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Bangalore Nano

December 11, 2008 - December 13, 2008

The first Bangalore Nano held in 2007 was such a success that the 2nd Bangalore Nano is scheduled to take place in December just days following the 14th Technology Summit and Technology Platform!  The Bangalore Nano international conference will focus on a broad spectrum of issues related to nanotechnology R&D, innovation, policy, investment, commercialization and global opportunities.  The event is organized by India’s Departments of Biotechnology; Science and Technology; Information Technology; and the Government of Karnataka.  For further information related to the event, please visit: www.bangalorenano.in and then follow the links to the conference site. 

Since preliminary activities between Canada and India has already started in this sector, timing is crucial to move potential partnerships to the next level.  In order to accomplish this objective, discussions are underway to determine the feasibility of holding a workshop with Indian research and development organizations in conjunction with the conference.  Under the Canada-India Science & Technology Agreement, nanoscience and nanotechnology are recognized fields of co-operative activities eligible for project proposals submission under ISTPCanada, www.istpcanada.ca for joint funding with India.

Participation at one or both events will open doors for you!  They are organized and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, in collaboration with other government departments and organizations, to promote your specific business and research interests in partnership with India.

In order to assist and defray your participation costs related to these events, we encourage you to apply to the Going Global S&T program which may cover 50% of your eligible travel, accommodation and per diem expenses (as outlined by Treasury Board).  More information can be found at: www.infoexport.gc.ca/science/gglobal-en.htm.

Please advise us by Monday, October 27 if you have an interest in joining your Canadian colleagues on this mission.  Recognizing that the time is very short, we apologize for the inconvenience, but ask that you keep in mind that India’s dynamic market needs are timely and strategically linked to Canada’s ability to provide the customized and sustainable solutions India is seeking.  Whether you already have these solutions available for commercialization in India or you have a need to partner in order to develop them, India awaits!