For some reason I don’t often see news items about commercializing nanotechnology in India. Happily, this latest news item, an Aug. 28, 2012 posting on the twocircles.net website submitted by IANS, will add to my stockpile,
The fifth edition of Bangalore Nano 2012, the premier nanotechnology event Dec 6-7, will focus on business opportunities in the sunrise sector, which helps in improving the quality of life and environment, a Karnataka government official said Tuesday [Aug. 28, 2012].
“Nano will explore business opportunities in nanotechnology, healthcare and medicine, aerospace and defence, electronics and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), food and agriculture, energy and environment and water management/solutions,” Principal Secretary, Science and technology I.S.N. Prasad told reporters at a preview of the upcoming trade show.
“India’s strength in core technology and biotechnology will fuel the growth of nanotechnology. With sound policies and government support, nanotechnology will flourish in India during this decade.” Rao [scientist C.N.R. Rao] pointed out.
Rao is also chairman of the scientific advisory council to the prime minister and president of the state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research located here.
“Over 100 international and domestic firms are expected to participate, with over 100 delegates from Australia, Japan, US and other countries,” Prasad said.
The Bangalore Nano 2012 home page offers this description of their event,
Bangalore Nano, is an annual event organised by Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, under the guidance of Vision Group on Nanotechnology and JNCASR.
The 5th edition of Bangalore Nano is scheduled from December 5th to 7th, 2012 at Hotel The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, India.
The Event will offer 3 days of powerpacked Knowledge Transfer and Networking Opportunuties with Industry, R&D Fraternity, Academia from who’s who of Nanotechnology Fraternity.
The Global market for Nanotechnology incorporated manufactured goods will be worth USD 1.6 Trillion, representing a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of more than 49% for the period 2009 – 2013. The Investments of emerging economies such as India, China and Russia in the field of Nanotechnology Research and Development will become driving factors for growth in these countries.
The Government of India’s Launch of a Mission on Nano Science and Technology (Nano Mission) has been a step in this direction. Capacity-building in the area of Nanotechnology research will be of utmost importance for the Nano Mission so that India emerges as a global Knowledge Hub in the Nanotech field.
I last mentioned C. N. R. Rao in a Jan. 9, 2012 posting about an interactive ‘nano’ exhibit at a museum in Bangalore.