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UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser Prof Robin Grimes visits India

Earlier this week, Prof. Robin Grimes, FCO’s Chief Scientific Adviser visited Mumbai. I accompanied him for meetings at the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), and finally, Larsen & Toubro (L&T). This is what he thought… My first meeting was with Dr. R K Sinha, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, DAE. I was delighted that he said straight … Read more »UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser Prof Robin Grimes visits India

Exploring UK-India collaborations in wave and tidal energy

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In February this year, my colleague, Manjari, and I began deliberations to organise a 5-day UK-India programme on wave and tidal energy. Fast forward to 27-31 October 2014, those deliberations actually transpired! A delegation of six UK experts representing the member universities of the UK Centre for Marine Energy Research (UKCMER) as well as Scottish Association for Marine Science visited Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Kolkata to explore sustainable research partnerships with India in … Read more »Exploring UK-India collaborations in wave and tidal energy

Affordable Assisted Living Technologies for the Elderly

From experience I can say that it is relatively easy to put together a workshop or an event, but the real challenge actually lies in following up on doing what we said we’d do; capturing the essence of what comes out of the discussions and then maintaining the relationships with stakeholders and partners with whom we’ve worked with to put together the event. I’m delighted to say that through a … Read more »Affordable Assisted Living Technologies for the Elderly

UK-India deliberations on hybrid and electric vehicles

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Last week (October 13-14), the UK Science and Innovation team  partnered with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) team to organise a UK-India programme on hybrid and electric vehicles in Pune, Maharashtra. This workshop was part of a series of events graced by Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, who was visiting India to promote the UK’s continued engagement with industry and academia here. A 7-member delegation … Read more »UK-India deliberations on hybrid and electric vehicles

Visit to TIFR

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Last week I had a fantastic opportunity to visit one of India’s most renowned centres of excellence – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai , along with my colleagues Tom Wells and Vijay Iyer. The TIFR is funded by the Government of India’s Department of Atomic Energy. Its main campus is located in Mumbai and has additional campuses located in Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The TIFR’s main focus areas … Read more »Visit to TIFR

Joining for global health

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending two days listening to top experts from UK and India discuss the challenges of drug discovery and challenges faced by patients, policy makers and researchers due to microbes that have become resistant to antibiotics. We had a large UK research delegation in Bangalore to participate in the Open Innovation and Drug Discovery and Anti-Microbial Resistance workshop and a Roundtable held on … Read more »Joining for global health

IIT Bombay

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Last month, Tom and I visited the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. First, we met with Prof. B. Ravi in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Ravi was part of the Indian delegation I led to the UK in June this year to participate in a 4-day programme on distributed manufacturing, which was jointly organised by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Indian National Academy of Engineering. Prof. Ravi’s … Read more »IIT Bombay

UK-India workshop on wave and tidal energy

Next month, a 7-member delegation of UK experts in wave and tidal energy will be touring India from October 28-31 to explore potential research partnerships. The delegation, representing universities of the UK Centre for Marine Energy Research (UKCMER) consortium and the Scottish Association for Marine Science, will be visiting Chennai, and other cities for meetings and site visits. The UKCMER is a consortium of universities, whose mission is to conduct … Read more »UK-India workshop on wave and tidal energy

Let’s talk hybrid and electric vehicles

Turbocharging, sustainable range extenders, energy recovery – do these terms interest you? Then, please make sure you attend the UK-India workshop on hybrid and electric vehicles in Pune next month on October 14th. We’re bringing a UK delegation of automotive experts to Pune to discuss potential research partnerships with India in building hybrid and electric vehicles. Several centres of excellence on hybrid and electric vehicles are located at leading UK … Read more »Let’s talk hybrid and electric vehicles

UK-India dialogue on advanced manufacturing in Bengaluru

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The grand finale of the series of UK-India manufacturing events held this year unfolded in Bengaluru from 10-12 September. I worked with my colleagues Gagan, Leena, Tom, Bincy, Priyanka, and Venkatesh to deliver this 3-day programme, which was jointly organised by the UK Science & Innovation Network and UK Trade and Investment. A 9-member UK delegation representing high value manufacturing (HVM) catapult centres, leading universities, and Innovate UK participated in site … Read more »UK-India dialogue on advanced manufacturing in Bengaluru