GITAM launches Andhra Pradesh’s first technology-enabling centre

The deemed-to-be university has also been granted Rs 3.28 crore from the DST, ministry of science and technology.

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Mridusmita Deka | June 20, 2023 | 02:12 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The GITAM has launched Andhra Pradesh’s first technology-enabling centre at its Visakhapatnam campus. The GITAM-Technology enabling centre, G-TEC, will be engaged in technology mining, assessment of technologies based on readiness levels, technology development with the guidance of expert panels, technology transfer to industries, generation of market reports and capacity-building initiatives.

The deemed-to-be university has also been granted Rs 3.28 crore from the Department of Science and Technology, ministry of science and technology.

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The project, as per a GITAM statement, is a conscious effort to bridge the industry-academia gap and to provide an enabling ecosystem for faculty innovators and MSMEs in the southern state.

Saying that G-TEC will work to network researchers with institutes, national laboratories and industry, to create an ecosystem for technology development and technology transfer, Raja P Pappu, coordinator-G-TEC, Director, Research and Development, GITAM (Deemed to be University) said: “Academia is the base for knowledge generation. However, in India, effective institutional mechanisms are largely missing in academia to translate R&D output into technological wealth.”

“By uniting industry, academia, and research communities through the GITAM Technology Enabling Centre, we envision a future where innovation flourishes, bottlenecks are overcome, and India, along with Andhra Pradesh, emerges as a global leader in the realm of research and development,” he added.

G-TEC will focus on identifying new-age technologies and making them available in the market; market assessment of technologies required for industries in Andhra Pradesh; and refining technologies by networking with various Technology Development Labs, it added.

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GITAM, the official statement says, has also engaged third-party organisations to conduct market research — in disciplinary function units of life sciences, engineering and physical sciences — to identify challenges faced from a business perspective and potential solutions to solve them.

In parallel, G-TEC teams would assess technologies being developed by colleges and universities, it added, saying that G-TEC will also provide advisory services including assistance with research, connecting research expertise with industry partners and capacity building programs for an efficient workforce.

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