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IIT Hyderabad: 120 inventions to be displayed at innovation fair

January 16, 2024

The second edition of the national research and development fair “InvenTiv” at IIT Hyderabad will showcase 120 innovations from higher education institutes, ranging from a rapid test kit for malaria detection to an anti-hail gun for preventing crop destruction and a low-cost landslide monitoring and early warning system. The event, scheduled for January 19-20, will be inaugurated by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

InvenTiv-2024 aims for expanded participation, featuring contributions not only from 23 IITs but also from leading higher education institutions like NITs, IISERs, IIITs, IISc Bangalore, and the top 50 NIRF-ranked engineering institutions in the country. The fair will provide a platform for academic and industry stakeholders to explore exemplary work from these institutions, showcasing the top 120 innovations out of 55 participating technical institutions nationwide.

Among the innovations to be highlighted at the event are an instrumented smart shoe insole for quantifying gait, an IoT-enabled uric acid sensor system, a non-invasive Ultrasound Bone Densitometer for estimating bone mineral density, and a device to measure respiratory rate in children.

BS Murty, Director of IIT Hyderabad, expressed the goal of making this edition more inclusive by expanding participation to different institutions. The fair is expected to draw nearly 3,000 industry representatives.

In addition to the R&D exhibition, InvenTiv-2024 will serve as a dynamic platform for collaboration between academia and industry to drive technological advancements addressing real-world challenges. To foster this collaboration, one-hour panel discussions for each domain, including Affordable Healthcare, Agriculture and Food Processing, Sustainable Technologies, Defence and Space, and Industry 4.0, will convene experts and thought leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of these vital sectors.

The fair’s first edition was hosted by IIT Delhi in 2022, showcasing 75 diverse technologies spanning climate change, sustainability, smart city architecture, rural agriculture, affordable healthcare, and drone technology. The third edition is slated to be hosted by IIT Madras.

Source: PTI

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