The theme of DIA Online Summit was on IIT-ASEAN Research Cooperation and aimed to bring together leading scientists, researchers, and academicians to exchange innovative and novel ideas, discuss research & innovation opportunities in IITs and ASEAN regions. The summit was held to enrich the experience of the existing fellows as well as attract potential fellows to provide an opportunity for researchers and faculty in the ASEAN region to establish linkages with the IITs and encourage and promote joint research activity between ASEAN and IITs. The outreach partner for this Summit is ASEAN University Network. The summit provided an excellent opportunity for interaction and experience sharing among international students/alumni and network establishing. Renowned IIT Alumni, who transformed their dreams into reality, also shared their inspiring and success stories in the Summit. One of our alumni, Mr. Akshay Singhal, Founder & CEO, Log 9 Materials, Bengaluru, was also in the distinguished panel on the theme of Entrepreneurship and Supportive IIT Ecosystem.
Dr. K Sivan, Chairman ISRO, India, was the chief guest and emphasised on the importance of such networks. Mr. Ronojoy Dutta CEO, Interglobe Aviation Limited and former CEO of United Airlines delivered the keynote address and shared his student experience.