Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College in its endeavor to ensure holistic development of its students and make them excel in all dogmas of life has been organizing various events and activities with a blend of achieving individual talents and innovation among the students. In respect to this a National Contest for Innovative Product and Prototyping named TECHNOVATION 2018 has been organized by the institute. The principal sponsor for this event was Stratasys India, a leading multinational company in additive manufacturing.
The contest provided a platform for promoting Innovation and Creativity among young engineering students through encouraging and inviting fresh ideas from them related to the given themes namely Lifestyle & Smart Appliances, Transportation, Agriculture, Energy, Defense and Manufacturing. The theme- based exposition was aimed to harness the potential ideas, concepts and technologies in any form available with the students.
Best 20 ideas were selected and given opportunity to develop working prototypes at AKGEC Fab Lab to showcase actual implementation of idea into reality. These teams were invited to present their prototypes with brief presentation to the nominated jury. Best selected ideas were given awards worth Rs 3,50,000/- during the award ceremony on 30th August, 2018. In addition, the winning teams also got an opportunity to undergo three days training on 3D printing at Stratasys Experience Centre at Bangalore.
Chief Guest, Prof. N.S. Vyas, Chairman Railway Technology Mission and Senior Professor, IIT Kanpur; Guest of Honour, Mr. Saurabh Singh, DGM, Design Studio, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Special Guest, Mr. Rajeev Bajaj, M. D. Stratasys India Pvt. Ltd. Director Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Dr. R. K. Agarwal, HOD CORE, Prof. Ashiv Shah, along with senior officials from various companies such as Studio 34, HONDA, BCH Electric Ltd. etc. were present during the award ceremony.