Hyderabad: As a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a seminar on ‘Sustainable Technological Innovations in Engineering, Science and Management’ was organised at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT).
The seminar highlighted the importance of science and its applications in engineering including waste management and encouraging entrepreneurship, and discussed how management practices can help in translating the basic science into a successful technology.
The chief guest of the event, Dr Nirmalya Bagchi, Director General (in-charge) Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), said that focus of the industry must shift to science-driven innovation, and Dr S Chandrasekhar, Director, CSIR-IICT, said the institute is encouraging and supporting various incubators at the campus who are working on translating innovations into successful technologies.
During his talk, Dr NV Satyanarayana, senior-most Chief Scientist stressed the need for integrating science, engineering and management as the new model for sustainable industrial development.
Dr D Yogeswara Rao, Former Adviser, O/o PSA to Government of India, said that start-ups are prepared to take risks in rolling out their products in sharp contrast to big companies that try to play safe. He said supportive policies and transparent governance are required for incubators, which are very important for the growth of an economy.
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