Workshop / Parallel Sessions

Workshop on "Challenges and Opportunities in Bioengineering and Biomedical Devices and Platforms"


Increasing healthcare costs are forcing healthcare practitioners to transition to proactive screening of diseases. Healthcare delivery can be augmented and improved by leveraging the advances in interdisciplinary engineering practice to develop affordable and innovative medical and healthcare devices.

This global collaborative Workshop seeks to harness India's standalone strengths in information technology, engineering, manufacturing and biomedical technology with the progress made globally by promoting collaboration between engineers, laboratory scientists and healthcare professionals, to developa Translational Science Platform in Bengaluru for Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Disciplines. The objective of establishing this unique Translational Science Platform is to train biotechnologists, bioengineers, and biomedical engineers in the applied aspects of their respective fields.

This Workshop is unique in that it seeks to bring eminent practitioners from abroad to network and collaborate with 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. Indian experts will share their knowledge in building devices that work in low-resource environments with their counterparts from abroad to facilitate building affordable medical devices across the globe.

It is envisaged that the collaborative platform will provide infrastructure support to facilitate translational research, promote the training and career development of translational researchers, anddevelop innovative methods and technologies to strengthen translational research. The organizers visualize a situation where regional platforms will integrate to form a national consortium, which shares a common vision of improving human health by transforming the research and training environments for clinical and translational science.

Through this initiative, the Workshop Organizers intend to develop a Consortium of partners to pursue Research and Development with the objective of conducting translational science in these critical areas and train our manpower to develop, calibrate, and test medical devices, and take them forward for production and mass-manufacture.


  • Translational Science Platform: Need of the Hour for a Resurgent India
  • Strengthening “Make in India” Ecosystem for Life-saving Devices and Substitutes for Imported Devices
  • Design and Development of Affordable Medical Devices
  • Calibration, device Testing, and Certification of Medical Devices
  • Roundtable: “India as a Hub for Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering”


The following outcomes are envisaged:

  • Launch of the Translational Science Platform for Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Launch of the Industry Cluster for Bioengineering
  • Release of the Monograph Titled: Handbook of Bioengineering and Biomedical Applications

Benefits for Participants

  • Participants will develop an appreciation of the R&D ecosystem inIndia for biomedical devices
  • Participating Institutions will get an opportunity to showcase their expertise to Sponsored Research Funding Organizations
  • Faculty will gain expertise to developwinning proposals for sponsored research funding and will be able to establish acceptable governance and R&D management frameworks and processes

Who Should Attend?

Practitioners: Professionals from Engineering, Medicine and Sciences Hospital Management Leadership

Directors / CEOs: Directors / CEOs: intending to position their Organizations as “Centres of Excellence” for research and innovation

Institutional Leadership: Principals / Deans / Directors / Senior Professors / Heads of the Departments of Engineering Colleges wanting to position their Institution as “Innovation Centres”

Faculty in Academic Institutions: looking at research as a career advancement tool

Research Scholars and Post-graduate students: intending to build a career in interdisciplinary research across Medicine, Engineering, and Sciences

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National Design and Research Forum

The Institution of Engineers (India), KSC
#3, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedhi,
Bengaluru - 560 001, INDIA
Ph: +91-80 2226 4336
TeleFax: +91-80 2235 2193
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Daniel G. Miller

Daniel G. Miller, Ph.D., President, CEO and Director has been President of Excorp Medical, Inc. since inception. He is also the Chairman and General Manager of Wu'xi Excorp Biotech Co. Ltd. in Wu'xi, Jiangsu Province, China and a Director of Excorp Medical (HK), Ltd., in Hong Kong. Dr. Miller was President and Chief Operating Officer of Regenerex, Inc., a private company engaged in bioartificial liver research from January 1994 through August 1995. From May 1988 to July 1993 he was first Director and then Vice President for Research & Development at DIANON Systems, Inc., a public company providing laboratory services and information products to physicians in oncology and gynecology. Dr. Miller's responsibilities at DIANON included strategic planning, new product introduction, technology transfer, regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Revenues at DIANON grew from less than $10 million to more than $40 million during his association with that company which completed its initial public offering in 1991 and was subsequently acquired by LabCorp for approximately $600 million. He has also held various technical management positions at 3M Company including that of Laboratory Manager for Biotechnology. From 2006 through April 2012, Dr. Miller was a member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Private College Council, representing the leading liberal arts colleges in Minnesota. He was also a delegate with Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's Mission to China in November, 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a BS in Chemistry from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sandeep K. Vashist

