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WORKSHOP / SEMINARS

NDRF SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS


FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION OF NDRF ON R & D MANAGEMENT:


The book on “R & D Management” was published by Internationally renowned M/s TATA MC GRAW HILL ”.


The convention was organized in the background of shift in the National Economic Policy towards Liberalization of the economy and Globalization of business, where competition seemed to grow at a fast pace in every field, where fittest would survive. Technical Sessions exclusively devoted to the following dimensions were discussed in the convention:


Behavioural dimension, functional dimension, commercial dimension, technology dimension and success & failure case studies relating to the above mentioned dimensions.


Eminent Scholars attended are:


Residual Stress(under Progress)  


All India Seminar on Technologies for Identification, Tracking and Neutralization of Unauthorized Drones A two day All India Seminar was conducted during 23024 November 2017 by NDRF is association with National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) NIAS and the Aeronautical Society of India (Ae SI), was principally sponsored by INAE and was also supported by MS Ramaiah University of Applied Science (MSRUAS), private industries M/s Delopt, Bangalore and M/s Adams Technologies, Chennai.



International workshop on Futuristic Healthcare Technologies: Emerging Trends Telemedicine and Medical Drone A Two day International Workshop on Futuristic Healthcare: Emerging Trends: Telemedicine & Medical Drones on 16-17 Dec 2017 at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai in presence of eminent scientists, engineers and doctors. The inaugural ceremony, commenced with the lighting of lamp by a group of dignitaries Dr. K Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Dr. K Ramachandra, Director, National Design & Research Foundation, Dr Prathap C Reddy , Founder & Executive Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group, Dr. Paul Ramesh, Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, Dr. Thais Russmano, Director - Founder & Coordinator - Microgravity Centre/ Co-founder and CMO of International Space Medicine Consortium, London and Dr. Anil Vaidya, Multivisceral Transplant Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai. The Seminar was supported by DRDO & ICMR and was well received amongst the participants.



Emergency Medical Delivery systems integrating UAVs (EMeD) 5-8 March 2018




1. BRAIN MACHINE INTERFACE (BMI)/ BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACE (BCI) NDRF organized the talk on "Brain Computer Interfaces” on 26 August 2016 at Bangalore with the following speakers:
• Dr. Alejandro Riera, PhD, Asia Commercial Manager & Technical Support officer, Neuroelctric Barcelona, Spain
• Dr. Sanjiv Sambandam, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc, Bangalore.
• Dr. Cyril Prasanna Raj, PhD, Dean R&D, MS Engineering college, Bangalore
• Dr. Manish Arora, PhD, Assistant Professor, Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), IISc, Bangalore.





2. State Level Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Systems for Governance Karnataka Jnana Aayoga (Karnataka Knowledge Commission) Study Group including with Dr. Baldev, Chairman, NDRF as Co-Chair; Dr .K. Ramachandra, Director, NDRF as Member; Shri R. Vijay Krishna, Project Manager as Member Secretary and other members organized a 2-day State Level Workshop on “Unmanned Aerial Systems for Governance” at National Institute of Advanced Studies during 27-28 October 2016, Banglaore. The Workshop was well attended by Industry and Government representatives. Important recommendations were made to the Government of Karnataka in the use of Aerial Systems by the State Government











3. All India Seminar on Clean Technology-2016 Smart Microgrid to Smart City NDRF has successfully completed with more than 260 participants from various industries, academics & R&D depts. The two day all India Seminar on Clean Technology with a theme “Smart Microgrid to Smart City” was conducted in association with KSCST and BMSCE and other valuable knowledge partners on 29 – 30 November 2016 at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.





4. Aerostat Workshop at East West College of Engineering Two-Day All India Seminar under the aegis of Aerospace Engineering Division Board, IEI was organised in association with East West College of Engineering and National Design & Research Forum (NDRF), Bengaluru on 4-5 March 2017. Dr. K Ramachandra, Director, NDRF inaugurated the seminar and Dr. N. Chikkanna, Chairman, IEI-KSC presided over the function.





5. All India Conference on “Emerging Technology and Applications of UAV” A Two Day Conference with live demonstration and a panel discussion was conducted at Jain University campus on 22-23 March 2017 in collaboration with National Design and Research Forum, Karnataka Jnana Aayog and National Aerospace Laboratories. Dr. V.K.Aatre, Former (SA to RM) Dr. T V Survarna Raju (CMD HAL) Dr. C G Krishnadas Nair (Chancellor, Jain University) inaugurated the workshop

1. Seminar on Road & Rail Safety Seminar A two day seminar was conducted on 29-30 July, during ITC 2015. This Seminar made an attempt at networking experts in Govt. R&D laboratories, private and public sector undertakings, which are dealing with railway and roadway safety, especially cars and try to evaluate the processes that meet the ever increasing and stringent crashworthiness requirements in the country.




