NLCIL, Anna University team up for incubation centre

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By Sarkaritel October 1, 2019 19:54


A MoA was signed between NLC India Limited and Anna University, Chennai to set up an Innovation and Incubation Centre for promoting the young innovators in specific focus areas aimed to develop the core business activities of NLCIL. The MoA was signed by Dr. V. Manoharan, CGM/CARD & Corporate Environment Cell, Head of R&D, NLCIL and Dr. L.Karunamoothy, Registrar, Anna University.

The MoA was exchanged on 30.09.2019 between Dr. V. Manoharan, CGM/CARD & Corporate Environment Cell, Head of R&D, NLCIL and Dr. E. Natarajan, Director, IES, Anna University in the presence of Shri. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, Shri R. Vikraman, Director/HR, Shri N.N.M. Rao, Director/P&P, Shri.Prabhakar Chowki, Director /Mines and Shri Shaji John, Director/Power, at Neyveli .

As per the MoA, the Centre for Applied Research and Development (CARD), NLCIL, in collaboration with Institute for Energy Studies (IES), Anna University, Chennai will set up an Innovation and Incubation Centre, known as Anna University – NLCIL Innovation Hub for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ANIHEES), to focus on innovation work on identified theme areas, such as value added products from Lignite and ash, Lignite quality upgradation, waste heat utilization, water recovery, emission reduction etc.   It is worth mentioning that Anna University, Chennai has been recognized as Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) and also recognized asInstitution of Excellence (IoE) for possessing world class facility.

Based on the MoA, Anna University, Chennai will set up ANIHEES in 3000 square feet area and also work station at NLCIL to lead start-ups with support from seed fund by NLCIL with an outlay of Rs.495.65 lakhs for a period of five years.  Young innovators will be invited with proposals to develop proof of concepts and prototypes. It is a matter of pride that the formation of this Innovation and Incubation Centre will create business opportunities for young innovators and also develop new technologies to accelerate the growth of industry and support the society in nation building.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel October 1, 2019 19:54