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IIT Guwahati to organise the First Edition of North-Eastern Research Conclave

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GUWAHATI, 19th April 2022: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will host the First Edition of North-Eastern Research Conclave (NERC-2022) to boost collaboration between Industry and Academic in the Region.

It will be conducted between 20th and 22nd May 2022 jointly with the Science, Technology and Climate Change Department and the Department of Education, Government of Assam at the IIT Guwahati campus.

The Conclave is expected to host around 3,000 eminent personalities from the eight North-East States and other parts of India. They will hail from various sectors such as Industry, Academia, Start-Ups, Research Councils, PSUs, laboratories and Technical Institutes including Schools and colleges of north eastern region.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Education Minister, Government of India, is expected to preside over the event along with Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Development of North East Region Government of India and other dignitaries.

Highlighting the significance of the conclave Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “In a bid to boost scientific research and innovation ecosystem in Northeast region, North East Research Conclave 2022 (NERC-2022) is being organized at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G). We welcome scientists, researchers, policy makers, administrators and Governments to participate to increase the research activities in the north east which has great potential in terms of resources and people. Focus of this conclave is primarily to strengthen R&D handholding among all the stakeholders of Northeast India and to benefit the local people of the region through research, innovation and startup”

The Mission of NERC-2022 include:

  1. To create a common interface for collaboration and showcase the best R&D activities through exhibition from all the educational/research institutions, industries and various agencies across the states of North-East India,
  2. To create an environment conducive to the development of local indigenous technologies and innovations, creating the scope and laying the foundation for the promotion of Translational Research and entrepreneurship, and
  3. To help the country achieve the goals of SDGs.

NERC 2022 offers the best platform for academia and industry to showcase their expertise, products and technology innovations on mission mode. Thus, the conclave is expected to benefit all in terms of setting up long-term collaboration for research and development innovations towards the goal of establishing R&D innovation-based sustainable NE India. The activities during the three-day conclave will include R & D Exhibitions, Brainstorming sessions, entrepreneur summit, sanitizing school children’s towards taking Research as carrier option and Lectures from Scientists /Industry experts/Policymakers. More details can be seen from www.iitg.ac.in/rnd/nerc.

The third edition of Assam Biotech Conclave 2022 will also be a part of NERC 2022. It will bring together the Biotech Entrepreneurs, industry leaders, researchers, academicians, Government Representatives, policy makers, innovators and investors together on one platform to explore the possibilities of Biotechnology in North East India and to discuss the new opportunities in the transition.

The Conclave also intends to put forward the facilities offered by Guwahati Biotech Park wherein prospective Biotech ventures may avail incentives/subsidies through the provisions laid under the Biotechnology Policy for the State of Assam.

The three days conclave involves major activities like (1) Research and Innovation exhibition by North East Researchers (2) Industry Start-up show-case related to North East (3) Interactive session between Industry and Researchers (4) Eminent talks by Policy makers, Industrialists and Academicians.

Prof. Vimal Katiyar, Convener, NERC-2022 is inviting all the stakeholder to take part to shape the R&D ecosystem of the northeast and make the event a grand success.

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