2. International Workshop on Bioengineering, Biomedical Devices & Platforms A two day International workshop was conducted on 29th and 30th July, during ITC 2015. This Workshop was unique as it brought eminent practitioners from abroad to network and collaborate with Indian students from engineering, medical and science disciplines; researchers; medical practitioners; entrepreneurs; hospital management and research management professionals to communicate across disciplines and move an idea, all the way from basic research to a clinical application.




3. 31st National Convention of Mechanical Engineers Dr.K. Ramachandra, Director, NDRF was delivered the Dr.S.P.Luthra Memorial Lecture on the topic “Technology Initiatives in Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, Fuel Cells for Unmanned Vehicles and Development of Seaplanes / Hovercraft” on 5 September 2015.




4. All India Seminar on Liner Friction Welding The Instittuion of Engineers (India) Karnakata State Centre and jointly with NDRF organised the Two day All India Seminar at PESIT, Bengaluru, to deliberate on latest developments in linear friction and friction stir welding technologies and also update the knowledge and skill levels among Engineers and technicians working in fabrication industries, process plants, Research and Training Institutes and academic Institutions




5. All India Seminar on Residual Stress: Key Challenges A Two day All India seminar on Residual Stress: Key Challenges & Remedies was organized by NDRF in association with Central Power Research Institute and IEI on 21-22 January 2016 at Silver Jubilee Auditorium, CPRI, Bengaluru

A Two day All India seminar on Residual Stress: Key Challenges & Remedies was organized by NDRF in association with Central Power Research Institute and IEI on 21-22 January 2016 at Silver Jubilee Auditorium, CPRI, Bengaluru. The function started with the welcome address by Dr. Ramachandra, Director NDRF & Director (Retd.), GTRE, Dr. S. Seetharamu, Director (Retd.), CPRI, who introduced the delegates about the seminar and its importance. Shri P.Kunhikrishnan (Director SDSC & President, ISSE), addressed the inaugural session. Dr. C.S.Kedar (CEO, CSR Jindal Steel Works) and Dr. K. N. Subramanya (Principal, RVCE) spoke about the relevance of the seminar in the current industry scenario in the country. Along with sharing their views and experiences on the residual stress into their specific domains of outer Space components, steel industry and the involvement of the academia with some of the projects, they also highlighted the need of such valuable talks on the topic of residual stresses with a kind thanks to organizers of the Seminar. The Souvenir was released soon after this by Dr. L.V.Muralikrishna Reddy, Immediate Past President, IEI.




6. All India Seminar on “Emerging Technology : Internet of Things” The chief guest of the seminar, who also addressed the inaugural session was Mr Kapil Khanna, Head, Rail Engg Projects, Transportation, India at ATKINS and Chairman IET Bangalore local Network along with guest of honours as Padmashri Prof. R.M Vasagam, Chairman IEI, KSC, who also gave the welcome address, Dr. Putturaju, Principal SJBIT, who gave presidential address Dr. Syam Madannapalli, CTM, iRamTechnologies gave a keynote address, Mr K V Srinivasan, Technical Advisor, NDRF spoke about the seminar and Dr. Natraj K R, HOD, Dept. of ECE, SJBIT, gave the Vote of thanks.

NDRF, in association with IEI KSC, SJB Institute of Technology, IET and SAE INDIA has organized a two day All India Seminar on “Emerging Technology : Internet of Things” during 29-30 March 2016 at Computer Science and Engineering Seminar Hall, SJB Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.




7. Workshop on RC-Micro Quadcopter NDRF has organised workshops on RC-Micro Quadcopter Workshop during 20-21 March 2016 and 6-7 April 2016 in association with M/s. Avian Aerospace, MoU partner of NDRF. These Workshops were attended by various students from various engineering colleges from South India.




