NEW DELHI, APRIL 7: The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) in collaboration with IBM organized its annual ‘Research Showcase’ aimed at providing the industry professionals and academic fraternity with an opportunity to build a common platform for research and development activities of mutual interest.
The event attract a crowd of more than 500 students from leading institutions of Delhi and NCR. As compared to previous year’s Research Showcase, this year the event came up with an added provision of goodies and cash prizes in the range of Rs. 20,000- 40,000 for the winners of all the competitions.
This year, Research Showcase 2018 had many competitive events like Student Breakthroughs, Tech Quiz, Innovation Challenge, and discussion programmes like Startup Interaction and IBM challenge revolving around the theme ‘Imagine – Innovate – Inspire’ that kept the event engaging as well as entertaining from beginning to conclusion. Prof. Niloy Ganguly from IIT Kharagpur was the keynote speaker at Research Showcase who spoke on various potential opportunities that need to be tapped through the collective efforts of academia and corporate houses.
According to Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Director at IIIT-Delhi, “This year as part of Research Showcase 2018, IIIT-Delhi in collaboration with IBM has formulated the theme ‘Imagine-Inspire-Invite’ which was focused on providing the students, practitioners and academicians with a platform to develop relevant technology-based and market-friendly solutions to tackle the recurring real-life banking industry shortcomings with ease.”
“I am extremely thankful to the IBM experts for attending the event and guiding the participants with great industrial insight as well as supporting them with much-needed motivational support,” he further added.