The virtual edition of the 12th Bengaluru India Nano ends on a high note


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The virtual edition of the 12th Bengaluru India Nano ends on a high note

Posted on March 12, 2022

  • Recognized emerging talent, leading scientists and innovators through awards and scholarships
  • 3458 delegates, 99 national and international speakers, 28 sessions, 12 countries,
  • 40 companies in exhibition including 15 Start-Ups, 140 Posters of Young Researchers are the highlights of the event

New Delhi : 12th Bengaluru India Nano, India’s flagship nanotechnology event focusing on nanoscience and nanotechnology with the central theme “Nanotech for a Sustainable Future” ends today. The event was inaugurated by Shri Basavaraj S. Bommai, Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka. Professor CNR Rao, Honorary Chairman of the Vision Group of Nanotechnology and Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Honorable Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India honored the opportunity virtually.

The event is organized by the Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, KSTePS and JNCASR. The event attracted 3,458 delegates and featured 99 national and international speakers spanning 28 immersive sessions.

Speaking at the farewell session, Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, Honorable Minister of Electronics, IT and Bt, Science and Technology, Higher Education, Skills Development , said the government of Karnataka “Karnataka is ready to lead from the front to collaborate with innovators in emerging technologies. This year, for the first time, we collaborated with our Global Innovation Alliance partners Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Japan and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) who hosted a session. Additionally, there are participants from Singapore, UAE, USA, UK, Austria, Australia and Portugal. The state government. undertakes to provide all necessary support in this area. I call on our entrepreneurs to set up their nano-businesses in our state. I hope that all our efforts will make us a world leader in this revolutionary field in the near future.

Speaking at the farewell session, Prof. Navakanta Bhat, Chairman of Karnataka Vision Group on Nanotechnology said “We had excellent deliberations on nanoscience and nanotechnology in all application areas and what is stored for the future. In NanoSparX, the start-ups pitched phenomenally in terms of the exciting technologies they have in different nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. And for Young Minds, we had the Nano for the Young program as well as the first-ever National Nanotechnology Quiz which received an overwhelming response with 640 students from 23 states and 5 union territories participating. The mesmerizing grand finale conducted produced 3 winners who hail from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Karnataka.

Speaking at the farewell session, Professor Ajay Kumar Sood, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the conference, said: “this event is an intellectual feast and we witnessed exciting discussions on nanoscience and nanotechnology throughout the event. The program went very well and all session topics justified the conference theme – “Nanotechnology for a Sustainable Future”. This year, the translational aspect of nanotechnology was a new push that received an overwhelming response.

Dr EV Ramana Reddy, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Electronics, Informatics, Bt and S&T; Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka said, “This year there is a strong focus on industry participation with sessions focused on semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and medicine and finance. . These sessions concluded with the presentation of successful case studies of emerging companies in the field of nanotechnology. About 40 organizations present at the exhibition, including 15 start-ups, showcased innovative products and services. Startup Pitch Session – NanoSparX saw seven promising startups pitch to the industry and investment community.

The prestigious Prof. CNR Rao Bengaluru India Nano Science Award was awarded to Dr. S. Swaminathan from SASTRA Deemed University,

Tamil Nadu. It consisted of a trophy and cash award of Rs. 1 lakh presented by Prof. CNR Rao Education Foundation. The Bengaluru India Nano Innovation Award was awarded to Dr. Ramesh Raliya, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited, Gujarat consisting of a trophy and a cash award of Rs. 50,000. Karnataka DST Nanoscience Fellowships were awarded to five young scientists from all over India, consisting of a certificate and Rs. 50,000 cash prizes and the 11 best posters were awarded by 140 poster presenters with a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 each and a certificate. The winning entries included those from reputable institutions such as IIT-Delhi, Sastra University, Institute of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, among others.

Post-conference tutorials focused on nanofabrication, bottom-up synthesis, characterization tools, and nanobiology.

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