Imagine a floor that generated electricity from the footsteps of people walking! Imagine a spray-on solar film that turns ordinary windows into solar panels! Ideas like these have a potential to change the world, especially the resource-depleted world that we live in today. And to encourage the exchange of such ideas, Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT) kickstarted its International Conference on Technologies for Sustainable Development 2015 in Mumbai. The institute has brought together researchers, government, corporates and NGOs to highlight and discover technologies that will lead to economical and sustainable development in India. The outcome of the Conference will see new decisions, corporate partnerships and a Centre for Sustainable Development being announced.
The Conference focuses on 11 areas of significance, Energy, Transportation, Water, Natural Capital, Waste Management, Habitat, Community Life,
Recreation and Living Space, Agriculture, Design and Green Skills. IEEE Bombay Section is the technical partner for the Conference.
“It is with an action orientation that we have created this International Conference to give an opportunity to researchers, students, Corporates and NGOs to showcase their findings through projects/studies done by them in the field of technology for sustainable development. This event is part of Golden Jubilee celebrations of our Campus and the bicentennial celebrations of the birth of our founder Don Bosco,” as stated by Fr Adolph Furtado, Rector Don Bosco Centre for Learning at the inauguration of the Conference today.
“The rising socio economic inequality, climate change, food crisis are among the 10 biggest threats facing the world today as reported by the World Economic Forum, 2015. This offers a great opportunity for researchers, scientists and engineers to develop innovative technological solutions to cater to the needs of the people for sustainable development in India and the world” aptly mentioned by the Chief Guest, Dr Aravind Chinchure, Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Symbiosis International University Pune.
Corporate support for this Conference included GROHE Germany, Eureka Forbes, Edith Cowan University, Australia, CEAT, Christiani Sharpline, UPL , USAID and SSP among others. Researchers and academicians from India and abroad will be presenting studies done by them during the three days of the conference (4th to 6th February 2015).
— Press Release