8. 7th Bangalore India Nano NDRF Team Members: Lt. Gen. (Dr.) V J Sundaram, and Prof. Gundu Rao participated in the 7th Bangalore India Nano Conference. The Bangalore Nano Conference had several prominent speakers sharing their expertise. The conference had sessions focused on NANO FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES

1. International Conference on Smart Materials Structures and Systems ISSS 2014 NDRF has participated at 7th Institute of Smart Structures and Systems - 2014 Conference with the theme on “Smart Materials Structures and Systems” which was held during 8-11 July 2014, at J.N. Tata Auditorium, IISc, Bangalore. NDRF delegates attended the ISSS Conference and participated in a few technical sessions, including plenary session and sessions on Sensors in Agriculture; Smart Materials; MEMS Devices and Nanotechnology and its Applications.




2. Indian Technology Congress – 2014 Indian Technology Congress 2014 (ITC), a premier technology event was organized with resounding success in Bangalore during 21-22 August 2014 under the leadership of The Institution of Engineers (India), Karnataka State Centre and National Design and Research Forum with a consortium of professional bodies. The Congress was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri H.D. Deve Gowda, the former Prime Minister of India in the presence of Er. Ashok Kumar Basa, President of IEI;






3. Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Unmanned Systems (IAUS-2014) NDRF imitated National-Level Two-Day Workshop named “Intelligent Autonomous Unmanned Systems (IAUS-2014)” was conducted at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, during 21-22 August 2014 Bangalore which was supported by the Institution of Engineers (India), ISRO, DST and ER-IPR wing of DRDO




4. Workshop on “Delivering High Performance Collaborative Research and Funding Opportunities” NDRF in collaboration with IEI-KSC organised the two-day Workshop on “Delivering High Performance collaborative Research and Funding Opportunities” on 21-22 August 2014 at the NIHMANS Convention Centre, Bangalore. The Workshop was developed with the objective of creating a platform to network researchers from the academia, research organizations, industry, and entrepreneurs with representatives from the R&D funding agencies operating in India




5. 28th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers NDRF and Karnataka State Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) jointly organized the 28th National convention of Aerospace Engineers and National Seminar on the theme ‘Prospects and Pathways for Indian Aerospace Technologies for coming Decades’ under the aegis of Aerospace Engineering Division, IEI at Bangalore on 14-15 November 2014.




5. 28th National Convention of Aerospace Engineers NDRF and Karnataka State Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) jointly organized the 28th National convention of Aerospace Engineers and National Seminar on the theme ‘Prospects and Pathways for Indian Aerospace Technologies for coming Decades’ under the aegis of Aerospace Engineering Division, IEI at Bangalore on 14-15 November 2014.




6. 7th Bangalore India Nano NDRF Team Members: Lt. Gen. (Dr.) V J Sundaram, and Prof. Gundu Rao participated in the 7th Bangalore India Nano Conference. The Bangalore Nano Conference had several prominent speakers sharing their expertise. The conference had sessions focused on NANO FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES.




8. UNDERWATER / AMPHIBIAN – VEHICLE AND SEAPLANE COMPETION – 2015 National Design & Research Forum had made an announcement of Competition in the following four category vehicles during 29th Indian Engineering Congress hosted by IEI AP State Centre on 18-21 December 2014 open to Engineering College students






9. Two Day workshop on Micro Quadcopter The two day workshop on Micro Quadcopter was organized by NDRF and Avian Aerospace held during 23-24 January 2015 at Sir. M.V. Auditorium, The institution of Engineers (India), Bangalore. The workshop was mainly aimed to create more awareness among the engineering students to realize the importance of deploying micro air vehicles in various fields in India. Many students from various academic institutions have participated in this event.





10. International Symposium on Underwater Technology 2015 (UT15) NDRF team comprising of Shri KV Srinivasan and Shri K Vijayakumar participated in the International Symposium on Underwater Technology 2015 (UT15) on 23-25 February at National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai. NDRF Team also visited various technical labs of NIOT and held interaction regarding the forthcoming student underwater vehicle competition and other UWVs project proposals to be taken off by NDRF Consortium partners.






11. All India Seminar on Critical Technology Issues: Mini-Underwater Vehicles National Design & Research Forum has successfully participated in the Grand Event of 29th Indian Engineering Congress hosted by IEI AP State Centre on 18-21 December 2014. NDRF had put up a stall where various publications/Monographs brought out by NDRF have been exhibited. Many of the enthusiastic participants/delegates have purchased the monographs and other books containing valuable information pertaining to the Engineering field. NDRF has also released following monographs and books during the three day event.



