Posted On : 20th December 2017

Under the auspices of the Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC is organizing the Conference on "India Centric R&D" on 12 & 13 January 2018 at Seminar Hall, 1st Floor, K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, VidyaNagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai - 400077. The theme of the Conference is "Invention to Innovation in Chemical Industry".  Detailed Program of the Conference is enclosed.


Indian chemical industry is poised to grow in coming years and by 2025, the size of the Industry would reach USD 300 Bn. Presently, India imports generic intermediates from China in Bulk and also resorts to importing technologies from Overseas. While innovation through Industry-academia collaboration has driven development of the chemical industry elsewhere, in India we have to go a long way to reap the benefits of industry-academia collaboration.  There is an urgent need to address the development needs in the industry for higher value addition, process intensification, sustainability, conservation of energy and material resources, etc.


The conference provides a platform where Industry and Academia can participate, and explore possibilities of collaboration and discuss course corrections for making such collaborations successful.


The basic objective of the Conference is to get an insight into the following:


  • New and existing technologies ready for licensing or transfer
  • New opportunity areas for contract / collaborative research
  • Industry Academia Collaboration - Challenges & Success Stories
  • Ecosystems (Technology Parks & Incubation Centre) to foster Collaboration
  • India centric R&D done in the Industry
  • How to successfully collaborate
  • Open innovation

We are very happy to inform you that, Dr. Girish Sahni, DG-CSIR has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the Conference.   Prof. M. S. Ananth, Former Director, IIT - Madras and a pioneer in Technology R&D Parks in India has kindly agreed to be the Key-Note Speaker for the second day of the conference.

We have invited Shri Samir Kumar Biswas, Jt. Secretary, DCPC, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India to participate in the Inaugural Session of the Conference. We have also invited Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Former Secretary Defense R&D and Member, NITIAayog to give key Note Address (Academia) and to inaugurate the Poster Exhibition.

Dr. PrabhatRanjan, Executive Director, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) has confirmed his participation.  We have also invited Dr. Ajit V. Sapre, Group President - R&T, Reliance Industries Limited to be the Key Note Speaker (Industry) during the Inaugural Session.  

Very relevant topics are included in the program on which experts from Industry and Academia will make their power point presentations.

Various CSIR laboratories like National Chemical Laboratory - Pune, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology - Hyderabad, Central Leather Research Institute - Chennai, Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute - Bhavnagar, etc. will participate.  We have received confirmation for participation from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Institute of Chemical Technology, IIP Dehradun, IIT-Bombay, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory - Pune.


Poster Exhibition will be organized for interested participating institutions to enable them to showcase their activities and technologies available with them for the industry and also to have one-to-one interactions with the interested parties.  Further, chemical companies who have developed new technologies in their R&D Centre, which are not currently used but are available for other members of the industry to use and collaborate, can also showcase the technologies in the Exhibition.

Exhibition Fees for Poster Exhibition & Booth will be:

Options Base Rate GST (18%) Total

Option 1
Poster Exhibition:
(3 Posters : size 3 ft. x 6 ft. per poster)

25,000 INR 4,500 INR 29,500 INR

Option 2
Booth Size:  (9ft x 9ft)

50,000 INR 9,000 INR 59,000 INR

The target Audience for this conference are R&D Managers, CEOs of the Industries, and Directors of institutes.

Registration fees for delegates for two days conference is 11,800 INR (10,000 INR + 1,800 INR 18% GST) per delegate.

We request members to consider partnering the Conference, as per details given below:

Gold Partner 5,00,000 INR 6 Complimentary Registration
Silver Partner 3,00,000 INR 4 Complimentary Registration
Lunch Partner 1,50,000 INR 2 Complimentary Registration

ICC will acknowledge partnership support by displaying an appropriate banner at the venue of the Conference and will also offer complimentary registrations as mentioned above.

Members are requested to let us know the areas in which they would like to have discussions with Academia for possible collaborations.

Please highlight the specific category in which your company fits in: 

  • Inorganic Chemicals    
  • Organic Chemicals       
  • Specialty Chemicals        
  • Pharmaceuticals           

Please state what your Company is looking for:

  • Development of New Product     
  • Process Intensification                 
  • Higher Value Addition                 
  • Water Conservation                   
  • Energy Conservation                   
  • Any Other                                  

Please write a 25 lines write-up to enable us to arrange interactions with the relevant Academia.  The last date for receipt of write-up will be THURSDAY, 4 JANUARY 2018.

We request all members to attend and also depute delegates from your organization to attend this important Conference on Growth of Chemical Industry through R&D and Open Innovation. 

Please confirm registration as per the format enclosed and send to ICC-Mumbai Office to reach on or before WEDNESDAY, 10 January 2018.

