Virtual Edition of 12th Bengaluru India Nano 2022 opens on a high note
12th Bengaluru India Nano, India’s flagship Nanotech Event focusing on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology was inaugurated by Shri Basavaraj S. Bommai, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka today. The event was presided over by Prof. C.N.R. Rao, FRS, Honorary Chairman, Vision Group of Nanotechnology, Government of Karnataka, National Research Professor & Linus Pauling Research Professor, Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru. Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Minister for Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T, Higher Education, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, Government of Karnataka; Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India and Shri Rizwan Arshad, Hon’ble Member of the Legislative Assembly, Shivajinagar Assembly Constituency were Distinguished Guests of Honour.
Prof. Navakanta Bhat, Chairman, Karnataka Vision Group on Nanotechnology, Government of Karnataka; Prof. Ajay Sood, FRS, Chairman, Conference Executive Committee- Bengaluru India Nano 2022; Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T; Department of Commerce & Industries, Government of Karnataka and Shri A.B. Basavaraju, IAS, Director (Technical), Dept. of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T; Managing Director, Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS), Government of Karnataka also graced the occasion.
The three-day event is being organized in the virtual version by the Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, KSTePS and JNCASR between March 7-9.
The prestigious Prof. C.N.R. Rao Bengaluru India Nano Science Award was presented to Prof. S. Swaminathan, Dean, Planning & Development, Director, Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials, SASTRA Deemed University, India.
With the focal theme ‘Nanotech for Sustainable Future’ the summit has witnessed participation of over 2500 Registered Delegates. The event consists of Multi-Track Conference where 75 National & International Speakers deliver lectures over 25 Sessions focusing on application of Nanotechnology across various sectors like Medicine, Manufacturing, Electronics, Hydrogen Economy, Food & Agriculture, Textile, etc and there are Tutorials focusing on Nano Fabrication, Bottom-Up Synthesis, Characterization Tools, and Nano Biology.
The event has stellar plenary speakers which include Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA; Prof. Xiaodong Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Singaporeand Prof. Peidong Yang, University of California, USA and Prof. S. Swaminathan, SASTRA Deemed University, India to name.
This year there is a special emphasis given to Industry and International Participation withSessions focusing on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Pharma & Medicine and Funding. Exhibition has participation of over 40 companies which are showcasing Nanotech Products, Services, and Innovations. Some of the Key Exhibitors include IIT Delhi, JNCASR, HHV, CIIRC, SASTRA University, CeNS, Institute of Nano Science & Technology, ARCI, CeNSE, E-Spin Nanotech and 15 start-ups. As a desire to accelerate the journey from lab to market, there is also a Start-Up pitching session– NanoSparX where few promising companies make pitch to the industry and investor community.
Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) Partners sessions are Israel Nano Ecosystem-Connecting Academia & Industry; Infineon and Fraunhofer Institutes: Nanotech Made in Germany; Japan-India Co-Innovation through R&D; Come Innovate with the Netherlands Nano Ecosystem; Nano Canada and in North-Rhine-Westphalia: Navigating Nanotechnology for Manufacturing special address by Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Hon’ble Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Tomorrow on Day 2, Bengaluru India Nano Innovation Award and Karnataka DST Nanoscience Fellowships will be presented. Poster Awards will be presented to top 10 Posters presented from over 140 Young Researchers who are displaying their research. There are special programmes for young brigade like Nano for the Young for graduate students and grand finale of first ever National Nanotech Quiz, which has witnessed students participation from 23 States & 5 Union Territories.