“IDEATE 2020” – a national-level idea pitching contest was organized by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre in association with the Institution’s Innovation Council and the IEEE Student Branch of Ahalia School of Engineering and Technology, Palakkad. The program was conducted for school and college students on 26 January 2020. A total of 12 teams participated from different institutions. The winners were awarded cash prizes and certificates of merit by the Padma Shri. M. C. Dathan, Scientific Advisor to the Chief Minister of Kerala and Former Director, VSSC. All the participants were awarded participation certificates by Dr. Krishna Kumar Kishor, Asst. Director Academics.