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Kanpur, July 2, 2023: Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), the technology business incubator of IIT Kanpur, has launched its Hindi Publication Division, dedicated to sharing groundbreaking work in innovation. The Hindi Division aims to make SIIC IIT Kanpur's innovative efforts accessible to a wider audience. The inauguration ceremony was graced by Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur, and Deputy Director Prof. S Ganesh. Prof. Ankush Sharma, Professor-in-Charge, SIIC, IIT Kanpur; Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, CEO, SIIC & AIIDE-CoE, IIT Kanpur; Professor Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, Co-Professor-in-Charge, SIIC, IIT Kanpur; and Mr. Piyush Mishra, COO & CFO, SIIC, IIT Kanpur, were present on the occasion.
The creation of the Hindi Publication Division has a primary objective of minimizing the language barrier in accessing technical information related to the startup ecosystem and innovation. Its main purpose is to offer a platform that would enable non-English speakers to readily access and comprehend technical knowledge. Additionally, it strives to foster the growth of technical translation efforts and facilitate the widespread dissemination of technical knowledge, thereby effectively bridging the language gap. By aligning with The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, this initiative aims to make technical knowledge more accessible by imparting it in Hindi.
SIIC IIT Kanpur has consistently been at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements, driving the transformation of ideas into successful ventures. The Hindi Division will serve as a dedicated platform for the dissemination of information about SIIC IIT Kanpur's innovative projects, cutting-edge research, success stories of startups, and entrepreneurial endeavors. This expansion will ensure that the masses, including individuals with varying degrees of technical knowledge, can grasp and appreciate the impact of SIIC IIT Kanpur's innovative work.
Recognizing the paramount significance of promoting innovation and nurturing a vibrant startup ecosystem among individuals of diverse backgrounds, Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur, applauds the initiative. In line with this vision, the Hindi Publication Division at SIIC IIT Kanpur is committed to imparting technical knowledge in Hindi. The objective is to connect with individuals throughout India and motivate them to embark on entrepreneurial pursuits, thus fostering an inclusive ecosystem. By eliminating barriers, encouraging collaboration, and igniting the entrepreneurial drive within everyone, the Hindi Publication Division at SIIC IIT Kanpur aims to make substantial contributions to the nation's growth and progress.
Prof. Ankush Sharma, Professor-in-Charge, SIIC, IIT Kanpur, shared his experience in spearheading the establishment of the Hindi Publication Division. He emphasized the division's underlying mission to foster connectivity and empowerment within grassroots communities. “The division remains resolute in its commitment to sharing invaluable knowledge and captivating narratives that illuminate the thriving innovation and startup ecosystem at SIIC, IIT Kanpur. Recognizing the untapped potential within grassroots communities, we work tirelessly to provide them with essential resources and opportunities, allowing them to thrive harmoniously in the ever-evolving realm of innovation,” he adds.
The Hindi Publication Division of SIIC IIT Kanpur goes beyond providing a platform for accessing technical knowledge in Hindi. It actively cultivates innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within Hindi-speaking communities. By disseminating groundbreaking work in Hindi, it seeks to make a positive societal impact and broaden the reach of innovation. Aligned with SIIC IIT Kanpur's mission, the division promotes growth, empowers local talent, and facilitates collaboration, thereby contributing to the advancement of innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development in India. It serves as a vital catalyst in unlocking the potential within Hindi-speaking communities and driving socio-economic progress.
Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, is one of the oldest incubators in the country. It was established in 2000 when the entrepreneurial ecosystem was still at a nascent stage in India. The multifaceted and vibrant incubation ecosystem at IIT Kanpur, nurtured for over two decades, prospers to fill the gaps on the road to converting an idea into a successful and meaningful business model. The domain expertise combined with the infrastructural prowess of the academic institute has collectively demonstrated a knack for tremendous social impact and technological advancement over the years.