TechTop Innovation Summit 2017 in Delhi to capture social concerns of India’s youth

The prestigious TechTop annual national innovation summit of engineering students, joining this year with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has completed the registration process for 2017. The ideas proposed are being evaluated by the judging panel for selecting the most promising projects. Those selected would continue their work to completion by end of May ’17.

This year, 247 student groups from various engineering colleges including Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and Universities from 16 Indian States have entered the contest and those who get selected at the first phase evaluation will have the opportunity to complete their projects/prototypes and report on realizing their innovative proposals. A judging committee comprising of known scientists and innovators of India will assess their achievements at the second phase and the best 25 teams among them will be invited to present their work at the 2017 TechTop Innovation Summit at IIT Delhi on 14-15 July.

Prof. V. K. Damodaran, chairman of the standing judging panel said this year a wide variety of current social issues have been touched upon by the contest teams to find solutions using the latest technologies familiar to them. The contestants appear to have increased hope and zeal to take their pet ideas to fruition. We hope many of them will be able to complete their work well in time and make our final selections for the prestigious Award and prizes more difficult than in the past.

This year, apart from the Innovation Challenge for the engineering students, a month long international MIT-IIT Bootcamp on Innovation, Fabrication and Entrepreneurship, a weeklong National workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a 2 day MakerFest for Delhi’s school students are part of the broader TechTop Innovation Summit. Those who wish to join the month long bootcamp and the national workshop can apply online at till the end of March. The bootcamp is open for students and young professionals of any country from any branch of discipline in engineering, management and design.