI, Synergy, Sun Pharma, Suzuki Motors, Bosch, Schneider Electric, and NTPC, among others, were present at the IInvenTiv-2024 inaugural event.

IInvenTiv-2024 emerges as a beacon of innovation, uniting top institutes in a collaborative showcase of transformative projects across diverse domains. The event’s impact extends beyond academia, drawing participation from leading industries and stakeholders, affirming its status as a pivotal platform aligning with the nation’s vision for self-reliance and development.

The event is targeting five pivotal domains, including Affordable Healthcare, Agriculture & Food Processing, Sustainable Technologies including Climate change, E-mobility, Clean Energy, Defence and Space, and Industry 4.0, aligning with the thrust areas for Atmanirbhar and Viksit Bharat.

In line with this, the event is set to host five panel discussions on each of these domains, aiming to cultivate profound insights, facilitate knowledge exchange, and ignite collaborative dialogues among industry experts, academics, and innovators. The distinguished moderators and panelists for these discussions include:

  • Affordable Healthcare – Moderated by Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, featuring Mr. Rajaneesh Kini, CTO, Cyient Ltd., Hyderabad, Prof. B. Ravi, Director, NITK Surathkal, Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, and Dr. Prashant Garg, Executive Chair, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.


  • Agriculture & Food Processing –Moderated by Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Director, IIT Ropar, with panel members Dr. Sridevi Annapurna Singh, Director, CFTRI, Mysuru, Prof. V. Palanimuthu, Director, NIFTEM, Thanjavur, Dr. Gururaj Chalageri, Himalaya Wellness Company, and Mr. Rajasekhar, Chief Operating Officer, CSA.
  • Defense & Space – Moderated by Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director, IISc Bangalore, with panel members Dr. V. Narayanan, Director, LPSC, Trivandrum, Dr. E Varadarajan, Scientist F , CVRDE, Chennai, Dr. R. Balamuralikrishnan, Director, DMRL Hyderabad, and Dr. S.K. Jha, CMD, Midhani, Hyderabad.
  • Industry 4.0 Moderated by Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, featuring Mr. A. Subramani, GE India Industrial Pvt Ltd., Prof. Asim Tewari, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mr. Nilesh Auti, Sr VP, Manufacturing Systems, Cyient Ltd., and Mr. Jayanta Banerjee, Chief Information Officer, Tata Steel.
  • Sustainable Technologies –Moderated by Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi, with panel members Dr. Tata N. Rao, Director, ARCI, Hyderabad, Shri Shankar Venugopal, VP – Innovation & IP, Mahindra & Mahindra, Chennai, Dr. Rambabu, Greenko Group, Hyderabad, and Mr. Ravi Shanker Sharma, Director, Digital Green.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education Minister of India who inaugurated the event on Jan 19 said: “IInvenTiv-2024 at IIT Hyderabad signifies a momentous gathering of brilliant minds, visionaries, and trailblazers in the realms of science, technology, and industry. As we embark on this transformative journey, I recognize the crucial role of education in realizing the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Viksit Bharat. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s advocacy for transformative education aligns seamlessly with this initiative, and IIT Hyderabad, known for its commitment to academic excellence, provides an ideal backdrop for this collaborative endeavour for displaying industry relevant R&D and innovation.”

Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman of BoG, IIT Hyderabad and Chairman of the IInvenTiv-2024 Steering Committee, and Prof. B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad and convenor of the IInvenTiv-2024 Steering Committeein his welcome address stated, “Through this Ministry of Education’s flagship event, we are forging an unprecedented alliance between academia and industry, unleashing a wave of innovation that will propel our nation towards a brighter future. This gathering of 53 future-focused institutes of higher learning is showcasing 120 ground breaking projects, demonstrating the transformative impact of research from these Higher Education Institutes. By uniting over 2000 industry stakeholders, this event becomes a powerhouse of innovation and entrepreneurship. The innovations unveiled here are not mere inventions; they are instrumental in shaping the trajectory of our great nation. With unwavering confidence, I believe this initiative will serve as a catalyst for transformative change, opening new doors to endless possibilities and leading us to a more prosperous future.”

Speaking about the impact of IInvenTiv-2024, Prof. B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, IIT Hyderabad is proud to announce the inauguration of the annual R&D innovation fest, IInvenTiv-2024. The event is a celebration of creativity, intellect, and innovation.”


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