India International Science Festival (IISF 2015), a joint event of Ministry of Science and Technology (DST, DBT and DSIR/CSIR) and Ministry of Earth Sciences, is being organized during December 04-08, 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) have been chosen as the nodal government institution to organize this mega event in collaboration with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA). IISF aims to provide a single platform to promote interaction among the people and scientists from South Asian Countries to share and spread scientific ideas and discoveries. Around 3500 participants, delegates, invitees, renowned experts are expected to attend various components of IISF 2015.
IISF 2015 is being organized with the following objectives:
Exposing the fruits of Science and Technology to the masses
Building strategy to instill scientific temper among the people
Showcasing Indian contributions in the field of S&T over the years
Providing platform to young scientists from South Asian and other neighbouring countries for exchange of knowledge & ideas
Supporting flagship programmes like Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India, Smart Villages, Smart Cities etc. initiated by the Govt. of India
Young Scientists’ Conference
Young Scientists’ Conference, the key component of IISF 2015 would focus on presentation of technical papers and posters in the following sub-themes :
Integrated healthcare including innovative diagnostic aids
Vector control & mitigation
Remote sensing applications
Smart design and advanced manufacturing technologies in line with ‘Make in India’
Waste to wealth technologies, water & ocean resources, environmental management & climate change
IISF 2015 targets to involve and include commoners with a view to improve their scientific understanding, temperament and appreciation for various feats in science & technology. IISF also targets to showcase innovative practices and achievements by Indian science & technology system. Another important milestone of IISF 2015 would be to promote India’s Indigenous Knowledge, well acclaimed in the world. IISF 2015 would provide an effective platform for the scientists-students interactions and also host large-scale practical science laboratory demonstration. Concurrent with the conference, another component of IISF would encompass techno-industrial expo with the participation of national agencies such as DRDO, BARC, ISRO etc. along with the leading PSUs. Science communication by effective media interception such as science documentaries, films etc. would another key component of IISF 2015. All of these are expected to make IISF 2015 stand apart from other events held in the country.