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As part of the Azadiki Amrit Mahotsav, a mega event is being organized by the Scientific Ministries and Departments in which a series of 75 Industry Connect (i-Connect) online events are being organized to showcase the achievements in various S&T areas.

The purpose of i-Connect event is to forge partnerships with industry in thematic /focus areas. The event includes a variety of programs such as mega industry conferences, plenary talks, technical exhibitions, B2B meetings, round table discussions as well as breakout sessions which would enable promotion and fostering of business.

NRDC conducted an online session on 17.05.2022 on “Innovation and Incubation Ecosystem of DSIR and CSIR” which was coordinated by Cmde Shri Amit Rastogi (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, NRDC and Shri N.G. Lakshminarayan, Chief, Shri S. Chawla, Chief and Dr. S. Majumdar, Manager, NRDC.

Cmde Amit Rastogi (Retd.) emphasized on the strength of NRDC in providing the services and support to the Innovators,Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.NRDC has developed strong linkage with academia, R&D industrial clients and is one of the leading technology transfer organization in the country. He encouraged the Start-ups to utilize theservices and support facilities being provided by NRDC for the furthering their business objectives.

Shri N.G. Lakshminarayan, Chief-BD gave a detailed presentation on the activities of the NRDC. He highlighted the role played by the Corporation in transfer of technologies and also explained about the new scheme launched i.e.,Technology Development, Validation and Commercialization (TDVC)and presently being implemented for providing financial support to the innovatorsfor taking the technologies between TRL 2 to 4 to the TRL6 to 8.

Shri S. Chawla, Chief presented about the seed funding guidelines of the Corporation and also important role played in providing financial and technical support to the Start-ups, MSMEs,etc. Dr. S. Majumdar, Manager presented about the important ongoing consultancy projects being implemented by the Corporation in collaboration with IOCL,DGQA,ASEAN,APEDA,MHI,etc.