Stay Curious! Join the Research Clan

Research clanThe whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows – Sydney J Harris

Every day is a chance to learn and unlearn things. The higher the curiosity to know more, the deeper your roots in a hopeful life. Productive utilization of knowledge has always been the key to success. Finding the application levels of the knowledge you gained and reflecting on yourself makes a huge difference from passive learning.

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is proud to announce the launch of Research Clan. This community holds the insights of research works and converts the concepts into something useful for the world. Mr. Himanshu and the team will be presenting an exciting talk about the scope, future, and value of Research papers in your career and life.

Join the clan on April 27, 2022, at 5.30 pm

Venue: Tier Classroom, Admin Building

Igniting the innovative spirit

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible”- Arthur C Clarke

The indomitable spirit to give birth to the impossible is the magical force that keeps changing the face of the world. Every innovation, be it in the field of technology, medicine, or entrepreneurship, has paved the way for colossal changes simplifying life on earth. The sheer ability to think and innovate is what made human beings the ruling power. All the amenities and services that we revel in today would not have come into existence without the power to innovate.

As the world is surging ahead with far-reaching developments at an unimaginable pace, there is no question about equipping society to embrace these changes and equally be an unflinching source instigating such changes. Learning in the present era is beyond the ability to read, write and pass with flying colours. True learning does not take place without igniting the spark of creativity hidden inside every individual. The Entrepreneurship Cell has scheduled the launch of their latest endeavour “Innovation Square” to put on show the unrelenting power of innovation of our students.

Date: May 10, 2022

Time: 05.30 pm

Venue: Tiered Classroom

Join the session to behold some of the live innovations of our students at the campus.

Find your way to a sense of purpose

How to fix progressive goals in life.Ever wanted to live resolutely? Felt the need to be aware of where and why are you going and what are your intentions?

Dreams that foster a sense of purpose can potentially change the trajectory of an individual’s life. Finding meaning in life is one of the fundamental human needs. But for most people, finding a purpose is not apparent. The modern world tends to distract people from their actual goals and let them be pretentious about something which is not.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate but powerful beyond measure. We are unaware of how to hold and direct our own light that it tends to frighten us more than our darkness. The secret to the meaning of life lies in recognising the true goals and aligning everything in life around that.

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is conducting a 45-minute workshop on How to fix progressive goals in life to give a glimpse of how powerful a simple act of discovering your purpose of life could be. This will be a demo session and is open to all. Post that, only 10 students will be taken for a coaching of 30 days impact programme, where mentors will be closely working with the ten individuals to create the change and become instrumental in the expected transformation. Students will be filtered for the 30 days impact programme through interviews and one-to-one interaction.

Date: July 27, 2022

Time: 7 pm to 8 pm IST

Join the session to pave your way to a sense of purpose.

Register now!

Patent MakerInnovation is crucial to the development and deployment of technologies. Patents stimulate technological innovations by providing an incentive for research and development. They disperse technical information and facilitate technology transfer. Hatchlab Research Centre unveils the concept of Patent Maker to give breath to the projects and patents that deserves a high commercial application. Professor G S Vinod Kumar, an expert, mentor, and multidimensional professional, will guide the workshop by sharing his valuable wisdom in the domain of innovation and leadership.

Date: August 18, 2022

Time: 7.00 pm to 7.45 pm

The life cycle of technologies runs through invention, research, development, dissemination, market development, and commercial diffusion. The various processes happening at each of these stages provide numerous opportunities to employ instruments that promote innovation.

However, the journey of a perfect project or patent is quite challenging and time-taking. So much hard work goes down in creating one good project or filing one patent. But the irony is that roughly only around 3% of the patents are being commercialised. Their impact is not reaching where they are supposed to, as they are unable to deliver greater benefit to society at application levels. Promising projects and patents are literally national assets. A little alignment of the priced asset with the industry can turn most of the brilliant work into something of high commercial value, which could be a boon for the entire economy.

