Here's What to Expect at IIT Kanpur Techkriti 2019

Published: | January 29, 2019
Here's What to Expect at IIT Kanpur Techkriti 2019

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is all set to host its annual technology and innovation fest Techkriti in March 2019. Here's what you can expect from the 4-day long annual IIT Kanpur fest this year!

Techkriti, Asia’s largest and the most happening technical and entrepreneurial festival organized by the prestigious IIT Kanpur, marks a symbol of creation and innovation in the field of technology. The event includes and covers many interesting workshops, enthralling talks, fascinating shows, informal events, exciting competitions and intriguing exhibitions that marks the essence of the fest keeping in mind technical innovation.

What to Expect at IIT Kanpur Techkriti 2019

Four days of the festival attract a footfall of over 40,000 from around 1,500 prestigious colleges from all over the world. Techkriti, which completed its 24th anniversary in March 2018, is now all set to commemorate its Silver Jubilee celebrations from March 7, 2019, to March 10, 2019, this year.

Techkriti Workshops and Competitions

In addition to the numerous inspiring talks from eminent entrepreneurs and scientists, Techkriti 2019 is looking forward to hosting a variety of workshops that enhance the core skills required in the technology-driven industry. Some of the popular workshops that Techkriti has hosted in the past include the following:

  • App Integration by Microsoft
  • Android App Development
  • Cloud Computing by Amazon Web Services
  • Data Analytics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Python Programming
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics

These workshops are conducted by reputed companies that have an impressive track record of excellence in specific domains. Additionally, Techkriti is known for hosting a variety of competitions, that amount to total prize money of more than Rs. 70 Lacs. The competitions organised at Techkriti serve as a backbone towards fulfilling the basic motto of Techkriti i.e. Developing interest & encouraging innovation in technology among students. The competitions at IIT Kanpur Techkriti are classified into a few broad categories such as Software Corner, Robogames, Take Off, ECDC, Mixed Bowl, Entrepreneurial, Design, Technovation, and Buizkriti.

Eminent Personalities and Speakers at Techkriti

Techkriti, in the past, has witnessed the presence of various prominent personalities who have shared their ideas through mind stimulating talks as well as motivational speeches with a motive to show a proper direction to many scientific minds in the making. Some of the speakers who have graced Techkriti earlier include:

  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Ex-President of India & Founder of India’s Missile Program)
  • Vladimir Voevodsky (Fields Medalist from Russia)
  • Richard Muller (Famous American Physicist & Professor of Physics at the prestigious University of California in Berkeley)
  • Dr. Lyn Evans (Director of LCC CERN)
  • Richard Stallman (Founder of FSF & GNU Project)
  • Victor Hayes (Father of Wi-Fi)
  • Douglas Osheroff (Physics Nobel Laureate)
  • Prof. Henry Schaefer (Scientist)
  • Michael Foreman (NASA Astronaut)
  • Rajat Sharma (Indian Journalist)
  • Marshall Strabala (Architect of the breathtaking Burj Khalifa)
  • Jeff Liebermann (Host of Time Wrap)
  • Jitendra Nath Goswami (Padma Shri 2017, also known as the Moon Man of India)
  • MK Amit Peretz (Member of Knesset & Former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel)
  • Dr. Hamid Karzai (Ex-President of Afghanistan)
  • Dr. Mohsin Wali (Padma Shri and Honorary Physician to President of India)
  • Prof. K.C. Nikolaou (2016 Wolf Prize Recipient for Chemistry)

The words of such experienced people help to nurture the future technology endeavors.

Exhibitions at Techkriti

The exhibitions organized by Techkriti usually focus to present a host of fascinating innovations before the audiences whose prime objective is to shape the future innovation ideas and thinking. Some of the past exhibitions at Techkriti include:

  • Eth Zurich (An autonomous Soccer Playing Robot)
  • Hyperloop (A Cool Transportation System)
  • Nino (First Indian Humanoid Robot)
  • Indro (Tallest Humanoid Robot)
  • Remidi (World’s First Wearable Device to Record, Play & Perform)
  • OTO (Controller-cum-Musical Instrument of Germany)
  • LIGO (Gravitational Waves in Action)
  • Holus (World’s First Interactive Tabletop Holographic Display)
  • Facebots (Robots which use Facebook account information to converse with friends)
  • Puzzlebox Orbit (Brain-controlled Helicopter of USA)
  • Vintage Car Exhibitions including Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

The exhibitions provide visual instincts as well as insights to the audience, help in the development of rigorous and innovative thinking.

Concerts and Performances at Techkriti

Besides workshops, talks and different exhibitions, the fest also hosts a series of extravagant shows and performances as well. They are the biggest attraction for the audience. The Techkriti festival, in some past years, has witnessed concerts and shows by artists including:

  • DJ Night by Willy William
  • Drone Show
  • Stand-up Comedy by Biswa Kalyan Rath
  • Concert by Sonu Nigam
  • DJ Night by Zephyrtone and DJ Morgan
  • 3D Projection Mapping Show
  • Edge Ryderz (Motorbike Stunt Show)
  • Fireworks and Laser Shows
  • Informal session by TVF Pitchers Team
  • Magic Show by Magician Nigel Mead
  • Performances by Farhan Akhtar, Beltek and NDS & Blues, Finnish Rock Band
  • Kailash Kher and Sukhwinder Singh performances
  • Air Show by Akash Ganga Team of the Indian Air Force etc.

The shows and performances truly exponentiate the fascination among the fest attendees.


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