Kindly draw the Cheque / Demand Draft for the requisite amount in favour of "Indian Chemical Council", payable at Mumbai. Registration Fee / Exhibition Fee / Partnership Fee can also be paid electronically to Bank of Baroda, Horniman Circle Branch, 10/12 Mumbai Samachar Marg, Mumbai - 400 023, C/A No. 27940200000736, Branch Code: 2794, IFSC Code: BARB0PBBMUM, MICR Code: 400012111 Swift Code: BARB IN BB BMO).

12th - 13th January 2018

Seminar Hall, 1st Floor, K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce
 VidyaNagar, Vidyvihar, Mumbai - 400 077

THEME - Invention to Innovation in Chemical Industry

Day-1:  JANUARY 12, 2018
08.45 am - 09.15 am REGISTRATION
09.15 am - 11.00 am WELCOME & INAUGURAL ADDRESS:
Mr. S. R. Lohokare, Chairman, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
Mr. Samir Kumar Biswas, Jt. Secretary, DCPC,
Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, GoI (Invited)
Dr. Girish Sahni, DG-CSIR
Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Former Secretary Defense R&D & Member, NITI Aayog
Dr Ajit V Sapre, Group President - R&T, Reliance Industries Limited.
11.00 am - 11.15 am Inauguration of the Poster exhibition by:
Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Former Secretary Defense R&D & Member, NITI Aayog
11.15 am - 11.30 am TEA BREAK
11.30 am - 12.30 pm Theme - Industry Academia Collaboration - Challenges & Success Stories - Session I
Challenges from Academia -
Prof. G. D. Yadav, Vice Chancellor, ICT
Challenges from Industry -
Mr. R. N. Mohanty, President - Technology, Pidilite Industries Ltd.
12.30 pm - 01.30 pm Theme - Industry Academia Collaboration - Challenges & Success Stories - Session II
Success Story from Academia Collaboration
  • Joint presentation by CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory & Vinati Organics Ltd.
Success Story from Industry -
Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Gharda Chemicals Ltd.
01.30 pm - 02.30 pm LUNCH BREAK
02.30 pm - 04.00 pm Theme - Indigenous Technologies for Chemical Industry
Dr. Shrikrishna Gupta
Head - Technology Transfer & Coordination Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay
  • Indigenous Technologies from Department of Atomic Energy.
Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, ED, TIFAC
  • Indigenous Technologies for exploitation by Chemical Industry
Prof. Ashwini Kumar Nangia / Dr. Ajit Joshi
Director, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
  • Technologies available from the Chemical Theme Laboratories of CSIR. 
04.00 pm - 05.00 pm Interactive Session
05.00 pm - 05.30 pm Tea & Visit to Exhibitors
Day-2: JANUARY 13, 2018
09.30 am - 10.00 am Key Note Address - Ecosystems (Technology parks & Incubation Centre) to foster Collaboration:
Prof. M. S. Ananth,
Former Director, IIT - Madras
Key Note Address - India centric R&D done in the Industry
President and CTO, New Businesses and Innovation Centre,
Tata Chemicals Ltd.
10.00 am - 10.30 am TEA BREAK
10.30 am - 01.30 pm Theme - Success Stories
Dr. Anjan Ray, Director , CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum
  • Success Story of Industry-academia collaboration: Joint presentation by IIP Dehradun and Reliance Industries Ltd.
Mr. Ranjan Patnaik, Director, DuPont Knowledge Centre, Hyderabad
Mr. Umesh Bhide, Chemicals Industry Sector Leader, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Mumbai
  • Innovation in DuPont India
Dr. Prashant Puri, President & Head R&D - Fertilizers, Insulators, Chemicals, Grasim Industries, Aditya Birla Group.
  • R&D for Business Growth, Sustainability with Environmental and Customer Centricity - Approach and Implementation
01.30 pm - 02.30 pm LUNCH BREAK
02.30 pm - 03.30 pm Panel Discussion
Theme - How to successfully collaborate
Chairperson :
Prof. M. S. Ananth, Former Director, IIT - Madras
Dr. L. M. Gantayet
Prof. A. K. Suresh, Deputy Director -  IIT Bombay
  • Mr. Samir S. Somaiya, Chairman & Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Somaiya Vidyavihar and The Somaiya Trust
Director IICT/NCL
Dr. Dietmar Hueglin, Head Research Center BASF India, Mumbai
Representative from Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. (Invited)
Prof. (Dr.) V. V. Mahajani,
Retired - Prof. of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology
03.30 pm - 04.00 pm TEA BREAK
04.00 pm - 05.30 pm Theme - Open innovation
Prof. P. V. Balaji, Dean R&D, IIT Bombay
Representative from Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd (Invited)
Presentation from Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd. (Invited)

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