VTU international CANEUS Symposium VICAS 2013 starts

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, in association with CANEUS International, Canada, and the National Design & Research Forum (NDRF) will organise a two-day international symposium on ‘Inclusive innovation projects for aerospace and energy sectors' on the Jnana Sangama campus.


Member of the Planning Commission Narendra Jadhav will inaugurate the event on Friday. Kyle Nunas, Canada's Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner to India, S.K. Shivakumar, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore and Millind Pimprikar, chairman, CANEUS International, will be chief guests. VTU Vice-Chancellor H. Maheshappa will preside over it.

The International CANEUS Organization has partnered with NDRF and the VTU, Belgaum, India to host VICAS 2013 (VTU International CANEUS Symposium) on "Inclusive Innovation Acceleration in Aerospace and Energy Sectors using Emerging "Sensors, Small Satellites and Nanotechnologies (SSNT)", in Belguam, India on April 19-20, 2013.

VTU international CANEUS VICAS 2013

The International CANEUS Organization is making a strong commitment by creating the CANEUS India Foundation (CIF)for Aerospace Innovation, a partnership with NDRF (National Design Research Forum), for the rapid and cost-effective infusion of emerging technologies into aerospace, defense and energy sectors of India.

Both CANEUS and NDRF will work together to strengthen these links with the ultimate goal of facilitating both technology exchanges and collaborative projects involving strong participation by India's industry and research institutions.

The Vice-Chancellor said here on Thursday that the event follows an initiative taken in 2000, to develop a sophisticated, rapid, cost-effective approach to integrate emerging aspects of nanotechnology to aerospace systems, specifically, small satellites. The key stakeholders in this from India, led by NDRF, have teamed up with VTU to host the symposium.

Over 200 stakeholders representing the industry, academia, R&D, and from the public and private sectors, such as end-users, technology developers, policy-makers and funding agencies from Canada, U.S., Japan and Russia, among other countries, and organisations such as NASA and ISRO, will meet at VTU. He said the pioneering approach of CANEUS International has served to create and foster collaborative consortia from across the globe aimed at adapting emerging technologies for socio-economic needs of partner countries.

About the Symposium:
VTU International CANEUS Symposium on "Inclusive Projects for Aerospace and Energy Sectors, Sensors, Small Satellites, Micro and Nanotechnologies (VICAS 2013) enables a whole new class of missions for structural heath monitoring, Sensors, navigation, communication and remote sensing, micro and nano systems, smart materials, telemedicine and their applications in commercial, aerospace and defence for both civilian and military purposes.

The scope and affordability of such multi-disciplinary missions is closely tied to the capabilities, manufacturability, and technical readiness of their components,a s well as the diverse launching opportunities available today.

These technologies play an important role of technical backbone for constructing the advanced information and communication society with ubiquitous networks of the 21st century. The symposium offers a congregated platform fro dynamic scientist and professionals in this ever-growing field.

The multilateral benefits of VICAS 2013 for all stake-holders shall lead to knowledge enhancement with enormous potential, nor only quality improvement and industrial competitiveness, but also for managing technological costs.

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