BANGALORE: The Electronics City Industries Association (ECIA) on Wednesday organised a one-day trade show which featured stalls by companies which are based in Electronic City as well as institutions related to the Business Park.
Inaugurating the Exhibition, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department, KM Shivakumar said, “The trade shows help in the exchange of ideas. The invention and marketing of excellent products happen only as the result of intensive information sharing between all parties involved.” Explaining industry as existing in the shape of a Triple Helix, Shivakumar said, “The Scientific community, industries and government are the three parts of the triple helix. They are invariably intertwined and need to have strong relationships.”
He rued that the information sharing arrangement in India is not good enough. “Europe and other developed countries have advanced concepts of cooperation between these three arms of the helix. In India, however it is a very loose concept,” Shivakumar said.
The trade expo had stalls for national banks, colleges, manufacturers of engineering equipment and even the Bangalore Elevated Tollway Limited which is responsible for operating the Expressway which provides faster connectivity to Electronic City.
“We are probably the most unique stall here since we deal extensively in medical technology,” said Shalaka Parab of Opto Circuits.
The stall attracted attention from a lot of army and other defence personnel including policemen since it featured Cardiac Intervention Devices like Metal Stents and Automated External Defibrillators.