Abhivyakti is an event that brings together enablers of the startup ecosystem under one roof. It showcases futuristic innovations and fosters fundraising, networking, and business connections. The event highlights the significant growth and evolution of the incubation ecosystem established by the Startup Innovation & Incubation Centre at IIT Kanpur over the past 20+ years. Abhivyakti serves as a platform to celebrate the contributions of various entities within the startup ecosystem. It provides an opportunity to witness and engage with cutting-edge developments in the industry.


The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) is a technology business incubator at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur). It has been nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship since its establishment in 2000. The centre aims to bridge the gap between having an idea and turning it into a successful business model. With the assistance of the academic institute's domain expertise and infrastructure, it has significantly contributed to social impact and technological advancement over the past two decades.






International Participants

Ecosystem Partners

Exhibitions Stalls

Novel Innovations

Focus Domains

Defence and Aerospace





Key Offerings


Mr. Anil Jauhri

Mr. Anil Kumar Choudhary
(Chief General Manager & Head Operations, Energy Efficiency Services Limited)

Mr. Bharat Joshi
Co-Founder, VuNet Systems

Mr. Chetan Mathur
(Director, Global Risk Management Institute)

Mr. Shantanu Rohatgi
(Vice President & Business Head , Wipro)

Mr. Jai shankar Sharma
( Mentor In IIT Kanpur, Bangalore Chapter at Alumni Association, IIT, Kanpur)

Mr. Somesh Bhagat
(Business Outcomes Expediter, Strategist, Marketer, Salesman, Coach, Founder)

Mr. Vaibhav Lodha
(Co-founder, ftcash)

Mr. Amit Shukla
Founder, EasyGov

Mr. Amarnath
(Mentor & Head - Strategic Partners, Sarthy Venture Investment Partners)

Mr. Anuj Mohan Sherry
(Head of Mobile Financial Services at Ericsson)

Major Virat Mishra

Mr. Maninder Singh
Founder, Gamithya Consulting

Mr. Rony Banerjee
Advisor EY & Advisor Wasme


Shri Anil Kumar Sagar
Principal Secretary (Department of IT & Electronics, GoUP)

Dr. Ajai Chowdhry
Co - Founder (HCL)

Shri Amit Gupta
Divisional Commissioner (Kanpur Nagar)

Shri Anupam Shukla
Director of Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA)

Prof. Ankush Sharma
Professor Incharge, Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), Associate Professor at IIT, Kanpur

Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay
Head of Department, Biological sciences and Bioengineering, IIT, Kanpur & Co-Professor Incharge, SIIC

Shri Ravi Ranjan IAS
Special Secretary (Information & Technology, Govt of U.P. & M.D. U.P. Electronics Ltd, LKO)

Dr. Binu Philip
Head - Business Development (Zydus Life Sciences)

Dr. Rajiv Chhibber
Vice President (Sahanajand Medical, Technologies & Jt. Coordinator, Govt. & Public Affairs, AiMeD)

Mr. R. Balamurugan
Executive Vice President, Global Delivery Head of Engineering Services Lifesciences & Healthcare vertical

Dr. Jitendra Kumar
Managing Director, BIRAC

Dr. Ajay Kumar
Former Defence Secretary of India & Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Kanpur

Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria (R)
Former Chief of the Air Staff of India

Dr. Subrata Rakshit
Distinguished Scientist & Director General - Technology Management (TM) DRDO

Dr. (Smt.) N. Ranjana
Outstanding Scientist and Director, Directorate of Systems and Technology Analysis (DSTA), DRDO

Mr. Sanjay Khare
Executive Advisor-Sustainability, Skoda-Volkswagen India

Yash Vijayvargiya
CoFounder & Director of Upskilling, Lawsikho and SkillArbitrage (Addictive Learning Technology Limited)

Dr. Huma Mustafa
Joint Director (Council of Science & Technology, UP)

Mr. Prashant Purker
Former MD & CEO (ICICI Venture)

Prof. Abhishek
Endureair Systems Private Limited

Prof. Deepak Gupta
Transpack Technologies Private Limited

Mr. Abhijeet Sinha
Technocrat National Program Director - Ease Of Doing Business, Project Director - National Highways for EV, President - CPOs Of India & Ex-CAG Member

Sri N. Shankar
Director, Ground Water Department

Mr. Anurag Awasthi
Chief Manager, Social Impact and Inclusive Seller Growth, GeM

Shri Subhashish Banerjee
Joint General Manager, GIL

Prof. Bharat Lohani
GeoKno Geospatial Knowledge Practitioners Private Limited

Prof. Braj Bhushan
Cute Brains Private Limited

Dr. Arabinda Mitra
Hon. Distinguished Fellow & former Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India

Mr. Bharat Joshi
Co-Founder, VuNet Systems

Mr. Vinay Chataraju
Founder & CEO (Kritsnam Technologies: Shaping water)

Mr. Prakhar Nandi Srivastava
Founder (Aethrone Aerospace Private Limited)

Mr. Anil Kumar Choudhary
Head Operations (EESL Govt. of India)

Ms. Kanika Bansal
Founder & CEO (Yantram Medtech Private Limited)

Mr. Sheltan TT
Founder & CEO (Xiotz Private Limited)


Mr. Siddhant Jain

Dr Vishal Gandhi

Dr Vibhuti Agarwal

Shri. Kushal Kumar Banerjee

CA Sambhav Mehrotra Sarthak Goyal

Mr. Sarthak Goyal

Mr. Divaiy Chaddha

Mr. Pushpendra Vishal Kaushal

Mr. Ankit Harjai

Mr Kathan Shah

Mr. Abhishek

Ms.Amita Singh

Mr. David Abikzir


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Abhivyakti?

Abhivyakti is the flagship event of SIIC IIT Kanpur, bringing together India's innovation ecosystem. This year, the event will focus on the theme of "Innovating a Sustainable Future" and will showcase startups pioneering sustainability solutions. The 3rd edition of the event is scheduled to take place on March 15th and 16th, 2024.

What is Techkriti?

Techkriti is an annual inter-collegiate technical and entrepreneurship festival organized by IIT Kanpur. It fosters innovation and entrepreneurship among students. The upcoming 30th edition will be held from March 14th to 17th, 2024.

What does Abhivyakti entail?

Abhivyakti will feature networking sessions, mentor-guided workshops, and insightful panel discussions where attendees can interact with peers, innovators, mentors, government officials, and investors.

How can I register for Abhivyakti?

Please register at the provided link, and upon receiving confirmation, you will be eligible to join the event.

How can I get involved as a sponsor?

For information related to sponsorship and related opportunities, including benefits and packages, please write to [email protected].

Contact Us

Mr. Vishesh Shukla

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Mr. Animesh Mishra

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