"IICDC's vision is to give students an opportunity to be innovators and entrepreneurs, launching path-breaking technology products and solving tough, real-world challenges.
"AICTE's mission to develop robust technical institutions and promote a scientific mind-set is perfectly aligned with IICDC's mission to strengthen technical innovation in India.
The last three editions of IICDC saw students file over 150 patents, and the numbers are increasing every year.
"We continue to partner with IICDC because it is a unique, powerful platform to drive student-led, tech-focused innovation.
Our collaboration with TI-DST in the last 4 years' IICDC is a testimony to that.
Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIM Bangalore, said: "IIMB sees an exciting opportunity through this collaboration with TI on the IICDC by coming across unique entrepreneurial ideas from the best talents of the country and helping them incubate the ideas and transform them into successful enterprises.
"DST's collaboration with TI's IICDC provides impetus to the development of science and technology within the country.