The 8th edition of India's flagship nanotechnology and nanoscience event Bangalore India Nano 2016, observed a splendid opening today. An initiative powered by Department of IT, BT, and S&T, Government of Karnataka and vision group on Nanotechnology, this one of its unique event that is a refind blend of academia, research and industry to showcase never seen before nanotechnology applications.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by S R Patil, Minister for IT, BT, S&T, and Planning & Statistics, along with the Chairman of the Vision group on Nanotechnology Bharat Ratna Prof. CNR Rao, Ms. Manjula, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka, Prof. Dr. Clement Sancanchez, Chair-Chemistry of Hybrid Materials, College de France-UPMC and Professor Ajay Kumar Sood, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science.
In his inaugural speech, S R Patil Minister for IT, BT, S&T, and Planning & Statistics, Government of Karnataka urged entrepreneurs to set up Nanotechnology start ups in Karnataka, particularly in Bangalore. "It is believed that Nano applications are limitless. The state government has set up regional science centers in various parts of the state. entrepreneurs can make use of these facilities. Also it is our government endeavor to make Bangalore a cradle of Nano technology", he said.
Prof CNR Rao said that Time has come to get results in India. "One has to do good work on Nano-produce new science and take Bangalore Nano to new heights and create new revolution".
During the inaugural function Prof. Dr. V Ramgopal Rao received the Prof. CNR Rao Bangalore India Nano Science Award for the exceptional work carried out in the Nano electronic space. Prof. Ramgopal Rao is a P K Kelkar Chair Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Chief Investigator for the Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay.