Pioneer new technologies: Kalam to Indian Scientists

 Mumbai: The growth that India has achieved so far is based on patents that have been generated outside the country, said Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The time has come that Indian scientists pioneer innovation and technology development, achieve growth on their own patents, instead of others, he added.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has "rich heritage" in areas like research, basic sciences and technology research and it can contribute to the growth and prosperity of the country, said Kalam to scientists and students at the Homi Bhabha auditorium.



Kalam emphasized on green energy and told that scientists should focus on moon-based solar power or space power as it is non-polluting. According to him, scientists should work on safe transmission of solar power from outer space to earth for human habitation.

He also pointed out some areas, that scientists can work on, such as increasing solar photovoltaic cell efficiency by using carbon nano tubes, nuclear power generation using thorium based reactor, proteomics research, integrated vaccine development, prevention of HIV/AIDS, forecasting earthquakes, work on adult stem cells, umbilical stem cells and embryonic stem cells.

Kalam presented a model of ASTROSAT, India's first multi wavelength astronomy satellite, which will be launched on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in April 2011.
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