Monday, March 11, 2024

IIIT-Bangalore To Host RISE (Research, Innovation, Society And Entrepreneurship) 2024

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) is set to host a two-day conclave aimed at fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration within academia and the industry. The RISE (Research, Innovation, Society and Entrepreneurship) Conclave, scheduled for March 22nd and 23rd, 2024, promises to be a dynamic gathering of thought leaders, industry experts, and academia enthusiasts.

Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT-Bangalore, expressed his anticipation, stating, "The RISE event serves as a central hub for academia to address the challenges and opportunities in cultivating research, innovation and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire and equip academic institutions to become a core system of innovation and entrepreneurship."

RISE One-Day Conclave, the first day of the conclave scheduled for March 22nd, will feature the one-day summit with a theme on ‘Sustaining and Scaling up Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Academia’.

Dr. Lakshmi Jagannathan, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Centre and Executive VP, COMET Foundation sets the tone with her insight, stating, “With the Indian Deeptech startup ecosystem exponentially growing, academia will play a key role in nurturing and enabling startups. In this perspective, RISE One Day Conclave will be an opportunity for the ecosystem to collectively evolve strategies to build a sustainable, robust ecosystem to support Indian startups to build solutions for not only India but also for the world at large.”

The conference will kick off with an inaugural session featuring luminaries such as Prof. Srinath Srinivasa, Dean (R&D) at IIIT-Bangalore. Keynote addresses by industry stalwarts, including Mr. Chandran Krishnan, Founder, MD & CEO of Campus Angels, and Mr. Uday Prabhu, Chief Innovation Officer at Bosch Global Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will initiate the rhythm for the day's discussions.

The highlight of the day will be a panel discussion on the role of corporates in evangelizing innovations on academic campuses, moderated by Prof. Rajagopalan from IIIT-Bangalore, with participation from industry leaders such as Mr. Sanjay Gopinath from MathWorks India Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Amit Chaterjee from Intel. The day will conclude with a campus startup showcase, providing a platform for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations.

On March 23rd, the focus will shift to the RISE Open House, inviting participants to explore the latest developments in research and innovation at IIIT-B. Prof. Shivakumar Malapaka, Organizing Chair of RISE says, "The RISE Open House offers a unique opportunity for professionals, academics, and students to engage in dialogue, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. It also offers a unique window into the vibrant research landscape at IIIT-B, showcasing ongoing projects and initiatives."

Prof. Meenakshi D’Souza, MS, PhD, Programme Coordinator at IIIT-Bangalore, says, “The Open House aims to inspire educational pursuits focussed on research for undergraduate and postgraduate students and faculty members alike. Additionally, it serves as a nexus for forging partnerships between industry and academia, identifying avenues for collaboration.  Attendees will gain insights into IIIT-B's flexible Intellectual Property (IP) policy and explore various collaboration models. Furthermore, the event will facilitate the creation of a collaborative platform for internships and job opportunities, fostering meaningful connections between aspiring talents and industry leaders.”

Attendees can expect deep-dive sessions on trending research directions, showcases of research activities at IIIT-B, and insights into collaboration opportunities with industry and academia. The event will also provide information on educational pursuits focused on undergraduates & postgraduates while also providing flexible IP policies, as well as networking opportunities for internship and job placements.

About IIIT-Bangalore

IIIT-Bangalore is a premier institute dedicated to undergraduate and postgraduate programs specializing in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), IT for Society, and broader fields of IT and research. Situated in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore, it holds a prominent position in the academic landscape. IIIT-Bangalore is graded A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2022, IIIT-B has secured 74th ranking. The institute was ranked number 1 among India's Best Technical Universities (Private) by India Today. IIIT-Bangalore contains state-of-the-art infrastructure, eminently qualified faculty, a vibrant alumni community, cutting-edge research facilities, and close industry collaborations.

The institute’s specially designed courses make the students’ cognizant of the current technologies. Experiential learning and practices followed in the institute equip them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems. IIIT-Bangalore has consistently achieved excellent placement records every year since its establishment in 1998, thanks to the unwavering support of the industry and the expanding pool of highly skilled alumni.

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