Seven honored techno-nerds of Idea Innovation Cell, VSSUT, Burla represented the college at the annual MSME Trade Fair 2k17 and bagged the exquisite Odisha youth Innovation award. The winners were felicitated by Hon’ble our Chief Minister,Shri Naveen Patnaik and other esteemed dignitaries present at MSME Fair 2017, at IDCO Exhibition Grounds Bhubaneswar, organized on the eve of 101st Birth Anniversary of former Chief Minister of our State, Late Shri. Biju Patnaik.

Over 250 enterprises, including 50 startups and Techno-grads showcased diverse products ranging from, agro-based and food-processing industries to pollution control devices and electrical equipment, and chemicals and petrochemicals.

The fourth edition of the six-days MSME trade fair was organized by the MSME department of the Odisha government with an objective to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among the youth, and was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik. Under the able guidance of the faculty advisor Professor Bandan Bhoi and the eminent mentor, Mr Bodhisattwa Sanghapriya, the secretary of the Idea and Innovation Cell, and absolute brainstorming sessions, student innovators, Sahasransu Purohit with the VSSUT Student Satellite, Jaswasi Sahoo with his project Carbon Scrubber, Ranjan Panda – Refrigerator with Hot Compartment, Debasish Dash – Smart Plant System, Somdeep Dutta – Roof Lighting System were able to innovate, ideate, formulate and finally screen their ideas at the well-recognized, pedestal of notions.

The techno-nerds of IIC, VSSUT were remunerated a cash prize of Rs.50,000 each, by the Odisha Youth Innovation Fund(OYIF) ,inorder to fund and develop their innovation model. OYIF is created to support innovations including grassroots innovations, i.e. essentially technological solutions and developing successful business models by youths and upcoming techno-grads.

The ideas presented by the student innovators of VSSUT, Burla at the podium are completely fresh and based on upcoming models of sustainable development as suggested by the Cell. The ideas have the potential to provide unaltered efficiency and proposed designs that will certainly overcome the existing socio-economic problems in many ways and pave way for immediate addressing to the prevalent issues in society, the root of need for innovation.

The innovations were showcased at the Global Alumni meet hosted by the University and acknowledged humongous amounts of praise from Professors, the Alumni as well as the research students alike. The innovators and their awards are truly along the lines of the notions that thoughts of a young mind are like sparks which cannot be contained and should only be wafted more and more under apposite guidance to empower the vigorous stream of ideas.

The IIC team has certainly without doubt upheld the legacy of the University’s achievements and accolades at the various cross-University fairs, within a short span of its instituting proving itself to be one of the many feathers in the, golden hat of the academia at VSSUT. Hence,Team ViSSion wishes more and more success to the Idea and Innovation Cell and the many recognized and unrecognized faces burning the midnight oil for the University’s betterment and progress. May IIC be at the pinnacle of all triumphs and feats, they can possibly achieve!

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