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First BRICS Young Scientists Conclave in Bengaluru to begin September 26
Saturday September 24, 2016 3:33 PM, Agencies


New Delhi:
The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, under the BRICS framework, is hosting a five day event where a group of about 50 young scientists/ researchers from BRICS countries will meet in Bengaluru from 26-30th September, 2016.

"The conclave would be organized and coordinated by the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru", a DST statement released Saturday said.

The meet would provide a platform for engaging, connecting and networking among young scientists to hold discussions and find solutions to some of the common challenges and problems being faced in BRICS countries. The participants are drawn from science, engineering and allied disciplines.

"The focus of the Conclave would be on three thematic topics – Computational Intelligence, Energy Solutions and Affordable Healthcare", the DST statement said.

Organised under a focal theme of ‘Building, Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions’, the event will be inaugurated by Prof K. Kasturirangan, former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The BRICS Young Scientist Forum (BRICS-YSF) was initiated at the 2nd BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting at Brasilia in March, 2015. The respective Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministries of BRICS countries are the lead coordinating organisations for this Forum on co-investment and co-ownership principles.

The Conclave aimed at building a BRICS Innovation Corps – who individually or collectively have specialized capability to work on their novel scientific ideas and technological solutions so as to transform and accelerate change through better quality of life and higher incomes for citizen of this region.

"It will pave way for creation of strong generation of S&T leadership that can accelerate change collectively", the statement said.

More information about this event is available at

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