Mumbai, March 20, 2017: Research Scholars Confluence and Alumni Meet (ReSConAm 17) was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) on March 18 and 19, 2017. This global confluence and exhibition provided researchers, researchpreneurs, scientists, startups, alumni and industrialists an opportunity to interact, present and exchange scientific research and ideas. Coordinators Nikhil Jain and Pankaj Sharma along with their team planned the confluence leaving no stone unturned to bring together the research fraternity under one roof.
Events included paper presentation, poster presentation, design exhibition and alumnus talks. There were sessions on scientific research communication, research tools, startup pitch, 3 minute talk and a guest talk by Lt. Colonel Ashish Dogra on “Obstacles and solutions for improving the country’s internal security systems”.
This year, the involvement of IDC and SOM departments increased with design exhibition and session on “Changing dynamics of marketing”. The participants from within and outside IIT Bombay got a chance to interact many influential alumni such as Mr. Anshuman Verma, Founder and Managing Director of M1L and Dr. Vikas Karade, Fouder of AlgoSurg. The students also attended workshops on “mind mapping and innovation” by Mr. Dharmendra Rai, Mumbai’s first mind map trainer and on “research to entrepreneurship” by Mr. Puneet Raman, Founder and Director of Prowisdom Growth.
The event also provided an excellent opportunity to competing start-ups to win prizes worth upto Rs 10 lakhs from various investors such as Mr. Navnit J Krishna, founder of iYantras and Mr. Abhijeet Kumar, Founder of ah! Ventures.
ReSConAm was a new and refreshing turn from the regular scientific conferences. It provided the scientific and research community an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones into the world of entrepreneurship to break the ice between the two fraternities. Students and researchers from IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Madras, IIT BHU and other institutes participated.