Dr. V.S. Arunachalam, Chairman of CSTEP gave a presentation on "Learning from Failure: Major Technical Accidents Revisited" at a Round Table on Risk Governance Deficits and Emerging Risks organised by the International Risk Governance Council and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.
Researchers from CSTEP attended the book releave event of 'State of Urban Services in India's Cities', authored by Dr. Kala Seetharam Sridhar, Senior Research Fellow and Dr. Venugopala Reddy, Research Officer from Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore. The synopsis of the book is available here.
An Indo-US Workshop on Designing Sustainable Products, Services and Manufacturing Systems was organised by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. CSTEP researchers contributed a paper on 'Sustainability Analysis and Energy Footprint based Design in the Product Lifecycle' which was presented by Dr. S.S. Krishnan. Dr. V.S. Arunachalam, Chairman, CSTEP delivered the keynote address on 'Design and Bounded Rationality in Changing Times' and CSTEP Distinguished Research Fellow Dr. Eswaran Subrahmanian chaired a breakout session which deliberated on the future roadmap for sustainability as an important component of engineering education. Finally, Dr.S.S. Krishnan chaired a session which generated summarising observations by Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri and Dr. Steve Ray of NIST and Dr.Eswaran Subrahmanian.
Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Executive Director at CSTEP was invited to speak at The Fifth India Innovation Summit 2009: Role of Innovation in an Economic Downturn – The India Advantage was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Hotel Taj Residency, Bangalore.