Institute of Engineering & Management has always been one of the torchbearers of innovation in Eastern India. Continuing its legacy, Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, in association with University of Engineering & Management, and IEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC), sponsored by Nasscom, Cognizant, A.R. Enterprise, Zero Dollar Security, and with media partners, The Telegraph and Vision Makers entertainment, was back with SMART Maker Festival 2019, a unique gathering of techmakers and entrepreneurs from all fields, the biggest of its kind in Eastern India, on 17th November, 2019 at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre. It served as a platform for not only the students and startups of India, but also from various parts of the world, to showcase their talent and technical skills.
SMART Maker Festival is the fusion of raw, vibrant and trendy ideas. Along with live demonstration there were hands on workshop and various other activities. It was primarily designed for showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and technologies. But it’s not just for the novel ideas in technical fields; SMART Maker Festival featured innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
To make things more interesting, there were two competitions one at school level, and another at college level and for startups. There were more than 170 exhibits on show. The projects were from national level colleges, IITs , and various renowned schools.
In addition to the competition, food stalls were also arranged to make it a day to remember for the visitors as well as the participants.