Friday, March 4, 2016

Nanotech Experts Call to Change Face of Mankind Solutions

India’s Biggest Nanotechnology Event Bangalore INDIA NANO closed highlighting the latest trends on nanotechnology and applications. The international event was organized by the Department of IT, BT, SnT and Vision Group on Nanotechnology along with Jawaharlal Nehru Centre of Advanced Scientific Research under the leadership of Bharat Ratna Prof. Shri C.N.R. Rao, FRS, Chief Mentor, Bangalore INDIA NANO.The power-packed day 2 comprised of an outstanding line up of speakers and programs that demonstrated the efficient adoption of Nanoscience to address human requirements.

Bangalore INDIA NANO saw over 60 global speakers addressing over 13 sessions, the event saw participation of from over 600 delegates with over 40 exhibitors and 2000 business visitors.

Day 2 included a keynote lecture by Prof V Ramgopal Rao who introduced delegates to an amazing ecosphere of nano-electro-mechanical-switches. The application of these switches range from environmental sensing to agriculture and healthcare. This was followed by the second keynote lecture by Dr. Supratik Guha which covered nanotech’s practical application in the internet-of-things. The session also gave a glimpse on how technology impacts in controlling the synthesis, properties and manipulation computing and energy. The session helped gain an insight into the research currently being conducted to launch disruptive technology to influence energy conservation, computing and the digital platform.

Moving on, students to PhD scholars took center stage to participate in ‘Nano Sparx’ in its premier edition at this event to showcase their entrepreneurship in Nanotechnology. The competition saw seven proficient contestants battle it out to win the coveted title. The best Nano Sparx was recognized and awarded to Prasoon Kumar, IIT Bombay.

The ‘Nano for the young’   program was attended by about 500 under grad students who were introduced to the fascinating world of nanoscience and nanotechnology by expert speakers. Another major highlight was a ‘Poster – Walkway of Discovery which attracted over 100 young researchers who presented new ideas in nanoscience and nanotechnology. 10 best posters presenters were awarded with Rs. 20,000 cash prize each.

The agenda included sessions on Nano Manufacturing and Nano Energy that were delivered by subject experts. While Nano Manufacturing covered topics such as large scale manufacturing, large area Nano fabrication self-cleaning anti-microbial surfaces and Science and Technology of micro manufacturing, Nano Energy focused on grapheme applications, transition metal nitride and carbides and the use of carbon based materials in energy storage.

Attendees also joined in the Research Industry Collaboration Hub (RICH) that was designed for the benefit of emerging entrepreneurs with novel business ideas who made a pitch to investors, heads of large RnD labs, ventured capitalists and industry captains.

The eventful day culminated with a valedictory ceremony addressed by Bharat Lal Meena, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education Department, Government of Karnataka and V. Manjula, IAS Principal Secretary to Government Department of IT, Biotechnology and Science and Technology Government of Karnataka. The function included the presentation of the Nano Sparx Awards to Prasoon Kumar, IIT Bombay and Poster Awards to ten recipients.

Glimpse into tomorrow-Day 3 of the Bangalore India Nano 2016 would feature a series of tutorials by nano leaders to cover aspects such as Nano Fabrication Technologies, Nano medicine and Electron Microscopy and Nano Photonics. The tutorials will be followed by an interactive session with the tutors to address queries in the above spheres.
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