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Sep 18, 2020 โ€ข 43 tweets โ€ข 36 min read
๐ŸŒ„Good evening everyone!

Welcome to In Conversation with ๐ƒ๐ซ ๐‘ ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฆ, Former Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India, Chairman AEC & Secretary @DAEIndia๐Ÿ‘ฅ

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธPlease post your recommendations, comments with #ChatwithRChidambaram
๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ‘ธThis live-tweet thread is curated by @AnamZille & @Jengovz on behalf of @spf_in

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธOpening the session with a warm welcome by @ChagunBasha @DSTCPRIISc @PrinSciAdvGoI
Co-moderator @remya_haridasan @PrinSciAdvOff being introduced by @ChagunBasha ๐Ÿ’ซ
๐Ÿ’@remya_haridasan introducing and welcoming the guest for today, Dr. Chidambaram ๐Ÿ…

@DRDO_India@DefenceHQ@DAEIndia @iaeaorg@mygovindia
โš›๏ธDr. Chidambaram has outstanding contributions to basic #sciences and #nuclear #technology.

โš›๏ธExperimental Physicists to initiate #Neutron #Crystallography with research reactors in India.

โš›๏ธInitiated open #research in High-Pressure Physics.
๐ŸŒ We are all excited to hear from Dr. R. Chidambaram Image
Dr. R Chidambaram's initial comments, Image
.@remya_haridasan asking about Technology #Self Reliance fast-changing global scenario #AtmaNirbharBharat
๐Ÿ”บโ€œSelf reliance = #immunity against technology denialโ€ quoting Alvin Toffler โ€œ#Technology is powerโ€
๐Ÿ”บCollaborate internationally
๐Ÿ”บHave directed basic research Image
๐Ÿ”บWe want excellence in applied research and R&D which should be backed by manufacturing services
๐Ÿ”บ#Technology superstructure needed. Image
โ“โ“On how to apply key learnings from the growth of space technology to other departments? #Atmanirbharta

๐ŸŽฏWe need great technological foresight like @homibhabha - Futuristic vision is required.
๐ŸŽฏDevelop design capability and leverage our strengths.
๐ŸŽฏCritical requirements on #manufacturing that we cannot compromise only then #import.
๐ŸŽฏIndia is doing well in light combat aircraft #TEJAS .
We have the competence provided we are given the right #resources
#Technologyforesight involves #technology #forecasting +assessment on what are #Indiaโ€™s real requirements = critical technologies.
Eg. #India realised that it has limited #uranium but good #resources of #thorium and tried to leverage that in the breeders.
Use technology for #Agriculture๐ŸŒฝ #security #foodsecurity ๐Ÿฅ˜#cybersecurity๐Ÿ’ป robotics๐Ÿค– for MSMEs & sustainable and rural development. #Technologyforesight needed.
Periodical analysis๐Ÿ” important as technology changes over time, new knowledge develops #new problems.
How to build โ€˜Evidenceโ€™ in #policy design, #Science for policy & Policy for Science.
๐Ÿ”˜#Science for #policy - #global #warming evidence present. Hence we need clean #energy, #carbonneutral #technologies. ๐ŸŒž
๐Ÿ”˜We need to go ahead with #geneediting. ๐Ÿงฌ Image
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia should focus on top technology areas in #STIP2020. #nuclear #space #quantumtechnologies #agriculturaltechnologies #foodprocessing #cryotransport #cybersecurity. ๐Ÿš€โšก๏ธ๐Ÿช๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ—
Narrating the story of โ€˜Principle of minimum Fermi Reactionโ€™ Image
.@remya_haridasan puts forward Q by @guptaakhilesh63 on how India achieved #techcompetence during technology denial in 1983?? Image
โ€œBhabha was not just a great #leader but created a swarm of great leaders around him. His culture continued even after him.โ€ Image
We need risk-taking. If research is always successful it is secondary research. Become the first introducer of new technologies. Proven technologies are a synonym of obsolete technologies.

@TIFRScience @HBCSE_TIFR Image
On strengthening #Human #Resource & #Capacity #Development.
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“#NEP makes reference to research, at the school level to encourage creativity very early. Quoting #SRadhakrishnan - โ€œPurpose of #education is to open the mind and transfer #knowledge without destroying #creativity"
Quoting #NEP 9.1.3 โ€˜Higher #Education must form the basis for #innovationโ€™. Hence there is a need for University and College-based research. There is a need for #multidisciplinary universities and colleges.
Eg. #DNA double helix #Crick was a #physicist and #Watson a #Biologist
How to retain trained manpower in India?
๐ŸŸกMost talented in science must be attracted to careers in Science.
๐ŸŸกTalented scientists in India must be given guaranteed careers which are comparative to good careers in other professions.
๐ŸŸก@Inspire program @IndiaDST is a good program but we need to look beyond it.
๐ŸŸกGive career opportunities for postdocs
@IITJodhpur started young associate for most talented Ph.D scholars to fill the dark period between submitting their thesis and being awarded Ph.D degree
๐ŸŸกLeverage on the insecurities creeping among diaspora abroad to pick the best talent
@ChagunBasha puts forward Q on #International #Connect.
.@OIA_MEA has new initiatives on new and #emerging #technologies. We cannot isolate ourselves @GoI_MeitY, National knowledge network is the biggest #research and #innovation network in the world by @Nic.
Connections to #international #networks have their own POPs or points of presence. This makes the distance disappear.
Eg. National knowledge network connected to @CERN large hadron collider.
#India is an equal partner in mega-science projects #ITER , #TOKOMAK built by @L&T India. We must share knowledge and be a part of the global community. #GiantMetreRadiotelescope #NEST @MEAIndia #ETI #GiantMetreRadiotelescope #NEST @mea
On rural technologies for ensuring that efforts reach society. #ruraltechnologies
Focus on RDD - #Research #Development Delivery. @iitmadras developed world's best machinery! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
A substantial part of the economy is based on #MSMEs. Mentions cluster in MSMEs. Eg. Foundry clusters @TIFAC_India. Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) brainchild of @PrinSciAdvOff centred in premier institutions to address grassroot level problems #unnatbharatabhiyan.
Recommendation for #STIP2020 by Dr. Chidambaram @IndiaDST @Ashutos61 @guptaakhilesh63 @ChagunBasha Image
Do "Concept transfer followed by technology transfer and re-innovation." Involve local people using local devices for local needs, #knowledge transfer is also essential.
P. Chidambaram on #openaccesspolicy, access to research infrastructure: #iSTEM model. Image
Funding needed to do extra work even after the project is complete to make it ready for industry use.
#bhabhatron @Barc by @panaceamcr. Instrumentation development needed to pave the way for absorption by Industry, #stableofinstruments by @IndiaDST
Message from Dr. P Cidambaram for aspiring young researchers, we couldn't have ended on a better note; Image
.@ChagunBasha thanking everyone: @nimita_pandey @IndiaDST #STIP2020 Team @PrinSciAdvOff @spf_in

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