Entrepreneurship, the spirit of believing yourself and initiating a business, is an Art. PUPA has been a platform that has helped students put their best foot forward in exhibiting their entrepreneurial talent. It’s a mega platform, which has helped the makers of tier 2 and tier 3 cities to design, develop, build and Sell any product to experience the entrepreneurial process. The PUPA product exhibition was held on 13 October, 2018 at BVB campus, Hubli.
Being held since last five years, PUPA has garnered attention from institutions all over the state. A journey that began with 20 budding ideas in 1st season in 2013, has now reached to 414 engineered ideas in its 6th season. Students from 32 institutions across North Karnataka that included 4 schools, 3 polytechnic colleges, 5 MBA institutions, 2 PU colleges and 16 engineering institutions. Each team was given a seed capital of Rs. 500 from KLE Tech Univ.
With ideas officially turning into products, PUPA 2018 technically bridged the gap between ‘Project’ and ‘Product’. Well-developed, sellable products were the highlights of PUPA 2018. One of the products, Swara, completely handcrafted with teak wood and deodar which amplifies the mobile speakers was one of them. A simple technology of concentrated sound giving loud outputs was employed in this product.
Fans of the gaming sensation PUBG also had something to take away. PUBG trigger, which emphasized the shooting and focusing experience in game, emerged as the centre of attraction. Cool Buzz, a mini portable refrigerator which helps travellers and hostellers, worked on pie electric module with a DC power.
All registered teams were mentored by Make-in-BVB student leads. One other highlight of PUPA 2018 was, all the products developed by students of KLE Technological University, extensively used the MakerSpace and other Product development labs to build their POC’s and products!