Mega fair on research and development

23 IITs are collaborating to organize a mega fair on research and development on October 14 and 15 this year.

Key facts

  • IInvenTiv is a mega fair on research and development that aims to promote innovation-led growth and development of affordable technologies in line with government’s flagship initiatives like Make in India and Digital India.
  • 23 Indian Institutes of Technology are collaborating to organize this event.
  • It is being organized as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75th anniversary of Indian independence.
  • The mega fair will provide an opportunity for universities, institutions and industries to collaborate in the research and development.
  • The event will be overseen by a steering committee headed by Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman, Board of Governors IIT-Madras and Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT-Hyderabad and IIT-Roorkee.
  • It would involve participation of students and administrators from institutions in tier 2 and 3 cities as well as representatives from CII, FICCI and NASSCOM.
  • During this event, 75 projects will be showcased across 20 themes, which include defence and aerospace, healthcare, environment and sustainability, smart cities and infrastructure, robotics, sensors and actuators.
  • The 75 projects were chosen based on their future potential and technology readiness level (TRL) – which is used to measure their potential for commercial expansion.
  • Most notable of these projects is the IIT Bombay’s Bahubhaashak (polyglot) project, which enables speech-to-speech translation. It is being developed in line with the National Education Policy, 2020. It has been developed over 10 years to promote regional languages in schools and higher education institutions.
  • Other presentations will include 5G Core and allied technologies, climate change, agriculture, rural technologies, sanitation, affordable healthcare technology, EV etc.
  • The objective of this mega fair is to make technologies more affordable and promote self-reliance as per the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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