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According to the eleventh edition of Bengaluru India Nano 2020, a nanotechnology park is to be established in Bengaluru – the capital of India's southern Karnataka state – with the aim of accelerating the development of nanotechnology and related industries in the country, along with the formulation of a new science and technology policy.
The Karnataka government has plans to develop a nano park here and also come out with a new science and technology policy.
In his inaugural address to the eleventh edition of Bengaluru India Nano 2020, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the proposed park would be in collaboration with the Government of India.
Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said the nano park proposal is being discussed with Prof C N R Rao, National Research Professor, Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and Chairman of Karnataka''s Vision Group of Nanotechnology.
"...we expect many of the research centres to be established in Bengaluru to promote the (nano technology) ecosystem, to strengthen this industry," Ashwath Narayan, who holds the IT, BT and S&T portfolios, said.
He also said the government plans to come out with a new science and technology policy to promote research and development and related industries.
The two-day Bengaluru India Nano 2020 is a premium event of the Karnataka''s Department of IT, BT and S&T, and is being held in association with the Vision Group.
Officials said the event''s emphasis is on nano industries and nano startups.
A range of issues pertaining to research, technology development, skills requirement, institutions involved, risk issues, regulatory & governance structure, investment and collaborations between R&D, academia & industry is being deliberated upon at the conference, they said.