With the Indian experiences of two successful international cooperative ventures from concept to realisation and marketing, I would suggest evolution of "World Knowledge Platform" for bringing together the core competence of multiple nations of the World and India in science and technology leading to the development of unique systems for Global applications.
World Knowledge platform will enable joint design, development, cost effective production and marketing of the knowledge products, systems and services in various domains based on the core competence of partner nations to international market.
World knowledge platform is a meeting place for science, technology, industry, management and marketing.
Missions of World knowledge platform: The convergence of bio, nano and Information Technology is expected to touch every area of concern to the humanity.
The World knowledge platform will take up the missions, in some of the areas discussed further, which are of utmost urgency to all of us to make our world a safe, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous place to live:
Water: Desalination of sea water using solar energy, channelisation, networking of rivers, cost effective safe drinking water.
Healthcare: Diagnosis, drug delivery system, development and production of vaccines for HIV/TB, malaria and cardiac diseases, detection and cure of diabetics.
Agriculture and food processing: Increased production of food grain in an environment of reduced land, reduced water and reduced manpower; preservation of food; food processing; cost effective storage and distribution.
Knowledge products: Hardware, software and networking and storage products including handheld micro and nano electronic devices.
Transportation systems: Fossil fuel free transportation systems using renewable energies safety systems, hardware and embedded software integration.
Habitat: Energy efficient, water efficient, pollution free habitat.
Disaster prediction and management: Earth quake forecasting, assessing in advance the quantum of rain for particular cloud condition.
Capacity building: Quality human resource development for all the above areas including the development of personnel with world class skills.
India has emerged as a leading country with its demonstrated scientific and technological potential in many societal missions and is now in the growth path.
Combined strengths of the nations can be utilised for the mutual advantage of both India and world by joining together as partners in creating the world knowledge platform.
Copyright@ www.abdulkalam. com. This is an article written by former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.