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Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh- Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) IIT Kanpur is organizing its annual startup showcase event called Abhivyakti 2020 – Innovation for the Future. The event will bring Government officials, business leaders and innovators under a roof to unveil the trailblazing innovations supported by SIIC IIT Kanpur. The event kicks offs tomorrow, 16th December at 11:00 am at virtual platform. It can be accessed via https://events.abhivyakti.co/
“With Abhivyakti 2020, we want the nation to know about the recent achievements of the incubation centre in terms of the number and quality of innovations being supported by us” said Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, the Professor-in-charge, Incubation and Innovation, IIT Kanpur. He further added that SIIC IIT Kanpur is now ready to become a leading technology business incubator across the globe. The startup companies supported by us are trying to solve some of the pressing technological and societal challenges and transforming millions of lives.
The event will be inaugurated by an august panel led by Shri Dr Ajay Kumar, Defense Secretary, Govt of India, Shri Satish Mahana, Hon'ble Cabinet Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Kapil Dev Agrawal, Minister of State, Vocational Education & Skill Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur.
Abhivyakti aims at exhibiting the ever-growing and evolving incubation ecosystem established by SIIC IITK in the last 20 years. This unique 3 days event has been curated with interesting sessions like Tech Talks, confabulations, round table session, and keynote address featuring reputed Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Corporate Leaders, and Government Officials from various state and central government departments. Our current portfolio with 100+ startups and innovators will also be accessible at their virtual booths and selected once will present their innovation.
To bring connect of various government organization with startups, this 3-day event will witness engaging sessions between startups and key government officials from the state of UP and Central Government. Gracing the event are Shri SP Singh, CEO, SIDBI Venture Capital, Ms. Jette Bjerrum, Consul General, Head of Trade and Innovation Centre, Denmark, Shri Pravir Krishna, MD, TRIFED, Shri Alok Kumar Addl Chief Secretary, Infrastructure & Industrial Development, Govt of UP, Mr Abhishek Singh, President & CEO, NeGD, and Shri Alok Sinha, Agriculture Production Commissioner & Addl Chief Secretary, Commercial Tax Department, Govt of UP.
The event will also witness the presence of more than 20 prominent venture capitalists and angel investors including Aavishkaar Capital, Endiya Partners, SIDBI Ventures, IAN, 50K Ventures, Capala Venturs, Artha Ventures, etc.
On each day of the event, TechTalks on Healthcare, AI, and Agritech are also being organized where any innovator can win upto 2 Lakhs grant for POC development.
About Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur
Established in the year 2000, Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur is one of the oldest technology business incubators with many successes under its belt such as Curadev Biopharma, Weather-Risk Advisory, GeoKno, E-spin Nanotech, Aarav Unmanned Systems, and HelpUsGreen. With our fair share of successful as well as failed start-ups in our portfolio of more than 120 startups, having raised hundreds of crores and generated more than 3000 jobs, we have developed the experience base and eco-system that become key ingredients in the development of early-stage, technology-focused start-ups spanning across the domains of agriculture, healthcare, aerospace, energy, water, education, etc.
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