Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta cofounded Techpedia in college to showcase innovations across universities in public domain to build a strong innovation culture across youth. He is passionate to develop and harness inclusive innovation and start-up ecosystems, processes, pedagogies, institution building involving youth, academia, industry and other actors to create sustainable innovation driven enterprises. He has been instrumental in conceiving & deploying youth centric innovation; start-up ecosystem for universities and helping various state govts and universities to shape policies and deploy them. He is a member of Global Shaper community an initiative of world economic forum at Ahmadabad. He acts as honorary director of GTU Innovation Council and Student Start-up Support System which caters the needs and support process of innovation and start-up efforts of half a million youth across GTU covering more than 500 professional colleges. For unique honorary contribution in last 5 years in building student innovation and start-up ecosystem in the state of Gujarat, GTU awarded him a special Gold Medal for his contribution to the State of Gujarat during GTU Innovation Sankul day. He is also a Member, University Start-up policy committee, Govt. of Gujarat .As a member of AICTE start-up policy implementation committee; he is making national strategy to take the innovation and student start-up movement across 10,000 plus colleges affiliated with AICTE across all states to harness creative potential of students across disciplines. He has been nominated to contribute to a dozen Technology Business Incubators to support young start-ups. He is a graduate of SVNIT Surat in Electronics & Communication Engineering class of 2010.