Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad

Institute
Innovation Council

About IIC

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OUR VISION

IIT Dharwad Institute Innovation Council (IIC) is established to conduct various innovation, entrepreneurship related activities and to systematically foster the culture of innovation in IIT Dharwad. Currently, the council consists of 15 student members, 4 faculty members and 2 external members, with Prof. Raj Hirwani as the President.

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Our Team

The ground team behind IIC

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Dr. Raj Hirwani

President
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Prof. Amar Gaonkar

Convener
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Prof. Naveen M.B

Faculty Member
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Prof. Nikhil Hegde

Faculty Member
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Sai Anuroop Kesanapalli

Student Co-ordinator
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Sonu Sourav

Media Team Lead
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Ritvik Teja

Outreach Team Lead
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Rishit Saiya

Event Management Lead
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Harshal Gajjar

Team Member
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Ketan Vaidya

Team Member
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Aman Singal

Team Member
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Mummaneni Sai Harsha

Team Member
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Sushma Biradar

Team Member
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Akshay A.J

Team Member
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Shrikant Singh

Team Member
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Abhinav Verma

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Jay Garchar

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Nasir Attar

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Rushikesh Dixit

Team Member

Our Goals

Hold activities

To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities.

Promote Innovation

Identify and reward innovations and share success stories

Oragnize workshops

Organize periodic workshops, seminars, interactions with entrepreneurs, investors and 
professionals

Create Mentor Pool

Creation of a mentor pool for student innovators

Build Network

Develop a network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations

Organize Hackathons

Organize Hackathons, Idea Competitions and Mini-Challenges with the involvement of 
industries


Events

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Headstart

IIT Dharwad TBD

The aim of this event is to bring together some of the best innovators and entrepreneurs of our country for a symposium on the topic ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’, for the benefit of young-innovative minds at IIT Dharwad.

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Talk on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Success and Failure Stories

IIT Dharwad Nov 23, 2019

Mr. Sunil Chakrapani has worked with Fortune 500 clients like Google, Savinetwork, including US Defence. He has a domain expertise in Supply Chain Management and RFID technologies. ...He has 15 years of entrepreneurship experience and had built businesses in four countries across West Africa. He is also founder and director of Century Stars, which generated revenues of approximately $65-$70 million in 8 years and today this company is over a $100 million. Currently, the speaker is Vice President at Deshpande Foundation, heading CSR and Relationships department.

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Talk on Finding Funding

IIT Dharwad Nov 22, 2019

Bootstrapping, Crowdfunding Angel, Investing, Bank Loans, Competition, and Awards Pitching for funding What investors look for in start-ups? Jio Initiatives

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Session on Technology Venture Creation

IIT Dharwad Nov 8, 2019

How to start a Start-Up?
How to scale-up?
Role of Incubators Accelerators and associated aspects

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Talk on Intellectual Property for Startups by Dr. Raj Hirwani

IIT Dharwad Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Raj Hirwani has nearly 40 years of techno-commercial experience in Research and Industry.His focus is on IP Management in Academic and Publicly funded R&D Institutions. ... Till recently he was Head of Intellectual Property Directorate in CSIR and Director of CSIR’s Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP) at Pune.

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WALMI Campus, PB Road, Near High Court, Belur Industrial Area, Karnataka - 580011, India

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