IIT Delhi: First ‘Industry Day’ to be held on September 23

IIT Delhi: First ‘Industry Day’ to be held on September 23

The objective is to provide a common platform for the industry, academia and research community to come together to discuss the problems faced by the industry and form partnerships to create effective solutions.

IIT Delhi

First Industry Day to be held on September 23

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi), a leading research institute in India, will organise its first ‘Industry Day’ meet with the theme ‘Building a desirable ecosystem to link Industry, IIT Delhi, and Society’ on September 23.

The objective is to provide a common platform for the industry, academia and research community to come together to discuss the problems faced by the industry and form partnerships to create effective solutions.

The event will bring together experts from the industry to discuss some prime issues concerning the relationship between industry and academia based on current societal requirement in the fields of Defence, Environment, Affordable Healthcare, Smart Cities, and Energy.

Here’s what Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said:

Announcing the event, Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, said, “IIT Delhi has more than 2500 PhD students, over 500 faculty members, 2000 research publications and more than 100 patents are filed each year, and through this Industry Day, we want to strengthen the delivery part of our research ecosystem by collaborating with industries. ”

“We want our research to be connected with the society with the help of industry and attempt to translate these technologies into real products. We hope that through this meet we can strengthen our ties with industry and create some tangible benefits for industry, IIT Delhi and the society at large,” he said.

The premier institute has been working actively with the Industry over past several decades and has collaborated on more than 350 industrial projects with over 130 corporates in the last five years. This event aims to build on the strong relationship that IIT Delhi already enjoys with the industry and to further amplify it.

Over 200 industry experts such as Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman – BOG; Dr V K Saraswat, Member – NITI Aayog; Manpreet Singh, Director – KPMG; Dr Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Former Secretary – DBT, GOI; Dr. Sanjay Singh, CEO, Gennova Pharmaceuticals; Dipakshi Mehandru, Policy Advocacy and Government Affairs, DELL, are expected to attend the daylong event where faculty and students will showcase their ongoing work and technology available for transfer.

The major attributes of the Industry Day are the talks by key-note speakers exploring avenues of possible fusion pertaining to research and consultancy, as well as a panel discussion to find plausible solutions to bridge corporate expectation with academic training.

All the interested participants can register themselves by visiting: http://corprel.iitd.ac.in/registration.html

[“Source-timesofindia”]