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26th edition of IIT Bombay’s Techfest is ready with its Highlights and Show-stoppers to pull the crowd from all over the Nation

IIT Bombay’s Annual science and technology festival, Techfest is all set to come back offline after two long years of the pandemic. Over the years, the event has set new standards by raising the bar for excellence every year. Adhering to this we are back with the 26th edition of Techfest from 16th to 18th of December discovering some unprecedented technological wonders.

DRONE LIGHT SHOW:

This year, Techfest will light up the skies of Mumbai with a magnificent Drone Light Show. Hundreds of drones will come together to create a captivating experience for all attendees, with dazzling choreography and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A perfect fusion of art and technology, enlightening the sky and minds of all.The drone show will take place for the first time in the history of Techfest at IIT Bombay campus on the 18th of December, against the dramatic backdrop of the Mumbai skyline and Arabian sea.

JIO – 5G Launch:

Techfest in association with Jio will be launching the 5G network for consumer testing in India making IIT Bombay the first 5G-fied Institute and Mumbai the first city with 5G consumer operating network in India.With this launch, India will become the 11th country in the world to have a 5G network alongside others being China, the USA, and South Korea

Techfest Drone Racing League:

Techfest, for the first time in its history, is conducting Techfest Drone Racing League. Being one of the most elite extravaganza events of Night Drone Racing, witness the drones slicing through the air with the absolute speed on 16th of December, at the gymkhana grounds of IIT Bombay,to win prizes worth INR 1,00,000

EDM Night:

Techfest will be hosting MADDIX as the Headliner for the EDM Night, the producer of world-famous remixes like Prophecy, Smash the Beat, and . The finale for the 26th edition of Techfest will be loaded with beats and rhythms at the Gymkhana Ground, IIT Bombay on the 18th of December.

Lectures:

Techfest this year will be hosting Ms. Tarja Halonen, the 11th president of Finland and the first-ever woman president of Finland, Mr. Suresh Prabhu – Former Indian Railway Minister, Mr. Lars Rasmussen – Co-founder of Google Maps, Ms. Kathryn Lueders – Associate Administrator of the HEO, NASA, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy – Former Chairman of DRDO, Octavian Morariu – Member of the International Olympic Committee, Masayasu Ishida – Co-founder and CEO of Spacetime Foundation, V. Narayan – Director of Liquid Propulsion System Centre at ISRO.

Exhibitions:

Techfest exhibition will be displaying some of the best and most unique innovations in the field of science and technology like BrahMos – The world’s fastest Anti-Ship Cruise Missile; Formula E M8 Electro Gen2; Unitree GO1- The World’s First Intelligence Bionic Quadruped Robot; SpaceHopper ETH Zurich – A Small Scale Legged Robot for Low-Gravity Space Exploration; Raptor ETH Zurich – A drone for quickly picking objects of any geometry; INDRO – Tallest humanoid robot built in India; ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation.

In addition to this Techfest will be garnering participation from all over the world in competitions like the International Robowars, International Full Throttle and Boeing Aeromodeling Challenge.

It would be our pleasure to host you at this astounding forum for knowledge exchange at IIT Bombay from 16th to 18th December.

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