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Focal Theme of Bangalore Nano 2010 "Frontiers of Nanotechnology: Impact on India"
The Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka under the guidance of Vision Group on Nanotechnology led by Prof. C.N.R. Rao, FRS, Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) is organizing the 3rd edition of Bangalore Nano event during 8th and 9th of December 2010 at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore. The event, which is being organised since 2007, has been receiving good response and feedback from National & International delegates and experts. Bangalore Nano is today on the radar of many countries. With Nanotechnology set to become potentially valuable for the common man and the society at large, this year's theme has been named "Frontiers of Nanotechnology: Impact on India."
The event will feature an exhibition and conference sessions addressed by internationally acclaimed speakers and experts on Business Opportunities in Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Nano Medicine, Nano Electronics, and Nano Materials. Bangalore Nano 2010 will be two full days of presentations and discussions as well as interactive networking activities - a meeting place for the global Scientists, Industry, Academia & Government. Over hundred leading international and Indian companies will be participating in Bangalore Nano 2010. Large International Delegations are expected from Germany, USA, Canada, Poland during this year's event. Germany is the country partner for 2010 Nano event. More details are available at www.bangalorenano.in.
Shri Ashok Kumar C. Manoli, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government, Department of IT, BT and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, said "The fast growing field of Nanotechnology presents great potential for development in various sectors particularly in the areas of Healthcare, Environment, Energy, Agriculture, ICT, Engineering and Consumer goods. The Global market for Nanotechnology based manufactured goods is expected to be US$ 1.6 Trillion by 2013. India and more specifically Karnataka will be a major global player in the field of Nanotechnology in the years to come. We are making all-out efforts to make Bangalore as the Nano Tech Hub of India, just like as we have done in IT and BT."
"Government of India has launched the Nano Mission aimed towards development of products and processes for national development, especially for safe drinking water, sensors development, drug delivery, to name some. The Govt. of Karnataka is also in the process of setting up a Nano-Park to support the industry," he added.
This year's event will feature Research Industry Collaboration Hub (RICH) offering unique partnering opportunities for showcasing innovations in Nanotechnology. RICH will facilitate podium presentations and one-to-one meetings for emerging entrepreneurs in Nanotechnology.
A special program "Nano for the Young" is also being organized in the event. Students from various engineering, medical & Bio-Tech colleges across Bangalore can attend this special session which will be addressed by Prof. C.N.R. Rao along with other leading experts. The Panel of experts would share with attendees the key aspects of Nanotechnology and the excitement that lies in Nano Research.
Bangalore Nano 2010 will feature a Poster Session - Walkway of Discovery providing a unique opportunity for Scientists and Researchers to share their Innovations and Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology with Industry, Research Institutes and Venture Capitalists.
Bangalore Nano has emerged as the premier event for the research fraternity and industry to come together and explore opportunities in this sector. The previous edition organised in December 2008 witnessed participation of 350+ delegates and over 60 speakers from across the globe.
The 3rd Bangalore Nano event will provide a platform to discuss a range of issues pertaining to research, technology development, skill requirements, institutions involved, risks issues, regulatory & governance structure, Investment and collaborations between Academia, R&D, Industry and so on.
The event will see participation of Chief Scientific Officers, Policy Makers, VPs, Directors, Heads of organisations, Scientists, Chemists, Research Leaders/ Fellows/ Advisors from Industry, Government and Research Institutions.
Over 40 expert speakers will address the gathering and some of the leading International Speakers include Prof. Sir Richard Friend, F.R.S., Cavendish Professor, University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John's College, UK; Dr. Anthony K. Cheetham, F.R.S., Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, UK; Mr. Stefan Bill, MD, Rewitec GmbH, Lahnau, Germany; Dr. Donald Eigler, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA; Mr. Ingo Hollein, Dept. of New Materials, Nanotechnology, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany; Dr. Henning Zoz, President, Zoz Group, Germany.
Bangalore Nano National Award would be presented during the event to a distinguished personality for achievements in the field of Nanotechnology. A special jury under the Chairmanship of Prof. C.N.R. Rao would select the awardee. The previous recipients of the award are Prof. C.N.R. Rao in 2007 and Prof. Dipankar Chakravorty in 2008. Another award being instituted from this year onward for "Emerging Entrepreneur", to one who ventures into innovative and pioneering initiatives in the nanotech field.
For more information on Bangalore Nano 2010, visit: www.bangalorenano.in
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