All India Council for Robotics and Automation(AICRA) celebrates pioneers of Science, Technology and Innovation at annual STEM Summits.
The STEM Summits are dynamic events composed with fascinating Talks, Panel Discussions and Awards on wide ranging STEM Topics, glittering with Leaders of India’s Corporate and Academia. The eventful Networking Dinners and High-Teas are bright cherries attracting talent-hunters and opportunity seekers alike.
This year’s AICRA STEM Summit was held at NDMC convention center, Delhi on 11th April.
The STEM Summit 2018 celebrated the achievements of the top minds in India’s fast growing Science and Technology sector. AICRA’s Trans-Disciplinary Global Summit was organized with the goal of celebrating and promoting Research & Education in the discipline of Robotics and Automation. Educators, Innovators and Corporate Executives, came together on this platform to celebrate technological excellence.
There were Panel Discussions on several topics: Current and Future trends in Robotics Education, Digital Transformation in Education and Training, Role of Industries in Supporting better STEM Outcome, and Strategic Coordination of Partnerships with Government Institutions.
The Panelists included celebrated Academicians and Business Leaders: S. K. Saha, HOD Mech – IIT Delhi, Ambrish Singh, Exec VP – Shiksha, P Srinivasan, Associate Dean – BITS Pilani, Jawahar Surisetti – Government Advisor, and Asif Iqbal – IETO President.
Informative and Inspiring Presentations on Robotics, IOT, AI and STEM were delivered by Pioneers and Leaders of different fields.
Sethukumaran K, Founder – Prag Robotics delivered an insightful Presentation telling Attendees about: “How STEM can be supported in India?”
Prof MM Pant, Pro-VC at IGNOU and IIT-K Faculty, stressed during his Keynote Address on why: “Addressing the STEM image problem needs to be a national priority“.
Nishant Goyal, Business Head – NVIDIA, delivered a talk on Artificial Intelligence and IOT.
Prem Mohan, Renowned IT Consultant and Researcher, elaborated the audience about the “Future Career Options in Robotics“.
Head of Technical Division at AICRA, Sanjeet Kuhad concluded the Summit with his talk on “Readiness for STEM: Future AICRA Vision“.
Along with the Summit, AICRA celebrated the Achievements of Indian vanguards in STEM through the AICRA STEM Awards. The STEM Awards 2018, felicitated Individuals, Corporate, Schools and Institutes of Higher Education. Winners Included: Tech Mahindra – Excellence in Automation, AKGEC – Best Technology Infrastructure and Best Vocational Robotics Education, Avishkaar Box – Best STEM Products Supplier, Dorling Kindersley – Best STEM Publication and KMC – Outstanding Performance in School Education.
The Summit was seen as opportunity to come together and plan the future of STEM in India by Industry Leaders, Educationists, Researchers, Students, Innovators and Corporate Change Makers. The summit therefore saw hundreds of attendees from broad walks of life, including CEOs, Directors and Senior Management from Corporate, Deans and Principals of Educational Institutions,Government Officials and Media Personnel, Representatives from Automation, Manufacturing, IT and Services Industry, Investors and Micro-Finance Companies, and Researchers, Scientists,Scholars and Students interested in Robotics Technology.
The Lunch, High Teas and Dinner, were opportunities for individuals to interact and build personal & professional relationships with leaders of various disciplines. The corporate representatives and innovators utilized the platform to discover future trends and make their products and services visible to a wider audience.
The eventful gathering at the Summit saw rigorous discussions on what’s in future for India’s STEM community and what could be done to accelerate the growth of the sector in India. The need was recognized for Bold Innovative Ideas by Individuals, Corporate willingness to Embrace and Manage Change, and Government policies that foster an environment for growth and lay basic infrastructure needed for harnessing India’s potential.