Sandeep K. Vashist is the Head of Immunodiagnostics at Hahn-Schickard- Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V. and Laboratory for MEMS Applications, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany. He was the Bioanalytical Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Dublin, Ireland (2006-2009) and subsequently, the Team Leader at NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, Singapore (2009- 2012) after completing his Ph.D. from Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, India (2006). His research outputs include many successful technology transfers, several in vitro diagnostic and point-of-care technologies, over 80 publications in high impact factor journals, several patents and book chapters, and more than 70 publications in international conferences. He has constantly received highly prestigious fellowships and awards for scientific research excellence and innovation. Moreover, he is acting as the Editorial Board member, Executive Editor and Guest Editor for several reputed journals (such as Nature Scientific Reports, NPBR, Diagnostics, J Basic Appl Sci). Besides he is acting as an expert and reviewer for over 50 scientific journals and several international funding agencies. His research interests include in vitro diagnostics, point-of-care testing, nanotechnology, and personalized healthcare monitoring and management.

Gundu H. R. Rao

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Stellixir Biotech. Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore

Emeritus Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Lillehei Heart Institute, Institute of Engineering Medicine, University of Minnesota. Honorary Pr0fessor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Three decades of research experience in the field of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. Founder CEO of SASAT (, Aayusmart (, Global Alliance for Traditional Health Systems (GATHS), Mind-Body Spirit Society of India (MBSSI). Director, Indus Biomedical Associates, Adhwaya Health Tech, and Health Reach. Scientific Adviser: North American Thrombosis Forum, USA and International Union of Angiology, France, Senior Editor J. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis Hemostasis, USA, Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology. Goals include; drug discovery and drug development, development and marketing of medical devices for cardiovascular applications. Development of smart card supported, web- enabled patient monitoring, physician consulting and drug dispensing platform for primary health care (PHCs) centers and primary health units (PHUs). Development of lab-on-a-chip assays for bio-markers. Development of a screening platform for Immune-modulators using Traditional Medicines, Development of Translational Platform for Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Bio medical Sciences. Specialties: Thrombosis Research; primary and secondary prevention of obesity, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Dr. Shyam Vasudev, Ph.D

Managing Director

Forus Health Pvt.Ltd,
2234, 23rd Cross, Banashankari 2nd stage,
Bengaluru- 560 070

Dr. Shyam is the Managing Director of Forus and is an executive board member. He holds a doctorate in Real Time High Performance computing Systems, specialising in Parallel Computer Architecture from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (Gold medal) & has worked with CG Smith, Ericsson, Tata Consultancy Services and Philips. At CG Smith, Dr. Shyam worked as a lead engineer and started offshore development centers for Harries communications for network management systems and EDS for internet applications development, resulting in a team of 40 strong. During his stint at Ericsson, Dr. Shyam, as the Center Head and General Manager, was responsible for building a technical team of more than 100+ engineers, who were involved in new product development activities at Bangalore. At Ericsson, he was on special assignment at their head office in Stockholm, as a Strategic Product Manager for over 3 years. This involved building revenues and profits, through innovative products and creative business strategies and extensive customer-centric business analysis.

At Tata Consulting Services as Sr. Product Manager, Dr. Shyam spearheaded their new Product Development initiatives, including the development programs on wireless communications and medical electronics. Working as a Director of technology in Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore, he established the innovation framework for consumer electronics and medical systems division. He exponentially grew the patent portfolio of both the above divisions and established working relationships with academic institutions. Dr. Shyam is on the governing council for leading institutions like PES Inst of Technology, SJCE Mysore, T John Institute, Nandhi, ATMA, Aditya Institute and visiting faculty at BMS Engineering, SJCE and MIT Manipal. He serves as a Technical Director for Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands since 2010 and has groomed more than 50 research programs in healthcare and life sciences. He has filed more than 20 international patents and 40+ publications in leading conferences and journals. Dr. Shyam's hobbies include listening to Hindustani classical music and technical reading.

