The IIC Regional Meet (Local Meet) was held at the Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar on 18th Dec, 2023. A team consisting of Dr. Vimal Pandey, Startup Activity Coordinator, Atul Nag, Convenor and students Ms. Shruti Khalkho, Ph.D. Scholar and Amar Kumar Muska, Ph.D. Scholar attended the event.

The event witnessed a robust turnout, with over 375 participants representing both IIC and non-IIC institutions, ATL schools, 40+ YUKTI Innovations and startups, along with 35+ Ecosystem Enablers. The first half of the day featured open house events, including an innovation exhibition, poster display, Udyami Bazaar, and engaging interactive sessions. The post lunch included, round table discussions which delved into topics such as INDOVATION Hubs for IP commercialization and Technology Transfer and the formation of the IIC consortium. Knowledge-sharing sessions focused on various policy initiatives of MIC and AICTE were also delivered.

Additionally, innovation and startup teams underwent an orientation session on business model development. The latter part of the day comprised one-to-one mentoring and pitching rounds to identify the best innovations for the next round of the YUKTI Innovation Challenge 2023.

Dr. Raghab Prasad Dash, Advisor -I of AICTE, joined as Chief Guest.