State gears up for Make in Odisha Conclave

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Bhubaneswar: Industries Minister Ananta Das directed the concerned departments to accord online approval to the perspective delegates by November 9 while chairing a high-level meeting on Make in Odisha Conclave-2018, at the Secretariat on Monday.

During the meeting, Das directed the respective departments to lead their sectoral sessions for harnessing the investment potential. Chief Secretary Padhi asked all departments to submit the comprehensive list of their nodal and facilitating officers to Industry department by end of current month. He also directed the departments to showcase various investment potential and projects of Odisha in the conclave.

It was decided in the meeting that the conclave would be a five-day long event from 11th to 15th November. It will be inaugurated on 11th November at Janata Maidan in the presence of various Industry Associations, Business Chambers, Confederation of Industries, potential investors from World Business Community and above all the country partners like Japan and the United Arab Emirates. The business leaders both from India and abroad will participate in the event.

Further, it was decided in the meeting that the 5-day event would have 24 broad thematic sessions covering the sectors like food processing, MS&ME , aerospace & defense manufacturing, electronics & IT, women entrepreneurship, biotech meet, media & entertainment, academic meet, smart city promotion, downstream industries in metal sector, chemicals & petrochemicals, logistic  & infrastructure , healthcare investment, skill development, tourism investment, textile & apparel, agri-business investment and  agri-marketing etc.

This year’s conclave would be marked by a 36-hour smart hackathon in the skill development sector. Till today, around 4000 students from various technical colleges and universities have registered themselves for participation in the hackathon. From among them, so far 293 students have been selected and grouped under 93 teams. The hackathon will start from 9 AM of 13th November and will close at 10 PM on 14th November. The students will do hackathon innovations in CET, Bhubaneswar. The outcomes of the hackathon will be presented in the Seminar at Make in Odisha Conclave on 15th November.

A central control room has been set up to address any issue and provide required information to the participants. The control room has started functioning from today. The control room will shift to Janata Maidan, venue of the Conclave from 9th November.

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