Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi), a leading research institute in India, will organize its first Industry Day meet with the theme ‘Building a desirable ecosystem to link Industry, IIT Delhi, and Society’ on September 23rd, 2017. 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.
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.”
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 5 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 Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman - BOG, Dr. V.K Saraswat, Member - NITI Aayog, Mr. Manpreet Singh, Director - KPMG, Dr. Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Former Secretary - DBT, GOI, Dr. Sanjay Singh, CEO, Gennova Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Dipakshi Mehandru, Policy Advocacy & Government Affairs, DELL are expected to attend the day-long event where faculty and students will showcase their ongoing work and technology available for transfer. The major attributes of the Industry Day entail talks by key-note speakers exploring avenues of possible fusion pertaining to research and consultancy, as well as panel discussion to find plausible solutions to bridge corporate expectation with academic training.
Interested participants can register themselves by visiting: “http://corprel.iitd.ac.in/registration.html”.