Mr. Bharat Agarwal President, Vishwakarma University, addressed the Innovation Conclave at Pune on 15th November 2019. He highlighted the various steps taken by Vishwakarma Institutes to strengthen the industry-academia engagement. He particularly focused on the 6-month intensive student internships in domestic and international industry facilitated by Vishwakarma Institutes. He also detailed the various collaborations with notable industry partners like Bharat Forge, SAP, WILO, etc. to boost ground-level research and innovation. Mr. Bharat Agarwal commended the Government initiative to set up advanced incubation centers in academic institutions like Vishwakarma University and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology to encourage ideation, research, and innovation.