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UK takes part in India International Science Festival (IISF)

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Festival to promote India’s growth

UK is participating in the fifth India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019 that being held in Kolkata in this week. Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) represents UK in this event.

This event aims to showcase the achievements in science and technology and attracts scientist, students from across the country. It also demonstrates the progress made by India in the science and technology field within a short span of time.

India and UK are deploying the best of Indian and British talent in Science and technology to address priority global challenges. This event covers wide spectrum from capacity building to funding research through translation of research into innovation.

Research innovation swapping between India and UK

Professor Loughhead at Overseas Science and Technology Ministers and Diplomatic Conclave programme commented that the conclave was aimed at exchanging ideas and innovative perspectives with partner countries specially for addressing unmet societal needs through science and technology and for social economic development.

He is also involved in Mega Science Exhibition organised jointly by Department of Atomic energy, Department of Science and Technology and National Council of Science Museums at science city, Kolkata.

The intention of this event is to engage the public with science and celebrate the joy of science and show the ways how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) provides the solutions to improve lives. Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) has created a unique platform of India International Science Festival which intends to inspire curiosity and make learning more rewarding.

Speaking on UK India Science and research partnership event, Professor Loughhead added, “I am delighted to be in Kolkata for the India International science festival 2019. The India and UK showing leadership on climate action. The UK has committed itself to achieve the net zero production target by 2050. We have invested £120m in the green growth equity fund, a joint venture with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund is India’s first sovereign wealth fund.”

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