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Odisha’s first Startup20X Event held on World IP Day

Bhubaneswar: Atal Incubation Centre-Nalanda Institute of Technology Foundation (AIC-Nalanda)
supported by AIM, NITI Aayog, Govt. of Indiacelebrated the WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
DAY on 26 th April 2023 (Wednesday) in collaboration with IQAC & IPR Cell, Ramadevi Women’s
University, Bhubaneswar with the primary objective of creating awareness and educating students
about Intellectual Property Rights and its significance in research & innovation.
As a part of this occasion, Odisha’s First Startup20X Event, an initiative under Startup20
Engagement Group of G20 and conceptualized to promote multilateral dialogues, discussions and
deliberations over various forums and platforms, was co-organized by AIC-Nalanda &Ramadevi
Women’s University (RWU).
Prof. Chandi Charan Rath, CPGC, RWU; Prof. Sasmita Mohanty, Director, IQAC, RWU and Mr.
Devjyoti Mohanty, CEO, AIC-NITF inaugurated the event and deliberated upon the significance of
the occasion.
In light of the global theme of “Women & IP: Accelerating Innovation & Creativity”, Smt. Jayashree
Mohanty, President, Luminous Infowaysdeliberated on the Role of Women in Industrial Research &
Innovation and Ms. Abha Mishra, State Head, UNDP (Odisha) elaborated on the Role of Women in
the Grassroot Level Innovation.
The technical sessions held during this program has immensely benefited the audience. The first
session wasled by Ms. Renu Bala, Associate Partner, SS Rana & Associates, New Delhi who helped
the gathering in understanding Intellectual Property Rights with fundamental approach& the second
session was led by Dr. T. Pavan Kumar, Senior Scientist, CSIR-IMMT who spoke on the significance
of IP in Research & Innovation.
The event witnessed a wide participation of 300+ students from various schools & colleges across
the city who were made aware of Intellectual Property Rights and through programs like this, AIC-
Nalanda wishes to create a network of innovators who would be nurtured to adopt research &

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