Dr. N. Sriraam
Professor and Head
Dept of Medical Electronics
M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore

Dr N. Sriraam received his B.E. (ECE) from National Engineering College, in 1996 and M.Tech. (Biomedical Engg.) with first class and Distinction from MIT, Manipal, India in 2000. He secured the University First Rank and was awarded the gold medal in M.Tech. He was associated with GE Medical Systems (X-ray division) Pune for a year. Later joined at Faculty of Information Technology at Multimedia University, Malaysia in the year 2001 as a Lecturer and continued until January 2007. He completed his PhD in the area of Biosignal Processing. Dr Sriraam has guided four M.S Students by research while working at Multimedia University in the area of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Signal Processing. He also received the Malaysian Government Research Grant of USD 120K for carrying out his research on Multimedia data compression for Telemedicine applications and also from Multimedia University as internal funding. He has also involved in INTEL Malaysia project related to optimizing the algorithms for data storage facility. From Feb 2007 to October 2012, he was associated with Biomedical Department of SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Currently he is working as Professor and Head, Dept of Medical Electronics, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of technology (MSRIT), Bangalore. He is also serving as Chairman for Center for Medical Electronics and Computing at MSRIT.

Recently his team Won the All India Level SAHAJANAND LASER TECHNOLOGY SUSHRUTHA INNOVATION AWARD for the innovation" A COST EFFECTIVE PROTOTYPE FOR LONG TERM BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING USING NON INVASIVE ADAPTABLE LASERTECHNIQUE,March 2012 (award was supported by Department of Science and technology of India, Sahajanand Laser Technology, Gujarat and National Biomedical Society of India) and received cash prize of 90K.

He has published 52 International Journals including five papers in IEEE Transactions and 65 International Conferences. He has visited countries like Singapore, Thailand, France, Germany, Malta (Europe), Japan for his international conference presentation. He is the editor-in-chief of two Journals: International Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering (IJBCE) to be published by IGI Global Pennsylvania,USA and International Journal of Biomedical Signal Processing (IJBSP).His research area includes biomedical signal and image processing, data mining, neural networks, bioinformatics.

Dr Sriraam is a Senior Member of IEEE and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology society(EMBS), life member of Telemedicine Society of India and member of medical computer society of India. He is also serving as Chairman of IEEE EMB Bangalore Chapter as well as the Student branch counselor for the IEEE EMB MSRIT Student chapter .

Ravi Ramaswamy
Head of Healthcare,
Philips Innovation Campus,
Manyata Tech Park, Nagavara,
Bangalore - 560 045, INDIA.
Tel. +91 80 4189 0000, Ext 1385

Ravi Ramaswamy is the Senior Director of Healthcare at Philips Innovation Campus (PIC). Ravi is also a member of the Management team of PIC.

Born in Trivandrum in 1961, Ravi completed his Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BE, 1982, REC Nagpur) and then Masters in Engineering Management (1990, NIE, Mysore University). He started his career with L&T in 1982, then moved on to GE in 2000 and then to Philips in 2010. His experience covers R&D, Operations, Finance, Strategic Planning, Project Management and Product Management. He has also worked in several domains like Computer peripherals, Consumer electronics, Defence electronics, Telecommunications, Medical electronics as also IBM Mainframe environments. His primary expertise is to conceive and develop “value” solutions for India and other emerging markets.

Ravi is married and has two children.

Ravi has been a task force member of several Government committees – notable ones being with Department of Electronics in formulating long term strategies for localization of computer peripherals in India.

Dr. Kumara Sanjaya
Lead Clinical Specialist and Product Manager at Philips Healthcare,
Philips Innovation Campus,
Manyata Tech Park, Nagavara,
Bangalore - 560 045, INDIA.

Dr. Kumara Sanjaya is the lead Clinical Specialist at Philips Innovation campus, Bengaluru. A medical doctor and a specialist General Surgeon with over 15 years of Surgical experience, he has been passionate about technology right from the days of IBM AT machines of the 90s. Over the years, in addition to his Surgical practice, he has groomed himself into an adept technologist who can think and program in a multitude of technologies ranging from databases (Oracle and SQL Server) to line of business applications with Microsoft .Net (C# and WPF). He is passionate about enhancing the relevance of technology to the field of medicine and its clinical practice, aimed at positively impacting accessibility, quality and cost of healthcare in countries such as India. Over the last 10 years he has worked for Philips where he has been responsible for implementing solutions which make Tele Monitoring of ICU patients a reality.

Dr Sanjaya earned his MBBS degree from University if Mysore in 1996. He also earned the Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations (DNB) in General Surgery from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.

Jagadeesh Attiganand
Director, Primary and Secondary Care Solutions
Philips Innovation Campus,
Manyata Tech Park, Nagavara,
Bangalore - 560 045, INDIA.

Jagadeesh Attiganand has over 18 years of experience and has been working at Philips Innovation Campus for the last 12 years. He has worked on various healthcare products like Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, small animal imaging, etc. In his present role, he is focused on developing end to end solutions for Primary and Secondary care settings in growth geographies.

