IIT Guwahati Launches North East Research Conclave (NERC) Road Show across North East States

Ø NERC-2022 Road Show will visit Academic institutions across all N-E States Ø IIT Guwahati will organise the First Edition of the North-Eastern Research Conclave from 20th to 22nd May 2022 Ø Around 3,000 eminent participants from diverse sectors such as Industry, Academia, Start-Ups, Research Councils, PSUs, laboratories, and Technical Institutes are expected to participate in this Conclave

GUWAHATI : Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati launched the North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022 Road Show today (7th May 2022) at the campus. It will visit the academic institutions across all the North Eastern States for conducting NERC-2022 Road Shows in their respective institutions.

The Conclave will host around 3,000 eminent personalities from the eight North-East States as well as other parts of India and will be held from 20th to 22nd May 2022.

Prof. T.G. Sitharaman, Director, IIT Guwahati, flagged off the road show in the presence of Shri. Kailsah Karthik, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup District, Smt. Preeti Kumari, IAS, Assistant Commissioner, Kamrup. Institute Faculty and students. More than 400 students, staff, and faculty members participated in the Road Show.

After the cross-campus march, the students and faculty members visited the Guwahati Biotech Park The slogan for the Road Show was “Let’s Research towards Sustainable Society.”

Under the Chief Patronship of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Education and Co-Chief Patronship of Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma Chief Minister of Assam, the North-East Research Conclave (NERC-2022) will be organized jointly by the IIT Guwahati, the Science, Technology and Climate Change Department, and the Department of Education, Government of Assam.

Participants from various sectors such as Industry, Academia, Start-Ups, Research Councils, PSUs, laboratories, and Technical Institutes including Schools and colleges of the North East Region have been invited.

Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Education Minister, Government of India is scheduled to preside over the event along with Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Development of North East Region Government of India and other dignitaries.

The Mission of NERC-2022 is

  1. a)To create a common interface for collaboration and showcase the best R&D activities through the exhibition from all the educational/research institutions and industries across the states of North-East India,
  2. b)To create an environment conducive to the development of local indigenous technologies and innovations, creating the scope and laying the foundation for the promotion of Translational Research and entrepreneurship and
  3. c)To help the country achieve the goals of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

NERC 2022 offers the best platform for academia and industry to showcase their expertise, products, and technology innovations on mission mode. Thus, the conclave is expected to benefit all in terms of setting up long-term collaboration for research and development innovations towards the goal of establishing R&D innovation-based sustainable NE India.

The activities during the three-day shall include R&D Exhibitions, Brainstorming sessions, and Lectures from Scientists/Industry experts/Policymakers

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