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IIT Kanpur's 'Tech for Tribals' program honoured at the 1st Van Dhan Awards

IIT Kanpur has won the award for Best Entrepreneurial Skill Training Project for its innovative 'Tech for Tribal' initiative. Developed by the IIT-K's technology and business incubator, Foundation for Innovation & Research in Science & Technology (FIRST), the award-winning programme aims to digitally abridge tribal villages to global markets. Reportedly, the honour was presented at the inaugural Van Dhan annual awards, organised on the 34th Foundation Day of the TRIFED.

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Mission Bharat O2: IIT Kanpur to set up 10 indigenous oxygen plants to mitigate the supply crisis

In a bid to strengthen the health infrastructure with respect to the overall oxygen crisis, IIT Kanpur has decided to set up 10 indigenous oxygen plants this month. As per reports, the Institute's Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) will progress this scheme under the banner of its flagship resource agenda 'Mission Bharat O2'. Launched in May 2021, Mission Bharat aims to create a self-sustaining healthcare system by promoting indigenous manufacturing at par with global standards.

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