Innovation crucial for sustainable growth

Science City Celebrates Annual Day by organizing INNO-TECH 2023

Innovation crucial for sustainable growth

Kapurthala: Innovation is a major driving force for a nation’s sustainable growth and competitiveness amidst globalization. Innovative ideas by individuals lead towards  making complex processes simple, easy and economical resulting in new products, technologies and opportunities and thus ensuring sustainable growth.  The people of Punjab, especially in rural areas, are well known for their creativity and innovativeness.  Suitable platforms, therefore, need to be provided to channelize the potential of Punjabi Youth to nurture their talent. These were the views expressed by Chief Guest Dr. G Sridhar, Director General, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio Energy at the occasion of INNO-TECH 2023 organized to commemorate the 18th Annual Day of Science City. More than 300 students from different Engineering & Polytechnic colleges of Punjab demonstrated their innovative models at this occasion. A team of experts from NIT Jalandhar evaluated the models.

The Science City Anthem was launched by Dr Neelima Jerath, Director General, at the occasion. The lyrics are composed by her, whereas the music is composed by Parduman Kumar, Nagma Player from HMV College, Jalandhar.

Dr. Jerath, during her welcome address, said that globalization has been a dominant driver of change in business and society and the globalization of research has also proceeded in parallel leading to generation of new knowledge, ideas and intellectual property. Innovation is the practical implementation of ideas that result in the introduction of new goods or services or improvement in them. Some of the key practical benefits of innovation are improved productivity, reduced cost, increased competitiveness, better brand recognition and increased turnover and profitability as the nation moves towards indigenization and self-sustainability. It is therefore, important to encourage youth to think out-of-box and keep them abreast of latest developments in various areas of science, technology and business. INNO-TECH 2023 is organized by PGSC every year with this objective. The current year theme is "Sustainable Development & Environment Conservation" to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the India's Freedom. 

Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City said that event is aimed at encouraging innovativeness and creativity amongst the students of professional colleges through the development of working models in different fields of science and technology & to assist the individual innovators to become technology based entrepreneurs.

This Tech Fest to commemorate Annual Day will serve as a platform for the students – especially the budding technocrats – to exhibit their professional acumen, he added.

Result of INNO-TECH 2023
In Engineering Category  first prize received by  team of Chitkara University Chandigarh.  (Project: Brisk Chiller )  and  team of IKGP Technical University Jalandhar  (Project : Roseller-A Guide to the unknown  ) got second prize.
In Polytechnic Category  first prize clinched  by Govt. Polytechnic college Khuni Majra Kharar . (Project: Harmful to Useful), a team of Maher Chand Polytechnic College Jalandar  (Project : Bike Anti Theft System ) won second prize and  a team of  LPU Phagwara stood third (Project: Wireless Power Transfer Via Resonant Inductive Coupling)