IIT Roorkee holds Udyog Mahotsav prize distribution ceremony; More than 200 industries participate

IIT Roorkee hosted the prize distribution ceremony on April 24, 2023, in collaboration with Bhagwanpur industries association.

IIT Roorkee holds Udyog Mahotsav prize distribution ceremony; More than 200 industries participate IIT Roorkee hosts UKUM ceremony 2023 (Source: Official press release)
Rohan D Umak | Apr 27, 2023 - 3:35 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee hosted the prize distribution ceremony of the Uttarakhand Udyog Mahotsav 2023 (UKUM) on April 24, 2023. The prize distribution ceremony was held in collaboration with Bhagwanpur industries association (BIA) and was aimed at promoting the growth of Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the state by providing the participants a platform to showcase their innovative projects and products.

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A statement from the institute said that more than 200 industries turned up at the event, which showcased technologies from IIT Roorkee innovation and incubation system. The system consists of SRIC unit, tinkering lab, DIC, IPR cell, TIDES and TIH. The official press release stated that more than 50 research scholars of IIT Roorkee made poster presentations and received feedback from the industry experts on the applications of their research.

Winners in the ceremony were selected on the basis of their contributions to the field of entrepreneurship development and their industrial relevance. E3biocleantech and Teqbot innovations private limited were conferred with the award for the best startup, while the best industry academia collaborator awardees turned out to be I-Stem and TechSarthi. Nishant Jain, Anurag Tomar and Swetha Tripathi emerged as the three best poster awardees.

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IIT Roorkee director KK Pant said: "I emphasize the institute's commitment in promoting translation research in close collaboration with Uttarakhand industry. IIT Roorkee's efforts to promote growth of MSMEs in Uttarakhand have been commendable. Events like UKUM are a testament to its vision of bridging the gap between academia and industries. As an IITan, it should be our responsibility to contribute to the vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

BIA secretary Gautam Kapoor said: "The UKUM has been a great platform for promoting industry-academia connect and fostering entrepreneurship in the state. We are glad to collaborate with institutes like IIT Roorkee".

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