IIT Guwahati to host TechExpo for budding talents during Techniche
As a part of its annual techno-management festival Techniche, IIT Guwahati will host TechExpo – a national science competition which aims to help students explore their vision and curiosity through science.
TechExpo has been initiated with the aim of bringing to light technological advancements made by the youth and provide an opportunity to showcase their innovations on a larger platform. The winners will be awarded with a total cash prize of Rs 3.50 lakh.
The 3rd edition of TechExpo is organized by Techniche in IIT Guwahati from August 30 to September 2, 2018.
The competition will be conducted in two phases- Phase I will include abstract submission along with a short video giving a brief introduction of the project. The deadline for submission of the projects is second week of June. Details can be found here.
The entries of Phase I will be rigorously evaluated by the judging panel which includes IIT Technical Board chairman and professors. The top 100 contestants will qualify for Phase II of the competition which will be held at IIT Guwahati during Techniche. The top seven projects will be selected as the final winners.
The event has two categories. The TechExpo junior category: participants must be under the age of 18 at the time of registration. The TechExpo senior category: people under the age of 30 at the time of registration.
TechExpo will provide a platform for the participants to showcase the projects undertaken by them in front of a mass multitude of people which includes professors from various fields, notable personage including Nobel laureates, leading business tycoons, venture capitalists, professors from IITs and students from across the nation. The teams will also get a chance to witness one of the most amazing and enthralling lectures, competitions, exhibitions and cultural nights which will be conducted in IIT Guwahati from August 30-September 2, 2018.
“TechExpo, being a national level competition, provides its participants with a unique opportunity to visit IIT Guwahati and interact with some of the most distinguished personalities from across the globe. Last year’s judges included Thomas Barclay, a research scientist at NASA, Brooks Moore, host of How it’s made. TechExpo 2017 was magnificent, and we hope to see all that support and enthusiasm again to make TechExpo 2018 reach great heights,” said Purvish Shah, convener Techniche.