Karnataka Woos Scientists and Entrepreneurs

Karnataka government is now going all out to woo scientists and entrepreneurs to set up nano tech ventures. The government sees that the state has already created an ecosystem for nanotechnology.

Since Bengaluru is already home to major research centres focusing on nanotechnology for pharma, energy engineering, medicine, energy, transport and communication, it would be the right choice for investors to consider this location, according to Karnataka Minister for Planning, Statistics and Science & Technology, MR Seetharam.

Nanotechnology initiatives have taken off in the country at research institutes and academia engaged in concrete efforts along with commercialization of the technology to a certain extent by the industry, he said.

At the three-day 9th Bengaluru India Nano which is the country's flagship event, held from December 7 to 9, 2017, the theme chosen was 'Nano Horizons' to discuss about the prospects and possibilities in this emerging field.

Besides this event, the government is also providing financial support for various R & D projects and infrastructure developments in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology for higher education institutions based on the recommendation of Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST).