Shaastra, the tech festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has invited registrations for its flagship event Tech and Innovation Fair (TIF).
TIF was launched in 2018 and offers a platform for budding entrepreneurs to develop tech-based projects and prototypes into minimum viable products. The prototypes could be from robotics, healthcare, biotechnology, agriculture and Internet of Things.
Participants must submit online detailed description of the product with pictures, its utility and application. Shortlisted participants will proceed to the next round. Throughout the contest, the teams will receive professional assistance and participate in guidance and mentorship sessions with industry experts.
They will get to interact with venture capitalists, angel investors and experts. There will be workshops on product design and business management. The participants will exhibit their products at the tech fest, the audience for which includes researchers, scientists and professionals.
TIF culminates in an event at the IIT M Research Park where judges will choose three top teams. The winners will get an opportunity to connect with IIT Madras incubation cell to further develop their idea into a startup.
Candidates may register at tif.shaastra.org before November 30. The mentorship, webinars and workshops will be held in December and the final pitching event will be from January 5 to 8, 2023.