IIT Madras Centre For Innovation (CFI)'s annual ‘Open House’ 2022 on Sunday featured over 60 innovative tech projects made by the students. The event returned to a physical mode after a gap of two years and showcased autonomous vehicles, rockets besides the first-ever electric formula car from the institute made completely by the Student Team 'Raftar.'
Further, for the first time, this edition was also made accessible on a Metaverse platform called ‘Gather Town’ to limited audience this year to highlight their innovations to other stakeholders not physically present. Over 1,500 people, including around 100 eminent industrialists and IIT Madras alumni, participated in-person with another 500 taking part virtually through ‘Gather Town’.
Speaking after inaugurating the event, Prof V Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, said this activity taken up by CFI provides not only a platform for young innovators to showcase their creations but also serves as a great source of inspiration for other young students to innovate. He launched the new CFI website: https://cfi.iitm.ac.in/ on the occasion.