Updated on 22 October 2012
Panel III that was on agriculture and was moderator by Dr Deepak Pental, director, CGMCP, University of Delhi; Dr Vijay Raghavan, Sathguru; and Dr K K Narayanan, MD, Metahelix Life. Among the panelists were Dr Akhilesh Tyagi, director, NIPGR; Dr P Balasubramanian, professor, TNAU; Dr Ajay Parida, ED, MSSRF; Dr J P Khurana, professor, University of Delhi; Dr K S Narayanaswamy, chairman and CEO, Geo Biotechnologies; Dr Paresh Verma, Bioseed; Dr Arvind Kapur, CEO (vegetables divison), Rasi Seeds; Dr J S Rajput, director, research, Nirmal Seeds.
The panel IV titled 'industrial products and green technology' was moderated by Dr S Ramaswamy, CEO, C-CAMP. The panelists included Dr A K Panda, scientist, National Institute of Immunology; Dr Arvind Lali, professor and head, DBT-ICT Center for Energy Biosciences; Mr Ashish Mantri, MD, Abhay Cotex; Dr Banibrata Pandey, VP, Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals; Mr Nelson Vadassery, manager, technology and engineering, Sea6 Energy; Dr Sunil Khanna, professor, NIIT University; and Mr Sunil Chari, director., Rossari Biotech.
This convergence of innovators proved to be useful for discussing and presenting some important issues, including successful case studies, wherein technologies have been translated to product development, promoting and further augmenting industry-academia interaction, promoting high risk and high level innovation, opportunities and issues in mobilizing resources, and critical factors that need to be addressed, especially in the case of spin-offs, start-ups and SME's involved in product innovation. One of the important factors discussed was the development of a performance measurement matrix and impact assessment of specific projects and the scheme as a whole.