Director of VICCO Laboratories Sanjeev Pendharkar, on Thursday, addressed second conference on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Patents, Copyrights, Innovation and Startups 2020, held at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering and Research in Pune.Innovation has had a profound impact on economic growth throughout history, Pendharkar said while addressing the conference on IPR, Patents, Copyrights, Innovation and Startups and importance of research and development (R and D) for economic growth.
Research and innovation and creative ideas will help the country achieve its national goals including five trillion USD economy by 2025, he said.
The innovators presented their inventions which would be assessed by industrialists and investors. Pharmaceuticals too is one of the disciplines for presentation and Pendharkar was invited looking at sustainable development goals VICCO Laboratories has achieved under his leadership.
Since the country has committed to achieving sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations and also wish to play its role addressing global concerns such as climate change; hence this conference had wide impact and importance.
The VICCO Director expressed his gratitude for getting invited as a guest of honor during the event, “We must nurture innovation and creativity,” he said.
Managing Director of Accurate Engineering Ltd Vikram Salunke, was invited as a chief guest, whereas Dr BK Sahu (NRDC), Dr Raj Hirvani (IIT Bombay), Amit Kumar Tiwari (Symbiosis International University), Sitaram Rammohan (Mahindra Research Valley) and Abhishek Magotra (MS Law Partners) were invited as the Keynote Speakers.
Professor Dr Harish Tiwari, Principal, who was also the patron, and Dr Sameer Sawarkar, Prof Rahul Bawane and Prof Sandeep Borgaonkar were the conveners at the conference.
Pendharkar’s speech inspired many at the conference and there was overwhelming response from the audience.