DA seasoned manager with experience ranging from product concept development, design & development, field validations to vendor development and marketing strategies, he is passionate about bringing products to the market. Jagadeesh has also been driving key organizational initiatives around Quality, Program Management and HR Practices. Prior to Philips, he has product development experience in telecom domain.

Siraj Dhanani
Founder & CEO

Siraj is a successful entrepreneur and healthcare industry veteran, with 20+ years of global experience in the pharma, healthcare, and financial industries. Siraj is currently the Founder, CEO of InnAccel- India’s first, and only, technology accelerator dedicated to medical technology innovation for emerging markets.

Prior to InnAccel, Siraj founded and led PharmARC, one of India’s first KPOs. PharmARC provides cutting edge analytic and business consulting solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry, and became part of IMS Health, a global leader in pharmaceutical data and analytics, in 2012. Siraj has extensive experience in the US pharmaceutical industry with Bristol-Myers Squibb, and in the global finance industry with UBS Warburg.

Siraj is a pharmacist from University of Bombay, with a Masters in Pharmaceutical Marketing from Ohio State University, and an MBA in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University. Siraj is an avid reader and trekker, and loves to travel whenever he can get out of the office!

Shri. A.Vijayasimha
Advisor and Practitioner
Technologies and Innovation,

Graduated from BITS Pilani in 1979 with a career spanning over 30 years in a number of sectors including semiconductor manufacturing, analytical instrumentation, bioprocess engineering, industrial process control, factory automation and large volume manufacturing, aerospace and medical devices, mainly in start ups and Greenfield projects in the roles that span marketing, project management, business strategy, product life cycle management and investing. He has a strong inclination towards building technologies that are disruptive in nature.

DA seasoned manager with experience ranging from product concept development, design & development, field validations to vendor development and marketing strategies, he is passionate about bringing products to the market. Jagadeesh has also been driving key organizational initiatives around Quality, Program Management and HR Practices. Prior to Philips, he has product development experience in telecom domain.

Currently he is engaged in a start up that is building a critical care mechanical ventilator that promises to make this treatment modality easier to use, more reliable and cheaper to operate. As an evangelist for medical technology innovation in India, is associated with the FICCI Advisory Council on Innovation participating in developing advocacy, conducting workshops, creating a multi-stakeholder platforms for activities related to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and recommending policy reforms to spur global competitiveness in the SME sector using innovation. He is on the advisory board of Lemelson Foundation based out of Portland Organ USA. He is also associated with an NGO that works in a citizen’s initiative for a smart and beautiful community focusing on the management of e-waste.

All India Seminar on "Challenges and Solutions for Road and Rail Safety seminar”

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Objectives of the Seminar

The number of accidents and incidents on roads and railways has been increasing steadily and this increase is much more in the Indian scenario. Arguably the number of road and rail accidents and incidents, and associated fatalities in India is very large in number, whencompared to the global levels. Therefore the study of the skill levels and expertise available in the Country, to address the issues of serious crashes of both the road vehicles, and rolling stock of the railways assumes great importance and significance. In fact, recent survey of crashworthiness of fourwheelers manufactured in the Country shows that it is at very depressively low levels. Therefore, we need to understand the status of our expertise, and skills that are required to make sure that the Country has the required ability to make all the road and railway rolling stock safe enough to cope up with the growing traffic.. This involves a thorough understanding of the impact mechanisms and statistical information on the accidents, root cause for the accidents, integration of materials technology with simulations technologies, and ability to test these vehicles which are either designed by Indian industries or manufactured in India. This aspect needs greater attention to crashworthiness studies on automobiles and rolling stock and integrity of the railway tracks.

This Seminar will make 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. The format of this Seminar is different from other conventional Seminars. It is planned to have invited talks by industry experts and R&D personnel to address specific issues highlighted earlier. The audience for this Seminar would be drawn from academic institutes, research organizations, industries which are dealing with manufacturing and design of these two important segments of transportation in the country.