About the Speaker

Professor G S Vinod Kumar did his PhD from IIT Kharagpur and post-doctoral research at Helmholtz centre Berlin for materials and energy, Germany. He has vast research experience in metallurgy and materials engineering about 16 years, in the field of non-ferrous alloys and precious metals. He currently handles sponsored research projects from industries such as Titan Company Ltd, (Tanishq), WHP-Sons, Maharashtra, Jewel Craft Ltd, and Chennai in gold and Silver alloys for jewellery manufacturing. He also handles consultancy projects from INDSAT corporation, Chennai in die-cast aluminium alloys. He has 40 research publications, 13 patents and 2 technology transfers to industry (Titan). Some of his technologies are currently in the market as products. He has recently filed a patent jointly with Titan Company Ltd, which is the first time in the history of TATA.

Join the session to learn the entire process, challenges, and scopes of patents.

Register now!

Industry visit to Fopple Drone Tech Pvt Ltd

industry visit SRMAP

The Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is organising its first start-up visit to Fopple Drone Tech Pvt Ltd, a revolutionary agricultural machinery manufacturer in Andhra Pradesh. The programme is scheduled on September 20, 2022, under the leadership of the student community – Industree Owl. The visit will be flagged off by the honourable registrar Dr R Premkumar.

Industrial visit is an integral component of the active learning pedagogy offering students practical exposure in their field of studies. Observing the working culture of an industry from close quarters will help students keep abreast of the latest technologies, corporate strategies, and current trends, being followed in leading companies.

Fopple Drone Technologies, founded by Mr Ambula Gopi Raja, gave rise to the nation’s first agriculture drone. These drones spray fertilizers in a perfect manner as designed by the innovator. They can cover up to fifty acres of land in a single day. With a smaller number of farming labour available in the rural areas, such innovative accessories play a vital role in the sustenance of this dwindling tribe of farmers. In addition, they also save time and spray uniformly unlike humans. The business model of this start-up is unique.

The Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation spares no effort in connecting students with industrial networks. Industrial visits are excellent opportunities to interact with business professionals and experts that may help them in building necessary leadership qualities and management skills.

Industree Owl is one of the student communities operating as part of the Home of Leaders, managed by the Entrepreneurship directorate. The community works with corporates and provides a platform to check the industry readiness of students via events like competitions, conferences, and hackathons. The tentative outcomes of the scheduled industrial visit are as follows.

  • Practical exposure to a startup and the challenges – narration from the founder.
  • Meeting the founder, his team and learning more about the assembling unit and the research lab.
  • Experience the latest drone technology and the various applications in the industry.
  • Opportunity to start a Drone Centre of Excellence at SRMAP
  • Experience the real customers and the scope of the technology in India in the next 3-5 years
  • Meeting the farmers on the field and understanding the true meaning of a “problem statement”.
  • Design a solution and inspiration to start a project/ venture in the same domain.

How to craft your first Research Paper!

research clan workshopPropagating a novel finding to a general or focused audience requires an appropriate medium. Research papers serve this purpose by popularising your ideas and preventing them from duplication by a third party. They provide analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of anything and everything based on in-depth independent research. However, many research enthusiasts do not have a clear picture of how to craft a solid research paper. Research Clan, an initiative of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is back with an exciting workshop on What is a research paper and how to write your first research paper. Dr Karthik Rajendran, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, will be guiding the students in writing an impactful research paper.

Date: September 30, 2022

Time: 10.50 AM to 11.45 AM

Venue: ALC 1

About the speaker

Dr Karthik Rajendran has over 6 years of experience with industrial research projects focusing on Process Modelling, Systems Analysis, and Anaerobic Digestion. He has published several papers, book chapters, books, news articles, etc., in renowned Q1 journals and under various publishing houses. He has held various positions including the Editorial Board Member of Carbon Resources Conversion, Director of the Institute of Chartered Waste Managers, Outstanding reviewer of Energy, Conversion, and Management, etc.

A research paper is the first step on the journey to discovering something new. Join the workshop if you are willing to wander on this path of finding the unknown!