IIT Delhi shall be organizing third edition of Industry Day on 21 September 2019 to showcase more than 200 innovative product prototypes and posters by IIT Delhi researchers. It is the flagship event that aims to harness and promote the power of Industry-Academia collaboration, kindle ideas for cogent partnerships and showcase cutting edge research by the IIT Delhi researchers.
Key themes for this year are Clean Energy for Sustainable Economy and Environment, Sustainable Medical Technologies, Emerging Nano and Advanced Materials, Sustainable Environment, and Make in India.
‘Research Café’ sessions have also been planned to facilitate interaction between IITD research scholars and CXOs of Industry.
Another special feature will be a session on ‘Women in Science’ that will discuss the need for gender parity in various science disciplines by women personalities from various fields.
“To become an economic powerhouse, we as a nation, should work on our challenges and build on our strengths. AI based innovation in the area of healthcare, clean energy solutions to propel sustainability and efficient waste management solutions will be at the forefront of collaboration to deal with our current challenges. Industry driven research will also focus on creating jobs for our youth, and achieve our ambition of $5 trillion Indian economy. IIT Delhi’s Centres of Excellence are working with multiple Industrial partners towards this national vision”. Prof. V Ramagopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, said during a press briefing.
Speaking about the event, Prof. Anurag S. Rathore, Dean, Corporate Relations further added, “A productive academic-industry relationship is the necessary foundation for the long term development of India. Academia needs to step up to demonstrate their scientific and engineering capabilities as well as their ability to channel their ability into focused development of products and technologies. Industry too needs to play a critical role in partnering on the co-development and later in commercialization of these outcomes. Government has been and needs to continue playing their role in seeding such relationships.”
The event will also highlight the role of the two newly formed Centres of Excellence dedicated to the cause of sustainability. They include Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART) for the promotion of interdisciplinary research in electric vehicle and related areas and ‘Waste to Wealth Technologies’ wherein the long-term goal is to create circular economic models for waste management.