Innovation Carnival 2018 for was organized by FTBI on 10th and 11th November, 2018 in TIIR Building, NIT Rourkela. Innovators, Eminent Personalities, Start-ups, Students from School and Technical Institutes, Research Scholars, Representatives from supporting agencies, Industries, Quality Circles etc. from various parts of country attended the event.
The bespoke event comprised of Innovative Exhibition Challenge for Industrial innovations as well as for school level innovations, Startup Hunt, Inspirational Talks with Experts and Professionals , Panel discussions and Workshops by Startup India, opportunities for idea pitching and business development, mentoring & networking, social innovation exhibition, food innovation events, fun events and cultural nights etc.
The participants were given the opportunity to showcase their game-changing innovations and creative solutions that impact lives, businesses and the society. They also got to interact with the few of the best minds in the industry and understand how they can apply emerging technologies to improve the way the world works and lives.
The inaugural ceremony at TIIR auditorium witnessed Shri Jual Oram, Honourable Minister of Tribal Affairs as the Chief Guest. Smt. Rashmita Panda, CEO Smart-City, Rourkela and Shri Bibhu Mohapatra, New-York based fashion designer and costume designer graced the Carnival as the Guest of Honour . Other dignitaries involved Prof. Animesh Biswas, Director NIT Rourkela and Prof. K.K. Mohapatra, Dean Academics, NIT Rourkela along with Prof. Rajeev Panda, Convenor, Innovation Carnival.