On the occasion of 18th foundation day of Uttarakhand, a Brain Storming Session on Industry- Academia Interaction for “Science and Technology Intervention for Addressing Local Problems” was organized by UCOST on 9th Nov, 2017 at Vigyan Dham, Jhajra, Dehradun. A Panel of Experts:- Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Director General UCOST, Sh. Rakesh Obrai, Chairman and Managing, Director, Oberai Motors, Dehradun, Dr. S.S.Negi, Vice Chairman, Uttarakhand Rural Devlopment & Migration Commission, Sh. Pankaj Gupta, President Industries Association of Uttarakhand, Dr. Vijay Dhasmana, Vice Chancellor, Shri Ram Himalayn University, Jolly Grant, Sh. Anil Taneja, Regional Director, PHD Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Dehradun, Prof. A.N.Purohit, Former Vice Chancellor, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Dr. B.R.Arora, former Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, Sh. Annop Nautiyal, CEO, GATI Foundation, Dr. Mahendra Kunwar, Secretary, HARC, Dr. Brijmohan Sharma, Secretary, SPECS, Sh. Rajeev Berry, Industrialist, Sh. Manu Kochhar, Industrialist, Sh. Rakesh Agarwal, Mr. Vijendra Chauhan, CEO, EVON Technology, Sh. Nitesh Kaushik, Dr. Prashant Singh, Dr. B.P.Purohit, Joint Director, UCOST, Dr. D.P.Uniyal, SSO, UCOST were the experts for Brain Storming Session. The panel had a discussion on Tourism Policy of Uttarakhand, Wellness Tourism, Hydropower, Scope of Solar Energy, Livelihood, Promotion of Small Scale Cottage Industry, Migration, Area Specific Skill Development etc.