IIT Roorkee wins most innovative institute award of CII for 4th time in a row

IIT Roorkee has developed water-soluble coatings for paper cups to make it easily recyclable and has introduced a water-based ink for printing.

IIT Roorkee said the innovation was in line with the vision of 'Viksit Bharat 2047’. (Image: Official website)IIT Roorkee said the innovation was in line with the vision of 'Viksit Bharat 2047’. (Image: Official website)

Anu Parthiban | December 16, 2023 | 07:28 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has been conferred with “Grand Jury Award” for top innovative research institution and the "Most innovative institute" award for 2023 at the 10th edition of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Industrial Innovation Awards.

“This prestigious dual honour underscores the institution's exceptional commitment to pioneering research and innovation, marking the fourth consecutive year of distinguished recognition and showcasing its unwavering dedication to transformative research and societal impact,” the institute said in an official statement.

The institute said that the inventions, including rural telehealth app and eco-friendly technologies, contribute significantly to economic and ecological sustainability, in line with the vision of 'Viksit Bharat 2047’.

It also promotes collaboration between academia and industry to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical applications. “The dynamic ecosystem at IIT Roorkee exemplifies a holistic approach to innovation and collaboration, driving impactful outcomes from the laboratory to the marketplace”, it said.

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IIT Roorkee has developed two ground-breaking innovations - firstly, they have created a special coating for paper cups to make it easily recyclable and to combat the issue of plastic waste and secondly it has introduced a water-based ink for printing.

Both the inventions have contributed towards making progress toward a cleaner and greener environment. The institution showcases an unwavering commitment to addressing global challenges and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through innovative solutions,” it said.

IIT Roorkee director Kamal Kishore Pant, who accepted the award on behalf of the institute, said: " We are honored by this recognition, which reflects the unwavering commitment of IIT Roorkee to excel in innovation and research. This award is a tribute to the hard work done by all our faculty members, research scholars and staff in fostering an innovative and creative culture. We're excited to inspire the next generation and remain dedicated to sustain this caliber of achievement in academics, research, and innovation, aligning with Vision 2047.”

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