Over 10,000 students from across the country sent in their projects for the entrepreneurship promotion event TECHKNOW, organised by the All India Manufacturers Association in partnership with the Anna University.
The largest number of projects were from the Electronics and Communication and Automation and Robotics categories.
Speaking on the sidelines of the two-day TECHKNOW fest which was held recently, S Srinivasan of the AMIO said that there was an increasing interest in entrepreneurship. “We got about 4,000 projects from 10,000 students from across the country. Some of the best projects are from the areas of agriculture, healthcare, geriatric care, energy saving etc,” he said.
Students were asked to submit their projects under nine categories including Food and Agriculture, Construction and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Bio-Technology, Environment and Sustainability, Energy Optimisation, Information Technology, Transportation and Logistics, Electronics and Communication and Automation and Robotics.
During the event, bankers, industrialists and angel investors were invited for the event. “The prize winners as well as other participants will be able to present their projects to these people who can support them in their venture,” he said.
Out of the 4,000, 27 of the best projects were announced on Saturday.
Speaking at the inauguration of the event, Governor K Rosiah called for more research and support for entrepreneurship.
“Universities should give priority to research. Research and innovation leads to a nation’s prosperity. Development of technical knowledge, converting innovation to implementation is imperative,” he said.
He urged universities to make use of the 2,,50,000 projects produced by 10 lakh students in the country every year, to tap Indian talent which is now among the best corporates of the world.