First Joint Meet of Science & Technology Clusters

  • Chaired by Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India Professor Ajay Kumar Sood
  • Meet held on October 26-27, 2023 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • Organised by the Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Foundation (JCKIF)
  • Hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur
  • Launched in 2020, the City S&T Clusters is a flagship initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
  • Established on the recommendation of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC)
  • Aims to tackle local challenges through S&T interventions by bringing together academia, R&D institutions, industries, startups and local governments
  • Currently, seven S&T clusters are operating in Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Pune, and the recently established Northern Region Cluster in Chandigarh
  • All working together to find solutions to regional issues through collaborative efforts
  • The two-day meet’s themes included: Healthcare, Energy and Environment, Agritech and Nutrition, STEM Education, Livelihood through S&T, and NorthEast Impact & Industry 4.0.
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