12. All India Seminar on “Agricultural and Horticultural Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Micro–Farming” A Two-day All India Seminar on the above theme was organized by The National Design and Research Form, IEI (India), Karnataka State Centre in association with Shri Vishnu Engineering College For Women, on 26-27 March 2015 under the aegis of Inter-Disciplinary Engineering Division, IEI at SVECW, Bhimavaram. Nearly 75 members (both Corporate and Non Corporate) have participated






13. All India Seminar on “Advanced Manufacturing & Applications of Polymer-Metal-Ceramic Matrix Composites” A Two-day All India Seminar on the above theme was organized by The National Design and Research Form, IEI Karnataka State Centre in association with Sri Venkateswara college of Engineering Bengaluru on 18-20 March 2015 under the aegis of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Division, IEI at SVCE, Bengaluru. The Seminar was inaugurated by Dr. E.S Dwarakadasa, Chairman & MD, KHMDL, Bengaluru. In his address, he emphasized about the importance of the manufacturing in ancient Techniques and motivated the students towards the research and called upon to contribute in this area.


1. Micro Air Vehicles Flying Competition (MICAV-14) “National MICAV Flying Competition-14”, (MICAV-14) was organized by CSIR–National Aerospace Laboratories and DRDO-Aeronautical Development Establishment, and hosted at the Jain University Campus, Bangalore during 08-11 January 2014.


The mission and rules were drawn by a Mission Committee coordinated by NDRF. The Mission Committee with eminent scientists and experts in related fields defined the mission and scoring criteria matching international standards. A technical committee went through an elaborate process and finally shortlisted 12 teams based on reports, video presentations, interviews through SKYPE and personal visits.

2. NDRF-CANEUS-VTU Aerospace Symposium NDRF in association with the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, and CANEUS International, Canada organized a two-day International Symposium on the theme on 'Inclusive Innovation projects for aerospace and energy sectors' 19-20 April 2013 at the Jnana Sangama campus. Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member of the Planning commission, GoI inaugurated the event.

3. Research Collaboration On 28 May 2013 a meeting was held between NDRF and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Anantapur. Prof R. M. Vasagam made the Welcome address. Dr. U Chandrasekhar spoke on technical NDRF-JNTUA Collaboration initiative. Dr. L V Muralikrishna Reddy explained the activities carried out by NDRF. Dr. K Ramachandra gave a presentation on MAVs and various research activities related to it.

Prof. K. Lal Kishore, Vice-Chancellor and Prof Hemachandra Reddy, Registrar, JNTUA briefed about the research and academic programmes which are going on in JNTUA. Discussion by the both the team focused on the exploring the possibility of joint collaboration.

4. Indian Technology Congress 2013 : NDRF / IEI supported the National event - Indian Technology Congress 2013 – on “Towards Making India a Hub of Knowledge and Innovation” held on 24 and 25 July 2013 at Nimhans Convention Center, Bangalore. The event was a spectacular success. At this mega event, we could bring together brilliant minds not only across the country but from around the World too, to share and collaborate. This was appreciated by all the stakeholders and delegates


5. All India Seminar on “Initiatives and Research on Energy, Technologies and Systems” Keeping these objectives in mind, National Design & Research Forum, in association with the Karnataka State Centre, and Visvesvaraya Technological University organized a two-day Seminar on the above theme during 10-11 October 2013, under the aegis of Chemical Engineering Division Board, IEI.


6. 28th Indian Engineering Congress – 2013 The Twenty-eighth Indian Engineering Congress hosted by IEI, Tamil Nadu State Centre during 20-22 December 2013, was inaugurated by the Respected President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 20 December 2013.


7. 27th National Convention of Metallurgical & Materials Engineers National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) has participated and Technical Coordination was done by NDRF for the 27th National Convention of Metallurgical & Materials Engineers & National Seminar on “Multi-Functional and Adaptive Materials” on 6-7 February 2014.


8. Indian Sustainability Congress – 2014 National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) associated with IEI, Karnataka State Centre; Foundation for Educational Excellence and ICCS to organize the Indian Sustainability Congress 2014 during 4-5 March 2014.


9. Indo-US International Workshop on Small Satellites and Sensor Technology for Disaster Management (SSTDM) National Design and Research Forum, IEI actively participated in an International Workshop on “Small Satellites and Sensor Technology for Disaster Management” organized on 31 March 2014.


10. Small Satellites 10. A talk on “Small Satellites” organized by NDRF jointly with IEI-KSC. Dr. Sharan Asundi, Assistant Professor in the Aerospace Science Engineering Department at Tuskegee University, USA and a Science Collaborator at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center spoke on “Small Satellites” at NDRF on 4 January 2014. Er. C. J. Jagadeesha, FIE Convener welcomed the gathering.


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