Interactive Industry Track

Role of Industries, Academia and Organizations to Promote Humanitarian Technologies

2:00 pm- 6:30 pm; 22 Dec. (Friday) 2017

Co-located in IEEE R10-HTC 2017

ECE Building (6th Floor), BUET, Dhaka

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The Industry Track is an Interactive discussion forum to foster humanitarian technologies. The outcome of this forum is to get immediate recommendations to implement and deliver the humanitarian projects to general people at affordable cost to improve their life style or to prevent possible disaster. Couple of industries and some government and non-government organizations have shown their interest to get face-to-face knowledge and feedback from experienced and young researchers and academia. The forum will make a bridge among these three different entities.

Best 10 Projects presented in the humanitarian project competition will be presented in front of industry partners, academia and representatives from public and private organizations (PPO). Possible future plan and commercialization benefits will be explained.

Researchers, experienced faculty members and project students can share their ideas for the efficient design and implementation of the projects utilizing advanced technologies.

Industry partners can give necessary directions for commercialization. In particular, they can suggest various smart alternate approaches to reduce cost and enhance sustainability. They know the market status and current demand of various products and can prioritize projects as per the market value.

Public and private organizations are expected to provide support for need analysis, modifications as per the real life need by extensive surveys, deployment of test prototype to obtain mass feedback, publicity and awareness among general people.

Maximum Number of Participants: 100

Industry Representatives (20): Top level industry representatives will be invited, preferably from power, electronics and communication sectors.

Representatives from PPO (5): Top level decision makers from government and non-government organizations will be invited, preferably who deal with humanitarian technologies and social implications.

Academia (10): Faculty members and researchers involved in humanitarian projects will be invited to attend the event.

Project Students (15): Senior students (Graduate and final year undergraduate) involved with humanitarian projects will be selected to take part in this event.

Participants by registration (50): Conference delegates will be offered 50% reduced registration fees. Other interested participants are most welcome to join and share your ideas and get befitted from interactive industry track.

Registration Fees: TBD

(The event is followed by R10-HTC Award and Celebration Night)

Tentative Schedule

Time Description
01:45 PM to 02:15 PM Registration
02:15 PM to 02:45 PM Top ranked Humanitarian Project Presentation

(1-2 minutes video for each project)

02:45 PM to 03:45 PM Challenges & Opportunities in Industry-Academia R&D

Keynote Speakers: 1 from Academia & 1 from Industry

Open forum Q&A

03:45 PM to 04:00 PM Tea Break & Social Networking
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Social Needs and Gaps in Project Implementation

Speakers from Organizations and Industry

Open forum Q&A

05:00 PM to 6:00 PM Panel Discussion: Next Step to Promote Humanitarian Technologies

3 panelists (Industry, Academia, Organization) & 1 Moderator

Interactive Q&A

06:00 PM to 6:30 PM     Closing Remarks and Recommendation