Seminar Topics

Road Safety

  • Design of Automobiles for Crashworthiness
  • Adequacy of Crash-Test Facilities
  • Survey and Analysis of Road Accidents
  • Simulators for Driver Training
  • Indian Standards for Road Safety

Rail Safety

  • Design of Rolling Stock for Crashworthiness
  • Crashworthiness Testing: National Facilitiess
  • Integrated network involving Satellites for Tracking of Trains & automated level crossings
  • Train Protection & Warning System and Train Collision Avoidance System
  • Readiness of the Country for High Speed Trains – Safety aspects

National Policy on Road and Rail Safety

  • Black-Boxes for Automobiles and Trains
  • Need for National Program on Development of Human Crash-Test “Dummies”
  • Safety related Innovation in Automobile and Railway sector
  • R&D Programs in the Country and Role of University Level Research in Crash-Worthiness
  • Integrated National-Level Administrative and Regulatory Agency
  • Human and Environmental factors in Road & Rail Accidents
  • Railway University

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Parallel Exhibition of Posters on the Research Work by Students & Faculty, Research Labs(Govt. & Private) is also planned. The Posters shall be of size 1 m width x 1.3 m height. Printed Posters are to be brought by the participant to the venue.

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National Design and Research Forum
The Institution of Engineers (India)
Karnataka State Centre
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WFEO-Led International Sessions


Globally, scientific and technological breakthroughs are progressing relentlessly and they are profoundly influencing the cultural, economic, and social outlook of societies and individuals. We live in a world shaped by engineering. The transformation of interdisciplinary knowledge including science and technology into products, solutions, services, and processes is critical to the long-term productive growth of Nations.

We are in a networked world, and Engineering profession is playing a pivotal role in raising the standard of living of citizens by leveraging discovery, invention, and innovation to solve the world’s engineering problems, and plays a role in addressing every major challenge facing the contemporary society.

Cross-pollination of ideas across the global economies is the need of the hour to help promote national development. To achieve this, the Organizers of the Indian Technology Congress-2015 are working with Global Organizations and Societies like the WFEO to build a platform for effective networking and collaboration amongst all stakeholders for societal progress.

The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is an international, non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession globally.

Founded in 1968 by a group of regional engineering organizations, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in Paris, WFEO brings together national engineering organizations from over 90 nations and represents some 20 million engineers from around the world.

With WFEO's participation, ITC-2015 aims to identify global technologies and solutions that can be customized and adapted to address Indian challenges, leading to the progress of the Indian society, thereby serving as a live example of how cooperation and collaboration between societies can benefit the concerned national societies, and mankind at large.

Session Highlights

During ITC-2015, two sessions led by WFEO on contemporary themes are being organized to establish linkages between the practicing engineering fraternity in India and the global comity of nations, and identify best practices that can be adapted to address local needs.

Session 1: Deploying Engineering and Innovative Technologies for Societal Applications
This Session will address themes promoting R&D, productization of technologies in Smart Materials, Sensor Networks, Virtual Reality, Sustainable Product Development, and Production Innovation in Industry.p

Session 2: Digital Strategy and Organization for Empowering Nations
This Session will address themes on deploying contemporary Information and Communication Technologies for Social Applications.


  • Engineering for an Evolving World
  • Digital Strategy for a Connected Society


The following outcomes are envisaged:

  • Capacity Building for inducting cutting-edge technologies for Social Development
  • Identification of themes for pursuing research in the areas of Sustainable Development
  • Identification of priority areas for deploying Information and Communication Technologies for Social Progress
  • Creating Special Interest Groups (SIG)-Internet of Things (IoT), Smart and Connected Communities to develop standards for the Indian context

Target Audience

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Technologists
  • Investors
  • Policy Makers
  • Academicians
  • Students

Benefits for Participants

  • Exploring Innovations and Future Technologies
  • Developing Opportunities for Collaboration and Partnership Networking with Technocrats and Experts
  • Funding Opportunities for Collaborative Research, Product Development, Commercialization and Go-to Market

To Know More, Contact…

The Institution of Engineers (India), KSC
#3, Dr. B.R. AmbedkarVeedhi,
Bengaluru - 560 001, INDIA
Ph: +91-80 2226 4698
TeleFax: +91-80 2225 6191
E-mail :

National Structural Monitoring and Research Centre (NSMRC) Workshop


Today’s cities and towns have modern and present-day structures including Expressways, Cloverleaf Interchanges, Bridges, Tunnels, Underpasses and Flyovers to facilitate seamless transportation and networking with other parts of the country. Proactive activities like maintenance of bearings, construction / expansion joints and inspection of other technical components performed on these structures are important for the long-term safety of these structures, and will help identify deterioration before they become catastrophic.

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of structures is emerging as a vital tool to help engineers improve the safety and maintainability of critical structures. SHM utilizes a range of sensing technologies with embedded measurement controllers to capture, log, and analyse real-time data. World over, SHM Systems are being designed to monitor and test the health and performance of structures like flyovers, bridges, dams, buildings, and stadiums.

