The Department has been working with specific focus to promote Karnataka as the most preferred destination for frontier technologies and create a conducive environment for innovation led industries. Its initiative, Bengaluru Tech Summit is now recognized as India's leading event in the respective field. The initiative of Bengaluru INDIA NANO was one of the first step in fostering a business environment for the development of Nanoscience and the Nanotech Industry in Karnataka.
JNCASR is a well known multi-disciplinary Research Institute with a mandate to pursue and promote world-class research and training at the frontiers of Science and Engineering, covering broad areas ranging from Materials to Genetics. The Centre is flourishing under the aegis of Prof. C.N.R Rao, Honorary President and the Linus Pauling Research Professor.