IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA Alumni Newsletter

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IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER                                  Volume: 10.08.2022

 

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Dear Reader,     

This week we bring you a range of stories about Kgpians, from COVID-19 testing patents to successful startups, from must-reads to cycling adventures. 

If you have stories and achievements about your work or your fellow Kgpians, please write to us at meenakshi@iitkgpfoundation.org       

TOP NEWS: IIT Kharagpur's COVIRAP Granted US Patent

In September 2022, the novel diagnostic technology for pathogenic infectious diseases developed by IIT Kharagpur researchers has been granted a US patent. The IITKGP Foundation USA and IIT Madras alumnus Anand Rajaraman helped fund the US patent process.

MOU to Promote Drilling Technology R&D

IIT Kharagpur and the Institute of Drilling Technology (IDT), ONGC signed an umbrella MoU in September 2022. The MoU shall serve as a baseline to undertake several collaborative R&D projects between the institutions.

Kgpian Startup TrueFoundry Raises $2.3M for ML Deployments

Nikunj Bajaj, Abhishek Choudhary, and Anuraag Gutgutia founded TrueFoundrya custom platform that automates repetitive tasks in the machine learning pipeline, in September 2021. Within a year they have raised $2.3 million to broaden TrueFoundery's platform and hire more individuals.

Book Review: EVERYTHING STARTED AS NOTHING: How to Win the Start-up Battle

Are you contemplating building your startup? Your Kgpian friend Bhaskar Majumdar might have some advice for you. From his three decades of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in India and the United Kingdom, he brings EVERYTHING STARTED AS NOTHING: How to Win the Start-up Battle.

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari on Cycle

Has the bicycle been an integral part of your Kgpian life? Fellow alumnus Dr. Kiran Seth took the cycle out of the boundaries of KGP to travel from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to promote awareness of art, culture, physical fitness, and mental well-being.

 






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