Hyderabad : Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) will host the second edition of Ministry of Education’s flagship event, IInvenTiv-2024 on 19th and 20th 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, IIT Hyderabad, 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 grass roots 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
In a message shared by Hon’ble Education Minister of India Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, he expressed, “IInvenTiv-2024 is driven by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri 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.
Speaking during the press conference, Dr. B.V.R. 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 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 2000 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. B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “IITH is delighted to host the second edition of R&D Fair from Indian premier higher education institutions, IInvenTiv-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 IInvenTiv-2024 would join hands with the inventors of these technologies towards their commercial realisation to make India 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 19th 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.