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Many of the startups, research projects have been incubated by the institute's Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, with some even getting funding from corporates (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Many of the startups, research projects have been incubated by the institute's Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, with some even getting funding from corporates (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

IIT Delhi to showcase startups, body armour tech at Industry Day

  • The third edition of the Industry Day event will showcase over 200 innovative projects by IIT Delhi researchers, the engineering college said
  • Around 500 executives from about 150 companies, including Amazon, Intel, Total S.A., Applied Materials, will participate in the event

New Delhi: A body armour lighter than Kevlar, a waterless shampoo, a diagnostic tool for detecting cancer tissues and a 'scrambled egg' made from a non-soy plant protein. These are some of the research projects that would be showcased along with certain startups at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi's (IIT-Delhi) Industry Day on Saturday.

The third edition of the flagship event of the educational institute will showcase more than 200 innovative projects by IIT Delhi researchers, the engineering college said.

Around 500 executives from about 150 companies, including Amazon, Intel, Total S.A., Applied Materials, will participate in the event, Prof Anurag Rathore said.

Some projects have also been funded by government and government agencies, such as the body armour technology, which the Defence Research and Development Organization is seeking for the country’s armed forces, Prof Naresh Bhatnagar said.

Many of the startups and research projects have been incubated by the institute's Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), with some even getting funding from corporates.

Some of the startups that will be displaying their products are a waterless shampoo and pigeon-repellant product by Cleantech International , unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely operated underwater vehicles by BotLabs Dynamics. Both startups are incubated by FITT.

Bioresorbable cardiac stents, which IIT Delhi claims to be the first of its kind, as well as a substitute for plastic and Styrofoam plates made from rice straw will also be displayed at the event, IIT Delhi said.

The five themes for the institutes Industry Day this year are clean energy, sustainable medical technologies, emerging nano and advanced materials, sustainable environment and Make in India, according to a release by the institute.

IIT Delhi received funding to the tune of 350 crore in the last financial year, and this year it hopes to fetch 500 crore for 317 research projects, IIT Delhi director Prof V. Ramagopal Rao said at a press conference.

The institute is one of the most successful in the country at churning out successful entrepreneurs over the last two decades. A recent study by data analytics firm Tracxn showed that students of IIT Delhi founded one of the highest number of received startups, which raised $13.3 billion in funding.

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