The Services of the Bhubaneswar was adversely affected by the severe cyclonic storms Fani. The outdoor units of the air conditioning system were damaged. However, no damage was caused to the sophisticated equipment and machineries installed inside the lab.
The Fab Zero Training Program came to an end. Dr. Omkar Rai, DG, STPI addressed all the participants through video conferencing. He encouraged the participants from all STPI Centres to create opportunities with respective State Governments
A get together of all stakeholders of STPI was organised by STPI. Senior officials from the State Government, senior faculty members from academia and captains of the local IT industry as well as start-ups attended.
Mr. C. J. Venugopal, Pr. Secretary, Dept. of E&amp;amp;amp;IT, GoO, Mr. Anil K Muniswamy, Chairman, Chairman and President of India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), Mr. Rajesh Ram Mishra, President, IEAS
Mr. Luciano Betoldi, International Operations Director, Fab Foundation arrived in Bhubaneswar for inspection of the Bhubaneswar Fab Lab and interaction with the participants undergoing the Fab Zero training. He also held meeting with Mr. Manas Panda, Director, STPI.
Three week long Fab Zero Training Program for 24 STPI officials from STPI Centres all across the country (including 8 personnel form STPI, Odisha) and one Sr. Lab Assistant form IIIT Bhubaneswar was inaugurated
Ms.Sherry Lassiter, President &amp;amp;amp; CEO, the Fab Foundation, USA visited Bhubaneswar and held meetings with Mr. Manas Panda, Director, STPI and senior officials of STPI Bhubaneswar regarding establishment of the Fab Lab.