Nano conclave will be held on December 5, 6
A centre for research in nanoscience and nanotechnology will be set up at the nano park in Nelamangala, C.N.R. Rao, head, Karnataka Vision Group on Nanotechnology, told presspersons here on Monday.
The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Science’ will be a research-based centre and not an academic one, he said on the sidelines of a press conference to announce Bangalore India Nano 2014 conclave.
Various global analyses have ranked India third after the U.S. and China in nanoscience research, said Prof. Rao. This had been achieved by “targeted funding” for individual institutes — a model that should be applied for other subjects too, he said.
Bangalore — known as India’s IT capital and Silicon Valley — could soon be the country’s “nano capital” said Minister for IT, BT and Science and Technology S.R. Patil. The State government plans to give as much importance to nanotechnology as it does to IT, he said.
The 7th edition of the Bangalore India Nano conclave will be held on December 5 and 6 at the Lalit Ashok.
The event is India’s largest nanotechnology event and is organised by the Department of IT, BT and Science and Technology, the Vision Group on Nanotechnology, and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.
The event includes an international conference, a product and technology exhibition, keynote lectures and nano excellence awards. It will also include a special programme for students titled ‘Nano for the young’.