Kalam moots joint scientific research between India, Greece

Friday, 27 April 2007, 07:00 Hrs   |    5 Comments
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Athens: Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday identified seven critical areas of joint scientific research - from nuclear power to stem cell research - that could enable India and Greece to enhance their strengths for development and marketing of their products in the world market.

Addressing Greece's top scientists at the National Centre for Scientific Research, better known as Demokritos, Kalam said India is well on way to becoming a knowledge society, having undertaken cutting research in key areas like information and communication technology, bio-informatics, nano-technology and healthcare, including drug delivery systems.

The seven areas identified for joint research were energy, nuclear power, proteomics, vaccines against HIV/AIDS, stem cell research, earthquake forecasting and rainfall detection.

"The core competence of India and Greece can be identified by a joint task team which will enable establishment of collaborative ventures for synergizing the strengths of two nations leading to the design, development, production and marketing of products and systems in the world market," the president stated.

Kalam is on a four-day state visit to Greece that ends Saturday. He is the first Indian president to make a state visit here in 21 years.
Source: IANS
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