Dr. Shyam Diwakar of Amrita School of Biotechnology was invited to visit and deliver a talk at RIKILT, an organization of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) at Wageningen, Netherlands. RIKILT - Institute of Food Safety was created in 1975 through the merger of the Government Dairy Station in Leiden and the Government Agricultural Testing Station Maastricht. At RIKILT, Prof. Shyam Diwakar delivered a talk on "Modeling, OER, and Open Models - Work at Amrita" on March 26, 2018. He also detailed how data science is changing projects and innovation at Amrita highlighting work on AVIEW, Amrita Virtual Labs project, OceanNet and many more.
RIKILT is co-located with University of Wageningen, which is known for its expertise in food and nutrition. RIKILT researcher Dr. Anand Gavai who had organized this visit, had also visited Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2016 and 2017.
This visit was also on behalf of Amrita Center for International Programs that has been facilitating University-wide collaborations and exchange of students through Live-in-Labs® and other agreements towards building sustainable solutions in India and abroad.