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“13th edition of Bengaluru INDIA NANO” Launched Event to be held from August 1-3, 2024

  • Focal theme of the event is Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Climate, Energy, and Healthcare
    The event is expected to attract 25+ Sessions, 75+ Speakers, 700+ Delegates, 6+ GIA Countries, 50+ Exhibitors, 175+ Posters, 3500+ Attendees

Bengaluru, 2ndJuly 2024:The “13th edition of Bengaluru INDIA NANO”, India’s flagship event in the Nanotech sector, has been officially announced today by  N. S. Boseraju, Hon’ble Minister of Minor Irrigation and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka at a curtain raiser programme held in Bengaluru.

The three-day event is set to take place from August 1st – 3rd, 2024 at TheLalit, Bengaluru. The event is organized by the Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Karnataka Science & Technology Promotion Society (KSTePS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

The curtain raiser programme was also graced by Prof. Navakanta Bhat, Chair, Vision Group on Nanotechnology, Government of Karnataka, Dean, Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences, Professor, CeNSE, IISc, Bengaluru; Prof. P. S. Anil Kumar, Chair, CEC – Bengaluru INDIA NANO 2024, Dean, Administration & Finance, Professor, Dept. of Physics, IISc, Bengaluru; Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS, Secretary to Government, Dept. of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka; and Shri Pavan Kumar Malapati, IAS, Director, Dept. of Science & Technology & Managing Director, KSTePS, Government of Karnataka and Shri Jagdish Patankar, Executive Chairman, MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications, the Event Curator of Bengaluru INDIA NANO.

The event theme for this edition was decided, based on the recommendations of the Vision Group on Nanotechnology, following extensive thought and deliberation.
  N. S. Boseraju, Hon’ble Minister of Minor Irrigation and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka while addressing the gathering said, “If we were to identify the greatest challenges facing humanity today, climate change, energy depletion, and health crises would undoubtedly top the list. Sustainability is not just a buzzword, but is now an impending necessity. The impacts of climate change are increasingly visible, manifesting in rising temperatures, natural calamities, and widespread displacement. Simultaneously, the world is grappling with severe economic and environmental consequences of energy crises. While industries are striving to develop green and clean energy solutions, these efforts alone may not be sufficient to achieve true sustainability. Health challenges, highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed critical vulnerabilities in healthcare systems globally. This pandemic was neither the first nor will it be the last; thus, our preparedness and resilience are of utmost importance.”

N.S. Boseraju further added, “Nanotechnology holds the promise to deliver small-sized but high impact solutions, which can potentially revolutionize our approach to these global issues. With this background, the theme for this edition of Bengaluru INDIA NANO 2024 is Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Climate, Energy, and Healthcare.”

The 13th edition of Bengaluru INDIA NANO promises to be a landmark gathering, bringing together a diverse array of participants including researchers & scientists, academicians, industry captains, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and students.

The Summit will witness participation of 700+ registered Delegates, 75+ Expert Speakers in over 25 Conference Sessions. Through keynote speeches and engaging panel discussions by eminent experts from around the globe, the conference will address cutting-edge developments in nanotechnology and its applications in climate, energy, healthcare and electronics & semiconductors. Some of the distinguished Speakers and Leaders addressing at the Conference include Prof. Pulickel Ajayan – Chair, Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University; Balajee Sowrirajan – Managing Director, SSIR; Prof. Neetu Singh – Professor & Head, Center of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; Prof. Dhirendra Katti – Director, Indian Institute of Technology Goa; Prof. Nitash Balsara – The Charles W. Tobias Professor in Electrochemistry, University of California, Berkeley & many more.

Pre-conference Tutorials will offer in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in various aspects of nanotechnology, catering to both beginners and seasoned professionals. The Pre-conference Tutorial will delve into key topics including Nano Fabrication, Nano Characterisation, & Nano Biology. A unique initiative for Nanotechnology students is the Nano for the Young Programme, launched by Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. The Poster Showcase at the event will give an opportunity to more than 175 young researchers from academia & research institutions to display their innovative research posters.

The Exhibition will showcase the latest innovations, products, and technologies from leading companies, research institutions & startups in the field of nanotechnology. 50+ organizations will be showcasing their innovative Nanotech products & services.

The event will witness the bestowing of the coveted ‘Prof. C.N.R. Rao Bengaluru INDIA NANO Science Award’ for making meaningful contributions to Nanoscience. Another prestigious ‘Bengaluru INDIA NANO Innovation Award’ will be presented for Innovative & Disruptive Technology Development in Nanotech. The prestigious Karnataka DST Nanoscience Fellowships will be announced during the glittering awards ceremony.

Other Awards that will be presented include the Nano Excellence Award- to the best researchers in the realm of Nanoscience; Best Poster- The Best Students for revolutionary research; Exhibitor Awards- For the best showcase across various categories.

The 2nd National Nanotech Quiz is moving to the next level with participation of students from across India. The first 2 rounds of the Quiz will be held digitally while the final showdown will take place in-person at the event for the first time, making it a significant occasion in this academic challenge. The event will also host an array of programmes such as NanoSparX– a startup pitching initiative, as well as B2B Partnering Meetings.