Bengaluru: CNR Rao bets big on nanotechnology, says it’s in for exciting future

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Published Nov 3, 2017, 6:59 am IST
Updated Nov 3, 2017, 6:59 am IST
He unveiled the spectrum for the ninth edition of Bengaluru India Nano 2017 event in the City on Thursday.
(From left) Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood of IISc, Prof. C.N.R. Rao and Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, at a press conference in Bengaluru on Thursday.
 (From left) Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood of IISc, Prof. C.N.R. Rao and Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, at a press conference in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Bengaluru: Nanotechnology and nano-science will be the next big thing and it is in for an exciting future, said C.N.R. Rao, chairman of Karnataka’s Vision Group on Nanotechnology and an eminent scientist. He unveiled the spectrum for the ninth edition of Bengaluru India Nano 2017 event in the City on Thursday.

The nanotechnology and nanoscience event, based on the theme Nano Horizons, will be held on December 7 and 8 in the city. Addressing reporters Rao said, “In 2007, when we launched the Nano tech event in India, not many people believed that nano-science could deliver the next generation of technologies. But now, the world is witnessing the promise of nanotechnology across various platforms like engineering, medicine, energy, transportation and communication, to name a few.”

“The progress in nano-medicine is huge and the best example is that an exclusive study is being carried out to develop artificial skin with the use of nanotechnology. Likewise, various industries are also trying to implement the nanotechnology, which would help them in providing better results. Our country is already working on developing the nanotechnology and the youngsters these days are interested to learn about new inventions and innovations,” Rao added.

Ajay Kumar Sood, chairman of conference executive committee, Bengaluru India Nano Event and Professor, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), said there would be discussion on the latest trends in nano technology and a few of them are nano sensors, nano in energy sector, nano manufacturing  and scalability and nano medicine.

The two-day event will witness scholars and researchers from various countries sharing their knowledge on nanotechnology. The session on Nano for the Young is also being organised for degree students, which aims at popularising nano-science. Gaurav Gupta,  Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T said, “The state government has been making constant efforts to boost scientific research and development in nano science and nano technology. “This event will help us to look into at the latest industry trends as well as emerging business ideas by start-ups and young researchers.”

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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