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Posted: December 5, 2007
Bangalore set to host the first edition of Bangalore Nano from tomorrow, Dec. 6th
(Nanowerk News) The first edition of Bangalore Nano organized by Dept. of IT, BT and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and MM Activ will be inaugurated tomorrow Dec 6, 2007, amidst some of the leading Investors, Industry stalwarts, Scientists, Heads of Research & Development Organizations, Premier Institutions and Multinational Companies. It is the first major event of its kind in India in bridging the Research-Industry Gap in Nanotechnology. This two day long event will be held at the Grand Ashok Hotel, Bangalore.
Addressing the press conference Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Chairman, Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and Honorary President, JNCASR said, "Nanotechnology is creating great excitement in the field of science. The technology cuts across all disciplines and appeals everyone from scientists, engineers, industrialists, investors and governments. India made a beginning in Nanotechnology and Bangalore Nano is the first large scale nanotechnology event in India. Bangalore Nano would bring in all stakeholders in the field to discuss and share their ideas and to envision a roadmap for India in Nanotechnology."
"Nanotechnology would see its applications in curing cancer and neural disorders and in industries like Pharmaceutics, Metallurgy and Electronics. The potential market size is estimated to be $100bn in 10 years. Ideally, India should get into the manufacturing of sensors in a big way as it is a Knowledge based industry." Added Prof. Rao.
Shri. M. N. Vidyashankar, Secretary to Karnataka Government, Dept of IT, BT & Science & Technology said, "We are in the state of absolute readiness to host the 1st edition of Bangalore Nano for which European Union is partnering with us. Bangalore Nano would see big representation from Australia, Germany and China as delegates. In total, 400 delegates have confirmed their participation. 400 students from 23 colleges in and around Bangalore would attend a special session on 7th December. This particular session aims to ignite young minds on the prospects of Nanotechnology in today‚s world."
Speaking on the Nanotechnology institute coming up in Bangalore, Shri. Vidyashankar, said, "The Karnataka government would hand over 15 acres of land to set up Indian Institute of Nano Science and Technology in Bangalore. The institute already received a funding of 100 crores from the Central Government."
Eminent researchers and industrialists in the field of Nanotechnology across the world would address the delegates during the two day event. The two highlight events of Bangalore Nano are Research Industry Collaboration Hub [RICH] and the poster session. RICH aims in bridging the gap between research and industry. There would be 18 teams of researchers from leading institutes in India making their presentations in front of industrialists and venture capitalists. After making the presentation the researchers would get to meet them in closed doors to discuss about the possible commercialization of their work. Poster Session would see researchers from institutes across the country presenting their papers. In total there would be 54 research papers from four IITs, BITS Pilani, JNCASR and more.