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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

Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bengaluru

Last month, I visited the sprawling and leafy campus of the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), located on Tumkur road in Bengaluru, along with my colleague, Venkatesh (UKTI). The CMTI was established in 1965 with support from the then Czechoslovakian government. The institute falls under the ambit of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and is currently headed by P V Shashi Kumar. The institute develops and advances manufacturing technologies … Read more »Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bengaluru

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing

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During my 4-day visit to the UK in July this year, I had the opportunity to get a tour of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham. Inaugurated in March 2013, the centre carries out both – fundamental and translational research in additive manufacturing. In March this year, the centre launched the Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing. The research projects carried … Read more »EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing

UK-India-Brazil-Africa discuss green chemistry for biofuels in Durban

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It was the culmination of a 6-month long joint endeavour between the UK Science & Innovation network (S&IN) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) – a 2-day UK-India-Brazil-Africa programme on ‘green chemistry for sustainable production of biofuels’ held subsequent to the 5th IUPAC international conference on green chemistry, in Durban, South Africa. I partnered with my S&IN counterpart, Fikiswa Majola, based out of the British Consulate General, Cape Town … Read more »UK-India-Brazil-Africa discuss green chemistry for biofuels in Durban

Deputy Prime Minister announces new UK-India partnerships to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems

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During a trade mission to India this week, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced a series of new partnerships between British and Indian scientists which will look to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the two countries. From vital health research to predicting the weather, the new partnerships will cement the position of both countries in the vanguard of scientific research. You can see more photos from the … Read more »Deputy Prime Minister announces new UK-India partnerships to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems

2nd UK-India Task Force on Science & Innovation

A couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to be in London to enjoy some glorious English summer weather and, more importantly, participate in the second UK-India Science & Innovation Task Force meeting. Professor T K Chandrashekar, Secretary of India’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), led a high level Indian delegation to London for three days of talks with their UK counterparts. The Task Force built on the earlier … Read more »2nd UK-India Task Force on Science & Innovation