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Technovation with IIT Kanpur

Webinar with Indian Industries Association, UP Chapter

Dr. G.M. Kamath, Director, Technopark@iitk and Faculty, Aerospace Engineering, IITK was the main speaker for the event. Mr. Sunil Vaish, CEC Member & Ex-National President, IIA; Mr. Dinesh Barasia, Secretary, IIA, Kanpur Chapter; and Mr. Sunil Pandey, National Vice President, IIA steered the proceedings and moderated the Q&A session. Mr. Vaish in his welcome address said, “MSMEs do not always have the means or the financial muscle to access and invest in technology. Initiatives like Technopark can prove to be a vital step in bridging this gap and helping MSMEs solve their technical challenges.”

In the hour-long session, Dr. Kamath spoke about the needs of the industry across sectors which include new disruptive technologies, indigenous technology solutions and training and upskilling. He then highlighted how Technopark@iitk can provide necessary support to help increase & accelerate R&D collaborations; training and upskilling through courses, workshops; strengthen industry-student connect and engagement; bridge the gaps for lab-to-market transition; identify potential technologies and help IITK faculty with industry-connect and commercialization. Some of the focus sectors under spotlight include Healthcare and Med-Tech, Defence, Agri-Tech, Deep-Tech and Core Manufacturing.

The major focus sectors under spotlight include Healthcare and Med-Tech, Defence, Agritech, Deep-Tech and Core Manufacturing. This talk by Technopark@iitk, held in association with the Indian Industries Association, Kanpur Chapter, focused on the crucial role R&D plays in the economic growth of the country and the opportunities of such collaborations that exist for industries to work together with IIT Kanpur. Technopark@iitk has been providing necessary support to help increase & accelerate R&D collaborations; training and upskilling through courses, workshops; strengthen industry-student connect and engagement; bridge the gaps for lab-to-market transition; identify potential technologies and help IITK faculty with industry-connect and commercialization.

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