NRDC Conference 2019

NRDC Conference 2019

[ NRDC: Innovate India 2019 ]

National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) is organizing its annual flagship event “Innovate India 2019” for conferring Annual NRDC National Award for innovators for their meritorious invention.

Innovate India 2019 event is intended to bring the all stake holders viz., Startups, Industry, Academia, Inventors, Innovators,Incubators, Investors, R&D Organizations and Policy Makers together to discuss, share and learn about cutting edge manufacturing innovations and technologies that can help in enhancing productivity, improve quality and add growth at the bottom of pyramid. Recognizing the importance of innovations in startup sectors, NRDC is organizing the Conference and annual awards function at Ahmedabad on 30th and 31st March 2019 with Conference theme on “Connecting Inventors, Innovators, Incubators & Investors to Accelerate the Growth of Start-ups” on 30th-31st March 2019 at EDII Auditorium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The Conference is structured to cover following aspects: 
  • Prize awards Ceremony for NRDC Meritorious Inventions.
  • Emerging Trends in Commercializing Technologies from R&D Institutions to interested industries / startups.
  • Global Best Practices in Commercializing Technologies to Industries MSMEs/ Startups.
  • Innovation & Value Creation.
  • Challenges in Funding of Start-ups. 
  • Supporting Inventors, Innovators & Startups.
  • Institutional Mechanisms for Supporting Inventors, Innovators, Incubators and Startups and Success Stories.
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[ Conference Schedule ]

Day 1: 30th March 2019
08:30hr - 09:30hr
09:30hr - 09:32hr
Lighting of Lamp
09:32hr - 09:35hr
09:35hr - 09:38hr
09:38hr - 09:45hr
Welcome Note: Dr. H Purushotham, CMD, NRDC, New Delhi
09:45hr - 10:20hr
Presentation of National Meritorious Invention Awards for 2017-18
10:20hr -10:30hr
Special Address
  • Dr. Anju Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher Technical Education (HTE), Govt. of Gujarat.
  • Ms. Avantika Singh Adulakh, IAS, Commissioner, Technical Education, Govt. of Gujarat & CEO, Gujarat Knowledge Society
Keynote Address: Mr. J A Chowdhury, Special Chief Secretary and IT Advisor to Gov. of Andhra Pradesh
10:40hr -11:00 hr
Inaugural Address: Dr. V K Saraswat, Hon’ble Member, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India
11:00hr – 11:05 hr
Concluding Remarks: Mr. B N Sarkar, Scientist “G, DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Gov. of India
11:05hr – 11:08hr
National Anthem
11:08hr - 11:13 hr
Photo Session - Awardees with Dignitaries
11:13 hr - 12:15 hr
Tea & Networking Break
12:15 hr –13:00 hr
Inauguration of Students Startup Exhibition and Visit
13:00 hr –14:00 hr
Plenary Lecture-I
14:00hr -15:00hr
Emerging Trends in Commercializing Technologies from R&D Institutions to Industries, MSMEs &Startups
  • Prof. Anil Gupta, President, National Innovation Foundation, Ahmadabad
Panel Discussion-I
15:00 hr – 16:30 hr
Global Best Practices in Commercializing Technologies to Industries, MSMEs & Startups
Chairperson: Dr Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary , Gov. of Gujarat
  • Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director, EDII, Ahmadabad
  • Mr. Glen Robinson, Head IC2Texas, University of Austin (tbc)
  • Dr. Anurag Agrawal, IIM Ahmadabad
  • Dr Anil Wali, MD, IIT-FITT, New Delhi
  • Dr Ajay Garg, Director, MEITY, Govt of India (tbc)
  • Mr. Winny Patro, CEO, Innovation Valley, Govt of AP
  • Mr.J A Trivedi, M/s Y Trivedi Associates, Ahmedabad
16:30 hr – 18.30 hr
Tea Break &Visit of Start-up Exhibition
18:30 hr – 19:30 hr
Cultural Programmes
                                                                     Day 2: 31st March 2019                        
Plenary Lecture-II
9.30hr-10.00 hr
Innovation & Value Creation
Dr. Tapan Mishra, Director, ISRO, Ahmadabad (tbc).
Panel of Discussions-II
10:00hr -11:30 hr
Challenges in Funding of Start-ups
Chairperson:  Dr. Anand Govindaluri, CEO, Startup Accelerator of India and Chairman, Govin Capital, Singapore.
  • Prof B Ravi, SINE, IIT Mumbai
  • Dr. Tufail Matto, Director, J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (tbc)
  • Mr. R D Barhatt, Joint Commissioner Startup Cell Gujarat
  • Mr. Sunil Parekh, Head - Strategy and Group Corporate Affairs at Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad
  • Dr. Narottam Sahoo, Advisor, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of Gujarat
  • Mr. Amitabh Shrivastava, Managing Partner,  Indian Angel Network Fund (tbc)
11:30hr – 12:00hr
Role of Institution in Innovation Promotion
12:00 hr – 12.45hr
Supporting Inventors, Innovators & Startups
  • Dr. H Purushotham, CMD, NRDC, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Anil Kaul, Director, CSIR-IMT, Chandigarh
  • Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee
  • Dr. Avinash Kumar, Addl Director, ER&IPR, DRDO, New Delhi
Technology Commercialization
Success Stories 
12:45hr – 13:15hr
NRDC Technologies: Success Stories
  • Mr. BV Subbarayadu, MD, M/s. Rainbow Agro Vet Seri Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Andhra Pradesh
  • Mr. Manoj Khanka, GM, M/s L&T Limited, Mumbai
  • Mr. M S Banagri,, Marketing Head, M/s Kudos Private Limited, New Delhi
13.15 hr – 14.15hr
Valedictory Session
Address: Dr. H Purushotham, CMD, NRDC, New Delhi
Rapporteur’s Report
Presentation of Awards to Students Startups
Valedictory Address: Prof.  Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India (tbc)
Vote of Thanks
16:30 hrs
National Anthem & Way forward
19:30 hrs - 21:00 hrs