Multidimensional Technological Innovations for Water-Linked Health & Wellness Agenda
A Bilateral Purdue – India Engagement Conference
IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
(March 4-6, 2013)
Venue: Conference Room of Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
Sunday, March 3rd
|All Day||Informal get together – Mixer|
|Dinnertime||Dinner – IIT KGP – Location to be determined|
Monday, March 4th
|8:30 AM||Welcome (Introduction of the organizing committees; participants from Purdue and India)|
|8:30 - 9:30 AM||Remarks from Dean (SRIC) – IIT; Dr. Garimella - Assoc. VP/Purdue.|
|9:30 - 9:45 AM||Water-linked Health and Wellness – A systems perspective – Suranjan.|
|9:45 - 10:45 AM||Water quality issues: Ron Turco (Purdue) and R K Panda (IIT).
Water quality issues: Pesticide, heavy metal, pathogen contamination in water, pollution, current research activities, and future needs and challenges, how they affect human health and wellness.
|10:45 - 11:15 AM||Tea break|
|11:15 AM - 12:15 PM||Panel and group discussions|
|12:15 - 1:45 PM||Lunch|
|1:45 – 3:00 PM||Water Resources Management Issues: S N Panda (IIT) and V. Merwade (Purdue).
Water resources management issues: Water resources management, climate change, monsoon pattern and flood, future water needs, water conservation and health issues.
|3:00 - 3:30 PM||Tea break|
|3:30 - 4:30 PM||Group discussion and participation
Group discussion – open brain storming – six hat method; Water quality and management issues – linked to health and wellness – status, needs, road blocks, and opportunities
|4:30 PM||Visit of departments and facilities at IIT|
Tuesday, March 5th
|8:00 - 8:15 AM||Assoc. Dean and Department Head – Purdue|
|8:15 - 9:15 AM||Social, economical, and consumer issues: L. Acharya and Nicole Olynk Widmar (Purdue)
(Social, cultural, gender and equity issues, consumer behavior; challenges, needs).
|9:15 - 10 AM||Group discussion|
|10:00 - 10:30 AM||Tea break|
|10:30 - 11:15 AM||Sensors, information technology and health and wellness issues: Suranjan Panigrahi (Purdue) and Koel Chaudhury (IIT)
Sensors, information technology, health and wellness issues: monitoring systems for detection, prevention, and management; cell-phone based tools or systems; alert system, future needs, related health and wellness issues.
|11:15 AM - 12:15 PM||Group discussion|
|12:15 - 1:45 PM||Lunch|
|1:45 - 2:15 PM||Technology Transfer, policy and commercialization: Elizabeth Hart-Wells (Purdue) and K. Raju (IIT)
Technology Transfer, innovation, and commercialization: Funding opportunities and prioritizations; intellectual property and technology transfer; applicable policies and laws; involvement of small scale and local business for technology transfer; collaborations with NGOs, governmental and local organizations in technology transfer, diffusion of technologies; communication campaign for sustainable adaptation.
|2:15 - 2:45 PM||Group discussion- Technology transfer issue, policies, technology diffusion, role of different stakeholders.|
|2:45 - 3:15 PM||Tea Break|
|3:15 - 4:00 PM||Educational Corner: Group discussion
joint offering of courses; informal learning and collaboration, research collaborations; joint offering of courses; roadblocks; student and faculty exchange.
|4 - 6 PM||Visit of facilities and interactions|
|6 PM||Group Dinner|
Wednesday, March 6th
|8:00 – 10 AM||group meeting – to summarize the opportunities collaborations, funding opportunities, faculty and student exchange; Partnership of NGOs, UNICEF and stakeholders.|
|10 AM||on wards: visit to different departments and meeting with faculty, staff and students; open meeting; Possible visit to field for stakeholders interaction.|
|12 noon||Lunch break|
|1:30 PM||Possible visit to field for stakeholders interaction.
Meeting adjourned by late afternoon.