NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit 2024: Session on Industry & Academia to discuss sustainable innovation during on July 11
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NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit 2024: Session on Industry & Academia to discuss sustainable innovation during on July 11

Anjani Prasad, Managing Director and Vice President Textile Effects, South Asia, Archroma; Dr. Kamlesh Pai Fondekar, Head - Research & Development, Godrej Agrovet; Desh Deepak Misra, Chief Operating Officer, Epsilon Carbon; Dr. K. Nagaiah, Chief Scientist, CSIR- IICT, Hyderabad; Dr. Prashant Puri, Head - R&D, DFPCL; Ankit Aggarwal, Director, RDIT, PI Industries; Sandeep Singh, Co-founder & CEO, Covvalent; and Rupark Sarswat, Chief Executive Officer, India Glycols are speakers

  • By ICN Bureau | July 07, 2024

Indian Chemical News, the most credible digital media platform for the chemicals and allied sectors, is organising a panel discussion on “Industry & Academia: Creating Cutting Edge R&D and Innovation for Sustainable Growth” during ‘NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit 2024’ on July 11, 2024.

The 4th Edition of “NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit 2024” will be held on July 11-12, 2024 at the Novotel Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai. The theme of this year’s Summit-cum-Conference is "Transforming India into a Global Manufacturing Hub.”

Please register for the Summit by clicking on the link (https://www.indianchemicalnews.com/nextgen-chemical-and-petrochemical-summit-2024/register.php). 

Speakers for the Industry & Academia Session during the 4th Edition of NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit organised by Indian Chemical News, India's No. 1 portal on Chemical, Petrochemical and Energy, are: Anjani Prasad, Managing Director and Vice President Textile Effects, South Asia, Archroma; Dr. Kamlesh Pai Fondekar, Head - Research & Development, Godrej Agrovet Ltd.; Desh Deepak Misra, Chief Operating Officer, Epsilon Carbon Pvt. Ltd.; Dr. K. Nagaiah, Chief Scientist, CSIR- IICT, Hyderabad; Dr. Prashant Puri, Head - R&D, Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.; Ankit Aggarwal, Director, RDIT, PI Industries Ltd.; and Sandeep Singh, Co-founder & CEO, Covvalent. The moderator of the Session is Rupark Sarswat, Chief Executive Officer, India Glycols Ltd.

Points to be covered during Digitalization & Automation session are: Knowledge exchange and expertise; Research funding and resources; Launching advance materials and sustainable products; Joint research projects with academia and industry; Technology transfer and commercialization; Education and talent development; and Patents and intellectual property rights.   

The collaboration between industry and academia plays a crucial role in creating cutting-edge research and innovation for sustainable chemical industry growth. It encourages development of innovative ideas and solutions leading to advanced materials which are sustainable.  

Academia brings extensive scientific expertise and fundamental knowledge to the table while industry provides practical experience and insights into real-world challenges. By collaborating, they can leverage each other's strengths and bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and its practical application. Also, industry can provide funding and resources to support research and development (R&D) initiatives in academia. This financial support enables researchers to explore new areas of study, invest in advanced technologies, and conduct experiments that may otherwise be financially challenging.

Collaborative research projects between industry and academia bring together multidisciplinary teams consisting of researchers, scientists, engineers, and industrial experts. These projects allow for the sharing of resources, facilities, and knowledge, enabling the exploration of complex problems and the development of sustainable solutions. Academic research often yields valuable intellectual property and technological advancements that have the potential for commercialization.

The session will discuss how the partnership between industry and academia creates a synergistic relationship that accelerates innovation, enables sustainable practices and drives the growth of the chemical industry.   

The Summit is supported by DCM Shriram Chemicals as principal partner, Somaiya Vidyavihar University as academia partner, Cadmatic as platinum partner and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh as state partner. 

Gold partners for NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals are: Epsilon Carbon, Forbes Marshall, Gharda Chemicals, Indofil Industries, Ingenero, IPCO, Jaaji Technologies, Moglix, PIP, Port of Antwerp - Bruges, RIECO and Re Sustainability. Associate Partners are: HPCL and Nuberg EPC. Supporting partners are: Aarayaa Advisory Services, Archroma, India Glycols and Tata Steel Special Economic Zone and industry association partners are: ACFI, AMAI, CropLife India, Gujarat Chemical Association and PMFAI.

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