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Kanpur, U.P. 16th May'22: Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur's technology business incubator, is sending a multi-sectoral business delegation to Singapore from 16th May '22 to 20th May '22. The delegation is being led by CEO Dr. Nikhil Agarwal. The delegation consists of 16 of SIIC's stellar startups representing AI/ML, AgriTech, Manufacturing and Cyber Security areas.
The Delegation will be meeting an eminent set of international industrialists and Venture Capitalists, including: IITAAS, Meet Ventures, Mr Jack Sim, SICCI, Kochar & Company, BG Consultancy, NTUitive Incubator, and Singapore Management University. The delegation will also be attending a special talk by Dr. Nisha Kohli, founder & CEO – Corpstage, titled – ‘Conversations that matter – Startups’ search for a real self’, followed by a meeting with the IIT Alumni Association Singapore. The meetings with diverse industrialists will potentially unleash networking opportunities with Singapore based VC and investors, along with possibilities for further collaborations.
Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, PIC, SIIC, IIT Kanpur said, "Many SIIC companies have global products, and thus it is necessary to connect them with global customers. In a first-ever experiment, SIIC leadership is accompanying a delegation of 16 top companies to Singapore, where they will meet potential customers, industry leaders, business associations and government leaders. I wish them success."
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, CEO, SIIC, IIT Kanpur said, "Indian Startups must work on leveraging their local innovations on global platforms. The requirement for our national startups to demonstrate their technological prowess is critical and urgent. IIT Kanpur's Startup Delegation to Singapore will increase the opportunities for our innovators manifold in terms of international collaboration, technology exchange, and investment. This will further assist the startups in their expansion nationally and internationally."
The delegation to Singapore will enhance our bilateral engagements and connect our incubated startups to Singaporean counterparts and investors to strengthen the Indian Startup Landscape.
About SIIC IIT Kanpur
Established in 2000, Start-up Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, is one of the oldest technology business incubators with many successes under its belt. In 2018, the leadership brought the incubator's operations under Foundation for Research & Innovation in Science & Technology (FIRST), a Section-8 company promoted by IIT Kanpur. The multifaceted, vibrant incubation ecosystem nurtured over two decades continues to fill all the gaps on the road to converting an idea into a business.