Guwahati, May 20 (UNI): Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated the three-day long North East Research Conclave organised jointly by the IIT Guwahati and the government of Assam.
Delivering the inaugural address, Pradhan said, “There is a need for greater synergy among Industry, academia and policymakers for solving the problems of the country and meeting the needs of the poorest of the poor.”
He added that NERC gives a platform for all strata of stakeholders to come together and collaborate. This conclave will help create a strong ecosystem of research and innovation and take it to a scalable stage. The conclave is hosting around 5,000 eminent personalities from the North-East as well as other parts of India.
The participants hail from various sectors such as Industry, academia, start-ups, research councils, PSUs, laboratories and technical Institutes including schools and colleges.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and Minister of AYUSH and several big ranking officials also graced the occasion. The inauguration of the conclave was followed by the signing of an MoU between IIT Guwahati and the Government of Assam to establish The Assam Advanced Health Innovation Institute (AAHII).