New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and the US Consulate will host a three-day international conclave titled “Space Technology” from October 15-18, officials have announced.
The conclave, to be hosted at the IIT-Madras campus, will attract participation from national and international space agencies, government bodies and the private sector, with a focus on Indo-Pacific countries. , they said.
“This conclave will bring together key stakeholders in the space technology sector to explore ways to optimize business opportunities and collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region,” said Satyanarayanan Chakravarthy, coordinator of the National Combustion Research and Development Center. of IIT-Madras. “Leading expert participants will also analyze the challenges, risks and opportunities for entrepreneurs investing in these sectors.”
At the end of the conclave, the organizers aim to establish the “Indo-Pacific Space Entrepreneurs Association”, a networking and lobbying platform focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector. Stakeholders will recommend a future roadmap to promote international aerospace businesses and space science collaborations.
“The United States and India cooperate on a wide range of diplomatic and security issues, and space is an important part of our relationship that connects our two nations in scientific exploration, technological emerging markets and business partnerships,” said Judith Ravin, the U.S. consul general in Chennai. “Going one step further, this conclave demonstrates the potential for expanding these ties across a network of Indo-Pacific countries poised for increased multilateral collaboration in space exploration.”
Over 80 guest experts from 15 Indo-Pacific countries including India, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Malaysia , the Philippines and Indonesia, among others, are expected to participate in the conclave . Participating government space agencies include the Indian Space Research Organization, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Australian Space Agency.