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PM approves 122 research projects

Industry-academic collaborate for research


Industry-academic collaborate for research




Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved 122 new research projects covering Energy, Security, Healthcare, Advanced Materials, ICT and Security/Defence domains.

The Rs.112 crore projects are funded under IMPRINT-II for advancing cutting edge level technology,” Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said in a statement on 5 Aug 2018.

Eighty-one of the projects are sponsored by the industry. This industry-academic collaboration will bring excellence in research, Javadekar said.

A knowledge portal for monitoring the progress of research projects and to disseminate findings will be launched in October 2018.

The new research project proposals selected include: 35 (ICT); 18 (Advanced Materials), 17 (Healthcare Technology), 12 (Energy Security); 11 (Security & Defence); 9 (Sustainable Habitat); 7 Water Resource & River Systems; 5 (Environment & Climate); 4 (Manufacturing); and 4 (Nano Technology).

IMPRINT is the first of its kind by the Ministry and supported Pan-IIT + IISc joint initiative, now open for private institutions too.

This would enable India to address the major science and engineering challenges to champion and enable, empower and embolden the nation for inclusive growth and self-reliance.

IMPRINT-1 is implementing 142 projects which have received support from several ministries, councils and departments in addition to the Human Resource Development Ministry.

Among the 142 IMPRINT-1 projects under implementation are:

Development of Cost Effective Magneto-Rheological (MR) Fluid Damper in Two wheelers and Four Wheelers Automobile to Improve Ride Comfort and Stability;

Indigenous development of an ultra-high strength steel with stainless property for space application;

High strength, wear and corrosion resistant steel for high speed rail and elastic clip;

Low Cost Indoor Occupancy and Climate Monitoring System For Energy Conservation;

Development of Artificial Pancreas for Closed Loop Blood Glucose Control of Type-1 Diabetic Patients in India;

Development of a smartphone camera-based sensor for detection and remediation of chromium pollution in water;

Efficient Glycemic Control for the Management of Diabetes Complications: Intervention with Novel Point of Care Device for Community Healthcare;

Smart Classrooms: Technology Aids for Effective Teaching in Large Classrooms; and

Designing and fabrication of an aerodynamic lens for nanoparticles of variable size.

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