New Delhi, December 04 (G’nY News Service): India International Science Festival (IISF) 2015, a joint event of the Ministry of Science and Technology (DST, DBT and DSIR/CSIR) and the Ministry of Earth Sciences is being organized in collaboration with VijnanaBharati (Vibha India), the largest science movement in the country, with the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) as the nodal agency.
The Expo kicked off with the ‘India’s biggest ever Science & Technology and Industrial Expo’, showcasing cutting edge research, new technologies and innovations from the country’s finest R&D and academic institutions has been opened for public on the 4th December. The event will be carried out for another four days till 8th December.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, inaugurated the mega Expo in the presence of Shri Y. S. Chowdary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST) and other senior officials from the ministry and participating research institutions.
More than 240 stalls have been set up inside a spacious venue spanning over 100,000 sq ft. An array of top national and state-level organizations are participating in the event. Around 4,000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to take part in IISF 2015 which will aim to highlight the achievements of Indian scientists and institutions; explore ways to translate academic research to industrial applications benefiting the common man and encourage scientific temperament among youngsters, especially school children.
At the first edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF), more than 400 researchers from around the country are presenting papers on a range of topics at the Young Scientists’ Conference.
An entire section of the conference is dedicated to design and manufacturing technologies for ‘Make in India’. These detail new and improved manufacturing technologies, industrial processes, fabrication techniques, material designs, models and innovations that can benefit industries as wide ranging as aviation and space, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, instrumentation, defence, energy, computing and automobiles.
IISF 2015 aims to provide the much-needed platform for research and industrial sectors to demonstrate their work and achievements and enable companies and organizations offering associated products and services to interact directly with the public. It will emphasize the interdependence of science-technology-innovation and society, facilitate industrial and academic collaborations, motivate students and bring together scientists, artists and innovators for interactive discussions.