IIT E-summit to promote Make in India

BHUBANESWAR: E-Summit’16, an event to promote entrepreneurship being organized by Centre for Entrepreneurship, IIT Bhubaneswar begins here on Friday.

With the theme “Industry 4.0”, the three-day summit will focus on promoting the Make-in-India concept by infusing IT into manufacturing processes, IIT director R V Rajakumar said.

The inaugural session is scheduled to be addressed by Rajnish Kumar (MD NBG, SBI) and Jagi Mangat Panda (MD, Ortel Communications) on Friday evening.

The first panel discussion “Vision Night” is planned to be an open house discussion on “India, Industry 4.0 & Entrepreneurship”. It will bring many industry leaders for interaction with students. They include: Varun Jha (ex-COO Tata Steel), Jagi Mangat Panda (co-founder, Ortel Communications), Rajib Shekhar Sahoo (president, TiE Bhubaneswar), Devesh Sinha (founder, ESSPL), J K Rath (chairman, UCCI), Prasant Satpathy (M D, SCIL), Jagadanand Mohapatra (MD, AGIL), and Tapan Das (MD, S K Engineers).

Four other panel discussions planned in E-Summit’16 are on entrepreneurship for digital india and entrepreneurship in mineral-based industry, bio-science and bio-technology industry, and public systems. Many reputed personalities from the world of practice such as Rajiv Lochan Mohanty (Chairman, MGM Group), Mukesh Kumar (COO, Vedanta), Gyana Parija (IBM Research Labs), G C Pati (former Odisha chief secretary), and G Nayak (Director, IIIT, Bhubaneswar) will share their ideas with the young budding entrepreneurs, providing them with the much-needed help in the ideation stage of entrepreneurship.

One of the most interesting events planned in E-Summit’16 is “Investors’ Drive.” Here the student participants will present their Business Plans before a number of potential investors – venture capitalists, angel investors, financial institutions, and even government departments. Among them will be investors such as Raghav Kanoria (Calcutta Angels Cofounder), Sushant Nayak (IVY Consultants), Srikanth Sunder Rajan (Helion Ventures), and Binayak Acharya (Unitus Seed Fund), and investors from Indian Angel Network.