IIT-Madras Invites Applications for Tech-Fest Shaastra 2023, Read More

New Delhi, November 10, 2022: IIT Madras TIF Shaastra 2023 – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) has invited registrations for its flagship event Tech and Innovation Fair (TIF), Shashtra. In this fair, the participants will get a chance to showcase their scientific creations and innovations. People who are going to witness the event will consist of big names from the country’s scientific community, and will also include researchers & technology experts from various fields.

IIT Madras TIF Shaastra 2023 – About TIF

  • IIT Madras’ Tech and Innovation Fair (TIF) was launched in 2018.
  • The fair offers a platform for upcoming entrepreneurs to develop tech-based projects and prototypes into practical products.
  • The prototypes presented can be from any field like robotics, agriculture, healthcare, biotechnology and IoT (Internet of Things).

IIT Madras TIF Shaastra 2023 – The Contest Process

  • All participants need to submit an online detailed description of their product with pictures, its usefulness and application.
  • The shortlisted participants will then get called for the contest.
  • During the contest, all teams will receive professional assistance and get a chance to take part in guidance & mentorship sessions with industry experts.
  • Participants will have the chance to interact with venture capitalists, angel investors and experts.
  • Workshops will be conducted on product design and business management.
  • The judges will choose top 3 teams based on their final pitch.

IIT Madras TIF Shaastra 2023 – What Winners Get

The winners will get the chance to connect with the incubation cell of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) to further develop their idea into a startup.

IIT Madras TIF Shaastra 2023 – Tentative Dates & Deadlines

            Registration Deadline                  29 Jan, 2023, 11:59 PM IST    
                      Team Size               1 – 10 members
            Start Date /End Date 26 Jan, 2023, 12:00 AM IST – 29 Jan, 2023, 11:59 PM IST
                            Location Research Park, IIT Madras, Chennai

Note: For more details about the competition and registration, visit the official website

IIT Madras TIF Shaastra 2023 – FAQs

1. What is the IIT Madras TIF Shaastra?

A. Shaastra is the annual tech festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India. In the Sanskrit language ‘Shaastra’ means Science and the fest has plenty of things happening like lectures by distinguished guests, demonstrations by industry professionals, interesting expositions and interactions with big names of the field. In 2023, IIT Madras TIF Shaastra will be held over four days and four nights. It is an event completely managed by students and is a ISO 9001:2015 certified event.

2. What are the selection stages of Shaastra?

A. There are three stages in Shaastra. These are: the initial shortlisting, mentoring and finale. In the first stage, participants need to submit a review of their creation in the form of a video or pictures and give short answers to questions elaborating the details. In the second phase, mentorship and webinars are conducted for the selected teams on how to develop a business model and improve their creation even more. The third stage consists of a series of workshops and a range of new opportunities to network with the right people, discover new things and enhance their knowledge.

3. What are the benefits for participants of IIT Madras TIF Shaastra?

A. The aim of Shaastra is to be an ideal platform to display the talent of upcoming engineers and young entrepreneurs. The purpose of Shaastra is to ignite imagination and promote innovation & creative thinking. Shaastra wants to make a huge difference to technology as well as society by converting ideas into real solutions. Shaastra also showcases a host of new technologies through different avenues like the Industrial Open House and the Research Exposition. This is to inspire students and help them enhance their innovative skills.

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