Mou signed between NRDC and Universities


Bhubaneswar: National Research Development Corporation, and CSIR-IMMT has organised Academia Industry Innovation Conclave specific to Minerals, Materials & Life Sciences Technology.

The one day conclave was inaugurated in presence of Chief Guest, Sri Pratap Sarangi, Honourable Member of Parliament, Prof. S Basu, Director, CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, Commodore Amit Rastogi(Rtd), CMD, National Research Development Corporation(NRDC), Dr Ashok K Sahu, Chief Scientist, CSIR-IMMT, Dr. T Pavan Kumar, Sr. Scientist, CSIR-IMMT, Mr N G Lakshminarayan, Chief-BD, NRDC, Dr Bijay Kumar Sahu, Head-Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre(IPFC) & TISC, NRDC.

Delivering his inaugural speech Sri Pratap Sarangi, Honourable Member of Parliament, emphasised on more and more technological support for the growth of the country particularly during this pandemic time and how there is a need of more technical knowledge expertise. He advised the industry and institutions to formulate their excellence and increase productivity with their expertise in this field.

Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. S. Basu, Director, CSIR-IMMT said, several institutes are participating in this conclave. Last 7 years we try to grow the facilities to increase the platform to get more and more employment. We have also set up an incubation centre.

The Guests and Speakers discussed on the Latest innovative technologies available for commercialization & transfer to MSME’s, industry and start-ups, Insights on changing technology and marketing scenario and demand, IP protection management & academia-industry collaboration and freedom to operate for MSME’s and start-ups etc.

On this occasion Mou signed between National Research Development Corporation and Sri Sri University, NRDC and Birla global University, Bhubaneswar for technology transfer. Access exclusive sessions and panel discussions led by industry experts and scientists held during the conclave and the participants were engaged in knowledge sharing and understanding technology landscape and IP.

Scientists and researchers from technology/R&D organizations/Universities/PSU’s, Representatives from PSUs/MSMEs, start-ups, Organizations looking at business and investment opportunities, Start-Ups, Technology providers, R&D organizations and MSME Associations, Sector experts, Industry captains, and Trade bodies participated in this Conclave.

Dr. T Pavan Kumar, Sr. Scientist, CSIR-IMMT and Dr B K Sahu, Head- IPFC & TISC, NRDC, Visakhapatnam Coordinated for this conclave.


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