IIT Madras students to conduct great space tech summit

IIT Madras students will conduct Space Tech Summit as a part of the annual technical festival Shaastra to promote innovation and collaboration in the sector. Shaastra is among the largest student-run festivals in the country.

Shaastra 2023 will be conducted in physical mode after a gap of two years from 26 to 29 January 2023. IIT Madras students are partnering with the top space-tech entities in India, such as GalaxEye Space, and AgniKul Cosmos, for the Space Tech Summit.

IIT Madras StudentsThe event will also bring together top minds in the space industry and provide a platform to network through a series of professional workshops, interactive lectures, panel discussions, and VC pitching sessions, among others.

What else will be held during the space tech summit? Workshops will also be held on technologies such as machine learning, robotics, astronomy, and Web 3.0 besides management and finance, among others. ‘Symbiosis 2023,’ a mini-fest under Shaastra 2023, brings together experts and enthusiasts from AI, ML, and DS to explore the theme of the new era.

There will be several open house workshops on the technologies that IIT Madras has invented like 5G and Hyperloop, said IIT Madras director Professor V. Kamakoti at a press conference. About space technology, IIT Madras looks forward to motivating people on both rocket and satellite development, he said.

The tech fest run by students will also host school students as part of the institute open house providing an opportunity to explore the IIT Madras campus and its facilities. They will interact with researchers who will present their work.

IIT Madras studentsThe fest by IIT Madras students will also witness the final round of the ‘Junior Make-a-Thon,’ where school students will exhibit the prototypes they built through the mentorship process, aimed at solving real-world problems.

Speaking about the outcomes of IIT Madras student-run Shaastra, Professor Kamakoti said one of the outcomes expected is the understanding of what the applications of commercial space are. This can be a seed for startups to help decide what kind of satellites need to be built in the future.

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Lauding student’s efforts towards organizing this massive event, Prof. Ratna Kumar Annabattula, Co-Curricular Advisor, IIT Madras, said, Shaastra 2023 will feature keynote lectures by industry professionals from Google, Siemens, and Subex, among others, as well as workshops and events that allow participants to demonstrate their talents.

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The event will also host programming hackathons supported by brands such as M2P, Wells Fargo, L&T, and Schlumberger, among others, to challenge students’ programming prowess as they compete against the brightest minds of the country to tackle practical, real-life problems with original and innovative solutions.

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