4IR seminar emphasizes industry-academia linkage
4IR seminar emphasizes industry-academia linkage

The University Grants Commission (UGC) organized the two-day IC4IR that concluded on Saturday

Panelists at an international conference on 4th industrial revolution in the city on Saturday stressed establishing industry-academia linkage to unleash the full potential of technological advancements in nature conservation and higher efficiency in farm productivity.

They called for collaborative research, innovation and human resource development initiatives by industry and academia so that the farming community, producers and consumers at large derived benefits of 4IR applications in the field of agriculture.

They highlighted the prospects of Bangladesh and its agro-based economy through getting dividends from farm sector automation, greater man-machine interface, internet of things (IoT), purposefully built robots and other futuristic technologies.

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) hosted the special session on ‘Exploring Environmental Conservation and Agricultural Development in the Context of 4IR’ as part of the International Conference on the 4th Industrial Revolution (IC4IR) held at Harmony Hall of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) on Saturday.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) organized the two-day IC4IR that concluded on Saturday.

Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam, Dean of the School of Engineering, Technology and Sciences (SETS) of IUB; Dr Chayan Kumer Saha of the Department of Farm Power and Machinery of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU); and Dr. Aseef Iqbal, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at Chittagong Independent University jointly presented a keynote paper highlighting the importance of frontier science in the farm sector.

Later, Dr F H Ansarey, Managing Director of ACI Agribusinesses, Waseem Alim, Co-founder and CEO of online grocery Chaldal and Reaz Ahmad, Executive Editor of Dhaka Tribune, addressed the session as designated panelists.

Dr. Mustafa Habib Chowdhury, associate professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of IUB, moderated the session which was attended by several hundred academics, students, industry representatives, professionals and experts.

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