Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST) organised a webinar on ‘Funding Opportunities for R&D Proposals’ for the Faculty Members/PhD scholars of Nirma University on October 20, 2020. The objective was to orient the participants on “Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Connect Forum for R&D proposals on State priority areas with frontier areas of S&T” and subsequently, the process thereof.
More than 350 participants from Nirma University attended the webinar. The programme commenced with an inaugural address by Dr Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University. Prof (Dr) P N Tekwani, Director, Directorate of Research and Innovation briefed the audience about the Research and Consultancy activities at the university.
Dr Narottam Sahoo, Advisor, GUJCSOT briefed about ‘STI policy of Gujarat’. Dr Poonam Bhargava, Principal Scientific Officer, GUJCOST presented on ‘Schemes under STI Policy, Research and Development in Emerging Fields of S&T”. Dr Payal Pandit, Scientific Officer (R&D), GUJCOST presented on “Schemes under STI Policy, Technology Demonstration and Pilot Deployment”. Ms Satya Pogaru, PIC Scientist C, GUJCOST shared about “Intellectual Property Facilitation at GUJCOST”.
The sessions were informative and designed for the benefit of the participants and help them in enhancing their skills of research and applying them for more impactful research funding.