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Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad


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Institute Innovation Council (IIC) of IIT Dharwad is established to conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship related activities, and to systematically foster the culture of innovation in IIT Dharwad. Towards this aim it organises workshops, hackathons, seminars and arranges interactions with entrepreneurs, investors and professionals. It also works towards creation of a mentor pool for student innovators and envisages to develop a network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organisations. The council presently consists of 26 student members, 4 faculty members and 2 external members, headed by Prof. Raj Hirwani as the President, with Prof. Amar Gaonkar being the Convener.

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Our Goals

Hold activities

To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities.

Promote Innovation

Identify and reward innovations and share success stories

Organize 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 & Initiatives

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E-Summit'21

IIT Dharwad July, 2021

IIT Dharwad’s very first entrepreneurial fest, featuring well-known personalities who will provide an insight into many things, empowering students to foster and nurture their creative ideas, innovations, and unique talents.

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StartUpDrafts

IIT Dharwad May, 2021

A newsletter that explains a new startup concept every other week, followed by a curated feed of startup news, profiles and interviews.

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IIC Talk Series 2021

IIT Dharwad Mar 20, 26, 27 & Apr 10, 2021

An opportunity to enhance your knowledge on Entrepreneurship

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Avadhān

Virtual19-21 Feb, 2021

A case competition to encourage entrepreneurial thinking

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Technostrophe

Virtual Nov 28, 2020

A quiz competition on the topics of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship

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IIC Talk Series

Virtual Nov 25-30, 2020

A series consisting of three talks by eminent intellectual property practitioners

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Headstart

IIT Dharwad Postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic

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'

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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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Faculty Members

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Dr. Raj Hirwani

President
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Prof. Amar Gaonkar

Convener
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Prof. Naveen M.B

Member
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Prof. Nikhil Hegde

Member

Student Members

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Mummaneni Sai Harsha

Coordination Team Lead
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Vaishnavi Patil

Newsletter Team Lead
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Shivam Kumar

Event Management Team Lead
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Janhavi Dadhania

Website Team Lead
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Talluri Satwik

Social Media Team Lead
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Om Patil

Outreach Team Lead
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Sattwik Mishra

Finance Team Lead
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Prajwal Paloju

Entrepreneurship Team Lead
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Siddharth Patra

Coordination Team Member
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Balla Veekshita Naidu

Coordination Team Member
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Koramoni Gayathri Reddy

Coordination Team Member
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Rishit Saiya

Outreach Team Member
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Sudeshna Merugu

Outreach Team Member
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Nandini D

Social Media Team Member
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Tella Rajashekhar Reddy

Social Media Team Member
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Akshay A.J

Newsletter Team Member
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Rushikesh Dixit

Newsletter Team Member
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Sanghasheela Kamble

Newsletter Team Member
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Aman Singal

Website Team Member
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Nampally Pranav

Website Team Member
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Shrikant Singh

Event Management Team Member
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Karu Jagadeesh

Event Management Team Member
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Pasumarthi Dharani Samsritha

Event Management Team Member
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Rutik Dadhaniya

Finance Team Member
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Akshat

Finance Team Member
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Mohammed Huzaif Barkati

Entrepreneurship Team Member
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Chirag J Maragal

Entrepreneurship Team Member
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Kodavati Hemanth

Industry Touch Team Member

Former Members

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Sai Anuroop Kesanapalli

Former Member
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Ritvik Teja

Former Member
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Sonu Sourav

Former Member
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Nasir Attar

Former Member
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Jay Garchar

Former Member
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Karthik Vadlamudi

Former Member
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Ketan Vaidya

Former Member
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Sushma Biradar

Former Member

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IIT Dharwad, WALMI Campus, Near High Court, PB Road, Dharwad, Karnataka - 580011, India

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