Prof. A. Sivathanu Pillai, Professor Emeritus, RUAS and Founder BrahMos delivered the Distinguished Lecture entitled “Futuristic Technologies and Building an Innovation Eco System” at the Technology Campus. The Distinguished Lecture addressed various Science & Technology Missions of India pertaining to Space and Defense Systems. In particular, formation of BrahMos Joint Venture was highlighted to motivate and inspire the budding young minds. Prof. Pillai insisted as well as advised Students and Faculty Members to nurture capabilities of lateral thinking with leap frog potential for travelling in an unexplored path for success. Prof. Sivathanu Pillai also emphasized on Global Energy, Water and Nano Missions along with Industry 4.0 system intelligence. In summary, the Distinguished Lecture was concluded with the quote from Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – “The ignited mind is the most powerful resource on the earth, above the earth and under the earth”. More than 120 Faculty Members and Students actively participated in the Event.