IIIT-Delhi Organized Its Annual Research Innovation and Incubation Showcase (RIISE 2022)

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) organized its annual event “Research, Innovation, and Incubation Showcase, (RIISE)” on Friday, April 8, 2022 with eight key themes - Artificial Intelligence, Core Research, Cyber-Physical Systems, Design, Healthcare, Lab to Market/ Start-ups, Sustainability, and Technology as a Public Good.

This annual event provided an excellent platform to participants to explore the exciting research undertaken at the Institute along with an opportunity to network, collaborate and learn to create a better future. 400+ students from across the country were offered with a chance to present their research work under one roof, and to seek new opportunities, such as to support a start-up idea or for collaborations. These poster presentations exemplified some of the brilliant research and innovations by these young minds, which have the potential to revolutionize the future.

“Research Innovation and Incubation Showcase (RIISE) is a confluence of thought leaders, researchers, innovators and developers, who are passionate about bringing new advances in key areas including AI, Healthcare, Sustainability, Cyber Physical Systems, Design etc. RIISE also had parallel tracks for Technology as a Public Good and Lab to Market + Startups. This unique event provided a platform where some of the most creative minds presented their cutting-edge research work, the way forward, and the multi-faceted opportunities for collaboration”, Prof. Ranjan Bose, Director IIIT-Delhi.

Prof. Ranjan Bose

More than 100 delegates from industry, academia, and government were present including 40 renowned speakers as a part of panel discussions and talks that offered insights into their recent research and findings, including work that has not been published yet. With the presence of eminent personalities such as Dr. Gautam Shroff (Senior Vice President and Head of Research, TCS), as a speaker in Artificial Intelligence theme; Mr. Sachindra Joshi (Lead AI, IBM Research) as a keynote speaker; and Prof. Ram Gopal Rao (Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi), Dr. Lipika Dey (Chief Scientist, TCS Research), Dr. Seema Khanna (Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre), and Dr. Andreia Cathelin (STMicroelectronics) as panellists for the session ‘Women in Engineering’, RIISE 2022 was a magnificent opportunity for young and budding researchers to benefit from.

“RIISE is an annual occasion when we bring together academic researchers, industry leaders, and government think-tank. We had numerous interesting interactions between faculty and industry leaders today. Students of IIIT Delhi, and even student winners of Business Blasters presented their prototypes and start-up business plans. The panel discussion was on a very pertinent topic and views shared by the panellists were truly insightful. More than 2500 people enthusiastically participated in 8-hour long exposition and I am confident that each minute spent was worth its dime.” Dr. Anuj Grover, Associate Dean Innovation and Research and Development, IIIT-Delhi.

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) was created as a state university by an act of the Delhi Government in 2008 empowering it to do research and grant academic degrees. With world-class faculty and an environment that endeavours to nurture state-of-the-art research and innovation, and enables entrepreneurial activities that bring the gains of deep-tech to the society at large, IIIT-Delhi has grown to become one of the most promising young institutions in India. It has been accorded 12-B status by the University Grants Commission. It is ranked #4 among all universities in India in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2021 and also among all technical schools in India in the latest Dataquest T-School rankings 2021. The institute was awarded “Excellence in Faculty” in the 7th Higher Education Excellence Awards 2021 by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

IIIT-Delhi hosts the academic departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computational Biology, Human Centered Design, Mathematics, and Social Sciences & Humanities. In addition, there are 8 research centres spanning across the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Design and New Media, Technology in Policing, Human-Centered Design, Light Fidelity, Sustainable Mobility, Healthcare and DataKart Centre of Excellence, engaged in high-quality research and development activities. IIITD also houses an Incubation Centre (IC) and a Technology Innovation Hub (TiH).

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