The National Structural Monitoring and Research Centre (NSMRC) proposed being established byThe Institution of Engineers (India)and other professional bodieswill facilitate the monitoring and maintenance of large engineering structures, and will function as the National Hub for interdisciplinary research in all aspects of monitoring and maintenance of engineering structures.

NSMRC will develop innovative technological solutions for monitoring structural health, condition monitoring, and health management using a suite of applications.

Session Highlights

The Session and Workshops being organized by NSMRC will identify the critical issues faced by teams and organizations to monitor and maintain large engineering structures.

The Workshop Sessions will identify the parameters that will need to be captured by state-of-the-art SHM Systems, and will document the best practices that can be followed by qualified Inspection Consulting teams specialized in Bridge and Structural Inspections.

This Workshop and Invited talks by Experts will identify the critical areas and technologies for building capacity of trained and qualified professionals, and will provide the blueprint for adopting a unique, integrated approach to research and training in this emerging interdisciplinary area.


  • Smart Structure Technologies for Maintenance of Large Engineering Structures
  • Sensing Techniquesfor Structural Health Monitoring
  • Fatigue and Fracture Control of Steel Bridges: Design, Construction, and Maintenance


The following outcomes are envisaged:

  • Understanding of Cyberinfrastructure for Smart Structures
  • Smart Materials and Intelligent Civil Structure Systems

Target Audience

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Technologists
  • Investors
  • Policy Makers
  • Academicians
  • Students

Benefits for Participants

  • Enhancing practitioners’ understanding of the multi-disciplinary technological advancesin the emerging field of SHM
  • Exploring Innovations and Future Technologies
  • Developing Opportunities for Collaboration and Partnership
  • Networking with Technocrats and Experts
  • Funding Opportunities for Collaborative Research, Product Development, Commercialization and Go-to Market

To Know More, Contact…

The Institution of Engineers (India), KSC
#3, Dr. B.R. AmbedkarVeedhi,
Bengaluru - 560 001, INDIA
Ph: +91-80 2226 4336
TeleFax: +91-80 2235 2193
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"Empowering MSME sector to maximize its contribution for the success of Make in India Program"

Recognizing the importance of manufacturing in accelerating the growth of India’s economy and in providing quality livelihood opportunities to the youth of this country, the government has initiated policy measures to increase the manufacturing industry share in the country’s GDP from the current 15 percent to 25 percent over the next decade. Programs such as Make-in-India, building of smart cities and digital India are the other initiatives that are aimed at making India a global manufacturing hub. The success of these programs largely depends on the growth of innovative micro, small and medium scale industries. Anecdotally, MSMEs have played a crucial role in the economic prosperity of nations and India cannot be an exception.

The manufacturing industry has been continually evolving and the emerging trends show that it will be shaped by technology. We are in the midst of technology influencing our lives far more intimately and becoming an integral part of our future existence. We are already witnessing the transition to a networked world but the pace and impact of transformationwill accelerate in the days ahead. This trend provides numerous opportunities to entrepreneurs to develop new products and applications.

Such breakthrough opportunities come infrequently. It is a happy coincidence that we find the manufacturing industry entering a new era which some call it Industry 4.0 or world on Internet of things (IoT) or even everything as the country readies itself to emerge as a global manufacturing hub. All programs such as building of 100 smart cities, establishing smart grid, creating a digital India, generating 100 GW of solar power and such others necessarily implies greater reliance of interconnectedness and autonomous operations with least external interventions. Devices and services that facilitate such interconnectedness, smooth flow of data and information, and autonomous decision making will be required in large numbers. Alongside this development so too the need to ensure privacy and cyber security will exponentially expand. Many of such devices, systems, and services are yet to be conceived, developed and introduced.

As India emerges as a global manufacturing hub, the demand for various other traditional manufactured items that are procured by global original equipment manufacturers in aerospace, defense and consumer durable segments from partners along the manufacturing value chain will also grow.

India has already emerged as a country with rich human potential and the country is embarking on plans to skill them appropriately. Even this involves extensive leveraging of technology and media. The country has already launched many programs that will generate the market for new products and services. The government has also launched various programs to fund such developmental works.

The Institution of Engineers (India) is organizing Indian Technology Congress: Transforming India as a Global Engineering and Technology Hub at Bangalore on July 29-30, 2015. The session “MSME’s role in Transforming India into a Vibrant Technology Hub” will discuss the immense opportunities to MSMEs and layout the roadmap for maximizing the MSME’s contribution and their future growth and prosperity.