The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) in collaboration with IBM organized its annual ‘Research Showcase’ event at their campus grounds in Okhla Industrial Estate (Phase III), New Delhi. The event was 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.
This year, at IIIT-Delhi’s Research Showcase 2018, there were 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.
From all around the prime educational institutions in Delhi and NCR, the event was able to attract a crowd of more than 500 students. 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.
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.
IBM’S Spokesperson Quote, “As Artificial Intelligence and Big Data has embedded the technological landscape, there opens up zillions of opportunities for the technological geeks to study and re-invent industries, especially the financing & banking sector with their cutting-edge skills and techniques. And, the events like IIIT-Delhi’s Research Showcase not just provides a platform for these budding talents to outshine but also helps the industry players to tap onto the right talent that holds the potential to be the developers of tomorrow and lead the industry with unique skills and capabilities.”
The research showcase is aimed at industry professionals and academic fraternity so that they can discover research and development work at IIIT-D and identify potential areas of collaboration. It brings the most knowledgeable researchers from both academia and industry such as IITs, IBM, and TCS.