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PDS and Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) - IIT Madras jointly conducted a Workshop on "Idea Generation on Novel and Innovative Technologies for Empowering the Society (IGNITES)" on 12th February 2016 at Sahyadri Research Institute, Thattathikkanam, Kuttikkanam. The workshop was an opportunity for the participants to exchange knowledge, ideas and to network. The programme brought together the members of technical institutions, NGOs, research and development agencies, innovators, and many students from Technical Institutions. PDS' Executive Director Dr. Hubby Mathew welcomed all the delegates from RuTAG. The workshop was inaugurated by Prof V. kalyanaraman (Former Dean of ICSR and professor of Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras). Mr S. Gopalakrishnan (Senior Project Advisor - RuTAG) took an introductory speech about the programme. Shri. C. Krishnasamy (Social Scientist, Ganghigram Trust, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu) had shared some experiences before the participants.

The session on 'Intellectual Property Rights Awareness' by Prof. Dr. Jippu Jacob (Professor and former HOD Mechanical Department in Amal Jyothi College of Engineering and former Dean in KAU) was very interesting and worth for the farmer innovators and students. 12 projects from different Engineering Colleges were presented before the experts in the programme. The programme was very useful for the participants and organizations by providing lots of ideas and a platform of networking of institutions.