The Innovation Loop

Sep 12, 2020, 01:37 PM
We welcome our guest speaker Mr. Ankit Kukadia, Co-head of Team Avishkar Hyperloop, the 28 member student team of IIT Madras (#NIRF Ranking 1) doing indigenous research and development for building the First-Ever Self Propelled, Completely Autonomous Hyperloop Pod of India. 
 
He has worked extensively on system-level design and optimization of the Hyperloop Pod and has played an instrumental role in establishing a strong network between Alumni, industries, and the team. 
 
He has been the Chief Strategist in laying down the business plan for raising funds amounting to INR 1.2 Crores for the project and successfully executed it within 3 months without a dedicated Sponsorship and marketing team. 
 
He is a TEDx Speaker and in the past has also been invited by IIT Madras Foundation to deliver a talk in Silicon Valley on Hyperloop Technologies. 
 
Avishkar Hyperloop is among the Top 22 teams out of more than 1600+ globally. Their designs had been approved by engineers from Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company for finals of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition held in July'19 at its Headquarters in Hawthorne, LA. 
 
It is the only team from India as well as Asia to have been able to achieve this feat.