|Type||Student Run, Non-Profit Organization|
|Institute||Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar|
|Major events||Robowars, Kick Off, Plan De Negocious, Intrigue, Green Venture, Colloquia, etc.|
|Slogan||Knowledge Runs Free|
Wissenaire is the annual techno-management festival of Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar held in the Samantapuri campus of the prestigious IIT Bhubaneswar. It is one of the most awaited technical festival of East India. It is a three-day-long event usually held during the third week of January every year. The word Wissenaire is derived from the German word ‘Wissen’ meaning knowledge and ‘aire’ meaning free. Thus it is justified by its tagline knowledge runs free. Wissenaire encompasses various sectors of technology, science and management. These include quizzing, coding, designing, robotics, planning and testing the creativity and innovative spirit of the young technical minds.  
Novus is regarded as the first technical fest by IIT Bhubaneswar. But it remained an intra-college event. Later in 2011, technical enthusiasts of IIT Bhubaneswar conducted the maiden edition of its techfest and named it Wissenaire. The maiden edition received an enormous response from across the country. Wissenaire had an overwhelming participation from various parts of the country like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh as well as home state Orissa. The fest is also associated with Solid works, Microsoft, Dell and IBM.
Wissenaire has collection of events of both technical and management domains. The events are clubbed into following groups:
Yanthrix represents the robotics events of the fest. The events are noted for promotion of spirit of technology among the techies .The events under Yanthrix are
- Kick Off: Robo football
- Robowars: Event where robots battle to the death
- Rescue Bot: Event where robots climb
Ingenium encompasses all the events under management. The event tests the innovative and managerial skills of the students. The events under Ingenium are
- Plan De Negocious: Business plan competition
- Rostrum: Youth Parliament
- Finanza: Event to think of a suitable solution to overcome a particular economic problem
- Pitched: Ad making competition
Quizzaire is the set of quiz events with technical and managerial background.
- Biz Quiz: Business related questions
- Tech Quiz: Emphasis of technical related questions
Grand Arcanum includes the design and thinking competitions of Wissenaire.
- Electronix: Circuit designing event
- Green Venture: Event to construct an ecofriendly design or prototype
- Kreativ: Video making competition
- Replica: Designing a crane which can lift weight using principles of hydraulics
- Smart Frame: Construction of bridge using ice cream sticks which can sustain max central load
- Trebuchet: Catapult design event
- Contrivance: Car race event (car should not have any power source)
Colloquia is a paper presentation competition of various fields of science that includes
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer science Engineering
I-Box is a collection of online events.
- Sherlock: Detective story writing
Matricks is a platform to develop one's creativity with our brain storming problem statements.
- Codec: C programming event
- Intrigue: CAD designing
- Break The Law
- Smash The Bug
- Maths Olympiad: Cracking mathematical questions
Wissenaire brings out the live experience of latest technology and its practical applications through its workshops. Attracting huge crowd of technical enthusiasts the fest witnessed workshops by international giants like Microsoft, Dell,Mechahawks,Archipidia,Ablabs solutions,ETRIX technologies,BATOI,Robo Edutech India, IBM and National Instruments.
Knights Incite is the guest lecture series of Wissenaire. Stalwarts of different sectors of technology, academia, management and research deliver the prestigious Knight’s Incite lecture about their area of expertise. Mission of Knight’s Incite is to provide a chance for young mind to interact with the elites of the technological and corporate world.
In 2013,Wissenaire has witnessed visits by luminaries like social activist Kiran Bedi, Dutch Magician and Mentalist Arvind Jayashankar and SK Roongta, former SAIL chairman. Wissenaire also brought the first ever 3D laser show to Bhubaneswar which was held in Janta Maidan. Wissenaire has also witnessed workshops by international software giants like Microsoft, Dell and IBM. DRDO has been a regular participant in Wissenaire displaying their might.
In 2015,Wissenaire has witnessed visits by renowned personalities like Pakistani pop singer Falak Shabir, the Great Indian Manager of Dabbawala Dr. Pawan Agrawal, mentalist from Israel Roy Zaltsman, the author of the best selling book 'I too had a love story' Ravinder Singh, Varun Agrawal Indian first-generation entrepreneur, guinness world record holder for largest human beat box Vineeth Vincent.Wissenaire also brought semifinalists of India's Got Talent Season 5 Shadow Art, 3D Mapping as part of Magna Vista.
- "Tech fest tests grey cells of students- From Quiz to 3D show, Wissenaire 2012 had it all". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 23 January 2012.
- "Wissenaire 2011 kicks off on IIT campus". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 4 March 2011.