Delegation of University of Leeds visits Dept of Science Technology & Environment, Punjab

Chandigarh, Sep 25, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

A delegation of University of Leeds led by Prof. Hai Sui Yu, Deputy Vice Chancellor International today visited Department of Science, Technology & Environment and held bilateral talks with Mr. R.K. Verma, IAS, Principal Secretary, STE, Punjab.

Disclosing this spokesperson of the Department of Science, Technology & Environment said that, ED, Punjab State Council for Science & Technology set the tone of meeting with a brief presentation about Mission Innovate Punjab and Mission Tandrust Punjab. He said that the objectives of the two missions are to develop a robust research and innovation ecosystem as well as make Punjab the healthiest state.

He said that the two missions are being implemented with Government Departments, industries and research institutes/universities and innovators, high-tech researchers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and foreign experts/delegations are also being engaged to foster deep partnerships for steering research and innovation.

The Leed’s University elaborated the work undertaken in the field of research, innovation, engineering, applied health, energy and medicine.

Deliberations were held with visiting delegation of University of Leeds to explore collaboration in Research and Innovation along with Punjab based Research Institutions like IIT Ropar, PGIMER, IISER, NIPER, IMTECH, NABI and INST.

The broad areas discussed for possible collaboration under the two Missions include: ‘Life Sciences, public health and Food; Environment & Climate Change; Management of solid-waste and plastic waste; Innovative solution for paddy straw management; Industry 4.0 and industrial pollution control and management’.

The Department of Science, Technology & Environment also invited the delegation to the forthcoming ‘Punjab Innovation and Technology Summit’ being organized by DSTE on 5th Nov. 2019 at The Lalit, Chandigarh.

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