Rama Krishna Sangem
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. Under the guidance of Hon’ble Education Minister of India, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the 2nd edition of this mega Research and Development (R&D) fair promises to be a celebration of ingenuity and technological advancements.
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, unveiled insights about the forthcoming mega R&D fair during a press conference today (5th January 2024), at IIT Hyderabad.
IInvenTiv-2024 is a platform to 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. This year, 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
Driven by PM Modi’s call for Jan Anusandhan
In a message shared by Education Minister of India Dharmendra Pradhan, he expressed, “IInvenTiv-2024 is driven by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘Jan Anusandhan’ and is a part of the efforts to strengthen the country’s research and innovation ecosystem. The second edition of IInvenTiv, hosted by IIT Hyderabad, will once again showcase India’s spirit of innovation and enterprise and bring together industry and academia to build an Atmanirbhar and Viksit Bharat.”
One notable highlight of IInvenTiv-2024 will be the expanded participation from various institutes. Beyond the 23 IITs, leading Higher Education Institutions such as NITs, IISERs, IIITs, IISc Bangalore, and the top 50 NIRF-ranked engineering institutions in the country will present their exemplary work to both academic and industry stakeholders. 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.
Collaboration between academia and industry
Speaking during the press conference, 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.
IIT Hyderabad is proud to present the eagerly anticipated IInvenTiv-2024, a mega event that stands as a testament to the spirit of technological progress by uniting academia and industry for a brighter future of innovation and discovery, according to a media release from IIT Hyderabad on January 5, Friday.
In celebration of the 75th year of India’s Independence as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, all the 23 IITs for the first time came together to showcase the technologies developed at these premier institutions through IInvenTiv, an R&D Fair. A total of 75 diverse array of technologies encompassing climate change, sustainability, smart city architecture, rural agriculture, affordable healthcare, and drone technology were showcased from 23 IITs at IIT Delhi between October 14th and 15th, 2022. The event drew over 3000 attendees, including participants from the industry, government, academia, and various other sectors.