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Kusumgar Corporates hosts technical textiles event

Apr 29, 2021
Kusumgar Corporates hosts technical textiles event

Mumbai, April 29, 2021

Kusumgar Corporates, in collaboration with Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai, conducted the final round of Innotex on April 17, 2021, to award the best minds in technical textiles in the country. Innotex, the first and only national competition of its kind, invited students and researchers from all over the country to submit the best ideas for innovation in the arena of technical textiles. The jury comprising of Yogesh Kusumgar (Chairman, Kusumgar Corporates), Dr Anup Rakshit (Executive Director - ITTA), Dr Vikas Thakare (Scientist - DRDO) and Dr Mrinal Talukdar represented the who’s who of technical textiles in India.

The team from IIT Delhi, Unsan Hame and Mukesh Baijya won the competition for their stellar work on ‘Strategic design of light-weight and cost-effective soft body armour’. The first and second runners-up where Vinit Jain from NIT-Jalandhar for ‘Electrically heated graphene coated cotton needle punch heating pad for thermotherapy’ and Raja Balasaraswathi from PSG Tech (Coimbatore) for ‘Mitigation of micro-fibre shedding from synthetic textiles’.

The event conducted online attracted visitors from all over the country who participated actively over Q&A and advised candidates on how they could take their research further. The event plans to grow going forward and become the premier launchpad for the fledgling ideas in the industry and a forum to encourage students to undertake innovative work.