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CAN YOU HEAR IT?

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INDIA'S CHALLENGES

9 out of 10

of the World's most polluted cities

40%

of Indians could run out of drinking water by 2030

No. 1

in antibiotic resistance in the world

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INDIA IS CALLING

Thousands of us across the country are raising our voices for a better future for our human and environmental ecosystems - in classrooms, living rooms, cafes, courtrooms, and boardrooms. Are you one of them? If you are, we are listening. We strive to unite voices of tomorrow through collaborative scientific research. Because the future of India is us. Together.

This is what makes the echo network unique. There is no precedence for such a network anywhere in the world. We are the architects of a new platform to change how science is embedded in our modern society.

OUR GOALS

 To establish an interactive network of individuals across sectors and countries who exchange ideas regarding real-world issues

To perform scientific research that brings together governmental, industrial, academic, and private sectors

To create a new generation of scientists without borders who think and act across sectors and disciplines

 
 

The echo network is a social innovation partnership steered by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India with the specific focus of increasing awareness, collaboration, and knowledge regarding human and environmental ecosystems. This effort requires a confluence of India’s strong technological expertise, knowledge of the natural world, and trained scientists with the interdisciplinary skills and collaborative mindset required for such endeavors.

“India has recently embarked on a number of national-level efforts to promote ecological and environmental research on the subcontinent. I am convinced this network will inspire an entirely new approach to Indian education and exploration necessary for the post-technological world.”

Dr. K. VijayRaghavan,

Principal Scientific Adviser, GOI

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Prof. Shannon B Olsson,

Director, the echo network

Together with our partners, we are the architects of a new platform to change how science is embedded in society. We hope that our unique social innovation partnership will inspire other efforts to tackle real-world problems in human and environmental ecosystems both in India and across the world. Our methods are, therefore, as important as our results. Shannon discusses our strategy and how you can play an important role.

ECHO NETWORK IN THE NEWS

ABOUT US

Our mission

To build a close-knit and collaborative community where bright minds can tackle real-world problems in human and environmental ecosystems

Our promise

Every organism on our planet is calling to us. We promise to listen to our society and our natural world and facilitate scientific research for a better tomorrow

Our essence

We are the science that listens with an open heart

 
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OUR PARTNERS

The echo network is supported by founding partners who are stalwarts in government, industry, academia, and the private sector. Each partner plays an important role in helping us realise this unique social innovation partnership.

THE FACILITATOR

The diverse stakeholders will develop and manage the program seeking, through the PSA’s office, periodic advice and views on government priorities and goals, so that the echo network can address national gaps and priorities.

Vibhav Sanzgiri

Global VP R&D Skin Cleansing and Site Leader R&D India, Hindustan Unilever Limited

The world is faced with real problems in the areas of Climate change, Waste management, Biodiversity, and Sustainable agriculture. Unilever has been at the forefront of both advocacy and action to find solutions to these problems which are affordable, scalable, sustainable, and profitable. We have further stepped up our response to climate and nature crisis with bold actions by delivering net zero emissions by 2039 for all our products, ensuring a deforestation-free supply chain and empowering farmers and smallholders to protect and regenerate nature. We have also announced creating a dedicated €1 billion Climate & Nature Fund.

In this context, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. is very proud to be a key part of the echo network set up by the PSA to the Govt. of India, to provide a template for increasing research, knowledge, and awareness of Indian ecology and the environment across the industry, government, private, and academic sectors through multidisciplinary & interdependent partnerships.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Prof. Shannon B Olsson

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Director

All life on Earth interacts through the language of chemistry. Prof. Shannon B Olsson is a chemical ecologist who listens to nature’s chemical conversations across India’s diverse ecosystems. A Fulbright Scholar, Ramanujan and INK Fellow, Shannon’s research has been featured by CNN, Inverse, Cosmos, TEDx, Syntalk, Sci-Illustrate, Dublin Science Gallery, V&A London, Chemical and Engineering News, and the DST Science Express train. 

Her love for nature’s communication is what brought her to conceptualise the echo network with the Principal Scientific Adviser in 2018. Echo represents the two things Shannon enjoys most - Nature and Communication. Shannon loves spending time with her two loves - her husband Petter, and her daughter Grace. They teach her the meaning of empathy and trust every day.

Favorite toy as a kid

Legos

Desired superpower

Teleportation

Soul animal

A giraffe

CONTACT

We are listening

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: +91 9740201407 or fill out the following form

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Head Office

The echo network
Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms

(C-Camp)
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560 065, Karnataka, India

 

info@echonetwork.in

Tel: +91 9740201407

Let's collaborate

To collaborate with the echo network please write to us at info@echonetwork.in

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