A memorandum of understanding between the University of Windsor and the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management will broaden global contacts and build partnerships for both schools, says Diana Kao, UWindsor associate vice-provost, international.
A delegation from the school, located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, visited the UWindsor campus in April. The visit culminated in a ceremony to mark a formal agreement to seek opportunities for cooperation, including faculty and student exchange and research collaborations.
Organic electronics is generating interest not only in the science community but in the business world as well. Its current market of about one billion dollars is expected to grow to $45 billion by 2016.
In a free presentation entitled “Organic Electronics: From Serendipitous Discovery to Market,” Holger Eichhorn will provide some of the facts behind the buzz.
A scientist born in Windsor but who now conducts his research at New York’s Columbia University will discuss how a natural product derived from plants like aloe vera may slow the progress of such neurodegenerative diseases as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s when he appears as a featured speaker at a conference here next week.
Besides the obvious benefits of bringing together hundreds of scientists who study natural health products, a UWindsor biochemist hopes a major conference here next week will help people realize the potential of an already growing industry that could create new jobs and growth in that sector.