Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad has launched a University wide Innovation and R&D initiative J-Hub- JNTUH Innovation Hub, from the academic year 2017-18. J-Hub is envisioned to provide a platform for the graduating engineers, faculty, research scholars and alumni to pursue innovation, Applied Research and tech-entrepreneurship. The initiative will impact the quality, confidence and competitiveness of the students and prepare them for 21 st century KnowledgeEconomy.
ACE Engineering College is associated to J-Hub from the beginning. To improve teaching, research, skill development and entrepreneurship the college has planned to create a unique space in the form of J-Hub for its stakeholders. This Innovation Hub provides access to a spectrum of programs, experts, labs, infrastructure, collaborators, and networks to catalyze innovation, knowledge intensive businesses and tech-enterprises. This Innovation Hub would become the focal point for creating technology startup companies and technology solutions critically relevant to the social and economic challenges of the state. ACE aims at contributing employment providers rather than job seekers through J-Hub.
J-Hub is envisioned to be recognized as a leading hub of innovation, research translation, tech-product development and knowledge intensive tech-startup incubation.
J-Hub assists in the formation of tech-startups critically complementing the efforts of the local industry and startups in generating new solutions, new jobs and retaining the talent.
The mission of J-Hub is to nurture and catalyse ideas, match the strength of student talent and R&D with the entrepreneurship and networking opportunities in the region and globally to incubate tech-enterprises and solutions.
- To seed innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the engineering graduates.
- Develop in graduates knowledge, understanding and skills from different disciplines to design and create products impacting the quality of the graduates coming out of the college.
- Identify brilliant ideas and support translation of such ideas to successful products.
Long Term Goals:
- To incubate tech-enterprises out of research findings that will promote technological innovation.
- Collaborate and co-work with relevant stakeholders on innovation and entrepreneurship development for tech-enterprises.
- Develop a complete innovation eco-system to build in student’s entrepreneurial confidence and incubate tech-startups.
- To become the focal point for tech-solutions and tech enterprises.
- To attain Self-Sufficiency in conducting all activities planned in J-Hub
- Partial funding of innovations that have potential for conversion to products.
HACKFEST 19, a 2-day, 36 hours National Level Students Hackathon was organized by ACE Engineering College Hyderabad during 18 th – 19 th January 2019, in association with J-HUB, JNTUH to promote innovations and entrepreneurial skills of engineering graduates. Organized with the theme of “Skilling Engineers for Rural India” the event provided a platform to the Engineering students to exhibit their ideas and innovations in the domains of Agriculture and Environment, Health and Social Welfare, Education and Skills. The event was organized in collaboration with HYSEA – Hyderabad Software Exporters Association and BENNETT University among others. Speaking at the valedictory, at the end of the marathon 36-hour duration, the Chief Guest, Mr. Narasimha Sekhar, Principal Architect, WIPRO congratulated all the participants who actively participated in the contest. He said that days of coding are passé and Corporate Sector is looking at candidates who are not mere skilled at coding but have the capability to convert the ideas in to products that can solve the problems of society. He advised the budding engineers to develop skills to plan their career paths in the challenging environment of automation where robots are being used to code programs. He appreciated the teams who had done projects that are prototyped to solve problems of agriculture sector. He shared with the participants that though he has witnessed many hackathons, seldom has he come across projects that addressed the problems of farmers. Addressing the gathering, Guest of Honor and founder Director of Idea Labs Mr. Pankaj Dewan, appreciated the Management of ACE Engineering College for providing such an excellent platform to the students and congratulated all the students for participating. He advised the students to participate in many more such events and script their careers. He said that a note worthy and unique feature of this event was that there were appreciable number of teams of first and second year students, a good sign.
Guest of Honor, Mr. Srinvas Pasupulati, founder and CEO of TRECIS Consulting Pvt. Ltd., appreciated the participants who are in their first and second year of study. While he appreciated the ideas of the students, he advised them to make appropriate use of such forums and plan their success in life. General Secretary YV Gopala Krishna Murthy said that the Management has made available all the infrastructural facilities in the College and encourages students who want to showcase their talent. He said that the college is also investing its efforts in honing and nurturing the students of ACE through path breaking and innovative training programs and skill development programs. Principal Dr. BL Raju said that future recruitments shall be based on performance in such competitions and not just based on engineering degree. Earlier, Dr. MV VIjaya Saradhi, Professor CSE, and Chief Coordinator of the program shared with the gathering that 98 teams had registered for the event and 52 teams participated in the HACKFEST. Joint Secretary Mrs. M.Padmavathi and other faculty participated in the valedictory function.
JHUB felicitated the top three best performing teams with gold, silver and bronze medals and Certificates of merit. ACE Management rewarded winners with Rs. 5,000, Rs, 4,000/- and Rs 3,000/- respectively for the three best projects. In addition, three more projects were awarded with consolation prizes by the Management. All the contestants were given participation certificate.
was won by the team from Geetanjali Engineering College, Hyderabad who had done a project on “Automated Seed Sowing Machine”, D Sai Sujith,V Vinay Kumar, L Venkatesh –
was won by the team from ACE Engineering College, who developed “Healthcare Kit”, – L Rushali, N Sai Sathayak, R Divya -CSE 3 rd year
went to ACE Engineering College team who developed “Accident Detection Drone”, – R Sujit , N D Prashanth -ECE 3 rd year
CVSR Engineering College – K Saikumar – EEE , K A Sohail Afrid – EEE , Y Adith Keshav – EEE
Nalla Malla Reddy Engineering College – Srinidhi Joshi – ECE , P Tharun Kumar – ECE , Yogi Vangari – ECE
Nalla Malla Reddy Engineering College – B Laxman – ECE , B Anand – ECE , G Santhosh – ECE
All the prize winners and delegates
Joint Secretary Mrs.M. Padmavathi, giving away the first Prize to the team from Geetanjali Engineering College
Congratulations to III Year CSE & ECE Students, who got Second Prize and Best Idea Award at J-HUB, Boot Camp (ENLITE-2018) Innovation & Entrepreneurship Venture Voyage Programme held at JNTUH Campus from 28th May to 8 th June ,2018.
Three-Day IGNITE Program on Innovation by J-HUB CELL 21 – 23,Jun 2018