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IIT Hyderabad to host the 2nd edition of R&D Innovation Fair ‘IInvenTiv’ on Jan 19-20

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The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) will host the second edition of the Ministry of Education’s flagship event, IInvenTiv 2024, on the 19th and 20th of January 2024 and will be inaugurated by union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.  Apart from the 23 IITs, leading higher education institutes including NITs, IISERs, IIITs, IISc Bangalore, and the top 50 NIRF-ranked engineering institutions to also participate in the 2nd edition of IInvenTiv. 2000 industry participants are also poised to participate in the event. This diverse collaboration will culminate in a thoughtfully curated showcase featuring the top 120 innovations across these domains from the 53 participating technical institutions nationwide, serving as a pivotal highlight of the event.

Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman of the IInvenTiv 2024 Steering Committee, Prof. B.S. Murty, Director, IITH, Prof. Bidyadhar Subudhi, Director, NIT Warangal, and Prof. P.J. Narayanan Director, IIIT Hyderabad, while unveiling the event detail during a press conference on Jan 5 informed that the event will focus on five pivotal domains, reflecting the diverse landscape of innovation and also in line with the thrust areas for Atmanirbhar and Viksit Bharat. These include:

  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Agriculture & Food Processing
  • Sustainable Technologies, including Climate change, E-mobility, Clean Energy
  • Defence and Space
  • Industry 4.0

IInvenTiv-2024 will highlight the holistic impact of the research and innovation carried out by the top Higher Education Institutes in our country. It seeks collaborative avenues among state universities, institutes, and industry to enhance the development and reach of innovations at the grassroots level, the organizers added.

Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, IInvenTiv-2024, Steering Committee, said, “Promoting collaboration between academia and industry is of utmost importance for our nation. This collaboration will not only help us capitalize on our research endeavours but also facilitate industrial investments, leading to the innovation of products designed for India and the global market. In its second edition, IInvenTiv aims to bridge this gap by bringing academia and industry closer. Such initiatives hold great potential in realizing the Prime Minister’s vision of a self-reliant and empowered India.”

The selected projects will be presented before the audience in designated booths during the mega event. Representatives from more than 1000 Industries, apart from several key officials from the Government, are expected to be present at the inaugural event.

In addition to the R&D exhibition, the event will function as a dynamic platform, fostering collaboration between academia and industry to propel technological advancements that tackle real-world challenges. Pursuing this objective, dedicated one-hour panel discussions for each domain will convene experts and thought leaders, delving into the challenges and opportunities that define the future of these vital sectors.

Speaking about hosting IInvenTiv-2024, Prof BS Murty, Director, IITH, said, “IITH is delighted to host the second edition of the R&D Fair from Indian premier higher education institutions, IInvenTive-2024. I am glad that IInvenTiv has become more inclusive this time by showcasing technologies from 30 more institutes in addition to 23 IITs. I am confident that industry participants attending IInvenTive-2024 would join hands with the inventors of these technologies towards their commercial realisation to make Indian not only Atmanirbhar but also a global player in most of these areas and a global leader in at least some of them.”

IIT Hyderabad warmly invites leading industries to be a part of IInvenTiv-2024, urging them to participate and explore valuable opportunities for knowledge exchange. The event is poised to welcome over 2000 industry participants over the span of two days.

On Day 1 of IInvenTiv-2024 on 19 January 2024, exclusive access will be granted to industry participants, allowing them to actively engage with cutting-edge innovations. Day 2 of the event will be open to the public, providing a unique opportunity for a wider audience to witness the latest breakthroughs in technology and research.

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