Invite you for a

2-day Intensive Workshop on

Co-Creating Sustainable Futures with Drones and AI

May 16-17, 2019, IIT Delhi, New Delhi

Sustainable Agriculture ~ Nature Conservation ~ Healthcare

Disaster Management ~ Sustainable Development ~ Youth Empowerment

Introduction

The best people to understand a sustainable development challenge are the people facing them and working hands on in the community to resolve them. Hearing them out, understanding their context and designing solutions according to the lives we are impacting is the first step towards solving these challenges. And if the challenges are concerning India, they are bound to be as diverse and complex as the country itself. Technologies are effective only when they are applied where they are needed the most. With India touching great heights in developing innovations such as drones and data sciences, we need to understand from the stakeholders, what is the best way to integrate these technologies into their sphere of work.

Drones when coupled with Artificial Intelligence, particularly Machine Learning for augmented analysis of imagery data acquired using drones – aerial, terrestrial as well aquatic, have proven time and again as very effective tools that can drive actionable insights needed for the development work. Payload drones with advanced controls and capacities are awaiting their full utilisation in healthcare, disaster management and humanitarian sectors.

We are aiming to apply these technologies for social good and help out India and the neighbouring countries in our region take the next leap in advancement of technological applications.

Program

 We at India Flying Labs and WeRobotics are happy to announce our workshop on ‘Co-creating Sustainable Futures with Drones and AI’ to be held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi on May 16-17 2019.

This workshop is part of a series of Multi-stakeholder Consultative Meetings hosted by India Flying Labs in order to encourage discussion and dialogues among key stakeholders to understand each other’s needs, identify gaps, brainstorm solutions and conceive actionable ideas. As a non-profit, open, collaborative network of social innovators keen on applying technology for social good, we are hoping to enable the basic groundwork needed for cooperative integrated development.

This unique workshop aims to bring together thought leaders from Sustainable Agriculture, Nature Conservation, Healthcare, Disaster Management, Sustainable Development and Youth Empowerment. Together, we will participate in an open discussion aiming at co-creating an ecosystem for using innovations such as drones and AI to solve some of the complex social challenges of our times.

So, if you are tackling a complex social problem and are keen on engaging with technology in the 4th Industrial Revolution, we invite you to  participate in this Co-creation Workshop.

Goals of the Workshop

  • Identify concrete needs in the social good sector (Sustainable Agriculture, Nature Conservation, Healthcare, Disaster Management, Sustainable Development and Youth Empowerment) in relation to the data and innovative solutions that can be provided by drones and AI for augmented analysis
  • Qualify and prioritize the identified needs
  • Identify and qualify challenges faced for drones

Participant Profile:

  • Representatives of NGOs and other organisations actively engaged with Agriculture – especially for small-holder farms, Nature Conservation, Healthcare, Disaster Management, Sustainable Development and Youth Empowerment that use drones or are planning to include drones and data for your projects.
  • Representatives from Think Tanks, Facilitators of Research and Development, and Social Innovators
  • Representatives from Government-led Institutions, Departments and Services, Central/ State/ Local Governments, Government-led Innovation and Incubation cells and Government-supported Research bodies
  • Social Entrepreneurs interested in creating services that use drones
  • Universities and Academic institutions engaged in education and research on development of drones and drone-based applications
  • Maximum Participation shall be limited to 60.

Program Schedule

Thursday, May 16, 2019

TIMING PROGRAM SPEAKERS/ FACILITATORS
08h30 – 09h00 Welcome tea and coffee
09h00 – 10h00 Official opening and Introduction message:

•India Flying Labs

•Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ruchi Saxena
10h00 – 11h00 General Introduction to civilian drones & AI for Social Good

•WeRobotics & Flying Labs Introduction

•Introduction to civilian drones

•Opportunities and possibilities created by civilian drones and AI

•Examples and use cases implemented in other countries

Sonja Betschart
11h00 – 12h00 Drones and AI for augmented analysis in India:

Examples and current use cases implemented in India

TBD
12h00 – 13h30 Lunch Break & Networking
13h30 – 16h45 Participatory Workshops in which we will:

•Discover needs for each thematic group

•Identify opportunities & possibilities

•Identify challenges

4 Thematic Workshop Groups to choose from:

•Sustainable Agriculture

•Nature Conservation & Sustainable Development

•Healthcare & Disaster Management

•Youth Empowerment

Workshop groups moderated by :

Sonja Betschart (Naure Conservation & Sustainable Development)

Ruchi Saxena (Healthcare & Disaster Management)

Vignesh Santhanam (Sustainable Agriculture)

Rishabh Gupta (Youth Empowerment)

16h45 – 17h00 Short debrief of the day and outlook for next day Ruchi Saxena & Sonja Betschart

Friday, May 17, 2019

TIMING PROGRAM SPEAKERS/ FACILITATORS
08h30 – 09h00 Welcome tea and coffee
09h00 – 12h00 Participatory Workshops in which we will:

•Finalize needs, opportunities, possibilities and challenges of Day 1

•Qualify & Prioritize needs & opportunities

•Qualify Challenges

•Prepare group presentation for the afternoon

Workshop groups moderated by :

Sonja Betschart (Nature Conservation & Sustainable Development)

Ruchi Saxena (Healthcare & Disaster Management)

Vignesh Santhanam (Sust. Agriculture)

Rishabh Gupta (Youth Empowerment)

12h00 – 13h30 Lunch Break & Networking
13h30 – 15h00 Presentation of workshop results:

•Presentation of each thematic group’s results

•Q&A related to presentation

•Presentation of challenges

Nominated speaker for each group
15h00 – 16h00 Open discussion on next steps

Closing message of workshop

All

Team:

Moderator:

Sonja Betschart, Co-Founder, WeRobotics, Switzerland

Facilitators:

Dr Ruchi Saxena, Director, India Flying Labs/
Director, Caerobotics Healthcare Solutions

Rishabh Gupta, Co-founder, Redwing Aerospace Laboratories/
Co-ordinator, India Flying Labs

Vignesh Santhanam, Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum

Organising Team

Mr. Atul Bal, President of IIT-D Alumni Association

Harsha Yadav, Co-founder, GeoKnit Consultancy

Anupriya Goyal, Co-founder, GeoKnit Consultancy

Venue:

Lecture Hall Complex, Indian Institute of Technolology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016. (https://goo.gl/maps/p6Vjep9FhYE2)

Registration:

Please fill the Registration Form in this link.

  • We request key organisations to nominate their representatives for this event. Official Letter for Nomination can be requested from india@flyinglabs.org
  • Since we intend to keep the participation limited to a moderate number, we encourage you to apply to us before April 30. The confirmed participants will be notified by May 1. The program fees can be paid only after Confirmation E-mail is received by the participant. The payment modes will be mentioned in the Confirmation E-mail.
  • Any update on the event will be notified on the shared email address.
  • To partner with us, exhibit or present your products during this workshop or to sponsor or provide scholarships to deserving candidates, please contact us.

Program Fees:

₹ 3000 (Does not include travel, accommodation or visa fees. Includes participation fees and meals.)

Event dates: May 16-17 2019
Venue: Lecture Hall Complex, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khaas, New Delhi

Payment Gateway:

Please send the payment confirmation to india@flyinglabs.org

Correspondence:

  Dr. Ruchi Saxena, Director, India Flying Labs

  Phone Numbers: (India, WhatsApp) +91-8828005345, (Nepal) +977-9860294438.

Email: india@flyinglabs.org

Website: www.flyinglabs.org/india ; www.werobotics.org

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