Workshop on Big Grants

The guest speaker for the second workshop on ‘Big Grants’ was Dr. Ashutosh Pastor, the Incubation Manager of Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at IIT Delhi. Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Adjunct Faculty of Centre of Excellence in Industrial and Product Design, Dr. Anju Singla, Coordinator of EIC, Dr. J.D. Sharma, Head of Materials and Metallurgical Department, faculty members from PEC and IISER and students from PEC and IISER Mohali who started different projects on their own participated in the workshop. In the workshop, Dr. Pastor acquainted the audience with various cutting edge technology solutions in the field of medicine. He briefed them about the essential things in building up a start-up and told them the process to apply For BIG GRANTS offered by different agencies. He also emphasized that it’s the right time for forming start-ups since the government is funding and incubating them. He elaborated on the essential elements required in the application process for big grants. At the end of the workshop, Dr. Pastor satisfied various queries raised by the participants. The elucidating workshops were an excellent insight into the importance and procedure of obtaining patents for future engineers, scholars and entrepreneurs at PEC.

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