Past Events

Startup Master Class IIT Patna (SMC IITP : 13th – 14th October)

 A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step. Honble Dy CM Shri Sushil Kumar Modi has inaugurated the 13th edition of Startup Master Class at IIT Patna today. This edition of Startup Master Class is an initiative of IIT Kanpur Alumni Association with Incubation Centre IIT Patna and Entrepreneurship Club, IIT Patna.

Representing IIT Patna, Board of Governors member Prof Mayank Tiwari has welcomed the gathering. Prof Tiwari spoke about the focus IIT Patna is giving to promoting entrepreneurship and thanked Government of Bihar for the funding support provided to set up Incubation Centre IIT Patna, which supports 14 companies at present.

Shri Arnab Kumar, Senior Director, NITI Aayog, Registrar IIT Patna, Dr Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Professor in charge of Incubation Centre IIT Patna, Shri Praveen Bhargava and Shri Jayshankar Sharma, mentor IIT Kanpur Alumni association, Head of the departments and faculty members from IIT Patna were also present.

5 startup companies presented their innovations before Hon Dy CM. Mindmatrix and Schooglinks presented their work addressing various educational challenges faced by students in Bihar. Bionic hope, incubated at Incubation Centre IIT Patna has demonstrated their active upper limb prosthetic hand to the Dy CM. Techprolabz, incubated at Incubation Centre IIT Patna and supported by Bihar Startup Policy presented how they are bringing in technology education to Bihar schools. Swayambhu presented how their work in the field of waste management and biogas can be socially transforming. Congratulating the startups for their innovative thinking to address local needs, Shri Modi said that students and innovators should think in a global perspective and keep solutions applicable to local contexts. Shri Modi has encouraged students to focus on innovations in the  agriculture, health and education sectors.

The event is blessed with the presence of experts from diverse fields. Mr. Amitabh Satyam, Chief Mentor at Smart Transformations narrated the opportunities startups have in the upcoming era of smart cities.

Eminent personalities such as Dr. Sunil Agrawal from National Security Council Secretariat at Prime Minister's office,  Shri Rahul Singh, Secretary, Finance(Expenditure) , Bihar Govt, Shri Kumar Ravi, Patna DM, Mr. Ajay Misra, Mr Srikant Shastri, Sandeep Kumar from Voxomos Intelligent Solutions and many more were the part of this two day program.

The event also featured workshops on "Intellectual Property "and "Agri technology" and "Smart Manufacturing and Product Design".   Panel discussions focussed on Educational Technology and Reverse Pitch. In around 50 one-on-one, mentoring sessions, Startups were mentored by Investors and successful entrepreneurs. The event concluded with SMC SELECT, where the startups are given a golden opportunity to pitch in front of renowned judges followed with the award ceremony, Robo Bionics incubated at IC IIT Patna has been declared as winner of the same.



Hack-E-Thon-2018 (7th – 9th September 2018)

Hack-E-Thon-2018, technology hackathon organised by Incubation Centre IIT Patna has concluded successfully on 9th Sep, 2018 at IIT Patna premises.
The event was organised by incubation centre in collaboration with entrepreneurship club of IIT Patna and MyGov.in.

Incubation centre invited 15 shortlisted teams for the event from 574 applications it received from all corners of the nation.

The participants were asked to find out solutions to socially relevant problems that can be solved through technology - such as affordable and effective assistive devices, portable and efficient medical diagnostics devices, devices for waste management, devices for human safety & disaster management and other innovations in Medical electronics. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from the participating teams. Dr Prashant Jha from AIIMS Delhi and Ms Manisha Laroia, fellow of the Biodesign School at AIIMS were the mentors of the hackathon. 

The final evaluation was done by a 7-member panel comprising of professors from IIT Patna and AIIMS Delhi. Deepika and Krishna of team Pratikara-PhysioTech, was declared as the winner for the innovative solution they proposed to track the progress of physiotherapy done on hands of a patient.  

Team Mob-aid, consisting of Balaji, Kumaran and Ramnath from Madurai declared one of the two runner ups for their work on automating physiotherapy exercises for legs. Team Xenobiomic was the other runners up for their work on a sophisticated prosthetic hand.

Winner team was awarded a prize money of Rs.20000, and runners up were awarded prize money of Rs 10000 each. In addition, these teams will receive an opportunity to pitch for Incubation before the project evaluation team of Incubation Centre IIT Patna.

Dr Pushpak Bhattacharrya, Director IIT Patna has chaired the felicitation meeting. In his speech he emphasised the importance given to entrepreneurial activities by IIT Patna and congratulated Incubation centre for the progress it made over the years.

Dr Rohit Srivastava, professor of Biosciences and bio engineering at IIT Bombay delivered the key note address. In his speech he encouraged technology students to look at problems as opportunities and to take initiative to resolve them with real life examples from his work.

Dr PK Tiwari, professor in charge of Incubation Centre IIT Patna, members of expert panel, members of faculty and students of IIT Patna were also present.