India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing space, hosted the 1st edition of SPACETRONICS 2018 to facilitate discussion on Space technology and policies.
ISRO Technology Incubation Centre, Agartala was launched remotely by Shri Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister, Tripura in presence of Dr. K V Sivan, Chairman, ISRO ; Dr. A S Kiran Kumar, Former Chairman, ISRO ; Dr. P V Venkitakrishnan, Director, CBPO, ISRO ; Dr. H K Sharma, Director, NIT, Agartala ; Anil Kumar Muniswamy, Chairman IESA and MD, SLN Technologies and other dignitaries at the Inaugural session of SPACETRONICS 2018.
SPACETRONICS 2018 is a leadership conclave for the Space Technology ecosystem attracting a powerful line-up of industry experts, thought leaders, policy makers, government officials, business and technology experts, entrepreneurs who shared their views and vision on the Space technology and policy as well as the trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the Indian industry.
Shri Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister, Tripura said, “Tripura has been focusing to emerge as a prominent place in the Indian technology map nurturing innovation, entrepreneurship and invention. We have put in place policies and framework to ensure that the ecosystem is favourable to more partnerships, access to funds, ease of business, networking in the domestic and international market and more importantly, inculcating this new initiative – ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala. This is a kind of process to develop start-ups by ISRO and the government initiative of Transforming India. Along with the support of ISRO & IESA, we want to inculcate an ecosystem to propel the space and ESDM sector and encourage innovation not only in the state but in the rest of the country too”
The other key activities of the summit were ISRO workshop on “Avionics, Tracking & Telemetry, Satellite Components, Space Applications, Process Automation, Surveillance Systems, Vendor Registration process and much more” and keynote addresses by Yousef Khalilollahi, VP Core Vertical Markets, Xilinx Inc and by Rahul K Mathur, Director, TE Connectivity. A pledge drive by companies was also executed with ESSCI for the Skill India Campaign.