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AIC π-Hub, a premier incubator supporting deep-tech startups, is thrilled to announce Techathon 1.0, a national-level event focused on developing innovative solutions for a low-cost laser-based metal 3D printer. It aims to foster creativity, encourage collaboration, and identify promising ideas that have the potential to make metal 3D printing technology affordable and accessible to all in India. 

Don't Miss Out!

Join Techathon 1.0 and be a part of making Laser based Metal 3D printing accessible to all!  

TECHATHON 1.0 Timelines

Techathon rounds

Round - III

  • The final Pitch Event will be of two days including a one-day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), pitching techniques, and investor readiness.
  • Teams selected for Round-III will be provided travel support and free accommodation.
  • Teams will present their refined proposals to a distinguished jury comprising industry leaders, investors, and technology experts. The jury will evaluate pitches based on innovation, feasibility, market potential, and business viability.


Why Participate?

  • Revolutionize Metal 3D Printing: Be part of a movement to make metal 3D printing technology accessible and affordable.
  • National Building Effort:  Contribute to national thrust area contributing to “Atma-Nirbhar Bharat”.
  • Showcase Your Talent: Compete in exciting rounds and present your ideas to a distinguished jury.
  • Win Big: Get a chance to win an incubation opportunity at AIC π-Hub, along with startup incorporation facilitation, sustenance support, and more!
  • Network & Learn: Connect with fellow innovators, industry experts, and potential investors.



Techathon 1.0 will be open to a diverse range of Indian participants in a team of 2 – 4 members including:

  • Engineering students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Design students (industrial, product, mechanical)
  • Early-stage entrepreneurs
  • Professionals working in related fields (e.g., mechanical engineering, materials science, laser technology)

The age of all team members should be less than 35 years on May 3, 2024. 

Award and Opportunities*

tech1 prize   

Cash Prize

  • Winner – Rs. 20,000/-
  • 1st Runner – Rs. 15,000/-
  • 2nd Runner – Rs. 10,000/-
tech1 medal   

Entry to Real-world Business​

  • Incubation Opportunity
  • Startup Incorporation Facilitation
  • Product launching opportunity
  • Sustenance support
*Decision of AIC π-Hub for the award and opportunities will be final.

 Student Coordinators 

Amrendra Kumar Amrendra Singh Mahima_Rastogi-A Mahima Rastogi Anjan Pal Anjan Pal Shubham MingwalShubham Mingwal 
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 Sponsors & Partners

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Media Partner

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Partnering Professional Bodies

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Event Sponsor

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