M K Surappa, Vice Chancellor of Anna University, has emphasized the need for sustainable growth based on Science, Technology and Innovation. Speaking at the university's Technology Exhibition 2019, he cited some of the applications in agriculture for which the Young generation can contribute for the welfare of the society. He advised the researchers to focus on need based products to help the farmers using the innovative technology. Dr. S. Thamarai Selvi, Director Centre for Technology Development and Transfer requested smart society to develop economically feasible products to realize the sustainable development goals using Science, Technology and Innovation.
She informed about the approval of Technology Enabling Centre by DST, New Delhi to Centre for Technology Development and Transfer of Anna University. Dr. V. S. Senthil Kumar, Additional Director CTDT narrated the activities of CTDT. Centre for Technology Development and Transfer, Anna University organised the 'Technology Exhibition 2019' along with two seminars entitled 'Enabling knowledge transfer for societal benefits' and 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals'.
As many as 185 teams from Anna University – Student Innovative Projects have exhibited their products. The keynote speakers K.R.A. Nair (Executive Director (Development), Lucas TVS, Chennai), Dr. Radhakrishnan (Director – PSGIAS), Dr. Sankara Narayanasamy (Director – NIT Puducherry) gave their talk on the seminar 'Enabling knowledge transfer for societal benefits'.