iLAB is the lab of innovation. It is India’s most advanced and high-tech centre of Creative Leadership and Innovation which has been specially set up to provide a WOW experience in Management Development Programs to the corporate professionals and students. The centre is the vision of Sri Sunil Rane, Founder and Executive President of Atharva Group of Institutes and brain child of Pravin Rajpal, globally acclaimed Innovation thought leader and coach to Fortune 500 companies. The centre has world class infrastructure with 50 touch screen computers, cutting edge softwares, technologies, tools and most advanced 3D Idea generator for generating breakthroughs. Atharva’s iLab is a state-of-the-art facility, which will exclusively be used for Innovation through Technology.
The infrastructure and technology of the new centre is unmatched by any other university or learning centre in the world. The centre is a new innovation playground based on gamification methodology for developing future ready creative thought leaders, innovation champions and breakthrough ideas for high growth and market leadership.
Atharva Centre of Creativity has initiated a Creative Leadership, Innovation and Idea generation program for students of Atharva College of Engineering in its iLab (Innovation Lab).
Speciality of iLab.
iLAB is the lab of Innovation and Imagination. This lab provides Physical, mind and Technology space to give shape to your Next Breakthroughs. It is one of India’s most advanced and high-tech centres of Creative Leadership and Innovation which has been specifically set up with a view to provide an unprecedented experience in Management Development Programs to the corporate professionals and students. The centre is the Vision of Shri Sunil Rane, Founder and Executive President of Atharva Group of Institutes.
The centre has world class infrastructure with 50 touch screen computers,each of which is equipped with 1TB Hard disk and 8GB RAM, cutting edge softwares, technologies, tools and most advanced 3D Idea generator software for generating breakthroughs. Atharva’s iLab is a state-of-the-art facility, which will exclusively be used for Innovation through Technology.
It helps in:
- Providing Innovative Solutions to Existing Challenges
- Developing Breakthrough Innovation idea pipeline for future growth
- Establishing Innovation as a disciplined process
- To develop next generation Entrepreneurs and Creative Leaders to resolve livechallenges.
- To understand about the future needs of industries
- To transform innovative ideas into successful businesses
- To use a range of creative thinking tools to develop Out of the Box Ideas
- To develop Mental agility
- To develop Breakthrough Innovators and Dynamic ThinkersAll these are achieved through gamification of ideation strategy and 3D Idea Generator cube Benefits
- Developing Creative Thought Leaders
- Understanding the Art of Generating Breakthrough Innovation
Achieving Innovation Driven Growth and Market Leadership.
Recently Innovation Centers in India are working on Ecommerce, Mobile computing and technologies, Cloud computing and Big Data, Education Technologies, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Nanotechnology and Material Sciences, Gaming and Animation, Internet/Web, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare technology, Manufacturing Products, Alternative Energy, Clean Technology, Cloud computing, Healthcare delivery and big data analytics, chemicals andbiological sciences & engineering.
Sessions conducted at iLAB
We selected students for training based on their innovative thinking skills as well as those with startup ideas. We had conducted 2 four day sessions for students of SE,TE,BE and 1 day Introductory session for FE to make them aware of iLab and certain new concepts as mentioned in table below.
|2||Conceptual World of Innovation Vs Invention|
|4||Finding out of the box / radical solutions to existing challenges|
|6||Mind Mapping and Brainstorming|
|7||3D Idea generators for breakthrough ideas|
|8||Exercise Idea generation exercises through gamification|
We have maintained E-library of innovative projects in ACE since last 3 years.Moreover, the students who participated in IEEE Techithon 2017 were provided with guidance throughout the lifecycle of conception of their innovative ideas. Affirmative inputs were
provided which enhanced their notions in an effective manner. An FDP on “Design Thinking” was organised for students and faculty members which was instrumental in giving exposure towards Out-of-the-Box Thinking. This then aroused new ideas in us and enabled us to motivate students to think in innovative ways rather than the conventional approach.
Photos of session being conducted Career
Objectives of the Centre:
- To provide world class infrastructure, ambiance and technology for innovation.
- To develop Creative business leaders to overcome challenges of VUCA environment.
- To develop future ready innovation champions to steer the industry
- To develop breakthrough ideas for innovation driven growth and market leadership.
- To provide most advanced tools and software’s to industries for developing e-libraries and culture of innovation.
Career & Innovation Journey
Students are working on some of the ideas as mentioned below. Some have submitted one page report others will submit in upcoming weeks. We are in touch with them.
- Scheduled Automatic Printer
- Tracking Individual
- Smart Shoe Rack
We are working on improvement of our session where we can focus on different concepts of innovative world. Plans have been devised for creation of modular courses on Creativity and Innovative thinking to ensure maximum utilisation of Innovation lab by students across Atharva Group of Institutes. Thus, in the time to come, the ideas of the students will be nurtured and flourished into future opportunities in this highly competitive world. To bridge the gap between Academia & Industry, we at iLAB aim to deliver and share innovative knowledge through MDP (Management Development Programs) to the corporate professionals Through the knowledge and concepts delivered during the sessions, students are empowered to implement innovative projects which will be beneficial for the college as well as society, ingeneral.
- Prof. Garima Unhale
- Prof. Deepali Maste
- Prof. Sucheta Gaikwad
- Prof. Sowmya Kini M
- Prof.Trisha Ghosh