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Last Updated : Mar 02, 2020 01:58 PM IST | Source: PTI

Karnataka to set up nano technology park, to come out with new S&T policy

In his inaugural address to the eleventh edition of Bangaluru India Nano 2020, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the proposed park would be in collaboration with the Government of India.

The Karnataka government has plans to develop a nano park here and also come out with a new science and technology policy.

In his inaugural address to the eleventh edition of Bangaluru India Nano 2020, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the proposed park would be in collaboration with the Government of India.

Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said the nano park proposal is being discussed with Prof C N R Rao, National Research Professor, Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and Chairman of Karnataka's Vision Group of Nanotechnology.

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"...we expect many of the research centres to be established in Bengaluru to promote the (nano technology) ecosystem, to strengthen this industry," Ashwath Narayan, who holds the IT, BT and S&T portfolios, said.

He also said the government plans to come out with a new science and technology policy to promote research and development and related industries.

The two-day Bengaluru India Nano 2020 is a premium event of the Karnataka's Department of IT, BT and S&T, and is being held in association with the Vision Group.

Officials said the event's emphasis is on nano industries and nano startups.

A range of issues pertaining to research, technology development, skills requirement, institutions involved, risk issues, regulatory & governance structure, investment and collaborations between R&D, academia & industry is being deliberated upon at the conference, they said.

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First Published on Mar 2, 2020 01:45 pm
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