"Innovation and research will play an important part in making 'make In India' campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi a success," Mr Kalraj Mishra, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, while inaugurating the Global R and D summit , 2014. He said that innovation and research was necessary to produce goods with zero defect and zero effect on environment.
The Minister stated that we have to make full use of our young talent and capability for innovation by our scientific talent through interdisciplinary research and next generation innovations. He said that Government has taken number of steps in this direction.
The conference is being organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, the summit saw a large gathering of world thought leaders, innovators, government and industry representatives.
The theme of the two day integrated conference and exhibition to be held on November 12 and 13 is – ‘Next Gen Innovations Through Interdisciplinary Research’.
The emphasis of the panel discussion sessions during the summit will be on Creating Innovation-Driven Knowledge Economy, Accessible Healthcare, Design Concepts for Future Cities, Enabling the “Swachch Bharat” initiative through innovative technologies and collaborative research, Synchronising Indian R&D with Global Requirements, Building a sustainable innovative environment for Healthcare & Pharma and Maneuvering through a complex maze of technology commercialization. An exhibition will also be held as part of the summit highlighting innovations in various sectors under discussion.
The event aims to be a magnanimous milieu of experts from public and private research institutions, academia, industry and international agencies that constitutes the global R&D ecosystem. It will also render a high level networking ground for people to connect, collaborate and create new partnerships, refresh existing ones and showcase some of their demonstrated success stories in R&D.
The winners of the first FICCI R&D Awards were honored with a trophy and a cash award of Rs. 5 Lakh each. The FICCI R&D Awards is an effort towards recognizing the best of Indian innovative spirit to bring state-of-the-art product and services to the market through indigenous research and development activity.
The conference will have prominent exhibitors from organizations DRDO, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GE India Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Indian Oil R&D, Indo-Korea Science and Technology Center, Reliance Industries Limited and Agrinnovate India Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise).