Indian Institute of Technology, (Banaras Hindu University) is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutions in the country, which has a tradition of nurturing and channeling some of the brightest young minds. The institute organizes an annual techno-management festival – Technex, a three day extravaganza bringing together students from all over the nation to innovate and compete in various avenues of technology.
Technex’17 shall be held from 24 to 26 February, 2017. For registrations and details about the fest, visit www.technex.in. A celebration of innovation, Technex holds a plethora of events hailing from different areas of technology and management. Broadly, the event verticals events are:
- Robonex – Next gen robotics
- Ascension- Aero-modelling events
- Supernova- Astronomy based events
- Byte the Bits- Programming competitions
- Extreme Engineering- Core engineering events
- Riqueza – Management-related events
- Creatrix – Digital arts and creativity
- Modex – Showcase innovative ideas
- Pahal – Socio-environmental events
- Game Dungeon– LAN gaming and informal events
These categories together comprise more than 30 events. The fest upholds lucrative prizes worth INR 2,00,000 at stake for more than 20k participants to compete for.
Startup Fair – Technex hosts The Startup Fair which is an excellent opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their dreams to reality. Here, these unsung heroes of the economy interact with prospective investors, pitching their ideas to them and gaining knowledge from people who have seen the in and out of the entrepreneurial sector over many years. Some eminent venture capitalists and mentors who will be chairing the Startup Fair this year are Rajiv Jamkhedkar (Serengity Ventures), G.S.Naveen Kumar (Special Secretary, UP Government), Vinod Dham (Indo-US Ventures Partner), Prof P.K. Mishra (Secretary, IIT (BHU) Varanasi) and Anil Joshi (Unicorn India Ventures).
The exciting exhibitions which will glitz up Technex’17 are:
- NAO BOT – A ‘little’ wonder of technology, a prodigy indeed.
- INDUSTRIAL ROBOT – A robot which can actually build more of its kind.
- BIO-BOT PUPPY- Robotic puppy which is as mobile and entertaining as real.
- CUBE-SOLVER BOT – Because the Rubik’s Cube is not just a human’s toy.
- 3-D PRINTER – Make your thoughts tangible in minutes with this mind blowing technology.
- BRAIN CONTROLLED DRONE – Control a copter by just thinking about it.
- INDRO ROBOT– The home made, yet full-fledged humanoid
- BOWLING BOT: This robot almost always goes for a strike.
- VR Golf– Enjoy the real fun of golf while still in your living room.
- GREEN BUILDING – Incredible building techniques to ensure a more sustainable future.
- ROBOTIC HAND – Amusing gestures with artificial intelligence
- VR SIMULATOR – An expedition into the unknown, courtesy realistic virtuality.
- ROCKET LAUNCH – The launch of a 600N thrust rocket reaching the altitude of 1 km.
- MITRA – A full-fledged on-board computer that can replace your PC.
Think Talks – Technex has always been known for its stellar guest lecture series – ‘Think Talks’ – which have been becoming increasingly attractive over the years. Every year, this segment witnesses personalities hailing from varied domains coming together to share their knowledge and experience with students from around the nation.
The line up of the Think Talks for Technex’17 is as follows:
- Dilip Chhabria – Founder of DC Design
- Vinod Dham – Father of the Pentium Chip
- JN Reddy – Creator of the finite element method
- Sam Pitroda – Founder Commissioner of United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development
- Balaji Viswanathan – Most followed author on Quora
- Balaji Holur – Senior VP, Samsung Research India, Bangalore
The workshops lined up for Technex’17 are:
- Swarm Robotics
- Bridge Design
- Data Mining
- 3-D Printing
- Ethical Hacking
- Internet of Things
- Digital Marketing
- Industrial Automation – PLC and SCADA
- Android App Development
- Vision Botics (Sixth Sense Technology)
Corporate Conclave – An innovative event that aims at creating a platform for the students to interact with the greatest corporate giant of our times, so as to provide them with some first-hand knowledge to gear up to face the business world. This edition shall witness executives from Larsen and Toubro, Samsung, Citi, De Shaw & Co. and Manpasand sharing their knowledge and experiences with the audience.
Kaleidoscope– A fest is incomplete without entertainment and fun, isn’t it? So, after a tiring day of hard work and competition, Technex organizes Kaleidoscope, an evening of various musicians, comedians and things that are amusing and entertaining for the crowd. For this edition of Technex, Kaleidoscope will host renowned mentalist Kunal Newar, popular storyteller Neelesh Misra, stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant and the cast of The Viral Fever’s web series ‘Humorously Yours’.