INAE-SERB Collaborative Initiative in Engineering

INAE-SERB Collaborative Initiative in Engineering

INAE-SERB Collaborative Initiative in Engineering is an initiative wherein INAE has partnered with Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). As an outcome, the following four initiatives under the umbrella of ‘Collaborative Initiative in Engineering’ are in place and several events were organized under their aegis during this year.

  1. Conclaves on Atmanirbhar Technologies – Engineering Secured Future
  2. SERB-INAE Woman Engineers Program
  3. SERB-INAE Outreach Programs for NE, J&K and Ladakh
  4. SERB-INAE Innovation Hackathon

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17th National Frontiers of Engineering (NatFoE) Symposium and IMP 2023

The Symposium on National Frontiers of Engineering (NatFOE) is one of the flagship events of INAE since 2006. The main objective of the event is to encourage Young Engineers (ages ~27-45) from industry, universities, and R&D labs to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields.  The 17th National Frontiers of Engineering (NatFoE-23) symposium was organized by Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) in collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology Mesra under the aegis of INAE-SERB conclave on Atmanirbhar Technologies- Engineering Secured Future during June 24-25, 2023. This annual flagship event of INAE was attended by young researchers across various academic institutions, R & D laboratories and industries as speakers and participants. The National Competition on Innovation in Manufacturing Processes (IMP) -2023 was dovetailed with the event on June 26, 2023.

The inaugural program was presided over by the INAE President Prof. Indranil Manna. During the inaugural session, Prof C Jeganathan, Co-ordinator, NatFoE-23 & Dean RIE, BIT Mesra delivered the Welcome address and explained the objectives of the symposium. Shri Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha as the Chief Guest enthused and motivated the august audience of young engineers for achieving great heights in their endeavours. An inaugural talk was delivered by the Honourable Chief Guest, Shri Jayant Sinha on “Getting to the Green Frontier: A Net-Zero Development Model for India” wherein he interacted with the students on the Green Frontier Model and laid down the challenges that might occur in the near future due to climate change. During his talk he suggested to increase the number of innovation driven jobs to create sustainable development and to reduce carbon emissions to ensure a healthier environment. As vote of thanks, on behalf of INAE, Lt Col Shobhit Rai (Retd) extended the courtesy of a heartful gratitude and regards to all the dignitaries, coordinators and SERB.

There were technical sessions on four thematic areas in the symposium and each session had one plenary talk and three keynote talks by experts from the relevant disciplines. The themes covered during the event were (i) Mining Technology -Mastering Depth & Exploration (ii) AI, GPT & Robotics – Technology of Future (iii) Smart Water Harvesting & Cleaning – Engineering Water (iv) Embracing Futuristic Technologies to make Engineering Education Alluring. Plenary Talks for above mentioned themes were delivered by eminent speakers such as Prof Arvind Kumar Mishra, Director, CIMFR, Dr Manish Gupta, Director, Google Research; Prof T. Pradeep, IIT Madras and Dr Rajeev Shorey, Adjunct Professor, IIT Delhi. In addition, a special session on Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was organized to commemorate the seventy-fifth year of Indian independence and the achievements of the country during this period.

With the endeavour to engage with the engineering youth of the country candidates from undergraduate and postgraduate (Master’s students) categories and start-ups/PhD were invited to participate and showcase innovative technologies in respective domains as a part of National level project competition on Innovation in Manufacturing Processes (IMP)-2023 which was held on 26 Jun 2023.