On 25 and 26 May 2019, a Himalayan Innovation challenge under the theme ‘Startups for Himalayas’ was organized by IIT Mandi in which 52 teams from different states were selected. Mr Diptendu Roy, Assistant Professor, CEE and Mr Polepally Govardhan, PhD scholar, representing The NorthCap University presented their Innovative idea of a sustainable brick unit by the name “CSERB- Smart brick” in front of illustrious panel members of the IIT mandi Catalyst. Mr Saurabh Mittal, Senior Advisory, IIT Mandi Catalyst shared his experience of how an idea can be transformed into a finished product, how a finished product will cater the market and stated the importance of
incubation in the whole process of innovation.

It was an experience that guided via suggestions to move forward, preparing business models, carrying out tests and filling the patents.