AKGEC seeks to foster a culture of innovation among engineering students by their contribution in developing projects/application for Industrial/Social benefits. To meet this objective, AKGEC with support of National Instruments has launched a concept of i-lab (Innovation Lab) under LabVIEW Academy. The inaugural ceremony of i-lab held on 5th Feb, 2015, 11:00 AM at main seminar hall. Mr. Solikutty Dhanabal, Academic Program Manager, National Instruments, Bangalore was the Chief Guest for the ceremony.
First of its kind in India, the i- lab aims to break the space and time barriers between classroom and laboratories. Innovation Lab offers hands on experiential engineering for innovative thinkers to develop new products/applications using LabVIEW platform through powerful portable data acquisition systems of NI using concept of ANYWHERE/ ANYTIME Engineering.
For AKGEC students and teams wanting to test and refine their ideas and ventures, Innovation lab includes a number of resources that place students in a less structured environment in order to ‘learn by doing’. The Innovation Lab (i-lab) is to serve as a resource for students from across AKGEC interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.
The portable innovation kit, consisting of ‘state of the art’ NI MyDAQ/ MyRio platforms along with required hardware including sensors/actuators, USB Cables, drivers, motor, potentiometer, Switches, LED, Multimeters, connecting wires, Diodes, IC’s and software facilities, will help the students to conceptualize their ideas into reality.
Trained students and CLAD Certified Professional are initially eligible to get this magic kit issued and for 10 days period. Student may get this kit re-issued for longer duration, after submitting their concrete plan/proposal for the development of any new and innovative idea.
On this occasion, AKGEC has signed an MOU with M/s Electrono Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore to support i-lab initiative and nurture innovative activities under LabVIEW Academy. The main objective of this association is to promote students’ interest towards innovation and entrepreneurship.