The India Science Festival (ISF) is the flagship annual event of the Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (FAST India), a non-profit institution of excellence working to enable the transformation of India’s science and technology ecosystem through research and policy, government support, institutional strengthening, corporate sector engagement, and science communication.

Since its launch in 2019, ISF has served as a vibrant and stimulating platform to celebrate and explore science in every way possible by bringing together a diverse array of professionals to engage and inspire a wide-ranging audience. The festival aims to inspire and nurture interest and appreciation of science in young people and the public at large.

The entry to ISF is free and open to all, in keeping with our ambition to make science accessible to all.

ISF connect young people and the general public with scientists, engineers, health professionals, business leaders, innovators, creative professionals to foster public understanding of and engagement with science and bring together various actors in the science, technology and innovation ecosystem to discuss, collaborate and progress together.

 Through an eclectic mix of events comprising of popular science talks, interdisciplinary panel discussions, immersive exhibits, interactive installations, hands-on workshops, policy roundtables, book launches, film screenings and performances, we aim to bring out the excitement of science, its linkages with culture and society, and highlight its role in addressing current and future challenges.

ISF strives to be an inclusive platform to anyone who wishes to engage in science and provide an open forum for progressive and thoughtful discussions on science.