Himalayan Startup Trek has been completed by IIT Mandi Catalyt
By siliconindia | Monday, 02 October 2023, 08:27 IST
In collaboration with the Climate Change & Clean Energy (C3E) Division of the Department of Science and Technology, GoI, the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Catalyst wrapped up its yearly signature event, the Himalayan Startup Trek (HST). The Principal Advisor to the Chief Minister for Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Governance (Rank of Cabinet Minister), Sh. Gokul Butail, honoured the event with his illustrious presence at the prize distribution.
Speaking during the event, Sh. Gokul Butail, Chief Guest, HST 2023, said, “Being in Himachal, you have the opportunity to learn and grow in the laps of the Himalayan range while solving the global issues. The state is on the forefront of Research and Development (R&D) and innovation in the country. It has the highest employee-to-population ratio in the country. I look forward to an encouraging collaboration between the government, industries and IIT Mandi in the coming years. There is an urgent need of building a startup ecosystem in the state and I am sure IIT Mandi Catalyst will play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. I am confident that IIT Mandi is becoming the Silicon Valley of Himachal”.
The Himalayan Startup Trek is the flagship annual startup event hosted by IIT Mandi Catalyst (Catalyst) to bring together the stakeholders of the Indian Startup Ecosystem and connect them on a single platform. New venturing startups and seasoned mentors get to meet each other and pick each other’s brains that help formulate new relationships and turn ideas and innovations into products and services for the global market.
Regarding the Institute’s collaboration with the State Government, Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director, IIT Mandi, said: “HST encourages the individuals who are passionate about contributing to the development of innovative solutions for societal problems. I would like to thank the Himachal Pradesh government and the Hon’ble Chief Guest for their support. I look forward to the state government for their continuous support towards the vision and mission of IIT Mandi Catalyst for its success and sustainability”.
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