• IIITB-RISE Conference, 9th Apr '17

The I-MACX 'Open' Studio

In our desire to practice "Open or Collaborative" Social Innovation, since 2014, we have been executing civic-tech summits / workshops as part of "The I-MACX Open Studio".

During such Open Studio sessions, we bring under one roof various stakeholders - Startups, Corporate Technology Leaders, IIIT-B Faculty & Research Scholars, Civic-Leaders and Investors - for possible collaboration / co-creation and address the pressing challenges faced by our society, through research-led technology innovations. Our I-MACX Student-Entrepreneurs & Startups demonstrate their social-innovations, underlying technology stack and benefit from the feedback provided by the distinguished visitors.

If you are an Innovator / Entrepreneur who:

  • Believes in "Social Innovation"
  • Understands the benefits of "Open Innovation" and
  • Differentiates your creations through "Research-led Innovation"

And would like to both contribute to and benefit from this "Open Studio" initiative, please let us know your interest by getting in touch with us through email / phone.

We had successfully exected 3 such editions of "The I-MACX Open Studio" over the past years.

Recent Open Studio Sessions:

  1. "The RISE Conference: I-MACX Open Studio", Acad-Yr: 2016-17, 9th April.
  2. The I-MACX Summit (2nd ed, Acad-Yr: 2015-16) - Theme: "Indians Solving India's Problems", 9th Dec 2015
  3. The I-MACX Summit (1st ed, Acad-Yr: 2014-15) - Theme: "Opportunities & Challenges in Civic-Tech Space", 18th June 2015


Detailed Schedule


Mr. Chinnu S

Exfinity Ventures

Mr. Vijaya Kumar I

Crayon Data Labs

Mr. Siva R

Ephicacy Lifesciences

Mr. Venkatesh K

Knight Fellow

Mr. Mohan K


Mr. Nataraj K

Accenture Tech Labs

Mr. Vishnu N

Nokia CTO Office

Mr. Varadarajan K

100 Open Startups

Mr. Subrahmanyam I

Founder, Social Converence

Dr. Sudeendra K

Founder, Prasu Consulting

Prof. Manish G


Prof. Sadagopan

Director, IIIT-B

Prof. Srinath S

Dean(R&D), IIIT-B

Prof. Sridhar V

Professor, IIIT-B

Prof. Ramesh S

Founder, I-MACX

Our Mentors

Prof. Balaji P

Advisor, I-MACX Summit and Professor, IIIT-B

Dr. Sunil A

Advisor, I-MACX Summit and Founder, CIS

Dr. Pramod V

Advisor, I-MACX Summit and Chief Architect, Aadhar

The I-MACX 'Video & Audio' Channel

Please find here video and audio recordings of interesting interactions, round-tables, workshops with civic and industry leaders on topics relating to Civic-Tech, Research-led Innovation, Government Procurement Challenges, Social Challenges among others.

E-Axes 2015

E-AXES 2015: Mr. Madan Padaki, CEO - GoSylvant

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I-MACX Summit and Demo Day

I-MACX Summit (Monsoon) Part 1 (December 9, 2015)

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I-MACX Summit

I-MACX Summit (Spring) (June 18, 2015)

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Launch of eHealth Research Centre

Enabling Healthy Communities

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Mr. Sascha Meinrath, Director (X-Lab) & Founder (Open Technology Institute)

Dark Side of Metcalf's Law

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