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Karnataka to create ecosystem for using nanotechnology across verticals

Bengaluru, Nov 2 (IANS) The Karnataka government would create an ecosystem for bringing all stakeholders to use nanotechnology across verticals, including engineering, medicine, energy, transport and communication, said renowned scientist C.N.R. Rao here on Thursday.

“Our endeavour is to create an ecosystem for bringing industry, research and academia on one platform with the state government support to use nanotechnology and nano science across verticals,” Rao told reporters at a preview of the “Bengaluru India Nano 2017”, here on December 7-8.

Organised by the state Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science and Technology, the event would see the participation of over 500 delegates from countries including India, US, Japan and Britain, belonging to the industry, academia and research.

The two-day event would discuss various trends of nanotechnology like nano sensors, nano in energy sector, nano manufacturing and scalability and nano-medicine.

The ninth edition of the event to be held this year, would have the core theme of ‘Nano Horizons’, said the Principal Secretary, IT, BT and S&T Gaurav Gupta.

“The event will be looking at the latest industry trends as well as emerging business ideas by startups and young researchers,” he added.

There would be a nano exhibition as part of the event that will showcase the emerging technologies and the companies working on them.

The event would also give out Nano Excellence Awards including Professor C.N.R. Rao Bengaluru India Nano Science Award, Bengaluru India Nano Innovation Award, Malhotra Weikfield Foundation Nano Science Fellowship Awards and Nano SparX among others.

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